By Kaiden Waldram, Communications —
In an interesting blog post, the BBC surveyed adults and concluded that two in five adults would fake a sick day if they needed a day off of work. Now, this may seem like a little white lie since we are all overworked and some days need a break, right? But this lie creates more issues.
When the same pool of adults was questioned about their values and morals, they admitted to stealing from their coworkers and employers, as well as taking credit for the work of other colleagues, and lying about the illness to get more time off of work.
The average employee takes around four sick days per year. The most common reasons given for calling off work were, mental health, the common cold, and musculoskeletal problems and other issues.
If you’re looking for honesty in your current and potential employees Converus has a solution. It’s called EyeDetect. EyeDetect is an employee screening technology that assesses the trustworthiness and personal integrity of possible new hires before they’re hired. EyeDetect detects deception by measuring involuntary eye behavior during a 30-minute true/false test. (Note: The Employee Polygraph Protection Act prohibits using lie detectors like EyeDetect in private companies in the U.S. However, U.S. federal, state and municipal government employees or contractors may be tested.)
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