By Mitch Clarke, VP Marketing —
Honesty is a huge issue in the workplace. According to a recent article by Angela Gonzales of the Phoenix Business Journal, the average company will lose $14,900 as a result of each bad apple they choose to employ. Many failed hires are the result of deceitful resumes and embellished interviews. When it comes to getting a job, it seems that some people are willing to do almost anything. The article references one survey that claims nearly 74 percent of managers admit selecting the wrong candidate.
Sorting Out Rotten Apples
So, what can be done to avoid hiring the wrong person for the job? Patrick Valtin, President and CEO of New Era Management and HireBox, just might have the answer. He states, “The whole hiring process should be geared toward getting the best people on board while evaluating integrity as the primary qualification — no matter what [sic] position is to be filled.” By focusing on integrity, Valtin believes that the best employees will rise to the surface. This doesn’t mean that job skills don’t matter. A good employee definitely needs to know what they are doing, however, by testing for integrity first, HR directors can weed out dishonest applicants to focus more on the ones really wanted.
The Simple Way to Gauge Integrity
We know we want to look for honest employees. That’s probably something you’ve heard before. In practice, though, it’s harder than you might think. Someone with enough charm may just cause you to think they are honest, when in reality they aren’t. IntegrityDetect helps resolve that challenge. By removing the bias of an interviewer, IntegrityDetect offers a quick and efficient great way to screen potential employees. Prospects may be asked to take a short web-based test, which will rate the integrity of the individual. This autobiographical implicit association test quickly and accurately rates each candidate— making your job easier and your company safer.