By Joshlin Sheridan, Marketing —
We all want to present the best version of ourselves at work. But in seeking to showcase these good qualities, do we ever exaggerate the truth…or even lie?
The Most Commonly Told Lies
According to the Business Insider’s article “’I’m working on it right now’ and other workplace white lies we’re all guilty of telling,” here are the most common white lies that people tell at work:
“That wasn’t my fault”
“I had to leave work early for a [fill in the blank] appointment”
“It’s my first priority”
“That was my idea!”
“I needed it yesterday”
“I can have it done by tomorrow.”
There are a variety of reasons for telling these sorts of lies. Whether it’s through exaggerating the truth to impress your boss, creating a false sense of urgency, or taking credit for an idea, it’s likely that you’ve used one of these lines yourself!
Lies that Should be Detected
While it’s important to have honesty in all aspects of the workplace, one or two of these white lies might not make a huge impact on the company. However, larger lies can have detrimental impacts such as if an employee lies about falsifying a timesheet, harassing a coworker, or stealing company assets. In order to hire employees with honest tendencies, consider using the innovative integrity assessment test, IntegrityDetect™. The test uses algorithms that analyze reaction time and implicit associations of past behaviors. It takes only 6 minutes and has over an 80% accuracy rate. Employee integrity testing will help eliminate the negative and often costly behaviors of dishonest behavior.
Learn more about IntegrityDetect™here