can employers tell whether the people they hire have
integrity, are responsible, are drug-free, and are hardworking?
The answer to that question is to use the Step
One Survey ® in the job applicant screening
The Step One Survey ® is a new
concept in honesty evaluations that is a step ahead
of the traditional integrity tests on the market. The
Step One Survey ® not only measures attitudes toward
integrity, it also measures a job applicant's attitudes
about personal responsibility, drug use and work ethic.
This enables employers to gather information about job
applicants' attitudes toward stealing, acting responsibly
in the workplace, using drugs and giving a full day's
work for a full day's pay.
Many problems facing employers today result from a lack
of employee integrity. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
has studied the reasons businesses fail and has concluded
that employee theft contributes to a third of business
failures. It can be said these employers have their
businesses stolen from them by their employees.
The developers of the Step One Survey ®
employed an innovative technique in developing this
21st century hiring tool. While many other integrity
tests were designed to be paper and pencil lie detectors,
the Step One Survey ® uses an entirely different
concept. Section I uses direct admission questions to
explore an applicant's attitudes and background, while
Section II compares the applicant's responses with those
of two distinctly different groups -- recently released
ex-convicts and long-term retail store employees with
excellent work histories. The ex-convicts' crimes were
predominantly offenses dealing with theft and drug use.
Test items for the Step One Survey ®
consist of questions in which there were statistically
significant differences between the two groups. By administering
the Step One Survey ® to prospective employees,
an employer can tell whether they think like people
who have been convicted of serious crimes or people
who have histories of integrity, responsibility, and
drug-free, long-term employment.
The Step One Survey ® can make
the difference between having a profitable, successful
business and one that fails. It is an economical tool
to help protect the assets of any business.