High-quality integrity assessments are a valid, convenient, economical, accurate, free from adverse impact, and typically noninvasive tool. Specifically, they are more economical and convenient than other screening. As the science of psychometrics has advanced, the assessments have become increasingly accurate in predicting the work performance they are designed to identify. These tests have demonstrated the ability to select applicants without discriminating against protected groups. This freedom from adverse impact is in contrast to most other traditional screening techniques such as interviews, intelligence tests, and records checks, which research and recent court decisions have shown to at times be discriminatory.
Another important reason written integrity tests are becoming more popular is that the problems they are designed to address are large and growing rapidly. Consider the following:
Although theft is often the first thought when thinking of business losses, many other adverse behaviors exist that are costly to businesses:
Integrity assessments have proven effective in predicting future behaviors that may be costly to businesses. When combined with other legally available tools, integrity assessments is part of a complete package for businesses, groups and organizations to make better decisions. This results in savings to businesses estimated in the billions of dollars resulting from loss of production and legal entanglements.
It is most helpful for employers and for that matter a job applicant to know what their talents and suitability is for a job or profession. This type of assessment is often used in school systems to help evaluate a student’s aptitude for various career paths. Being available as an online resource will help you in making good personnel choice.