Now there’s an integrity assessment test to make sure you are hiring the right person
According to the dictionary, honesty is "truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness; freedom from deceit or fraud." Meanwhile, integrity is the "adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” You can have honesty without integrity, but you cannot have integrity without honesty. But is there a personality based integrity test (and therefore honesty) that you can use when hiring someone?
Behavioural and scenario-based interview questions are the beginning when testing for integrity. The trick is using “open questions”. Open questions are those that require a conversational response, and don’t allow the person being interviewed to fall back to a “yes” or “no” response. A quality recruiter will make good use of these open questions throughout the interview, specifically with the goal of testing for honesty and integrity.
These questions are often nothing to do with the skills and experience required for the job. They are questions designed specifically to understand what type of person someone is. A type of integrity test or honesty test, if you like. Questions like “have you ever found a wallet on the street? What did you do with it?” and “have you ever overheard something you shouldn’t have? What did you do?” and “you know that one of your colleagues is taking the credit for someone else’s work. What do you do about that?”. Professional recruiters know hundreds of questions such as these to ask, and how to turn them into the integrity assessment test that they’re looking for.
A second way to test for integrity and honesty is to check with referees. But again, if you don’t know how to ask the right questions of a referee, a referee won’t give you the answers you’re looking for.
The proven solution for testing for integrity
Asking the right questions can work in skilled hands, but there’s a third and more scientifically proven way. A unique and reliable assessment test for integrity and honesty. Our easy to administer, online JobFit Assessments are designed to test integrity and test honesty with a reliability and validity that is the highest in the industry.
Reliability is the degree to which an assessment tool produces stable and consistent results. JobFit has been evaluated as 95% reliable.
Validity refers to a test's ability to measure what it is supposed to measure. JobFit’s validity has been evaluated at a staggering 0.82, the highest score for tests of this kind.
Imagine the comfort that you will have knowing that your preferred candidate has been properly interviewed, properly reference checked and tested for integrity and honesty using the best assessment available.
Reach out to us to learn how you can easily access this scientifically proven online assessment test for integrity and honesty.