Before hiring, how much do you really know about an
employee's integrity, substance abuse, reliability & work
Employee surveys reflect the harsh realities of your
56% of working people admit they have lied to their
41% say they have falsified records
64% admit using the Internet for personal reasons during
35% have stolen from their employers, by their own admission
31% abuse drugs or alcohol
The Enemy Within
Recent industry estimates indicate that nearly 80% of
computer crime is committed by insiders, at an estimated
annual cost ranging from $100 million to as much as $1
billion. More than one-third of all companies declaring
bankruptcy last year cited that they were "stolen out of
business" by their employees.
Upper-Levels Pose Highest Risk
Employee theft and fraud averages about $2,000 per
employee each year from your bottom line. While rank-and-file
employees have opportunities to steal relatively small
amounts, executives may embezzle tens of thousands even
millions of dollars from their employers. Could there be a
better reason to hire people worthy of your trust?
What Questions Can You Ask?
Increasing lawsuits have made it extremely difficult,
even illegal for you to ask important questions to determine
the integrity of a job candidate. Past employers can be held
liable for information they give you. If you choose to avoid
hiring suspicious candidates, can you prove that you did not
discriminate? In the absence of objective data, it is often
impossible to demonstrate that your decision was made
objectively, without regard to gender, race, age, etc.
Profiles International has an effective hiring tool that
The Step One Survey II
Reduce your risk and select the best employees.
The Step One Survey II is a scientifically designed
assessment tool that evaluates job applicants for integrity,
substance abuse, reliability, and work ethic. The SOS II
empowers you with a structured system to objectively obtain
better information, identify the best candidates, and conduct
The Step One Survey II addresses the 21 st century challenges
that are increasingly eroding companies' productivity and
Unauthorized use of the Internet
Using company email for personal use
Disclosing private and restricted computer data
Theft of office supplies and other company property
Clocking in or out for other employees
Revealing confidential information and/or trade secrets to
Sub-par job performance
Features of the Step One Survey II Report
Quick Check Providing a candidate's
employment status, availability to start, most recent
salary, and supervisory experience.
Employment Profile Concise employment
history plus supporting interview questions.
Integrity Summary of admissions regarding
theft of money, property, data and time.
Substance Abuse Admissions regarding the
personal use and/or distribution of illegal and/or regulated
Criminal Convictions Admissions regarding
Candidate's Attitudes Regarding
Integrity, Substance Abuse, Reliability, and Work Ethic.
Graph A visual summary of the candidate's
Distortion Scale Inconsistencies are also
considered as valuable indicators in the accuracy and/or
candor of responses.
Structured Interview Questions Relating
to key issues identified in their responses. Questions are
worded in an open-ended manner to stimulate discussion,
reduce litigation risks, and conduct the most effective
interview for each candidate.
Step One Survey II is fast and easy to use
Job applicants can take the SOS II anywhere
in the world there is access to the Internet, or using a
paper/pencil booklet method.
Results are available instantly over the Internet when you
need to make quick decisions.
Step One Survey II promotes positive behaviors in your
An honest day's work for a full day's pay
Conscientious use of company time and resources
Confidentiality of proprietary data and other information
Avoiding hiring mistakes is
good business. Step One Survey II belongs in every company's