EEOC Review of Integrity Testing

Integrity testing has been used by employers for well over two decades to help identify productive employees that will not engage in various forms of workplace counterproductivity (e.g., theft, turnover, illegal drug use, safety infractions). L...

How to Prevent Employee Theft: Reference Checking

Recently, Edward Snowden became a household name due to his theft and release of highly confidential information from the National Security Agency (NSA). Prior to being allowed access to the NSA’s information, Snowden was subjected to a background screening, which apparently revealed nothing problematic at the time. However, after a re...

Predicting, Stopping Employee Theft in the Workplace

How prevalent is theft at your workplace? How much is it costing your company? Most importantly, how can you stop it? The answer is to prevent it before it even becomes an issue. By having a robust screening process in place for job candidates, you can minimize the chance you will hire someone inclined to engage in employee theft. There a...

Debunking 4 Personality Testing Myths

Recently, I responded to an article that incorrectly spelled out four reasons to avoid personality testing in the hiring process. The article said that personality tests: Screen out great candidates Have flawed results Create privacy risks Cause...

How Often do Employees Lie, Cheat, and Steal? Identifying Counterproductivity.

After being stripped of seven Tour de France titles and an Olympic bronze medal, Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his use of banned performance-enhancing drugs. It seems that cheating, and then lying about the cheating, is becoming more widespread in sports, especially when the stakes are high. For example, some of the best baseba...

Filling Your Teaching Positions: Choosing the Best Candidate for an Interview

As the teacher recruitment season begins, school districts begin looking to fill teaching position vacancies created by retirements and resignations. This process is one that takes up much of the spring and continues into the summer months. Finding the right candidate is particularly important because teachers work with children and shape...

Avoiding Retail Theft During the Holidays

This may be the season of giving for many, but for too many others, it’s the season of taking. As many retailers know, theft numbers spike around the end of the year. From holiday retail theft almost $9 billion in losses is expected for the U.S. alone. Holiday retail th...

Traits That Drive Great Leaders

Leaders in business and government often have a number of personality traits and behaviors that contribute to their greatness. Some leaders inspire an entire generation, like Steve Jobs. Franklin Roosevelt reinvigorated the U.S. during the Great Depression, and JFK is considered by many to be one of the greatest Presidents we’ve ever had, eve...