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
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
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.