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The Step One Survey II

Before hiring, how much do you really know about an employee's integrity, substance abuse, reliability & work ethic?

Employee surveys reflect the harsh realities of your applicant pool:

56% of working people admit they have lied to their supervisors
41% say they have falsified records
64% admit using the Internet for personal reasons during working hours
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 empowers employers.

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 better interviews.
The Step One Survey II addresses the 21 st century challenges that are increasingly eroding companies' productivity and profitability.

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 outsiders
Inventory shrinkage
Unexcused absences
Drug use
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 substances.
  • Criminal Convictions – Admissions regarding criminal convictions.
  • Candidate's Attitudes – Regarding Integrity, Substance Abuse, Reliability, and Work Ethic.
  • Graph – A visual summary of the candidate's results.
  • 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 company:

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
Employee loyalty
Increased productivity
Avoiding hiring mistakes is good business. Step One Survey II belongs in every company's hiring system.

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Product Info
Sample Report

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