Honesty Test

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Jennifer Viloria
4/26/2013
MGT 249
HONESTY TESTING AT CARTER CLEANING COMPANY
1. What would be the advantages and disadvantages to Jennifer’s company of routinely administering honest tests to all its employees? The advantages of administrating the honesty test to all of Jennifer’s employees would be to access trustworthy and dependable employees. The test is based off physiological changes such as increased perspiration. It can tell a person is lying when their perspiration changes. These types of changes help the test evaluate whether they are truthful or not. The test measures the overall job performance of an employee. The disadvantages of administrating the test would be the time and money lost giving the test to each and every employee. They might lose some applicants because of their lack of trust but with a small business like Jennifer’s, they cannot take any chances. But with time taken out administrating these test, money is lost. Employees should be aware that they are accountable for their actions. 2. Specifically, what other screening techniques could the company use to screen out theft-prone employees? How exactly could these techniques be used? Other screening techniques that can be used to screen out theft-prone and turnover-prone would be a background check. A background check would help Jennifer determine who to hire. I would also recommend installing cameras. It will lower the chances of theft. 3. How should her company terminate employees caught stealing and what kind of procedure should be set up for handling reference calls about these employees when they go to other companies looking for jobs? Employees that are caught stealing should be terminated immediately. Jennifer’s business should have a set of rules placed up and in bold letters; it should read “Any employees caught stealing would be terminated immediately.” As for handling reference calls for these types of employees, Jennifer should answer truthfully and...
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