Research reported in the Harvard Business Review found that as valuable as replacing an average performer with a star is, it is 10 times costlier to hire Toxic Talent over an average performer, due to lasting damage on customers, peers and managers.
Based on a review of over 300 books and articles that studied personal characteristics of white-collar felons, Dr. George Paajanen suggested the items of the Veris assessment. The items were administered to a benchmark of 840 white-collar felons incarcerated in 40 prisons.
After years of analysis and research, the team of researchers have been able to identify eight personality traits that differentiate business professionals who are more likely to engage in irresponsible behavior from those who do not. Thus, the Veris Prime assessment was created. The Veris Professional Trust Index consists of over 100 items. Assessment report provides scores and analysis on eight Trust Components—Accountability, Sincerity, Conscientiousness, Ambition, Empathy, Commitment, Consideration, and Caution. This powerful tool will let you leave out candidates with low level of integrity and trust and employ the candidates who score high on the eight trust components.