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Reducing workers’ comp costs: A pre-hire test

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When hiring, you’re always looking for clues to identify high-quality candidates. What if you could predict the person’s future workers’ comp costs?

A recent study in the Journal of Business and Psychology says organizations that use integrity tests to weed out applicants for various negative behaviors—lying, deception, drug use, violence, theft—also show a marked decrease in workers’ comp claims compared with employers that don’t use integrity testing.

The study involved more than 33,000 employees in four industries.

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