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Honest or not? 10 questions to spot ethical applicants

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ethics signEthical employees are vital to the productivity of any organization. But when managers interview job candidates, it’s nearly impossible to get a good reading of a person’s moral compass.

Still, it’s important for hiring managers to know how to weed out candidates who will undercut the company’s values and mission with dishonesty.

In fact, more than 80% of U.S. workers say they’ve been lied to, stolen from, cheated or treated dishonestly at work by a co-worker or supervisor, according to new research by Hogan Assessment Systems. The result: lower morale and higher turnover.

On the flip side, when people were asked about the most important qualities of their all-time favorite boss, the number one characteristic (cited by 81% of people) was trustworthiness. Conversely, 50% described their worst boss as manipulative.

So how do you identify candidates with a high ethical bar? Here, according to a survey of hiring experts, are som...(register to read more)

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