Work Ethics & Reliability

Step One Survey II® (SOS)

Will this applicant be a hard working, reliable employee?

The Step One Survey II® (SOS) is a brief pre-hire assessment that measures an individual’s basic work-related values. It is used primarily as a screening tool early in the candidate selection process.

This scientifically designed assessment provides valid insight into an applicant’s work ethic, reliability, integrity, propensity for substance abuse, and attitudes toward theft —including property, data and time.

In many organizations, it is the first screen that all applicants must pass before proceeding in the hiring process.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says employee theft contributes to a third of business failures. Put another way, thousands of employers have their businesses stolen by the people they thought were working for them.  The Step One Survey II™ is good, cost-effective business protection.

Features of the Step One Survey II Report

•   Quick Check – Provides 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 or regulated substances.

•   Criminal Convictions – Admissions regarding criminal convictions.

•   Candidate’s Attitudes – Regarding Integrity, Substance Abuse, Reliability and Work Ethic.

•   Distortion Scale – Inconsistencies are also considered as valuable indicators in the accuracy and candor of responses.

•   Structured Interview Questions – Relating to key issues identified in applicants responses. Questions are worded in an open-ended manner to stimulate discussion, reduce litigation risks and conduct the most effective interview for each candidate.

•   Graph – A visual summary of the candidate’s results.

Step One Survey II asks direct admission questions to explore an applicant’s work history, drug and alcohol use, criminal convictions, employee theft, computer abuse, and handling of confidential data.

Results take the form of a concise report that flags responses that could be of concern. The report suggests interview questions for learning more about a candidate’s behaviors and attitudes. This is information an employer needs before making a job offer.

Step One Survey II™ belongs in every company’s standard hiring process for every position. It can make the difference between a thriving, profitable business and one that continually teeters on the brink of failure.

Catalog and sample report