Pre-hire Work Ethic Assessment


Our Step One Survey II® (SOSII) 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 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.

Why assess employees with SOSII?

It’s a startling fact – employee theft and fraud averages $9.00 a day per employee! That’s about $2,000 per employee subtracted from your bottom line every year. While all employees have opportunities to steal, an employer’s risk increases as people advance to upper levels of responsibility. High ranking executives have been known to embezzle tens of thousands – even millions of dollars. Could there be a better reason to hire people worthy of your trust? SOSII helps organizations reduce hiring risk in a quick and cost effective manner. It is a scientifically designed assessment tool that helps answer these questions: • “Can this applicant be trusted?” • “Is this applicant drug free?” • “Is this applicant dependable?” • “Will this applicant be a long-term, hard-working employee?” In many organizations, it is the first screen that all applicants must pass before proceeding in the hiring process.

The benefits of

Step one survey II


each candidate's personal integrity, propensity for substance abuse, reliability, and work ethic.


information about a candidate’s past employment, employment-related problems, illegal substance use, theft including information, and computer/internet/e-mail abuse.


risk of employee theft and fraud, loss of confidential information including trade secrets and computer data, drug testing costs, absenteeism and tardiness, and lost time due to unauthorized computer/internet/e-mail usage.

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