Groundbreaking Study in the Journal of Business and Psychology Shines Spotlight on IntegrityFirst Ability to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs & Workplace Injuries

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New Research Study Shows Overt Integrity Testing Critical to Improving Work Comp Costs and Workplace Safety

In this study, we demonstrated that overt integrity testing predicted both workplace injuries and malingering of injuries. Further, we demonstrated that the effect on injuries was through safety motivation and safety compliance. - Stephen Gilliland

The research conducted by professors at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and California State University Channel Islands, found that overt integrity testing such as IntegrityFirst generates over 800% ROI by reducing workers compensation costs.

“In this study, we demonstrated that overt integrity testing predicted both workplace injuries and malingering of injuries. Further, we demonstrated that the effect on injuries was through safety motivation (willingness to exert effort to enact safety behaviors) and safety compliance (compliance with generally mandated safety behaviors),” said Stephen W. Gilliland, University Professor, Claremont Graduate University and co-author of the study.

The study, entitled “Reducing Injuries, Malingering, and Workers’ Compensation Costs by Implementing Overt Integrity Testing,” highlights the dramatic impact IntegrityFirst has on workers compensation, workplace injuries and malingering. The 3 clients studied in this paper specifically utilized IntegrityFirst, which focuses on 4 counterproductive behaviors of: Theft, Hostility/Bullying; Lying and Substance Abuse.

“We are excited with the results of the study as they further validate what our IntegrityFirst clients have experienced for over 40 years; safer and more productive candidates,” said Russ Johnson, President and CEO of Merchants Information Solutions which owns IntegrityFirst.

Highlights from the study include:

  • 734% & 866% return on investment (ROI) findings from reduced workers compensation claim rates and related costs in the two studies conducted.
  • Those who pass IntegrityFirst are more safety conscious than their peers including a motivation to work safely and comply with safety rules resulting in lower rates of injuries.
  • IntegrityFirst measures factors which relate directly to malingering, a key predictor of workers compensation claims.
  • Screening job applicants with IntegrityFirst can be a cost-effective way to reduce unnecessary workplace injuries, malingering and the related workers’ compensation claims.

The study can be accessed here: Reducing Injuries, Malingering, and Workers’ Compensation Costs by Implementing Overt Integrity Testing.

About IntegrityFirst
IntegrityFirst is a leading provider of overt employment integrity tests in the U.S., offering an unrivaled money back guarantee on workers’ compensation loss rates. For over 40 years IntegrityFirst has helped organizations large and small improve the quality of the candidates they hire. By hiring those job candidates with integrity, organizations see significant improvements in employee retention and workers’ compensation costs.

For more information please visit: http://www.integrityfirsttests.com.

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