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Ethical Standards

Culture Add
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In the Ethical Standards Test, candidates are asked to rate how important ethical standards is to them. For candidates who value ethical standards, it is important that people have strong moral principles. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on ethical standards in a team.

The Ethical Standards Test at a glance

When to use: This test can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.

Example question : Candidates rate how important a value is to them on a scale from one to seven. This is an example of a question: "How important is Ethical Standards to you? For those who value ethical standards, it is important that people have strong moral principles".

Response time: 2 minutes.

Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important ethical standards is to the candidate.

The science behind this test

Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Ethical Standards Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the ethical standards aspect of your company's culture.

The Ethical Standards Test is part of the HiPeople Culture Add Inventory. The Culture Add Inventory is a collection of work values that measure an individual's contribution to culture. It is inspired by groundbreaking research such as Schwartz's Theory of Basic Human Values and the Organizational Culture Profiler, which was developed at Stanford University.

The HiPeople Culture Add Inventory is highly customizable, making it perfect for organizations that want to hire individuals who will positively add to their culture. To make the most of your Culture Add Assessment, we recommend using several values from the HiPeople Culture Add Inventory.

If you are interested in the science behind Culture Add, start with this scientific publication.

The qualities of a candidate with high test scores

A person who scores high on the Ethical Standards Test is likely to be someone who highly values ethical standards in their workplace. This means that they will be committed to ensuring that their team upholds strong moral principles. They will work to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable speaking up about unethical behavior, and they will hold people accountable when they act outside of the team's ethical code. In short, a person with high ethical standards is someone you can count on to help create a positive and productive workplace culture.

Can the ethical standards culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?

A team that is lacking ethical standards culture may be more willing to take risks without considering the potential consequences. This can lead to unethical practices becoming commonplace within the team. Hiring a person who deeply cares about ethical standards would make a positive change by strengthening the teams ethical standards culture. This new team member would help instill a sense of caution and responsibility in the team, leading to more ethically sound decision-making overall.

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