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Identify candidates who are highly reliable

Do you want employees you can depend on to deliver whats promise? Assess candidates for the Reliability trait.

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Reliable

Definition

The willingness and urge to be on time, keep one’s word, be honest and deliver what has been promised.

The concern about being late, not keeping one’s word or not delivering what is promised.

What the Trait is NOT

The assessment doesn’t measure the person’s ability to be reliable, only willingness and urge to do so, which usually determines ability.

Closely Related Traits

• Dishonest

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Low Range

Extreme Low Range

0 to 9 This is an extremely rare score for this trait. These people are not too concerned about failures to arrive on time, being dishonest and failing to meet commitments. This not an indicator of attitude problems by itself. WARNING: These people are telling you in no uncertain terms that they will be unreliable which could be unacceptable in administrative positions.

Poor Range

Low Range

10 to 39 These people are not too concerned about failures to arrive on time, being dishonest and failing to meet commitments. WARNING: These people are telling you that they will be unreliable which could be unacceptable in administrative positions.

Borderline Range

Medium Range

40 to 65 Shows a good balance and would be acceptable to most positions. The person will do an adequate job of trying to be on time, being honest and doing what was promised

Ok Range

High Range

66 to 95 This person will go to a lot of effort to meet commitments, tell the truth and be on time. This person is likely to get into the problem of keeping to a poor commitment and being reluctant to try to change it. Also, this person can become too focused on doing a minor thing right and miss the bigger picture.

Good Range

Extreme High Range

96 to 100 This is an extremely rare score for this trait. This person will go to almost compulsive efforts to meet commitments, tell the truth and be on time. One problem this person can get into is keeping to a poor commitment and being reluctant to try to change it. Also, this person can become too focused on doing a minor thing right and miss the bigger picture. This not an indicator of integrity and attitude problems.

Interview Questions

How would you FEEL about a situation where your bosses want deliveries done at the end of the day, yet some of your customers want the deliveries in the morning?

Why would you feel that way?

If you had the choice of completing a project but arriving 10 minutes late for a meeting or not completing the project but getting to the meeting on time, what would you do?

Why do you believe this is the best decision?

How many minutes late would be acceptable if you could complete a project?

Do you tend to take on more than you can handle?

What experience have you had with that?

Think of a time you FELT a conflict between bosses and customers?

What were your feelings about that at the time?

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Testing candidates for the Reliable trait will allow you to hire employees who will keep their word and deliver what's promised. Start hiring employees who consistently meet their deadlines.

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