Hiring the right person for your company is a complex process.  However, there are a few basic competencies or traits that never change. These are the basics of a good Candidate Assessment Strategy USA.


Dependability is the quality of being trustworthy, steady and reliable.  If your manager can always count on you, that means you are dependable. Dependable employees will do what they said they will do and they do that consistently. Here are a few examples of Dependability in the Workplace:

  • Punctuality
  • Meets deadlines
  • Takes initiative
  • Follows company policies
  • Accountable
  • Follows up
  • Performs consistency

Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong ethical principles and values. Integrity means following your ethical convictions and doing the right thing in all circumstances, even when no one is watching. Having integrity means you are true to yourself and to others. Here are a few examples of Integrity in the Workplace:

  • Honesty
  • Respects others
  • Generates trust
  • Takes responsibility
  • Keeps promises
Work Ethic

Work ethic is the belief that hard work is intrinsically virtuous and worthy of reward. Work ethic is a set of principles that an employee uses to perform their job well. Here are a few examples of Work Ethic in the Workplace:

  • Dedication
  • High productivity
  • Cooperation
  • Focused on quality
  • Shows discipline
  • Professionalism
  • Determination
  • Professional appearance
  • Consistent attendance
  • Can do attitude
Organizational Citizenship

Organizational citizenship behaviors are actions and behaviors that are not required by workers. They are not critical to the job but they do benefit the team. They facilitate better organizational functioning and efficiency. Organizational citizenship behaviors are individual, discretionary actions that are outside their formal job description. These behaviors increase people's levels of work meaningfulness. Research shows that Organizational Citizenship positively predicts performance. It also creates better social interactions between employees. Employees who are willing to go beyond formal job requirements will help organizations manage change and unpredictable circumstances. Here are a few examples of organizational citizenship:

  • cooperating with others
  • volunteering for additional tasks
  • orienting new employees
  • offering to help others accomplish their work
  • voluntarily doing more than the job requires
  • altruism
  • courtesy
  • sportsmanship
  • conscientiousness

Clarifying your Candidate Assessment Strategy USA will help you gather the Information needed to make smarter hiring decisions. Contact us for assistance developing interview questions that assess the foundations of a successful hire.

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