This was an easy one for me to pick. Integrity "talk" at my previous place of work was the moral compass of our daily routines. Our boss constantly asked his employees "Well, where is your integrity at???" He always encouraged the best from us. He also expected us to only accept the best performance we could give ourselves every day. You could see, in those who spent some time working for him, how much this integrity in their work would reach out to their personal affairs as well. That is a great advantage of working for someone who is passionate about values. If you are reminded of them every day at work, it's kinda easy to keep incorporating them outside of work.
The word "integrity" stems from the Latin adjective integer (whole, complete). In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.-wikipedia
(well, I guess we all know what word will be used for the letter "W"...I've been a wiki fool lately ;)
The procedures known as "integrity tests" or (more confrontation-ally) as "honesty tests" aim to identify prospective employees who may hide perceived negative or derogatory aspects of their past, such as a criminal conviction, psychiatric treatment or drug abuse. Identifying unsuitable candidates can save the employer from problems that might otherwise arise during their term of employment. Integrity tests make certain assumptions, specifically:
- that persons who have "low integrity" report more dishonest behavior
- that persons who have "low integrity" try to find reasons in order to justify such behavior-wikipedia
We had standard testing for all positions at my previous place of employment. A "personality" test you could say. I ended up having to take it a total of five times throughout my ten years with the company because every time I moved up I was required to... ;) I was always awe struck at how dead on it turned out to be in depicting the character I had at that time in my life! I ALWAYS scored high on the integrity line too, so...good for me! That is a huge plus. Most employers look for this in a candidate when interviewing. Good to remember!
Honesty, drive in upholding values, importance in quality of production...yada yada yada... ;)
Anyways, here's a cute little picture for y'all!
Some food for thought...