Honesty tests can be viable alternatives to lie detector tests, but you must administer them carefully due to current uncertainty as to how legislatures and courts will treat them. Written honesty examinations are intended to accurately assess an applicant’s honesty by quantifying the applicant’s self-perceptions of honesty through a series of questions directed at attitudes toward theft and personal experience with dishonesty. The purpose of most of the questions is to isolate dishonest behavioral tendencies and attitudes of the test taker about dishonesty.

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