Reliability beliefs and attitudes (i.e. integrity) consist of perceptions towards counterproductive behaviours such as theft, dishonesty, and absenteeism.
Research demonstrates that integrity tests predict counterproductive workplace behaviour. By assessing attitudes towards these behaviours, employers can identify individuals who have stricter attitudes and are inherently less likely to steal, lie or be absent from work. Such individuals are likely to contribute positively to a high reliability culture within the organisation, as they are less likely to condone or support counterproductive behaviour in others.
Screening out applicants with lenient attitudes towards counterproductive behaviour (i.e. low levels of integrity) leads to: