Are Your Security Guards Too Aggressive or Too Passive? Are they Honest and Reliable? Can you really know?
Many of the skills necessary to succeed as a Security Guard cannot be exhibited on a resume or in an interview. Passive or aggressive behavior, or a lack of integrity, cannot be evaluated based on a conversation but they can be revealed during pre-employment testing.
At GMI, we only hire 1 out of every 11 applicants. In our Guard division, 20% of applicants with VALID GUARD CARDS are disqualified based upon the results from Kwantek pre-employment testing. Kwantek provides a unique and powerful test for the security industry that contains a suggested scoring range based on normative data gathered from across the US.
Further, of the 80% that passed the GMI Kwantek test, another 37% of applicants were disqualified based upon their results of the Stanton Integrity Survey. The Stanton screens out applicants likely to engage in counter-productive behavior.
Does your service provider perform pre-employment behavioral testing? If not, they may be hiring Guards that have “failed” GMI’s pre-employment testing… and you just might have Security Guards on your site that are too aggressive, too passive or too unreliable to be effective.