Private Security Company
This study used a predictive validation design to examine turnover and job performance in a group of 78 security officers employed by a private Southeastern contract security company with approximately 2,600 employees. The Employee Reliability Inventory (ERI) was administered in four districts, but was not used for making selection decisions. Subsequent measures of job tenure were compared to scores on the Long Term Job Commitment scale.
Using these figures, one can estimate the reduction in terminations that would result from using the Employee Reliability Inventory as part of the selection process. In this Company there are 2,000 new hires per year. If they are hired without using the inventory, the number of terminations within 60 days would be approximately 460 per year. If these individuals are hired using the inventory as part of the selection process, the number of terminations within 60 days would be approximately 260 per year. That is, using the ERI would result in an estimated reduction in turnover of 10% or 200 fewer terminations per year.
Gerald L. Borofsky, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School), Robert Watson (Charlotte, NC)