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Allegiance Research Group
Dr. Dale Paulson, President
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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You Again!

Q&A with Dr. Dale Paulson, Developer of "Workplace Attitudes Test™"

(For more info e-mail AllegianceResearch@gmail.com)

What is the Workplace Attitudes Test?

It is a pre-employment test that measures work-related attitudes and it takes most people ten to fifteen minutes to complete. The attitudes measured help predict workplace behavior, i.e. how an employee will likely interact with supervisors, fellow employees, and customers or clients.  

Why is it so important?

90% of your problems usually come from 10% of your employees.

Why does the Workplace Attitudes Test work when other tests and job interviews don't?

We turned the test development process on its head. Rather than investigate good employees to see why they are good, we looked at problem employees to determine why they are bad. We found nine attitudes that predict problem behavior in the workplace.

What is the best way to demonstrate how the Workplace Attitudes Test is really different from other pre-employment tests?

I like to take the humorous approach: We can help you hire someone who is insubordinate, adversarial, egocentric and undisciplined. I can practically guarantee that they will alienate fellow workers and drive away customers.

Of course, we can do the opposite too . . . we can help you avoid hiring people with bad attitudes. 

How common are "bad attitudes" in the workplace?

I think you already know the answer. Research has found about "one in twenty" employees has bad attitudes. Unfortunately, the job interview doesn't do a very good job of identifying these people. 

How are the results presented?

Nine workplace attitudes are presented on a bar chart and each attitude is measured with a vertical bar. Based on research, scores of 70 or above are considered warning signals. You also receive an instruction sheet for interpreting the results. 

What are the workplace attitudes that you measure?

After extensive research with problem employees we have found that the following attitudes, highlighted in yellow, are related to undesirable behavior.

Judgmental versus accepting

Propensity to defend one’s rights, a strong sense of right and wrong, may have the compulsion to intervene in a controversy.

Vindictive versus forgiving

Tends to keep track of obligations as well as perceived slights and insults, may have the propensity to persist in the attempt to “correct” the situation.

Adversarial versus accommodating

Limited understanding of the needs and desires of other people and generally-accepted social obligations.

Egocentric versus people oriented

May be disinclined to assist fellow workers, limited obligation to customers, and a general unwillingness to make sacrifices for the good of the organization.

Entitled versus unassuming

May assume that they are not being rewarded sufficiently, tends to see work as an obligation rather than an opportunity, and may have a sense of entitlement.

Undisciplined versus self-disciplined

Limited commitment to finish projects without supervision.

Insubordinate versus respectful

Tends to doubt people in authority and the chain of command, may question that “rank has its privileges,” oftentimes unwilling to seek help from a superior.

Risk-Inclined versus cautious

Generally unwilling to delay decisions in order to get more information, disinclined to check with others, and limited regard for record keeping.

Non-Traditional versus traditional

Oftentimes little desire to understand past events, rules and regulations, or work-related ceremonies.

Who can benefit from using this test?

The test has been designed for entry-level people but it has also been very effective for selecting supervisors. If you are concerned about how your customers, clients, or co-workers are treated, this is the test for you. It has been used by police, associations, corporations, and government agencies.

How does the process work?

Contact us by e-mail and we'll give you the Web site address where your job candidate can take the test. Note that the job candidate will be asked to enter your name, your company name, and your e-mail address and that is where the results. 

What does the report look like?

A sample of the results is shown on the next page of this website. (Click on tab that says "What you get")

How much does it cost?

Each test that is evaluated costs $29.00 (US).  The test comes with a money-back guarantee. If you choose not to pay through PayPal, we will send you an invoice. There are discounts based on quantity.

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