Eleven Questions To Test Honesty and Integrity

Monday, November 15, 2010 2:00 PM by Betty Brennan in Professional and Industry Tips

Our mission, core values and strategies to achieve these set the culture at Taylor Studios.  They are critical to our success.  When recruiting we look for people that can fit our culture.   Our number one core value is honesty and integrity.  We look for the highest level of integrity in those we hire.  It is how we operate day to day.  We also prefer to only work with clients that hold this value.

Ask yourself these questions to test your way of looking at integrity and honesty:

  1. Can you give me an example of when you paid a price to maintain integrity?

  2. Do you do what you say you are going to do?

  3. Do you keep secrets from your spouse?  Are you secretive in general?

  4. If a waitress does not claim tips on their tax return is that ethical? If a large corporation avoided the tax in the same way is that ethical? Is working a cash job to avoid taxes or to garner some type of government payment ethical?

  5. If a coworker left early several times unbeknownst to the boss, would you cover for them? Would you cover for a coworker in general leaving early, long lunch, taking home office supplies, etc.

  6. Do you speed? If someone says no, that would be very questionable in an interview.

  7. If you were overpaid on your pay check would you speak up?

  8. Have you ever called in sick when you werent?

  9. Have you ever been in a situation at work where your honesty was tested?

  10. Have you ever been in a situation where you had to make something sound better than it was?

  11. Have you ever been honest to a friend and lost the friendship because of it?

At Taylor Studios, we live by our Core Values:

Integrity and Honesty

Taylor Studios, Inc. will always act with the highest levels of honesty and integrity in all business practices. A high level of personal integrity and honesty is expected of everyone at Taylor Studios, Inc. We will communicate in an honest, accurate and factual manner. We will make no ethical compromises. Success with the highest standard of integrity is the only true success.


We recognize that financial health is a prerequisite to our company’s success. We must create capital to establish opportunity and prosperity for each person at Taylor Studios, Inc. We are dedicated to operating profitably. We will strive to improve the value of Taylor Studios, Inc.

Societal Value

Our products and services will be beneficial to society. We promote stewardship of nature, history, and culture.


We are committed to quality and will continually strive to improve our knowledge, our working environment and our products.


We value our staff and our clients and the mutually strong relationships between them.

What questions would you ask to test the honesty of someone?

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