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SPOT and STOP Workplace Deception

Imagine this: You’ve just hired someone who you thought would be a perfect fit for your company. Less than a month into their time with you, you’ve started to suspect there’s a problem.

This person, whose resume said they were great at producing bottom-line results, is now destroying company morale. With every encounter you find yourself dealing with behavioral and performance-based issues that you’ve never encountered before.

What you are beginning to realize is that you’ve hired the wrong person. The longer you allow their destructive behavior to continue, the more the risks to your company increase.

According to a survey by Harris Poll*, the average cost of a bad hire can run up to  $24,000 per person. But, more than money, the ripple effects of deceit in the workplace can also have the following negative effects:

      • Less productivity: 36 percent

      • Compromised quality of work: 33 percent

      • Affected employee morale negatively: 31 percent

      • Lost time to recruit and train another worker: 30 percent

        • Cost to recruit and train another worker: 30 percent

      • Employee’s managers or coworkers had to spend excessive time assisting bad hire: 29 percent


After 15 years working with multinational conglomerates, including Enron (yes, Enron!) I learned first-hand how deception can destroy not only a workplace but a company’s entire reputation.


Now, I’m on a mission to teach others how to SPOT and STOP workplace deception and replace it with TRUTH and TRUST.

Research on deception shows that 9 out of 10 people who apply for jobs overemphasize, or downright fabricate, positive traits about themselves.

If you want to protect your employees and avoid the risk of a bad hire you need to recognize what deception “hot spots” look like and learn how to spot a liar. I help companies keep TRUTH and TRUST at the forefront of their operations.

Over the next 12 weeks, I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned about building TRUTH and TRUST in organizations so that you will be aware of and equipped with how to SPOT and STOP workplace deception.

If you are in charge of training within your organization or have been tasked with developing programs to build company culture, you know how difficult it can be to create company-wide change on your own.

It’s why you need help learning how to:

  • Effectively evaluate prospective employees, current co-workers, third-party vendors, and salespeople

  • Spot inconsistent behavior and look for clues that can create chaos within your company

  • Provide employees and co-workers with tools to protect them from master manipulators

If you’re dealing with deception in the workplace you need to know how to SPOT and STOP deception in its tracks.

I believe truth and trust are what it takes for organizations to thrive. I’m ready to show you how to detect deception and stop it from spreading throughout your organization.

For those of you who would like to learn more, feel free to contact me directly and we can discuss how I can bring these workshops and seminars to your workplace.

Survey Methodology:
“The survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,379 hiring and human resource managers ages 18 and over (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) between August 11 and September 7, 2016. Percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their responses to certain questions. With a pure probability sample of 2,379, one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 2.01 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.” via Career Builder

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