Employee Safety Inventory (ESI) & Employee Safety Inventory-Quality (ESI-Q)

Use the ESI and ESI-Q to ensure that your applicants are safety conscious, avoid risks, can handle stress and provide quality goods and services.


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Use the ESI and ESI-Q to ensure that your applicants are safety conscious, avoid risks, can handle stress and provide quality goods and services.   Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for things like:

  • Attitudes To Supervision
  • Drug Avoidance
  • Tenure
  • Safety

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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The Employee Safety Inventory (ESI) is an online inventory that measures the safety attitudes and behaviours of job applicants to determine which applicants are more likely to take responsibility for their own safety and who can manage job pressures that sometimes lead to careless behaviour.

The ESI is used extensively in Canada by CN Rail and can be used on both new hires and existing employees. It is easy to administer to groups or individuals, takes less than half an hour and the results are normally sent to you within hours. This instrument is an inexpensive and highly reliable way to pre-screen applicants. It should, however, be used in conjunction with other pre-employment screening procedures such as interviews and reference checks.

Note: Only the ESI-Q with quality is available in Spanish

The Employee Safety Inventory measures applicants on the following scales:

Safety Control
The Safety Control Scale on the ESI differentiates between individuals who take responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment from those who typically blame others or fate for their accidents.

Risk Avoidance
The Risk Avoidance Scale on the ESI measures tendencies to engage in high-risk, dangerous and thrill-seeking behaviour.

Stress Tolerance
The Stress Tolerance Scale on the ESI measures an applicant’s ongoing experience with stress and ability to cope with stress.

The Validity/Candidness Scale on the ESI measures the extent to which an individual responded to the inventory in a socially desirable manner. Low scores indicate the applicant may have exaggerated positive qualities and minimized negative traits.

The Validity/Accuracy Scale measures the degree to which the individual understood and carefully completed the inventory.

Quality Attitudes
The Quality Attitudes Index measures an individual’s potential for delivering exemplary, error-free products and services.


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