Counter-Productive Behavior Index (CBI)

CounterProductive Behavior Index

The Counterproductive Behavior Index™ is the most cost-effective screening procedure to identify these high risk work related attitudes and behaviors:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Dishonesty
  • Computer Abuse
  • Lack of Dependability
  • Workplace Aggression
  • Sexual Harassment

The CBI is a contemporary integrity test—a cost-effective screening procedure for identifying job applicants whose behavior, attitudes, and work-related values are likely to interfere with their success as employees. The Counter-Productive Behavior Index consists of an objective questionnaire with 140 true/false items that can be completed by the job applicant in 10 to 15 minutes.

How the CBI works:

The job applicant completes the true/false questionnaire online in 10–15 minutes.  The hiring manager receives the results in less than 60 seconds. The perfect solution for every business. Saves time and money.

Available Online:

The Online version of the CBI automatically produces an extensive report that includes behavioral interview questions linked to incorrect answers.

CBI Sample Report

CBI Technical Manual

Part One of the CBI Report is the Profile. The Profile provides a graphic “snap-shot” representation of an applicant’s scores and the level of concern about those scores.

Part Two of the CBI Report is the individual scale scores with interpretive information for each scale.

Part Three of the CBI Report is the follow-up questions. For each question asked in the CBI (except for the Good Impression questions), follow-up behavioral interview questions are provided. If the CBI reveals scores in the Concern or Serious Concern areas, asking appropriate follow-up questions are critical to the success of the selection process.

Administrator’s who regularly use the CBI’s follow-up interview questions often discover valid reasons why an applicant scored high on one or more of the scales. The appropriate interview questions are produced automatically based on the applicant’s answers. You may choose to print any individual CBI report with or without the follow-up interview questions.