Cornell Employee Integrity Testing Study Shows
846% ROI for Employers, Backs Merchants Pre-
employment Integrity Test Delivering Big
Reductions in Workers Comp Payouts
The Merchants Challenge--Businesses Can’t Lose: Merchants Will Reduce Workers Comp by 60% or
Mutually Agreed Upon Amount Via the Merchants Pre-employment Integrity Test or Fees Are Returned!
March 23, 2010 06:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PHOENIX--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--After delivering over 4 million Merchants Pre-employment Integrity
Tests and achieving average workers’ compensation savings of 60% for large employer-clients, results from a recent
Cornell University study on pre-employment integrity testing shows an 846% ROI for employers who use the
Merchants Pre-Employment Integrity Test, further supporting what Merchants clients have known and enjoyed for
over 30 years. Merchants’ successes for employers with its integrity test have been so consistent that the company
has instituted the “can’t-lose” Merchants Challenge which reimburses a client’s fees if Merchants doesn’t achieve
mutually agreed upon workers compensation savings*.
“Cornell University’s independent research associated with driving down workers comp rates via integrity testing is
proving—again—that the basis of Merchants Pre-employment Integrity Test is powerfully effective and pays back
employers with huge returns. This is the second Cornell study that unequivocally validates the financial benefits of
testing prospective employees for integrity and hits squarely with our in-marketplace client data that includes an
average savings of 60% in workers compensation rates,” said Russ Johnson, Merchants CEO.
Besides eliminating potential high-risk employees, who are very likely workers comp claimants, the Merchants Pre-
employment Integrity Test reduces the hiring of job candidates who are likely to: steal, display hostile and harassing
behaviors, use excessive sick days and who will add to the unemployment payouts by companies and agencies.