Midot

More than 40 years of experience in the field of integrity and counterproductive work behavior assessments

About Our Founder

Ishayau (Sigi) Horowitz (1946 – 2013) – A man in the service of truth.

Ishayau (Sigi) Horowitz was the former Head of the Scientific Interrogation Department and Polygraph Laboratories of the Israeli Police. Later, he established the Horowitz Polygraph Institute – the first civilian polygraph institute in Israel.

The institute has become a leading training and certification center for polygraph examiners, priding itself in its experienced professionals, and Sigi’s dream: to educate, to enlighten, to share, and to give.

Sigi had a keen ability to foresee future market trends and demands in his field. In 1985, and as evidence of his insight, he led the development of an innovative integrity questionnaire for screening job candidates. The first version was available in paper and pencil format and was later one of the first tests of its kind to be offered online. Years later, this tool remains the basis for many of Midot’s current products.

Above all, Sigi truly believed that he could help make the workplace better for managers and employees alike. His vision of making integrity a world standard was not mere rhetoric – it became our mission.

2019

MIDOT LAUNCHES ITS NEW INTEGRITEST

2018

ENHANCED DIGITIZATION AND GPRD COPLIANCE

Midot launches its new questionnaire builder allowing organizations to easily digitalize, normalize and score their own questionnaires, knowledge tests and surveys. All hosted in our cloud-based administration platform, the Podium.

Celebrating 10 years of ISO 27001 certification for information security.

Full compliance with the GDPR requirements.

2017

MIDOT REACHES 35 COUNTRIES AND 22 LANGUAGES

2016

MIDOT REINFORCES ITS ACADEMIC COLLABORATION WITH TWO LEADING UNIVERSITIES

Two leading universities PUCP in Peru, and UNAM in Mexico, conduct independent validation studies for the IntegriTEST and the Risk Indicator, certifying their high validity and efficiency for use in personnel selection.

2015

MIDOT SUCCESSFULLY VALIDATES ITS NEW SAFETYTEST

Midot continues to expand its product line by investing in the development of new tools. This time, Midot has successfully validated a new safety test for reducing workplace accidents.

2014

LAUNCHING THE “PODIUM” AND MIDOT MOBILE APPLICATIONS

The Podium is an innovative platform based on cloud technology for the evaluation and selection of personnel. Midot Mobile is a mobile application that processes candidates’ test results in real time, via their smartphones.

2013

RELEASING THE STABILITEST AND INTEGRIEXIT

Midot releases two new tools: The StabiliTEST, a pre-employment predictor of early voluntary turnover, and the IntegriEXIT, an online exit survey for assessing organizational risks towards counter-productive behaviors.

2012

MIDOT REACHES 30 COUNTRIES AND 18 LANGUAGES

Midot reaches more than one thousand active clients in 30 countries, with tests in 18 languages, and offering new professional services to meet clients’ custom needs.

2011

NEW SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Midot continues to invest in applied research, with 7 newly published scientific papers, and presentations at 6 international and local academic conferences, in the past 2 years.

2009

RELEASING THE “EMPLOYEE INTEGRITY APPRAISAL SYSTEM”

The Employee Integrity Appraisal system is released, for incorporating the evaluation of counterproductive work behaviors as part of the employee appraisal process.

2007

CONTINUED GLOBAL GROWTH

Midot continues growth to now 19 countries, offering tests in 14 languages.

2004

RELEASE OF THE “PROETHIC VIEW”

Midot introduces the ProEthic View, an organizational survey designed to identify positions, departments and branches with high risks towards counterproductive behaviors.

2003

INCREASED OPERATIONS IN MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA

Midot increases activity in Mexico and Latin America, serving several leading corporations and government institutions.

2000

EXPANDED GLOBAL PRESENCE

Midot expands its global operations, with tests in 11 languages, and norms that have been adapted to match local populations.

1999

LAUNCH OF MIDOTSYSTEM

Midot launches the “MidotSystem”, a propriety web-based testing platform (later available as a cloud service), and is proud to offer one of the first online integrity tests in the world.

1997

NEW LONGITUDINAL VALIDITY STUDIES

Midot updates its computerized scoring algorithm based on longitudinal validity studies, and increases its investment in research and development.

1992

RELEASE OF THE “TRUSTEE”

The S.N.O.B. test, later known as the TRUSTEE, is released for periodic assessment of integrity and work ethics among current employees.

1991

MIDOT, LTD IS ESTABLISHED

Midot, Ltd is incorporated as an independent entity, dedicated to making integrity testing a standard in the workplace.

1989

INTEGRITEST IS RELEASED IN COMPUTER-BASED FORMAT

The “Meyuman” integrity test is offered in computer-based format, as a stand-alone installation with immediate results.

1985

PUBLICATION OF FIRST INTEGRITEST (PAPER AND PENCIL)

The “Meyuman” integrity test for employee selection and assessment (later known as IntegriTEST) is published in paper and pencil format.

1980

INTRODUCTION OF PRE-EMPLOYMENT POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS

The Horowitz Institute introduces polygraph examinations for pre-employment occupational testing and screening.

1977

FOUNDING OF THE HOROWITZ INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC SCIENCES

Mr. Ishayau Horowitz retires as Head of the Polygraph & Scientific Interrogation Unit of the Israeli Police Headquarters, and establishes the first civil polygraph institute in Israel – the Horowitz Institute for Forensic Sciences, Ltd. – serving many of Israel’s leading companies.