Pre employment Testing
Would You Put Your Business at Risk
You really cannot be too careful today. Your employees represent you, your brand and your livelihood. Assuring your employees are honest and who they tell you they are is simply good business. Certain security industries require testing as part of the pre-employment screening. Shouldn’t you too?
Our testing consists of a comprehensive pre-employment interview into the areas such as education, work history, gambling, indebtedness, criminality, honesty and illegal drug use. Such testing is now standard for many US Government employees. The validity for such inferences depends on specifying and testing a plausible theory that links evidence such as past behavior, such as illegal drug use, to future behavior of a different kind, such as revealing classified information.
What Type of Questions are Included in a Pre-Employment Lie Detector Test?
First off, questions need to be focused on information that an employer needs to know. This is certainly not an excuse to pry into someone’s personal life or to collect gossip. Testing has been used, in the past, to pry into information that is not relevant. We carefully and specifically tailor the testing to prevent subjective questions or those unrelated to the situation.
Why Pre-Employment Polygraph Test?
Even with the most sophisticated screening processes in place, hiring new employees is always somewhat of a risk. While everyone wants to believe the best in people, it is not always wise to do so, especially in an employment situation.
You never know who may be deceptive enough to steal or participate in other, similar criminal activity. By having a lie detector test administered as part of the application process, you can be sure that you only offer positions to trustworthy individuals. In America pre-employment polygraph tests are run by most of the large agencies, the FBI, NYPD, Chicago PD to name but a few. Whilst the agencies aren’t looking for perfect people the polygraph results help to form a more rounded view of the candidate.
How Do Polygraph Tests Work?
When Should They Be Used?
You should avoid using polygraph tests too early in the recruitment process. Having each one of the applicants go through the test could be incredibly time consuming. Instead, focus on other factors that can help you narrow down your applicant pool first.
Some experts believe that lie detector tests should be administered after you have made the decision to hire someone but before offering them the job.
If they pass the test, you can then bring them on board. If they fail, you can move on to the next best applicant.
There are a few industries in which lie detector tests can be especially useful. These include:
- – childcare
- – working with vulnerable people
- – manufacturing
- – working with controlled substances
- – working with sensitive information, and
- – being occupied in finances.
Take A Polygraph Test Now
Book A Pre-Employment Test Today
Conducting a pre-employment polygraph test is the ideal way to ensure that all staff members you bring on board are honest and trustworthy. Don’t put your organization’s success, profits margin, or reputation at risk by hiring just anyone; be sure that you only offer the job to those who are most trustworthy.
Lie Detectors UK have been running pre-employment tests here in the UK for over five years for mainly corporate clients and private clients who are looking to hire someone in a position of trust, for example a nanny. Get in contact today and discuss your case with an examiner.
Polygraph Testing for Company Owners
Employee theft is a major issue that concerns business owners today and can affect the morale in the company. Having staff take a lie detector test sends a message out to all that theft is not acceptable. We always say make sure any staff member is prepared to take a lie detector test as you may get your answer without needing us, it is a common case for us when we get no shows!
We have worked on some very high profile cases for some large employers and using the polygraph correctly as an interrogation tool have delivered results. Whilst you cannot force an employee to take a lie detector test a refusal speaks volumes. Theft is a great case on the polygraph as the incident is black and white, this just increases overall accuracy.
When Can You Use Polygraph Testing at Work?
Although lie detectors were initially used just by law enforcement agencies, in time they have made their way into mainstream culture and today almost everyone can contact an experienced examiner and get honest answers to their questions. Professional companies use state of the art polygraphs to ensure maximum accuracy and work only with accredited examiners, so at the end of the test you will find out who is lying and who is telling the truth.
It is common to see spouses hire polygraph testers to test whether their partners have had an affair, but corporate clients can benefit from polygraphs as well. In fact, there are several situations when conducting a lie detector test can save you a lot of time, money and even your company’s reputation.
Test a Candidate’s Honesty
Solve Bribery/theft Issues
As unpleasant as they might be, theft and bribery allegations can always occur in a company and when that happens, you need to act quickly and efficiently. Holding an innocent person responsible is not only unfair, but also risky for your future operations, so, if you do not have enough evidence, you can always count on the reliability of a lie detector. The test does cost a few hundreds of pounds, but this is a small price to pay considering that a dishonest employer could cost you more. It is advisable to work with a company that offers a confidentiality agreement. This way, you get the guarantee that your issues remain secret unless you choose to disclose them yourself.