Pre-employment screening through the use of polygraph testing in South Africa contributes to the security of any company

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that people have been lying since the dawn of time, and will continue to do so as long there is breath in the body.

The difference today is that with the help of sophisticated technology dishonesty is easier to hide and far more difficult to disprove on the part of any employer.

Its human nature for us to want to see the best in everyone and to take them at face value and on the strength of a CV that looks good, but this is often where deception first starts with a prospective employee.

The farthest any employer can go while checking into the background of any potential candidate for employment is to contact references, which can also be fraudulent, as well as to check into criminal records.

Only an experienced private investigator has the knowledge and ability to employ far wider avenues of information gathering than the average man on the street could.

This includes access to databases, platforms of information and other exploratory methods they are allowed to use when gathering everything needed to present an in-depth profile of a potential employee to the employer.

If your company is involved in research and development for instance, it’s essential to know as much as is humanly possible about anyone you employ in a position that offers access to company secrets.

Company secrets like this, especially in the research and development stage of new products, are high value, and business crime syndicates offer small fortunes to anyone willing to sell these secrets.

An in-depth background check will unfortunately not guarantee that an employee won’t fall into this trap of white collar organised crime in the future, but you will know who you’re dealing with from the start.

Solving issues of fraud, dishonesty and theft after the fact will cost a lot more than it will to have an honest, discreet and professional private investigator assist with pre-employment polygraph tests before a potential employee is given the position.

Another potential pitfall for employers is the issue of pre-existing drug or alcohol abuse on the part of a potential employee, as well as any indication of sexual abuse, as these are very costly errors for any company to make when employing someone for any position, especially if it’s in a managerial capacity.

The polygraph test acts as a solid backup to the in-depth background check your private investigator tackles as a first priority.

Many companies today are instituting pre-employment polygraph testing, and although an employee cannot be forced to take the test, it will bode ill for anyone applying for a position of trust if they are reluctant to take the test.

The rising costs of white collar crime has led many companies to form professional relationships with trusted private investigators to provide them with as much protection as possible in the employment process today.

Lower the risks of employing the wrong people for your company by contacting King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, to find out more about how these professionals can assist with confidential pre-employment polygraph testing.