Why institute pre-employment polygraph testing?

Prevention of theft, dishonesty or anything else on the part of an employee that could have a negative impact on your business, is best dealt with today by taking a proactive approach towards screening applicants for any position in your company, rather than in having to solve difficult issues after someone is employed.

Polygraphs have mainly been used after-the-fact, for instance, once theft or fraud has been discovered, pretty much once the damage has been done.  The costs associated with commercial crime escalate every year, and if any company is to protect its interests before things like this occur, then pre-employment polygraph testing needs to be instituted.

Dealing with the loss of sensitive company information, theft, fraud, sexual harassment and more becomes expensive, especially once a company finds itself at the wrong end of an expensive law suit.

A major percentage of companies these days make it transparent to would-be employees that they will need to undergo a pre-employment polygraph test, giving them the option of refusing or agreeing, as this is a test that cannot be forced on anyone.

Why have pre-employment polygraph tests become important?

The rise of technology has also given commercial crime a boost, allowing job applicants to manipulate everything from CV’s to references, and we have seen enough of this in some of the highest positions in business and in government over the last decade!

What does a pre-employment polygraph root out?

It’s easy to believe it will never happen in your company, but no matter how good your ‘gut’ feeling is about someone, there could always be something in the background of a job applicant that could be of danger to your company.

Most companies, especially those in high-risk industries, make use of disciplinary action to get rid of employees guilty of dishonesty, but this does not mean that the guilty party ends up with a criminal record or that they are blacklisted, leaving them free to head off into a similar industry without any repercussions or stain on their employment record.

Today, intelligence gathering from any company is considered highly lucrative to syndicates working with organised crime, and without a pre-employment polygraph test, you will not know whether your potential employee is involved with organised crime or not.


King Investigators has a team with invaluable experience in pre-employment polygraph testing at your disposal, should you decide to make pre-employment polygraph testing an essential form of protection for you and your company.

Pre-employment polygraph tests carried out by King Investigators are especially valuable to the following business sectors:

  • Home and business security companies
  • Banking
  • Casino’s
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Insurance…..and more, wherever there is information of high value, whether in goods or intelligence and information, protection is a necessity!

Making sure that you are not hiring a criminal with well-hidden digital tracks, sexual offenders, fraudsters, individuals involved in syndicates or corporate espionage, is an investment well worth making.

A pre-employment polygraph test will also help to root out any underlying issues with drugs or alcohol, which would help you to avoid problems once the person is hired!

It is important to take note that any applicant must give written permission for a polygraph test and informed that the test will be one that is on a completely voluntary basis.

Not even the most honest of us likes the idea of a polygraph test, however, pre-employment polygraph testing is becoming something that is accepted by both those applying for employment and employees alike, as commercial crime continues to soar.

Contact King Investigators for polygraph testing in Pretoria and Johannesburg to start instituting pre-employment polygraph testing; you will save yourself a lot of time, money and frustration by knowing who you are dealing with from day one!

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