Justicia Investigations is a private investigation company with infrastructure in Johannesburg and Durban. We are South Africa’s leading private detective company with a broad spectrum of services, including polygraph testing and investigations.
Once a company is interested in hiring someone for a position within their company, it makes sense for them to make sure that they know the person they are bringing into their company. Hiring on a whim or not knowing the candidate very well could open the company to the risk of theft, fraud or other dangers. Pre-employment polygraphs are an ideal way to get to know your candidate and anyone with a clear conscience should have no reluctance to taking one. Pre-employment polygraphs are not legally enforceable but the thought 'What does he/she have to hide?' does cross one's mind when someone is reluctant to take the test.
INCIDENT RELATED POLYGRAPHS
Polygraph services are mostly utilized once an incident has occurred. The polygraph test is there to both prove the innocence of the “not guilty” and the guilt of any perpetrators. Polygraph tests are quick and efficient and can eliminate the need for lengthy investigative processes. It is important to remember, however, that no one is legally obliged to undergo a polygraph test, but that reluctance to take one can arouse suspicion as to the reasons for declining.
Nowadays, many companies are enforcing the practice of doing routine polygraph tests periodically within the company. The test has, on numerous occasions, detected drug abuse and alcohol consumption cases in the office, other petty offences and even prospective employees being caught out with false IDs, qualifications and references. More importantly, it creates a culture of honesty and is a deterrent for wrongdoing.
When subjecting employees or prospective employees to polygraph tests, it is important to remember that the process and the purpose of the test needs to be clearly explained to the subject.
The issue and reason for the test should be clear for everyone to understand. The first few questions are usually background questions which then leads to questions related to the issue at hand. Polygraphs have often lead to the perpetrators confessing to their offences.
Justicia Investigations can help you and your company with a range of polygraph services that can help you safeguard your company and your employees. If you require any more information regarding polygraph testing or any of our other services available, please contact us.