This article discusses the basics and importance of pre-employment and periodic polygraph testing.
An organization that makes good hiring decisions tends to have higher productivity and lower turnover of employees. Hiring the wrong people can have a negative impact on employee morale and management time and can waste valuable training time.

Pre-employment testing and screening can help HR professionals minimize hiring time and select the most qualified individual who best fits the organization.

During a pre-employment polygraph test, the qualified examiner will thoroughly interview the applicant and will test an applicant's tendency toward undesirable behaviours such as lying, stealing, taking drugs or abusing alcohol.

Critics have said that pre-employment polygraph screening may invade privacy. Don’t let this stop you to make the right decision. If you hire the wrong person, you will pay for your decision. You also have the right to make sure you employ the best person for the job.

Fraud & Theft

Internal fraud is something organizations should keep in mind all of the time. When things are going well, people don’t really think about fraud, and that’s a good opportunity for certain motivated people to commit fraud.

So why do people commit fraud? The easy answer is that they do it out of greed, but there’s more to the crime than just that. People need certain motivations to be driven to steal from their company. The three factors that can make an employee consider internal fraud:

• Pressure
• Rationalization
• Opportunity

Once those elements fall into place, the idea of fraud becomes more of a possibility.

What You Can Do to Prevent Fraud!

You can’t change rationalization and you can’t change the potential pressure that an employee faces, but you can prevent opportunity. If you have good internal controls in place, you’ll limit potential cases of fraud and protect your organization from people affected by temptations.

This is where periodic polygraph tests play a huge role. This will help you to identify any weak links in your company.

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