Converus EyeDetect Instrument

A Great New Year

A great new year lies ahead with great new opportunities, and even better new products. We enjoy looking at every year as a new frontier, a new challenge to conquer, and we hope you are as excited as we are about what awaits. Well, that being said, we are as excited about some of our new tools that we have to work with, and would like to take the opportunity of welcoming you into the new year by showing you what we have been up to in order to provide a better service to you, our esteemed client. The PISA […]

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Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Protection of Personal Information Act and Polygraph Examinations

With the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act many questions have been raised as to how the act will influence the implementation of polygraph examinations in South Africa. In order to ensure the compliance of the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre, the PISA Pre-Employment Screening Centre and the Polygraph Institute of South Africa we attended a training workshop held at Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry House. It is with great pride that all branches of the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre complies with the Protection of Personal Information Act and is ready, equipped and willing to assist any of […]

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Integrity Management Program

Managing (Un)Acceptable Behaviour

The prevalence of unacceptable behaviour in the workplace is like the omni present bad weather. It pervades all aspects of business activity, and impacts, over and above the tangible effects of theft and fraud, employer/employee relations severely. Employees are assets and are responsible for generating wealth in it’s widest context. But employees may also pose the biggest single risk to the organisation. Management is about managing risk, including the risk posed by employees. Perceptions and attitude influence behaviour. Should an employee have the perception that he or she is ‘entitled’ to steal and that they can get away with theft, […]

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A Tale of Growing Integrity

Growing Integrity

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different and called all the young executives in his company together. He said “It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.” The young executives were shocked as the boss continued. “I am going to give each one of you a seed today. This is one very SPECIAL seed. I want you to […]

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Crime Stats South Africa

Crime Statistics in South Africa

Crime Stats South Africa has updated the crime statistics of South Africa for 2016 and it makes for some interesting reading. If you would like to view the crime statistics for you particular are please visit their website and make your selection: In the current climate in South Africa it can be daunting to find the right people for your company to ensure prosperity and growth. We at the PISA Psychometric Assessment Centre can help you to verify the information submitted by job seekers and applicants to empower you with the knowledge you need to make the best choices. From […]

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Crime and Polygraph Examinations

Polygraph Tests and Crime

Some observers find explanations for modern day violence and increased rates of criminal victimisation in the widespread media exposure of violence, especially on television and in film. Other explanations for crime can also be offered, including those that target biological factors such as genetic abnormalities which may predispose people towards crime and violence and others which look to individual psychological difficulties, or variations in patterns of early socialisation. Likewise social institutions such as the family, schools and religious bodies can be examined for the role they play in reducing or enhancing the likelihood of criminality in the community. For example, […]

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PISA Integrity Assessment Centre

Polygraph Institute of South Africa is turning 30!

The Polygraph Institute of South Africa, member of The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre, is turning 30, and we decided to celebrate by giving our loyal customers the gifts that they deserve by cutting our prices. The company has walked many miles, left many footprints and created many waves of positive change since it was founded in 1986. Today the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre boasts the wisdom and skills that can only be crafted through years of experience and dedication to their field. Many cheap imitations grow in their shadows, but the Polygraph Institute of South Africa and PISA Integrity Assessment […]

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The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre Mark of Quality

The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre Mark of Quality

Can you offer your clients the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre mark of quality? What about your service providers, can they provide the PISA Integrity Assessment Centre mark of quality? The promise that their staff members have been properly screened and checked? Do you know who your are entrusting with your property and your information? The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre has been used for years by high profile banks, security companies, firms and other institutions to increase their security standards, assist in their investigations and to provide peace of mind to themselves, their employees and their customers, that they are doing […]

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Polygraph Examinations and the Law in South Africa

Are Polygraph Examinations Legal in South Africa?

As the importance of the role of polygraph examinations in South Africa, and the rest of Africa for that matter, is being noted in regards to investigations, screenings and pre-employment screenings the question often arises: Are polygraph examinations legal? The short answer is, yes they are if conducted in a manner that is procedurally fair and used responsibly and appropriately. How much weight the polygraph examination will carry when used as part of a bundle of evidence depends on a few factors, including the qualifications and experience of the examiner and whether or not the correct protocols and procedures were […]

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Pre-Employment Polygraph Testing

The Importance of Pre-Employment Polygraph Testing

Health insurance companies advocates for healthy lifestyles and happily provides advice, special offers, promotions and incentives to help and support their clients to live healthy lifestyles. Not to mention the call for lock and key when insuring our everyday items.  This is because they know that prevention is a lot more cost effective than cure. We believe they do make a great point . . . It is almost impossible to put an accurate figure on how much a company will save by implementing prudent and responsible security measures, in the same way that we can’t predict the overall savings […]

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My Hands are Clean

My Hands Are Clean

I had the privilege of joining the team from Corruption Watch at the VIP Youth Festival in Johannesburg for a bit of fun, and a large dose of realization. #AreYourHandsClean? #Really? #AreYouAbsolutelySureOfThat? Enter the polygraph, and let’s find out. The My Hands Are Clean campaign was a theme launched by Corruption Watch for 2014/2015 as a call to young people to commit to taking responsibility for their own actions and to stop the scourge of corruption in our society. So during the VIP Youth Festival young men and women were given the opportunity by the team from Corruption Watch to […]

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Using polygraph examinations as protection for your company.

Employing Potential Risk

Dr. Ray Martin 11 May 2015 With today’s Labour Law offering a great deal of protection to the employee, it is imperative that staff selection includes security vetting of a more holistic nature than pure verification and clearance checks. This especially so when appointments are to be made at a managerial level where there is potential risk of future financial loss. Too often appointments are made on the basis of past experience and competency to fulfill the vacancy. “What” the employer should be asking himself, “is the possibility of the successful candidate having a tendency or potential to conduct him/ […]

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