The PISA Integrity Assessment Centre

Qualified and Accredited

It is no accident that I used the word polygraph professional instead of polygraph examiners in the headline. Polygraph examinations are becoming increasingly popular as an effective tool in investigations and as part of a robust pre-employment screening system. Unfortunately, due to the great success, there is great demand, and where there is great demand, there is cheap imitation products. As Charles L. Yeschke put it in his paper he wrote in 1965; Ethics and the Polygraph Examiner: “Every profession, including law and medicine, has historically gone through a transition period of development similar to that which the detection of deception […]

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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 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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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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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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