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Can your Security Officers be trusted?

High levels of crime and violence continue to shock South Africa and as a result, people turned to high walls, electric fences and security companies to keep invading criminals out. Over the years the media has been full of incidents Read More

Who is most likely to commit occupational fraud?

According to a study done by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) organizations lose an estimated five percent of their annual revenues to fraud. Applied to the estimated 2011 Gross World Product, this figure translates to a potential global Read More

What you need to know about lies

How prevalent are lies in today’s society? A University of Massachusetts study revealed that 60 percent of people self-report they could not carry on a 10-minute conversation without lying at least once. British research found that men lie twice as Read More

Workplace harassment, what it is and what not.

BY ALISON DOYLE  Updated March 22, 2018   What is considered sexual harassment at work? And how does it differ from non-sexual harassment? Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of discrimination that includes any uninvited comments, conduct, or behavior Read More

10 Red flags of employee theft in a company

Every single company that employs people is vulnerable to fraud of some kind, but the person taking home  three pencils from the office, or the one who takes an unnecessary sick day every now and then, is not going to Read More

14 Signs that your employee may be on drugs

    The following are common warning signs that may indicate an employee may suffer from drug related problems; Frequent or prolonged absences from work, usually without notification. Excessive numbers of “sick days” without proper medical leave, with flimsy excuses Read More

3 Ways your verbal and written statements can give away whether you are deceptive

  Changes in Pronoun If a person says I got up, took a shower, got dressed, I went and had breakfast, we left for work… that change in pronoun tells us right away that there was somebody else. Gaps in Read More

Are polygraph test results accepted by the CCMA?

Polygraphists have been accepted as expert witnesses whose evidence needs to be tested for reliability. The duty of the commissioner is to determine the admissibility and reliability of the evidence. Polygraph test may not be interpreted as implying guilt but Read More

Your eyes may betray you

When determining whether a subject is being truthfull, truth verification examiners look at various cues such as body language, use of language when making verbal/written statements and eye movements to name a few.  Following are some of the common cues Read More

3 Surprising facts about lying

  1. Lying just doesn’t come naturally for people. Good news if you want to believe in humanity: lying just doesn’t come naturally for people. A 2008 study asked people to hide their genuine emotions using a variety of different Read More

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