The reliability and relevance of polygraph testing in the employment space have been a persistent issue that is surrounded by a lot of controversies...
Successful offsite CCTV surveillance companies recognise that even the most advanced technology is only as good as the people who monitor, control and make the decisions in the control room...
Rob Nichol 4 Mar 2021
Even with highly skilled and trained human resources (HR) personnel, it is possible for unsavoury employees to get through the cracks of the hiring process. So how do companies strengthen their hiring process, while ensuring that those currently hired by the company aren't a threat...?
The scope of integrity testing as a pre-employment assessment tool reaches far beyond ascertaining a candidates propensity to lie, steal or "wheel and deal"...
Kirsten Halcrow 24 Oct 2018
Europlaw Group of South Africa and Menes Konsult of the United States recently unveiled a boutique of new services and business solutions in Africa...
Issued by Europlaw 27 Jun 2017
According to Imperial Logistics' HHS, risks that must be constantly considered and mitigated in the transport industry include...
Is an employer entitled to dismiss employees for refusing to undergo a polygraph test when such employees are contractually obligated to submit to a polygraph upon request by the employer and does this request amount to singling out certain employees from others who are not so contractually obliged...?
Jacques van Wyk 14 Dec 2015
A party seeking to rely on the results of a polygraph test in disciplinary proceedings must adduce expert evidence for the purposes of establishing such evidence's conceptual cogency and accurate application. What is key is that evidence be led to establish the cogency of the concept of a polygraph, as well as evidence to establish the technical integrity of the process.
Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 19 Aug 2014
Employers must get it right from the onset when recruiting and employing an employee in Botswana. This is important because as soon as an offer of employment is made and accepted by the employee, employment relationship immediately comes into existence.
Thabiso T. Tafila 14 Jul 2014
Excellerate Property Services has acquired a strategic interest in Enforce Security Services, which is one of the largest privately owned security services companies in South Africa, with a strong national footprint.
Crimes committed by domestic workers in South Africa are on the rise and employers need to know how to deal with this constructively. According to Statistics South Africa, over one million people work as domestic servants in South Africa. As with most crimes in South Africa, though, there are no available statistics to indicate how serious the situation is.
The Labour Court, in Mustek Ltd v Tsabadi NO & Others, was recently confronted with a dismissal based solely on polygraph test results. After traversing case law and studies on the use of polygraphs, the court confirmed that the results of polygraph tests alone are not enough to justify an employee's dismissal.
Lauren Coetzee & Jay Page 27 May 2013
Rooting out "career criminals" is taking on a whole new meaning with more and more businesses now resorting to polygraph testing to get to the bottom of workplace crime as well as to identify would-be trouble makers before they are even hired.
As commercial crime continues to rise, syndicates target vulnerable businesses and applicants manipulate CVs and references - which is why increasing numbers of employers are using polygraph testing to screen job applicants.
A new survey conducted by South Africa's executive search firm, Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters, shows that the issue of polygraph or lie detector testing is splitting the country's blue-chip employers.
The launch of a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Cape Town, by the Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa yesterday, is to help police to fight crime more smartly.
It was in a small garage filled with hay that I first encountered Stuart Lightbody. There were others there, I hasten to add - a good friend of mine had turned his front garden into an open-air theatre in celebration of his 21st birthday. The stable-like garage was the performance space and Stuart Lightbody was the entertainment. Watching him last week, I tried again to hold my best poker face, but he still managed to know what I was thinking. Darn. How come he gets it right, every time?
Maike Gevers 5 Apr 2012
According to the latest Annual Background Screening Report, released by Employers' Mutual Protection Service (EMPS) 14,5 applicants out of 100 checked have a criminal record, based on AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) fingerprint searches (1.5% down on 2008) and 5% on the name/ID search (1% up on 2008).
The South African Football Association (SAFA) announces the immediate suspension of Referee, Jonas Mahlomola Nhlapo. This was after the National Referees Committee duly resolved and determined that Nhlapo be temporarily removed from the elite panel of referees and from conducting any form of match officiating under the auspices of the South African Football Association until further notice.