May 15, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Jeff Pizzino, APR, Public Relations – The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) of 1998 prohibits employers in most industries from requiring that an applicant or employee take a polygraph. This law also prohibits employers from taking any action against employees — such as discipline, termination, hiring, demotion, etc. — based ...
May 7, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Jeff Pizzino, APR, Corporate Communications – Dealing with corrupt individuals can create difficult interpersonal situations. Most of us want to put distance between the accused, and ourselves, because distance can make it feel more acceptable to harshly treat the accused for their behavior. But in the case of deception detection of ...
April 25, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Russ Warner, VP Marketing & Operations – If money is involved, corruption may be nearby. Whether in private or in public affairs, individuals sometimes take advantage of their power and position to make a situation more profitable. Bribery, extortion, and under-the-table business deals have become increasingly common as individuals become more ...
April 21, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Jeff Pizzino, APR, Corporate Communications – Corruption in government is not just something that “happens.” There are causes and pieces that work together to make it happen. There are structures in the public sector that enable corruption to abound, and there are links that perpetuate and encourage it. This is ...
April 16, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Jeff Pizzino, APR, Corporate Communications – If you’re in business, you interact with people on a daily basis. It’s inescapable because you’ve got employees, co-workers, investors, clients, and customers all clamoring for your attention. And if you’re at the top of the food chain, you’ve got a management team to manage. ...
March 17, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Jeff Pizzino, APR, Corporate Communications – Concerning business fraud and corruption, much of it results from employee theft — whether it’s petty theft by a bottom-level employee or millions stolen by an executive, it’s the same. All forms of corruption damages the company by injuring its integrity and tarnishing its ...
March 10, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
By Jeff Pizzino, APR, Corporate Communications – For years, scientists have tried to use science to "read” people to determine truthfulness. For example, the polygraph has been used as a lie detector since 1939. Technology has also been used to analyze stress in a person¹s voice, to measure facial temperatures, and ...
March 5, 2014Jeff Pizzino, APR
Converus (“with truth”) provides scientifically validated credibility assessment technologies that help protect countries, corporations and communities from corruption, crime and threats.