Polygraph & Successive Hurdles
Polygraph and Successive Hurdles:
EyeDetect® with Polygraph = 99.8% Outcome Confidence
If you’re a polygraph examiner with clients that need to screen large groups of candidates or who wish to obtain very high rates of confidence in those candidates hired, EyeDetect can help with both goals.
If EyeDetect and polygraph are used in succession, they combine statistically for an outcome confidence as high as 99.8% when an examinee passes or fails both tests. To see how, read the AAPP Journal article here.
In short, you can conduct more tests in less time and have a high level of confidence in the results. EyeDetect is truly the best lie detector.
Use EyeDetect and Polygraph Together
The same scientists that invented the computerized polygraph also developed EyeDetect. They started conducting EyeDetect research in 2002.
Real Situation—Time is Money
(Note: This example applies to countries that do not prohibit the use of lie detection testing within private companies.)
Example based on actual events:
A manufacturing company outside the U.S. suffered a $100,000 theft of merchandise from the warehouse. Based on the intimate knowledge the thief had of the company’s premises and procedures, the owner suspected it was an inside job.
In this case, you could use EyeDetect or polygraph, or both.
Scenario 1: Polygraph Only
The polygraph examiner could test everyone with access to the area where the merchandise was stolen. In this case, there were 15 employees. These event-specific polygraphs would take 7.5 days to conduct with the examiner conducting 2 tests a day.
Time: 7.5. days. The perpetrator would be found with 80-90% certainty.
Scenario 2: EyeDetect + Polygraph
In this case, EyeDetect was used to test 15 people. The tests took less than 1.5 days with one examiner conducting 10-12 tests a day. Three employees were found deceptive for “stealing from your employer.” These three were polygraphed over the course of 1.5 days.
Time: 3 days. The perpetrator was discovered with 99.8% confidence in the test outcome and two others were caught in unrelated thefts.
“Using EyeDetect and polygraph in a successive hurdles model is the most scientifically effective way to increase screening accuracy.”
—Mark Handler, independent polygraph examiner and board member of the American Polygraph Association (APA) and American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP)
In the typical hiring process, applicants must pass through multiple tests (or hurdles). These include:
- Job application
- Initial interview
- Physical agility test
- Psych evaluation
- Written test
- Criminal background check
- Reference check
- Credibility assessment (lie detection)
- Medical screening
In most hiring processes, if an applicant fails one test, that person is disqualified. Consider the time, effort and expense of conducting these hurdles. In the best model, each hurdle is progressively more time-consuming, more expensive and more intrusive.
Applying an EyeDetect test at the beginning of the process would not only be one of the least expensive steps, it would filter out applicants with disqualifying behaviors. You can focus on more valuable applicants, thus improving the rate of honesty of the entire applicant pool. In addition, EyeDetect and IdentityDetect do not discriminate based on age, sex, race, religion, etc.
Lie detection can be faster, more accurate, and even more profitable.
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