These new restrictions on whose credit information employers can access could obscure insight into a candidate’s character. Then again, it also creates a case for pre-employment polygraph screening.

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How polygraph machines work

Back in the day polygraph machines resembled those devices we often see in movies: wires of which the one end was connected to the examinee (the person taking the test) and the other to a box. This box had a single sheet of scrolling paper, on which various needles were scribbling what seems to the

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According to the APA Polygraph Model Policy on Standards, there are some people who aren’t suitable for polygraph testing.They include minors, IQ-impaired individuals, and others. The list below should be regarded as advisory, with exceptions likely in extreme circumstances: 1. Age score Generally individuals of 12 years or older may be asked to undergo a