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Reply #30 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 5:34pm
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Thanks for that input Stu. That is encouraging news for some applicants. My question though, was more focused on the same hiring agency.

I've heard many times the mantra that the polygraph is just "one tool in the selection process." But, I'm curious to know if this has proven true in any case. 

Has anyone failed a polygraph only to be hired since all other "tools" resulted in favorable outcomes?--or does the polygraph examiner hold the staff in his hand?
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Reply #31 - Apr 14th, 2016 at 9:32pm
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To get hired, you have to pass all steps of the process.  This could include any or all of the following depending on the job:  the initial application and resume review, interview, aptitude testing, medical exams, drug testing, physical fitness test for positions like being a federal agent, security clearance background check, psychological exams, the suitability review, and yes....the polygraph.

An unfavorable result in any of the hiring steps will cause the applicant to get that thin rejection letter in the mail.  No matter how "innocent" the applicant claims to be.

The polygrapher doesn't make the final call during the polygraph phase.  The applicant's polygraph charts and session are reviewed by someone else who says yay or nay.  But these people have about as much power as the other hiring officials who review the applicant's results during the other steps.



  
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Reply #32 - Apr 18th, 2016 at 3:18pm
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GeraldoGibbons wrote on Jan 14th, 2008 at 2:17pm:
Boy this sure got off topic...
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