Beware: Lies detected

U.K. uses new technology to crack down on absenteeism
By Sarah Dobson
||Last Updated: 08/21/2008

Firms in the United Kingdom are starting to use lie detectors to crack down on employees who falsely call in sick or try to claim benefits.

The voice-risk analysis technology analyses, in real time, changes in voice frequency and alerts a trained operator to responses that indicate a potential risk. The operators then assess “the relevance of the statement” and form a judgment of risk based on the technology and behavioural analysis skills.