Interview and Interrogation Training: Who Do You Work For?

In this week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, Wayne Hoover, CFI asks who do you work for? While we all may work hard for our particular organization, the reality is we really work for ourselves and our families. Who would work if they did not have to? So when conducting a dishonesty interview or trying to obtain the truth an interviewer wants to make sure they are protecting themselves by staying within the legal, moral and ethical realm of investigations or interviewing.

When cases go to court, rather than attempting to refute the facts or the evidence, what is often attacked is the process. This is why it’s also important to take good notes and carefully document what happened during the interview process.

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Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.

By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.

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