Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals | Sessions

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Concurrent Session, ENX CHRO, ENX HR Leaders, ENX Mid-Market
Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Organization (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn scientifically-validated methods for spotting deception that you can apply in your everyday work life. 

Seating Instructions: Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserved seating options are available for accessibility and accommodations. For detailed accessibility information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

Repeated from Monday at 12:30 pm

HR professionals need to be able to spot deception when conducting investigations and interviewing and hiring applicants. While research shows that the average person is lied to twice a day, most people are extremely poor at spotting deception because they rely on inaccurate stereotypes about how people behave when they lie. In this engaging and interactive session from a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney, you will watch videos and examine case studies to learn how to spot signs of deception and truthfulness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn which signs of deception are valid and which are based on myth (such as the mistaken beliefs that liars don't look you in the eye and are fidgety).
  • How to spot scientifically validated signs of deception, including verbal and non-verbal cues.
  • How to spot signs of deception and truthfulness when conducting investigative interviews.
  • How to spot deception when interviewing and hiring applicants.

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Live Streaming and Recording: Unless marked 'in person only,' all sessions are live-streamed on the app or web format and available for replay 30 days after the event.

Acknowledgment of Technical Issues: While rare, technical issues may occur during sessions. We appreciate your patience as we quickly address them.

Accessibility & Accommodations Information: For detailed accessibility & accommodations information, visit INFO > FAQs in the app.

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