AdvanceGuard Frontline: Effective Information Gathering is a SCORM compliant, online course for security and customer service employees:

  • relying on ID and other documents to affirm people are who they say they are and that they are entitled to, or qualify for, that which they seek
  • requiring full disclosure by applicant/interviewee’s, and
  • who form judgments and make decisions based on behavior and the statements/declarations people make to them

The AdvanceGuard Frontline strategy is uniquely designed to deal with the security threats posed from fraudulently acquired, forged and stolen/loaned documents in the wrong hands.

Employees who take this training: 

  • screen people for physical access to critical infrastructure
  • qualify people for a service  (i.e. bank accounts, lines of credit)
  • approve entitlement to a benefit (i.e. social security number, Medicare, bank account, loans)
  • register people for a privilege  (i.e. driver’s license)

More About Effective Information Gathering 

Organizations depend on front line employees employees to obtain complete and accurate information.

How questions are posed and the order in which they are posed effects ability to get all information required to make decisions and ability to assess the reliability of the declarations and statements made in response to questions.

In this course, frontline security and service providing employees learn to communicate a message of vigilance preventing some harms before they occur. They learn to manage their own behavior  (nonverbal and verbal) for identifying outlier behaviors of applicant/interviewees which are out-of-sequence or incongruent the behaviors of most people under the same circumstances, and which require further explanation. They learn to assure the flow of information from the interviewee to them, the interviewer, and not the other way around.

Employees will also learn:

  • the importance of adhering to an information gathering plan
  • to gather information in the applicant’s own words without interruption or influence
  • how to deal with resistance and avoidance to get the information they need to make decisions
  • to clarify ambiguous words and terms used by applicant/interviewees
  • how to transition to an interview when necessary to obtain additional information not easily forthcoming

…and more

The course is a prerequisite for the companion AdvanceGuard Frontline: Reliable Response Assessment©

Price Quotes

Contact us for pricing quotes on training multiple employees and for multiple outlets. Our pricing and training strategy factors  higher turnover rates of frontline employees moving up to more senior positions or moving on to other employment opportunities.

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About AlterNation Consulting

AlterNation Consulting is a crime prevention science service specializing in terror threat risk assessment for critical infrastructure and prevention science methods for reducing the threats posed by occupational fraud, theft, corruption, workplace sabotage and, in the extreme, workplace violence.

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