"Business Microscope" is a tool which provides knowledge workers with a bird-eye view of their daily communication. To meet the problem of the energy consumption of sensor nodes and privacy concerns for wearers and non-wearers, "siglet" sensing is proposed. Siglet sensing is a way to capture very short and noise-like signals by sensors operating on a low duty ratio. To extract the useful information on workers' communication, speech siglet detection is studied. The LBG trained speech and workplace nonspeech models with Mel Frequency Cepstrum Coefficients (MFCCs) as feature vectors are utilized. A hierarchical pruning technique is studied to reduce the calculation cost of the matching process to nearly 25% and refine the classification accuracy. Our approach achieved average speech and nonspeech classification accuracy of 99.96% on 0. 1s long test siglets.