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Top screening trends, hiring remains sluggish - MIE's 2020 Background Screening Index
Top screening trends, hiring remains sluggish - MIE's 2020 Background Screening IndexArticle

The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected industries across the globe, and the background screening industry has not been spared...

24 Mar 2021

Reducing staff turnover with pre-employment integrity testing
Reducing staff turnover with pre-employment integrity testingArticle

Successful offsite CCTV surveillance companies recognise that even the most advanced technology is only as good as the people who monitor, control and make the decisions in the control room...

Rob Nichol 4 Mar 2021

Why AI is making it harder to get a job and what to do about it
Why AI is making it harder to get a job and what to do about itArticle

As the candidate pool fills up through rampant job cuts, more companies are relying on artificial intelligence to screen potential hires...

Mark Germishuys 17 Dec 2020

Don't forget to screen contract employees
Don't forget to screen contract employeesArticle

The recently introduced Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill is expected to bring more protection for contract employees like domestic workers, gardeners, nannies, and au pairs, etc. With employers facing increased responsibilities and obligations in this regard, they can also take the necessary steps to feel safe and secure in knowing who they are employing...

16 Oct 2020

SME recruitment: How to screen candidates
SME recruitment: How to screen candidatesArticle

Hiring is both time consuming and costly. To ensure your recruitment strategy is efficient, inclusive and fair, it's critical you focus your efforts on creating a solid screening process...

Siobhan Zurnamer 22 Jun 2020

Tips for first-time buyers on choosing the right property
Tips for first-time buyers on choosing the right propertyArticle

Purchasing your first home is an exciting adventure, but it can also be an extremely stressful one. There are so many aspects to consider when making such an important life choice...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 Dec 2019

Background screening - what to do and what not to do
Background screening - what to do and what not to doArticle

Advice on the do's and don'ts of job hunting can be found in abundance online and while extremely pertinent for job seekers, there is great value in recruiters and hiring managers also understanding what they should or should not do during the recruitment process...

Issued by LexisNexis 6 Dec 2019

Separating fact from fiction on a CV
Separating fact from fiction on a CVArticle

Can you really trust information declared on a CV as fact? The answer is a solid no! This is because embellished CV's are a dime a dozen and all it takes is a quick online search to prove just how prevalent this trend is among job applicants...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Nov 2019

Are contact centres soft targets for stealing your personal data?
Are contact centres soft targets for stealing your personal data?Article

Hackers are becoming more brazen in the way they target organisations as they hunt for soft targets...

25 Sep 2019

HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employees
HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employeesArticle

Even with highly skilled and trained human resources (HR) personnel, it is possible for unsavoury employees to get through the cracks of the hiring process. So how do companies strengthen their hiring process, while ensuring that those currently hired by the company aren't a threat...?

4 Sep 2019

Hiring? Look out for sexual harassers
Hiring? Look out for sexual harassersArticle

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not uncommon, as highlighted in a 2018 survey by Columnite Insites Consulting which surveyed 1000 South African employees...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Aug 2019

Entrepreneurs will need to be savvy to survive
Entrepreneurs will need to be savvy to surviveArticle

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's (GEM) latest report for South Africa, entrepreneurial activity is at its highest level in over five years...

Issued by LexisNexis 27 Aug 2019

What to look for in a background screening provider
What to look for in a background screening providerArticle

Employee background screening is what recruiters need to make informed decisions during the hiring process, which is why the right support and tools are necessary, as is selecting the right service provider...

Issued by LexisNexis 16 Jul 2019

Background screening vs. social media checks - don't get caught up in this digital predicament
Background screening vs. social media checks - don't get caught up in this digital predicamentArticle

The evolving digital world and resultant online presence of the population is no doubt changing the way people engage and how business is conducted - but also what information can be sourced online, prior to such engagement taking place...

24 Jun 2019

Staff safety lies in the hands of the business owner
Staff safety lies in the hands of the business ownerArticle

It is universally acknowledged that a strong employee base is the foundation of any good business. For this reason, when introducing new hires into a company, the safety and productivity of existing staff should be top-of-mind.

Issued by LexisNexis 10 Jun 2019

Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion
Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansionArticle

Global economic pressures and tougher market conditions are driving business interest in cross-border business expansion strategies - and Africa is rife with investment opportunity.

7 Jun 2019

Employers urged to use child protection register
Employers urged to use child protection registerArticle

The Department of Social Development has called on employers whose employees' job responsibilities require them to work with or have access to children, to verify their suitability to work with children against the Child Protection Register (CPR)...

5 Jun 2019

Throwing the book at qualification fraud
Throwing the book at qualification fraudArticle

Until now, qualification fraud has not been punishable by law. However, this is set to change with the introduction of the National Qualifications Amendment Bill...

Issued by LexisNexis 17 May 2019

Putting faith in background checks
Putting faith in background checksArticle

When it comes to the pre-screening process, businesses are often very selective when it comes to the individuals that owners allow into the fold...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 May 2019

My prospective employer did what?
My prospective employer did what?Article

In February, the Department of Public Services and Administration Minister released a media statement, allowing for the inclusion of a social media check when reference checking prospective government employees...

Tracy Robbins and Julia Olley 23 Apr 2019

Don't fake it to make it!
Don't fake it to make it!Article

With the reality of background screening steadily becoming a compulsory practice within the hiring process - what does this mean for candidates...?

Michelle Baron-Williamson 15 Apr 2019

The future of biometrics in healthcare
The future of biometrics in healthcareArticle

The idea of using biometrics in the healthcare sector is not new, but it is one that hasn't been explored or exploited to its full potential...

Pine Pienaar 3 Apr 2019

Biometrics are the future of healthcare
Biometrics are the future of healthcareArticle

The idea of using biometrics in the healthcare sector is not new, but it is one that hasn't been explored or exploited to its full potential...

2 Apr 2019

Are background checks worth the added cost?
Are background checks worth the added cost?Article

For some organisations, the act of screening potential hires is not a necessity. However, when weighing up the risk, it can be costlier to the reputation of a business to forgo this step in the hiring procedure...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Mar 2019

Background screening a priority - MIE report
Background screening a priority - MIE reportArticle

Incidents of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of assets, misconduct and misrepresentation, among others, are continuously being publicly exposed and reported on in the media the world over...

8 Mar 2019

Employee screening is a must for reputable colleges
Employee screening is a must for reputable collegesArticle

With the sheer number of tertiary institutions in the country, it pays for smaller faculties to ensure all bases are covered by boosting their credibility as higher education institutions with the aid of thorough background checks on prospective employees...

Issued by LexisNexis 19 Feb 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: New recruits, do know who you are dealing with?
#RecruitmentFocus: New recruits, do know who you are dealing with?Article

As the local job market continues to face a rather bleak outlook, Afiswitch MD, Pine Pienaar, calls for both job seekers and employers to ensure they know who they are dealing with...

14 Jan 2019

Be in the driving seat of your fleet security
Be in the driving seat of your fleet securityArticle

The transport sector plays a key role in GDP contribution in the local and global environments and is one of the key contributors to South Africa's economy...

24 Oct 2018

Incidence of qualification fraud remains high
Incidence of qualification fraud remains highArticle

According to Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) research, misrepresentation and fraud of qualifications remains high and that a candidate's qualification(s) is the most likely aspect to contain discrepancies...

4 Sep 2018

Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it
Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about itArticle

While being caught shoplifting or driving under the influence when you were a teen may not have seemed like such a big deal back then, these minor offences can come back to bite you when trying to move up the career ladder...

15 Aug 2018

Guilty by association: Why it's become critical to vet clients
Guilty by association: Why it's become critical to vet clientsArticle

In a world where media and the public are quick to assign blame, undertaking comprehensive background screening and vetting of clients - to mitigate and minimise possible reputational damage by association - has never been more vital...

24 Jul 2018

Background checks still high priority - MIE
Background checks still high priority - MIEArticle

Several news reports over the past year have surfaced, exposing candidates in high profile positions across the public and private sectors for misrepresenting their qualifications...

27 Nov 2017

Four reasons why you should screen temporary staff
Four reasons why you should screen temporary staffArticle

When hiring temporary staff, the same background screening and other contingencies put in place for permanent employees, to ensure businesses employ the right people with limited risk, is also valid...

8 Jun 2017

Background screening means more than social media checking
Background screening means more than social media checkingArticle

As HR professionals turn to social media to gain information on potential employees, is this growing trend reliable...?

11 May 2017

Background screening on the rise
Background screening on the riseArticle

The demand for background screening services in South Africa has continued to increase over the last five years, presenting a 14% rise in the uptake of vetting solutions by businesses...

30 Jan 2017

How to prepare for a new job in 2017? Be honest
How to prepare for a new job in 2017? Be honestArticle

While the new year may feel like the ideal time to look for a new job, don't succumb to the urge to throw a few exaggerations - and lies - into your resume in an attempt to get noticed...

6 Dec 2016

Where background checks matter most
Where background checks matter mostArticle

Background screening is arguably one of the most essential steps in human resource management and staff recruitment today...

7 Nov 2016

Are pre-employment credit checks relevant?
Are pre-employment credit checks relevant?Article

Adverse credit information can be identified during a pre-employment background screening check. However, is this information actually relevant to hiring managers who are screening potential new employees...?

2 Aug 2016

Vendor verification is part of business reputation
Vendor verification is part of business reputationArticle

Having a good business reputation is essential for survival in the market place and is one of the most significant assets an organisation can have...

15 Jun 2016

Compliance forms part of a company's reputation
Compliance forms part of a company's reputationArticle

Compliance with the South African laws and regulations is directly linked to a business's reputation and companies need policies in place to ensure adherence by employees, clients and suppliers...

19 May 2016

Index highlights demand for background screening
Index highlights demand for background screeningArticle

Managed Integrity Evaluation's (MIE) 2015 Background Screening Index, released on 11 January 2016, indicates that there has been an 11% increase in the demand for background screening services in South Africa and Africa over the last five years...

14 Jan 2016

Impact of #FeesMustFall protests on the future of students
Impact of #FeesMustFall protests on the future of studentsArticle

Recent student protests across South Africa begs the question of whether students will perform well enough in their exams to pass the year...

24 Nov 2015

Do you know who you're hiring?
Do you know who you're hiring?Article

Retail and hospitality industries may be putting their businesses, clients and other employees at risk if they do not carry out criminal record checks...

2 Nov 2015

Screening employees across Africa borders is viable
Screening employees across Africa borders is viableArticle

Despite the many African countries that have legislation relating to personal privacy, human rights and employment, few of these laws prevent background screening...

22 Sep 2015

Job applicants with adverse credit listings increasing
Job applicants with adverse credit listings increasingArticle

The credit amnesty, granted to deeply indebted consumers with adverse credit records in April 2014, appears to have failed, as rapidly escalating numbers of adverse listings pile up...

18 Aug 2015

Expunging criminal records will assist job seekers
Expunging criminal records will assist job seekersArticle

In recognition of the need for job seekers to have a clean record to apply for work, changes to sections 2 and 3 of the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act were made in 2009...

31 Jul 2015

Rise in job applicants with criminal records
Rise in job applicants with criminal recordsArticle

2015 is proving to be a record year for credentials cheats with criminal record checks for prospective employees now topping 12%...

13 Jul 2015

Degree scam operation uncovered by FBI
Degree scam operation uncovered by FBIArticle

The FBI has uncovered "one of the largest degree scam operations ever," operated by Axact, a Karachi-based software company in Pakistan...

21 Jun 2015

Qualification fraud soars in South Africa
Qualification fraud soars in South AfricaArticle

Qualification fraud is fast becoming a significant problem in South Africa, increasing by 200% over the last five years (2009-2014) and affecting even the highest executive levels...

18 Jun 2015

Background screening reduces employee turnover
Background screening reduces employee turnoverArticle

Failing to retain staff is a costly mistake as the impact of high employee turnover can have severe consequences on your business...

27 May 2015

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