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SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES ARE TRACKING WHAT YOU POST ON FACEBOOK – THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR

It has become common practice for companies to check potential employees’ social media accounts before offering them a job. Zanele Luvuno, managing director of consultancy firm Transcend Talent Management, explains how companies are specifically looking at: all major social media accounts; the type of content being posted; any ‘major themes’ that are apparent across accounts; […]


WHY COMPANIES DON’T ALWAYS TEST FOR ALCOHOL… AND WHY THEY SHOULD

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organizations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to a business. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act General Safety Regulation 2A states that […]


DEMAND FOR CRIMINAL RECORDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa, demand for criminal and educational background checks remains constant as does the associated risks. According to Ina van der Merwe, CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), criminal checks were the most frequently requested check during the first 10 months of 2017, followed by qualification or educational background checks. According to MIE, the […]


BACKGROUND SCREENING ON THE RISE IN AFRICA

The demand for background screening services in South Africa, and Africa as a whole, has continued to increase over the last five years, or a 14 increase in vetting solutions by businesses during this period. According to Managed Integrity Evaluation’s (MIE) Annual Background Screening Report, as a whole, cross-border qualifications from African and international institutions […]


FALSE JOB CREDENTIALS A FREQUENT REALITY

Where there is heavy competition for jobs job applicants may deceive prospective employers to improve their chances of being offered a job. Deception includes falsification of CVs and academic certificates, exaggeration of skills, lying about age, and more. An employer has a right to accurate information. While this is the general rule, many exceptions exist, […]


HOW VENDOR VERIFICATION COULD SAVE YOUR BUSINESS REPUTATION

Having a good business reputation is essential for survival in the marketplace, and is one of the most significant assets an organization can have. Ina van der Merwe, Director and CEO of background screening market leader, Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), says that while business leaders recognize that their suppliers may impact the public’s perception of […]


ID THEFT IS RAMPANT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Identity (ID) theft and fraud has become one of the fastest growing crimes in South Africa today, due to the belief that South African individuals are far too relaxed about taking special precautions to protect their personal information. Areas of concern include making online transactions on dubious websites that ask for ID information or credit […]




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