From Social Worker to CEO, MIE’s Ina van der Merwe talks Infinite Possibilities for Women
On Thursday, 9 August 1956, 20 000 South African women from all races marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against the country’s apartheid Pass Law of the time. Fast-forward 60 years, and modern South Africa paints a different picture entirely – especially where the rights of women and gender inequality is concerned. Every year on the 9th of August we celebrate National Women’s Day, which falls within Women’s Month, to commemorate and celebrate the brave women who went before us.
THE REAL COST OF BACKGROUND SCREENING CHECKS IGNORED
In South Africa, the importance of verifying the information provided by potential employees recently made headline news once again – this time for a degrees-for-cash scandal. An investigation at the University of Zululand brought to light that more than 4,000 people may have bought fake degrees from the institution over the last 20 years.
Demand for background screening services increase as companies zone in on fraudulent applicants
We are over the halfway mark for the year 2016, and statistics up to this point reveal that there has been an increase in the number of businesses vetting potential and existing employees. However, this has not deterred countless individuals from committing qualification fraud. “Candidates continue to lie and apply for positions for which they are simply not qualified.”
MIE can quickly and efficiently provide verification of qualifications, credit records, criminal records, drivers licences, employment references, and citizenship checks. Utilising MIE to conduct an individual's background check will minimise risk when hiring, and protect the reputation of your company.
Get instant qualification verification of over 3.5 million graduate records from 30 Southern African universities and educational institutions. MIE owns and operates the National Qualifications Register (NQR™), allowing you to make an informed decision when hiring graduates by checking diplomas, degrees and doctorates.