News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
09 January 2018 - By MIE
Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, announced the matric pass rate of 75.1%1. While well-earned congratulations are due to all successful matriculants, unsuccessful candidates are urged not to despair as there are opportunities for them to still secure their qualifications – and that an honest approach is better than the risk of being found out for misrepresentation or qualification fraud.
24 October 2017 - By MIE
Escalating reports of sexual assaults on minors at schools highlights the need for thorough vetting on all personnel linked to schools. This follows an overwhelming number of reports in recent weeks of alleged and confirmed cases of molestations and rape against school learners across the country.
15 May 2017 - By ENCA Moneyline
According to background screening company, Managed Integrity Evaluation, out of the 90 thousand job seekers the company screened, over 40 thousand candidates’ qualifications contained inconsistencies. MIE head of communications, Jennifer Barkhuizen, speaks.
08 May 2017 - By MIE
With a steady year-on-year increase in organisations choosing to screen existing and potential employees, job-seekers who are planning to lie about – or omit – information regarding their qualifications or criminal history in an upcoming job interview will most likely find themselves exposed, unemployed and stuck with a bad reputation.
06 March 2017 - By MIE
Allegations and investigations of corruption are increasingly appearing in South African headlines as the epidemic of dishonest conduct becomes the norm within the country’s public sector. Most recently, it has come to light that some of those working in our licensing departments prioritise underhand payments over the lives of innocent motorists and pedestrians.
30 January 2017 - By MIE
The demand for background screening services in South Africa - and Africa as a whole - has continued to increase over the last five years, presenting a 14% rise in the uptake of vetting solutions by businesses during this period. This highlights the importance of conducting comprehensive background screening checks both pre- and post-employment.