Overview of Background Screening

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Background Screening is also known as Background Checks, Suitability Checks and Probity Checks. This is the process of looking up and authenticating various pieces of personal and confidential information on an individual or an organisation.

This information can be used to verify whether an individual or organisation is being truthful and transparent about their credentials. In turn, this becomes a pro-active step in reducing risk based on the information.

Background Screening checks and verifications are often requested by employers on job candidates for employment screening, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government.

These checks are often used by employers as a means of ascertaining a job applicant's academic claims, character, and capabilities as per the job profile, and to identify potential hiring risks.

MIE offers a wide variety of background checks that can be conducted on individuals both in Southern Africa and Internationally.

Verification of Matric (Grade 12) and tertiary qualification checks, criminal record checks, credit checks, previous employment history and reference checks, and identity checks are some of the most widely conducted background checks performed by MIE.

Other checks that can be conducted are driver’s licence checks, vehicle accident history and ownership, psychometric testing and skill assessments, membership to organisations and associations, FAIS and sequestration.

MIE also offers several checks that can be conducted against suppliers/vendors.

MIE verifications are in line with legislation, requiring the signed consent of the individual prior to the checks being conducted.