News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
03 December 2018 - By MIE
Digital transformation is changing the way people and industries engage. Access to information has become easily attainable and platforms have evolved to allow for remote services on-demand. So, what does this mean for the background screening industry? Should professional vetting companies utilise this online data because it is now easier to access, and is background screening still meeting its purpose on these platforms?
20 November 2018 - By MIE
With the Festive Season and Summer holidays around the corner in South Africa, this time of year is a peak business period for several industries – from retail to travel, hospitality and entertainment, etc. - and these businesses will often hire additional seasonal employees. Having extra hands to help cope with higher demand during these busy months certainly offers a number of benefits, but businesses should be vigilant and not slack on conducting background screening on all candidates and new hires.
23 October 2018 - By MIE
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. If you think about it, almost everything that reaches the consumer has had a road experience, which means that the commercial transport industry is a key driver to a functioning economy. Taking this into account; do businesses have the correct insight on who their drivers are?
04 September 2018 - By eNCA
As jobs become harder to find, it seems more and more people are lying about their qualifications.
03 September 2018 - By MIE
As unemployment in South Africa jumped to 27.2% for Q2 2018, the proverbial walls seem to be closing in on job seekers. The strain of this appears to be intensified among the youth who account for 63.5% of the total number of unemployed persons, irrespective of education level. Despite the tough economy and difficult climate of the job market, with the 2018 final exam season around the corner, students are urged to knuckle down on their studies to obtain their qualifications earnestly.
15 August 2018 - By MIE
Securing a job in South Africa today is tough for many. Latest figures from Stats SA indicate that unemployment has increased to 27.2% for the second quarter of the year (from 26.7%) – where hiring organisations are more cautious than optimistic about growth in the economy, their markets and their businesses. Hiring someone with a criminal record is often just not an option.