News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
23 March 2021 - By MIE
Managed Integrity Evaluation’s (MIE) 10th annual Background Screening Index (BSI) shares statistics and highlights the impact the pandemic had on levels of activities in the industry, showing how the lockdown affected demand for background screening, and emphasizing which industries were impacted in both activity and risk.
17 March 2021 - By MIE
Specialised Technical Skills are in High Demand but in Short Supply The World Economic Forum predicts that over a third of skills that are considered important today will have changed over the next five years. According to the Future of Jobs report, two of the top five drivers of change in South Africa over the past five years are technology related – big data and mobile internet/cloud technology. CareerJunction’s latest jobs index shows that the Information Technology sector in general has a demand for skills that far outweighs the supply, which is at 50% of demand.
24 February 2021 - By MIE
The MIE Assessment team has recently noted a steep increase in the queries we have received from candidates that were assessed. Some are just curious and want to understand their own development areas for career planning, but many are challenging their results, or even the outcome of the recruitment process. We suspect that it might be linked to the high unemployment rate in our country and the reduced opportunities that are available due to many organisations embarking on recruitment freezes.
23 February 2021 - By MIE
Writing matric exams is challenging for most students as it is the culmination of their secondary education journey. However, writing these exams during the global COVID-19 pandemic, after a year of adapting to numerous pressures during the academic year, was an even tougher challenge for the matric class of 2020.
02 November 2020 - By MIE
The world we live in is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), and the world of work in particular has borne the brunt of recent developments brought about by the global pandemic, and the need to adapt to the “new normal”
26 October 2020 - By MIE
A question we are often asked by our clients is how can one justify the cost of psychometric assessments? A better question to ask is whether a company can justify making the wrong talent decision, or why there is a lack of top talent.