News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 - By Kfm
Tracey Lange chats to Jennifer Barkhuizen from MIE to discuss the importance of Background Screening and the increase in the demand for social media screening.
Monday, 24 May 2021 - By MIE
The past year has seen many changes in the talent landscape, but perhaps the most significant is the impact that budget cuts have had on talent initiatives. Faced with reduced revenue, uncertain sales pipelines, drops in demand and recruitment freezes, human capital professionals have had to find innovative and alternative ways to ensure they have the required talent in place to reach their strategic goals – a daunting task for most.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.