News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
Monday, 04 March 2019 - By MIE
Incidents of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of assets, misconduct and misrepresentation, among others, are continuously being publicly exposed and reported on in the media the world over. To address and mitigate the implied reputational, or even legal or financial risk to the associated entities, background screening continues to gain global attention and is being adapted of as part of employment and procurement practices.
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - By MIE
The South African mining industry continues to receive much attention, and the recent media noise following the safety challenges within the sector is no different. This attention of the last year has focused on the growing safety concerns in mines, and rightly so, given the rise in number of deaths within mining in the past year. Without a doubt, safety must continue to top the agenda of discussions.
Monday, 07 January 2019 - By MIE
The 2018 matric results have been released, showing another successful year with an improved pass rate of 78.2%. While this will lead to a number of now officially qualified matriculants looking to study further or start to enter the ‘working world’, what effect can the year-on-year decrease in matric enrolments pose to corporate South Africa (SA)?
Friday, 14 December 2018 - By eNCA - Tonight show with Jane Dutton
Fake qualifications or the exposure of these falsifications can be fatal, but new legislation aims to prevent and punish fraud.
Monday, 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?
Tuesday, 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.