News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
16 February 2016 - By Ina van der Merwe
While qualification fraud has remained consistently high in South Africa, at 16% for two consecutive years, there are circumstances where candidates are not the ones to blame and have been scammed into thinking that their qualifications are legitimate.
11 January 2016 - By MIE
There has been an 11% increase in the demand for background screening services in South Africa and Africa over the last five years. In addition, a candidate’s educational history has been identified as the most likely to contain discrepancies when compared to all other background screening checks.
06 January 2016 - By MIE
On the 5th of January 2016, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga announced the matric pass rate of 70.7%. This means that out of the 799 306 full- and part-time candidates that sat for their examinations, only 565 109 passed. This reflects a 5.1% drop in the average pass rate from 75.8% in 2014.
16 November 2015 - By MIE
Recent student protests across South Africa may have a negative impact on the already elevated rate of qualification fraud in South Africa.
02 November 2015 - By MIE
While the retail and hospitality industries are gearing up to hire more staff to cope with the increase in activity over the holiday season, they may be putting their businesses, clients and other employees at risk if they do not carry out criminal record checks on new hires.