News and articles relating to the Background Screening industry in South Africa and abroad.
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.
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.
Monday, 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.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - By MIE
Remaining productive whilst working remotely during the COVID-19 Lockdown presents unprecedented challenges for employees, business and the economy. The spread of COVID -19 has made the adoption of technology and remote working inevitable, with a likely lasting change in the way we work. However, many employees and business owners alike have been working from home for years, thanks to developments in technology that make remote work possible, but for some it is new.