Did They Buy That Certificate?

By |2020-06-11T08:32:32+01:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|

On 13th August 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law tough new rules criminalising the submission of fraudulent qualifications or misrepresentation of education credentials. This was as a result of many high profile personalities being accused of lying about their academic qualifications. The act aims to ensure the integrity of the institutions that grant [...]

Hiring during COVID-19 Times

By |2020-05-12T09:16:35+01:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|

In these trying times when the world is adjusting to the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, most businesses have had to shut down entirely or operate on limited capacity. However, we are witnessing urgent demand in certain industries as a result of our collective response geared to help us win the battle against this pandemic. [...]

Wait before you stone your candidate!

By |2020-03-09T10:22:33+00:00January 29th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|

People can make mistakes and systems do not always work. Sometimes information can be recorded in the wrong way when created. Both the Employer and background check company should always give the applicant the opportunity to review any discrepancy between what is reported in the self-declaration form and what is found by a background check!

What should you expect from a background check?

By |2020-03-09T10:23:51+00:00January 19th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|

Background checks show the discrepancies between a candidate’s claims as provided in the CV and self-declaration form and the information reported by independent sources such as court records, prior employers, schools, and government agencies. A background check will simply corroborate what is stated by the candidate.

Why do a credit check for a dry cleaning job?

By |2020-03-09T10:24:01+00:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|

It doesn’t matter what position you are filling in your firm. Your credit history gauges your level of responsibility. If you don’t pay your bills, how on earth will you ever be able to be a reliable employee. Unfortunately, a bad credit report is not a good sign in a new hire!

Feel the fear and do it anyway

By |2020-03-09T10:24:31+00:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Opinion|

You might be worried to run a background check. You have found an eligible candidate and you don’t want to hear any bad news. You should not deny yourself the truth. Maybe you have found a potential hire, but you still want to know, today, if he or she has any criminal record. Better safe than [...]

The right information deserves the right report!

By |2020-03-09T10:24:43+00:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Opinion|

Information is just as important as how it is presented. The most valuable piece of information is useless if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful to those who intend to use it. The right report is what distinguishes professional background firms from anyone else.

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