For the past few months CSI Africa has been hitting the dirt roads to help farmers up their game against farm attacks: The Vault is a centralised database in which the verified background details of farm workers can be stored and shared. In the early hours of February 19, three intruders woke Sue Howarth and
Well, we’re on shaky ground as it is. The political atmosphere is playing havoc with the country’s economy. Next year may just be another year or, as some very clever people predict, one of the more economically uncertain in our young democracy. In light of that, hiring and firing in 2017 is something which should
In 2015 there were 24,965 cases of stock theft reported. That’s up 1.8% from 2014. Despite assurances from the ministerial choir that a downgrade and recession are off the table, we know times can get tough easily. And when times get tough, well, fingers get a little longer. ‘Shrinkage’ is the official name given to
The Employee Risk Conference was held at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, earlier this month. It’s the kind of event that can really help small business owners as well as key HR personnel in bigger businesses hire safer and more efficiently. Of course, not everyone could be there, which is why we’re sharing a
On Thursday the 9th of June CSI Africa will be exhibiting at the iFacts 2016 Employee Risk Conference. CSI Africa founder and CEO Amelia Griesel will be present to answer all your polygraph-related questions, and provide strategic guidance for the implementation of cost-efficient employee risk-management strategies. Polygraph matters in a struggling economy The rising cost
It’s been a while since we last posted – we’ve been working hard behind the scenes developing a new product to take the hassle out of employee records management, and improving the way we interact with you, our valued client. So, without further ado… myScreening has gone Desktop myScreening Desktop has been designed as a
CV fraud is a prevalent theme in South Africa, with many individuals falsifying either qualifications or references with the aim of attaining sought-after positions. If you think it’s a good idea to be more risk averse in 2016, this post is for you.
A prominent Durban high school unwittingly employed a convicted sex offender, and failed to act after his first victim notified the school’s management team. And although South African legislation provides measures to safeguard our children, more can be done to prevent convicted sex offenders from slipping through the cracks.
In June of 2013 Forbes published Background Checks On Job Candidates: Be Very Careful . The article highlighted lawsuits filed by US federal regulators who argue that employers who exclude all job applicants with criminal records may be guilty of racial discrimination.