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As of January 2019 all new teachers will be required to submit police clearance certificates. But will it happen, and is it enough? We’ve got a solution.

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CSI Newsletter – August 2017

Stolen money, CSI Safeguard, and a new all-star employee – what do they all have in common? Well, in two words, polygraph testing.

CSI Safeguard - Pre-employment Screening

For years enterprise-sized companies have had a variety of tools at their disposal to minimise the potential risk posed by new recruits. With the introduction of CSI Safeguard, these tools are now also available to small businesses, like yours.

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Earlier this month a water polo coach at a prestigious Johannesburg school was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than 20 boys. In a separate incident, a female teacher at a Northern Cape school was suspended after allegedly sexually assaulting a female pupil. These aren’t isolated incidents, and nor are they limited to cases

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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

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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

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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

Getting fired while asleep is relatively easy. This is if your poorly chosen spot to become inebriated happens to be your desk. Given the staggering amount of alcohol consumed locally, should South African businesses move to include substance abuse screening as part of the hiring process? Whilst scouring the internet looking for real life accounts

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