Ban the Box restricts employers asking about a candidates criminal convictions, and appears to be gaining traction in the United States. But will it work in SA?

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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

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