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Employee screening trends
Issue 8 2022, Security Services & Risk Management
Criminal record checks still the most popular background check conducted around the world, but global employee screening trends are changing according to iFacts.

Would you employ someone with a criminal record?
Issue 6 2022, Security Services & Risk Management, Commercial (Industry)
Many companies have removed the criminal record check from their employee screening policy because they believe it is irrelevant during the hiring process.

The cost of safety
Issue 5 2022, Technews Publishing, Security Services & Risk Management
In June 2022, the South African police statistics showed that crime had increased significantly. According to the SAPS, 6083 people were murdered over the quarter (up 22%), the equivalent of 68 people a day.

Is qualification fraud on the rise?
Issue 3 2022, Security Services & Risk Management
Recently there have been interesting news articles relating to qualification fraud. Surprisingly, these are from organisations where you would believe that the verification of qualifications was the norm.

Trends in employee screening
Issue 1 2022, News
iFacts recently completed its annual review of the past year’s employee screening statistics. Of particular interest for potential employers are the social media statistics.

The people risk
Issue 7 2021, Security Services & Risk Management
When looking at the risk factor in the corporate environment, we generally consider the employee a small part of the risk prevention strategy and there are times when they have been excluded completely.

The human element in cybercrime
Issue 4 2021, Cyber Security
Keeping up with threat intelligence is a must for any security analyst today and the insider threat remains a huge part of any risk analysis.

Linking HR and security
Issue 3 2021, Access Control & Identity Management
Employee screening is implemented to ensure the risk of the company is managed and fraudsters do not enter the workplace, but the results of the vetting are not often linked to other areas in the business.

Fraudulent qualifications back in the news
Issue 3 2021, Security Services & Risk Management
A recently passed law that affects the employee screening environment considerably is the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill, which prevents people from misrepresenting qualifications on their CVs and in job applications.

Mitigating the risks of renting
Residential Security Handbook 2021: Smart Estate Living , Security Services & Risk Management
Post-rental blues can result when you rent your house to the wrong person and feel the pinch of unpaid rent as well as complaints and fines from estate homeowners and management. What can be done to try to avoid these post-rental risks?

Dealing with human risk in cybersecurity
Issue 9 2020, Training & Education
The human element in cyber risk is often ignored while systems are given priority over consistent education and training.

Leaders in risk and security: As long as there are people, there will be risk
Issue 5 2020, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice
Jenny Reid is a self-made success, focusing on people, the risks they create and the potential they have.


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