More than just a criminal record check
Issue 8 2023, Security Services & Risk Management
When it comes to human-related risks, organisations and their most senior leaders focus on a narrow set of workforce risks, the potential risks that human workers pose to the business.
Command centre staff, the keys to your company
Issue 5 2023, Security Services & Risk Management
The command centre and its staff are one of your first lines of defence against theft, property damage, misconduct, and more. These workers need to be highly trained and capable of successfully protecting your property and, potentially, human life.
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), Risk Management & Resilience
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 & Events
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, Information 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.