iFacts Blog

Growth & Development

May 16, 2017

The team here at iFacts have just gone through an exciting phase during which we have updated our scorecards and incorporated them into our monthly company review. The result of this is that we have gained a much better understanding about the direction in which our company is heading. Like every other company, iFacts does aim at growing. However, in present times we can easily be sucked into the negativity that surrounds us and we can jus...

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Screening those who care for our Loved Ones.

May 12, 2017

While there is much to love about South Africa, one of the biggest concerns many of us have is maintaining our personal safety. We all know how much is spent on securing our homes and possessions. However, how much attention do we give to those who are responsible for our children during the day We have sadly recently seen a school incident where a coach and hostel master were employed by a school governing body and he is now in court for ...

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Your Digital Life after Death

May 3, 2017

It seems amazing for many that this is even a real issue, but digital life after death is now something we all need to think about. Microsoft estimates that the typical web user may have anywhere up to 25 different online accounts. This includes everything from email accounts, to social media, to banking accounts. Of course these all come with their own usernames, passwords, and a variety of other login details, and we all know how impossible...

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PREVENTING EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

April 18, 2017

  Research shows that the cost of losing an employee can cost a company anything from 16% to 213% of the annual salary of that particular employee.  These costs are never shown in the bottom line analysis of a company but the HR department can add huge value by preventing high turnover. At iFacts we do a number of employee satisfaction and employee engagement surveys and together with our research and other statistics we have dis...

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Hiring Trends In South Africa

April 11, 2017

According to the recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook survey for 2017 where employers were asked what they thought would change in their workplace in the second quarter of 2017, it was felt that changes in South Africa would be minimal but 12% of companies believed they would increase their staff complement but over 80% believed that there would be no change.  The area expecting the most improvement is the Western Cape with Gauteng report...

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

March 16, 2017

  I thoroughly enjoyed going through the State of the Industry: Employee Wellbeing, Culture & Engagement in 2017 produced by Workforce and Virgin Pulse. The highlights for me were: 78% of companies measured engagement using annual surveys 48% of companies found employee participation to be the biggest hurdle to having successful surveys completed By improving employee engagement 74% of employees were more satisfied i...

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Employee Communication

March 9, 2017

  iFacts is thrilled to have gone into partnership with Farosian, enabling us to offer Social Media Screening checks as part of our People Risk Management Solutions as one of our new vetting tools. Analysing the statistics around social media and the risks employees pose to an organization has been incredibly interesting and I am sure you have seen these statistics in our iFacts social media campaigns. Please view our Face Book pag...

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION

March 2, 2017

  Many discussions regarding the different generations are taking place in the workplace currently and one of the employers’ concerns is that millenials are not staying in jobs as long as other employees. (A recent survey by Deloitte, the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, found that around two-thirds of millennial employees have expressed a desire to leave their organizations by 2020). The reason for the employers’ concern is th...

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TRENDS IN 2017

February 23, 2017

I am still reading articles on trends for 2017 and the one item I found interesting was that 61% of companies believed that their staff communication needed to improve and they felt that by doing that, it would improve employee engagement. 57% believed that technology would help them achieve this. Whilst we talk about staff communication, we cannot ignore the fact that more and more people are communicating and expressing their opinions via s...

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PEOPLE RISK IGNORED IN VICTIMS OF CRIME SURVEY

February 21, 2017

A frightening review of the Victims of Crime Survey (https://goo.gl/gw1h99) has made me realize that whilst many South Africans are aware of the high levels of violent crime and causes, there appears to be little awareness of the people risk in our country and the affect that this could have on individuals and our economy Some of the main crimes associated with people risk are ID Theft, Bribery and Corruption and the perceptions of law en...

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