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Employee Engagement

If you thought generous salaries and good benefits were the most important driving factors for a well-motivated team of staff, think again. While these factors certainly do help, human psychology is a strange thing. Over and over we have seen statistics that proved beyond doubt that the one thing that drives employees, encourages active engagement and ultimately creates a productive environment is when those employees feel heard, recognise...

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Social Media

The introduction of the social media screening service has shown us how vulnerable companies are when employees run rampant online.  Our clients have indicated that they believe that they were covering all the bases by doing a Facebook search or checking on candidates on Linked In but what has shocked them is the amount of information uncovered by the formal social media check that highlights risks the Human Resource department would never h...

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Person Contact Trace

With the ever-changing world we live in we, at iFacts, need to stay on top of the regulations regarding employee screening & vetting services. The latest changes we have are related to credit checks. We are aware that many clients have used a credit check to verify contact details and employment information in a CV as candidates are often desperate to get finance and will give information willingly yet they will hide information on t...

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iFacts Social Media Assessments set to change the way in which we vet candidates

Imagine you wake up on a Monday morning to see your company’s social media accounts buzzing with activity… but not the good kind. Your brand name is being mentioned in a Social Media scandal on the radio and the news…. And all because one of your new employees has made a racist remark on their personal Facebook page. It happened to Standard Bank with Chris Hart, and Jawitz Properties with Penny Sparrow. In today’s world, it could very...

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The Internet never sleeps and neither do the social media gaffes ever stop

  From singling out racist comments and individuals, to the distribution of fake news and alternative facts, 2017 has seen Social Media come under the spotlight. Most recently, Government intends to monitor and control our favourite platforms, leaving the public outraged and questioning their freedom of speech. Minister of State Security David Mahlobo had said over the weekend that social media could be regulated in future to preve...

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Exciting New Service

Have you ever felt that a person’s resume never really tells the entire story?   Social media plays a major part in all our lives and often it provides much more insight into an employee than the traditional interview process. With over 6000 tweets per second globally, and 5 new Facebook profiles being opened per 10 seconds, the amount of information available is enormous. And with the dangers of social media and the damage it can do...

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PEOPLE RISK IGNORED IN VICTIMS OF CRIME SURVEY

  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 ...

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE

  2017 has arrived with a vengeance and many of us are wondering what our future holds. In South Africa, 2016 left us stunned by the behaviour of our president and current political situation. We can only hope that the opposition party can hold individuals accountable and ensure the stability of our country. Below are the people trends that I believe we need to look out for in this new year:   THE CHANGING HR ENVIRONME...

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE

  2017 has arrived with a vengeance and many of us are wondering what our future holds. In South Africa, 2016 left us stunned by the antics of our president and current political situation. We can only hope that the opposition party can hold individuals accountable and ensure the stability of our country. From a corporate point of view, it was frightening to see the statistics reveal that last year; in general, company expenses are...

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How Authentic is your Staff’s Qualifications?

  The 2016 matric pass rate, including progressed learners, has increased to 72.5%, a total of 1.8 percentage points more than last year’s rate of 70.7%. But this still leaves a large percentage of unskilled youth desperate enough, that they will falsify their qualifications in order to obtain a job.   Many youths today don’t truly recognize the value of a matric certificate until they have to decide what they want to d...

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