Why integrity should play an even greater role when selecting qualified and competent candidates in the workplace

March 26, 2014

 

Why integrity should play an even greater role when selecting qualified and competent candidates in the workplace

  • Written by  Jenny Reid Managing Director of iFacts
  • Wednesday, 26 March 2014 17:07
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Why integrity should play an even greater role when selecting qualified and competent candidates in the workplace

 

The public broadcaster has become an open joke. Earlier this month, SABC employees were again found to have fraudulent matric documents, with more than 2 200 staffers without a shred of proof that they had passed high school. In fact, a senior finance administrator was found to be in possession of a diploma as a beauty therapist.

If that was not damaging enough, SABC CEO Hlaudi Motsoeneng came back with a backlash of his own. People with degrees were a drain on the SABC, he believed. This after a skills audit found senior management at the SABC lacked strategic thinking skills.

For an institution supposedly dedicated to objective, fair and accurate news for a democratic country, these latest findings underscore the level of corruption and dishonesty in South Africa. Bottom line, Mr Motsoeneng—a document that is not authentic is a form of fraud. A qualification unrelated to the position held is not only irresponsible but unethical too. And hiring someone who does facials for a living to look after finance is not rational, is it?

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