When choosing an employee screening company, you need to ensure that the company you choose to use is compliant with the necessary laws and regulations. We’ve broken down what screening companies need to be compliant with to be a safe service provider for your company.

Compliance For Screening Companies in South Africa:

There are several highly specific regulations that need to be met to perform many other screening and vetting services, most importantly, receiving consent from the candidate and safely securing the information is also necessary for a screening company to remain compliant.

To perform a legal background check on an individual, one needs written consent from the individual to perform the background check, personal information must not be retained for any longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose for its collection. If there is no legal requirement to keep the information, it should be deleted.

The same is true for qualification verifications, in which the individual must provide consent, their ID document, their name and surname and a copy of the qualification in question.

Criminal record checks, require a consent form from the candidate, their fingerprints taken by a SAPS approved biometric fingerprint reader (SAGEM MSO300), and a copy of their ID.

iFacts values compliance and comprehensive, transparent information above all else. We are compliant with the National Credit Regulator (NCR); the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA); the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the Credit Bureau Association (CBA); and the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).

We offer a variety of services as well as a fully integrated online platform, with free training for all users, real-time data, and results, with easy to read, comprehensive reports. We also have access to South African repositories of footprints and fingerprints for use in criminal record checks.

iFacts, the leading provider of employee screening and vetting services, should be your service provider of choice when it comes to hiring.

Hire with confidence. Hire with iFacts.

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