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FAIS AND DOFA Checks

FAIS ( The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services) AND DOFA (Date of First Appointment) These are some interesting checks that are designed specifically for the insurance and financial industries. Fortunately for us as consumers it is good to know that…

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Soft skills

In today’s world, recruiters are saying that they have a greater need to recruit people with soft skills. For many this is an iffy situation but when you look at the following list I for one know that I would…

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Person contact trace

We are aware that many clients have used a credit check in the past to verify contact details and employment information submitted on a CV. Candidates are often desperate to apply for credit and will give information willingly - yet…

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iFacts Employee Lifecycle

At iFacts we believe that employees are a true asset to an organization and as Richard Branson correctly says “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”…

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Where in the world is Jenny?

  Jenny, the owner of iFacts, is one of those crazy people who cannot allow grass to grow under her feet. Jenny not only looks for places to grow iFacts but looks to give back. Recently Jenny and her husband,…

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50Plus-Skills

One of the new organisations we have partnered with is one that looks at the investment of a new segment in your life because people today are having to plan to live beyond 100. 50Plus-Skills is an online skills community…

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Is your employee screening company compliant?

We have experienced some interesting new legal changes in the South African background screening industry and thought it important to share some information with you regarding this and we are also very pleased that we are legally compliant in all…

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Refirement 50+ Services

A team of passionate South Africans, including the iFacts team, are investigating setting up a community of skilled and experienced people over 50. It will create meaningful work opportunities for these people and provide the market with cost effective skills…

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iFacts Employee of the year 2017

Congratulations to Conscience Manjokota for earning iFacts employee of the year 2017 and runner up Chipo Laudi. Well deserved. iFacts Employee of the year 2017 - Conscience Manjokota   Runner Up - Chipo Laudi

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iFacts Team Building

We at iFacts thought we would share a bit of fun which was had by the iFacts team on their team building events. iFacts Operations Team: [su_row][su_column size="1/3"][/su_column] [su_column size="1/3"] [/su_column] [su_column size="1/3"] [/su_column][/su_row] [su_row][su_column size="1/3"] [/su_column] [su_column size="1/3"] [/su_column]…

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Is It Such A Good Idea To Befriend That Colleague?

With the end of the year upon us and festivities and holidays in abundance iFacts would strongly encourage employees to take responsibility for their activity on social media. Work and professional relationships do have a strong tendency to develop in…

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The devious art of lying by telling the truth

In 1996 research was done by researcher, Bella DePaulo. She established that every person tells at least a lie per day. This is the reason politicians are telling half-truths to avoid to tell the whole truth when questions are asked.…

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iFacts Customer Satisfaction Suvery 2017

We thank all our loyal customers for their support in 2017 and congratulate the winner of the lucky draw from those who completed our customer satisfaction survey. Congratulations to Joanne Johnson (Merchants SA). Wishing you all a happy and save…

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2017 Wrap Up

As we race towards the end of yet another year I am sure we all have different thoughts about what 2017 has given us - some may be rather concerned about what 2018 holds but I am sure we all…

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Motivation to Motivate: the Peak Performance Toolkit

  The Peak Performance Toolkit ™ Diagnostic (PPT™) Developed by Deshun Deysel   Do your employees feel needed and appreciated? Do they know when they have done something right, or wrong? “Employees worldwide have a need for ongoing feedback and…

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Do you Facebook stalk potential candidates?

  Warning: Be careful of what you read on Facebook! As an employer, it pays to find out as much as you can about potential candidates. A Social Media Assessment can (and must) provide good value and information to clients.…

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Onboarding: Avoid making a bad hire

The statistics from a recent study by the global staffing firm, Robert Half, on “Making a Bad Hire” clearly speak for themselves: It has been estimated that, on average, 45 hours are wasted on hiring and the subsequent onboarding of…

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iFacts Breakfast – New Service Launch

Come and be inspired by Deshun at the next iFacts’ Business Breakfast, and hear about Deshun’s research on the link between ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’. Join us as we learn about the Peak Performance Toolkit TM Coaching System (c), and hear…

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Free iFacts PDA Survey

At iFacts we strongly believe that the Personal Development Analysis tool is an effective employee vetting and development tool.  We would like to obtain your opinion on the use of such tools and will share the information in our next…

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Find your perfect match with iFacts

"87% of people who leave their organization or their team do so because of personality conflicts and not because of their capabilities" (Dr. Kurt Einstein). Making a bad hire has the potential to ruin a business. This might seem overly…

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Free iFacts TRAINING

iFacts is of the firm belief that in order to make the lives of our clients easier, and to ensure that the vetting services we offer provide the maximum value, we offer a monthly training session for our users. These…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Know Your Driver

  IS YOUR DRIVER FRAUDULANT?   In light of the recent investigation by the City of Johannesburg which has uncovered nearly 1 000 instances of fraud within the Licensing Department as well as the staggering death toll on our roads…

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Trust Information Search

It has been an ongoing frustration retrieving trust information via a credible online electronic portal. All information as available via the master’s office have never been digitised and due to this caused obstructions within the general legal fraternity. iFacts approached…

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Company Office (CIPC) – Company Registration Number

Unfortunately, fraud relating to tenders, procurement and even purchasing is a rife activity in South Africa. Before entering into any agreement with another organisation verify that the details provided in your application form or tender are genuine. It is essential…

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Editor’s Note

  Still think that employee screening checks, verifications and supplier vetting services is an unnecessary expense? Ask any business owner who can attest to the financial and productivity consequences of poor hiring decisions. In addition, every HR professional understands the…

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FREE REVIEW OF EMPLOYEE SCREENING POLICY

  iFacts offers a FREE review of employee screening policy for any company completing 300 checks within a 3-month period   Our comprehensive background checks allow iFacts to assess the risks in your employee screening policy as part of your…

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FREE USER TRAINING

  iFacts is offering FREE user training in the iFacts offices in 2017 We offer comprehensive backend systems that give our clients the tools to safeguard their business and receive continuous risk assessment services from iFacts. Available to all registered…

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FREE ID VERIFICATION

  iFacts offers a free ID verification with any South African background check submitted   ID theft has become a high-profile crime in South Africa, with thousands of cases of people having their identity stolen and given to illegal immigrants in…

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Real Time Data

  In addition to these free services, iFacts now has access to real time data for a number of our checking services, meaning that there is no longer any waiting period if any of the following checks are requested by…

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FREE questionnaires via our App portal

  Gain full access to a host of comprehensive questionnaires that deal with areas such as: Employee Screening Policy, Security Risk, and Health & Safety. iFacts provides its clients with a comprehensive set of tools that can help any company…

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The Value of Employee Screening

  Honest, qualified and trustworthy employees are the lifeblood of any organisation and nowhere is this more important than in the small to medium business sector, where employee dynamics play an even more important role.   As a result, pre-employment…

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Adequate training boosts morale and productivity

  End-user training is often one of the most neglected aspects following the implementation of any new online system within an organisation. However, it is the key to the successful adoption of any new system.   After making an investment…

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ID verification is part and parcel of recruitment

  The shocking statistics speak for themselves. Identity (ID) theft and fraud has become one of the fastest growing crimes in South Africa today.   Besides the untold personal misery, it has caused for thousands of individual South African’s who’ve…

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Get more BANG for your buck with iFacts

  Keeping your company and its employees safe from potential risks that could jeopardise your profitability should be at the top of your priority list. One way to safeguard your organisation is through the full implementation of Background Screening Checks…

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Bank Account Verification

iFacts offers a comprehensive Bank Account Verification Service that allows for the quick and efficient verification of any individual or business bank account. By utilising this real-time service, you can expect to receive the following information.   Account Holder /…

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It’s the dodgy appointments that need a closer look

    Following the Sunday Times expose yesterday that South Africa’s high commissioner to Singapore, Hazel Francis Ngubeni, has a colourful past as a drug smuggler, industry experts are commentating on what may be going wrong with our countries vetting…

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All the President’s Men

Yet another downright dodgy, unethical and unlawful appointment uncovered. This time it’s the weird and wonderful appointment of Hawks boss, Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, by the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko.     A year ago, Minister Nhleko, made the unexpected…

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Where to now for Mr Hullabaloo?

Have the wheels of justice finally come full circle for Hlaudi Motsoeneng? Following the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) decision that Motsoeneng’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the SABC was irrational, it has emerged that the SCA is…

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“Lessons” in Leadership from SAA

  “We are concerned about executives who are leaking sensitive information to the media” And no wonder she’s concerned. This was uttered by none other than the woman who thousands believe will soon force our national airline carrier into a…

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Are you ready for the seasonal worker rush?

  Business tends to ebb and flow with the seasons, and although most South African organisations experience a steady decline in operations as we move towards the infamous December / January festive season shutdown, there are certain types of businesses…

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A drug addict in your employ?

  The problem is insidious and ever-present. It can be as obvious as the 20-something new recruit in accounts still coming down after a 48-hour alcohol and ecstasy binge, or as subtle as the long serving elderly lady in accounts,…

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Five Tips to Decrease Staff Turnover

    You’ve invested time, money, and training and now your barely even settled-in recruit is ready to seize the next best offer before they’ve even started contributing positively to your bottom-line.     Employee turnover is the thorn in…

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Security Assessment

Security Assessments The following questionnaire will help you to determine whether you need to have a risk assessment done. For more information or to request an assessment, please contact us.   Click Here to complete the questionnaire

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Be all you can be… provided you can pay the fee

Low and behold, yet another bogus degree scandal has hit the local headlines. Last week the Sunday Times broke the story about the sorry state of affairs playing itself out at the University of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. Apparently more than…

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Would you hire a convicted criminal?

While prosecutors stated that Oscar’s shockingly lenient six-year jail sentence for murder has the potential to bring the administration of justice into disrepute, the South Africa’s Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) CEO Tubby Reddy then paved the way for…

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Employee Screening Policy

Once your organisation has decided that Employee Screening and Background Checks will form part and parcel of the company’s Recruitment and Human Resources process, it’s critical to ensure that this becomes company policy.   Each and every organisation, has every…

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Vendor Vetting Policy

While many organisations have successfully implemented internal Background Checks and Employee Screening, many have not closed a critical loophole that could expose your organisation to significant risk. One of the most underestimated threats to any organisation can be the suppliers,…

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Assessing employee integrity with iFacts

    iFacts has earned a reputation in the industry for providing an extensive and diverse range of services aimed at equipping companies of all shapes and sizes with the tools to run effectively and make educated decisions throughout the…

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Why you should be outsourcing your Human Resources

  The human resources department is an essential piece of the puzzle for companies where recruitment choices often have the potential to make or break an organization.   Most larger companies are able to maintain their own in-house HR departments…

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Editor’s Note

It’s July, which means we’re already past the halfway mark for 2016. It hasn’t been a year without its challenges, but it has certainly had its fair share of success. On 9 June, iFacts hosted its inaugural Employee Risk Conference…

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Health & Safety Assessment

Health & Safety   With the poor administration of legislation and law enforcement one is inclined to disregard prescriptive legislation in regard to safety. This could well be a financial saving until the foreseeable but improbable occurs and an employee…

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Employee Satisfaction Surveys

iFacts offers a range of Employee Satisfaction Surveys that offer obtainable and actionable results that can play a key role in improving the efficiency and productivity of the organisation and its employees. These Surveys help the employer identify areas of employee…

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Exit Interviews

iFacts offers organisations a series of Exit Interviews structures, which are comprised of a survey of questions to be conducted with employees when they leave the organisation to seek alternative employment. The information from each survey is used to provide…

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Employee Wellbeing

iFacts provides its clients with the tools necessary to create a culture of well-being and employee health that boosts staff morale and positively reduces absenteeism, staff turnover and healthcare costs.   We are able to create a wellness site for…

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PDA International

PDA International is the most successful Global Brand in Online Behaviour Assessments currently operating in over 32 countries and available in a variety of languages. The PDA has been used in the international market over the past 15 years in…

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INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT TESTS

The CV looks good, and the qualifications are genuine, but is the applicant right for the position you want to fill? iFacts provides a series of Integrity Assessment that will help you determine the applicant’s suitability. iFacts has partnered with…

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Verification of SARS Tax Clearance Certificate

A tax clearance certificate from the SA Revenue Service is an essential item for any legally operating entity in South Africa. Unfortunately, some organisations are not up-to-date with the various tax payments and cannot obtain a legal tax clearance certificate…

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Company Credit Check – Standard

A business credit report provides the registration details of the company, including any civil court records on the company as well as default information relating to non-payment of accounts. It provides banking details on the company, property and bond information…

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Deeds Office – Property Search

A search of the South African deeds office gives an indication of all property the individual owns, part owns or has previously owned.   There is also an indication of bonds (mortgages) registered against the property.   In addition to…

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CIPC Searches

Directorship Search (CIPC) (Confirmation of Company Reg. No.) Through the online search tool, we are able to establish details of companies that an individual is, or has been, a director of and the status of the company (active / deregistered…

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Court Case & CCMA Searches

Often during due diligence or an investigation, the prosecuting attorney and details of various court documents of an individual may be required.   Through the iFacts system a client can request a document using the case, registration or ID number…

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Qualification Verification

Qualification fraud is rife globally and no qualifications presented for employment or any other reason should be accepted at face value.   “ Unscrupulous individuals were willing to pay for false qualifications, and have no shame in producing these to…

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Driver’s License & PDP Verification

Driver’s License Verification   How often do we read of tragic car accidents and incidents and only on investigation is it established that the individual did not have a valid driver’s license? This is not only costly and deadly but…

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Credit Checks

Standard Credit Check (Consumer Trace)   This is an inexpensive way to understand an individual’s credit risk and is extremely useful when recruiting an individual in a position of risk. Details of previous employers are also listed on this check…

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Verification of South African ID Number

Verification of South African ID Number   Unfortunately, ID theft remains the top crime of all time, where over 930 million confidential records have been lost globally.   One of the tools necessary to prevent an organisation employing the incorrect person…

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Criminal Record Checks

Criminal Record Checks via Hardcopy Fingerprints (SAP91A Form) – Fingerprints can be taken at any SAPS Station. This is a service available in South Africa where candidates can visit any SA Police Service Customer Service Centre and get their fingerprints…

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Drugs and alcohol: A hangover for business

    Drug abuse in the workplace can be a serious threat to the integrity of your company and the safety of your employees.     With alcohol and substance abuse rife in South Africa, the probability of having to…

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Lifecycle of Employee Risk: Part Three

    We all know that fraud is out there. We know it exists, and that it happens, but most people aren’t really clued up on how to identify when it’s happening or how to stop it. Despite the fact…

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Editor’s Note

Imagine being arrested in a foreign country for drug trafficking, spending almost 20 years behind bars with the constant threat of violence, and finally being allowed to return home to a country, which is unrecognizable to the one you left behind?   What…

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Editors Comment

In less than one month, iFacts will launch its first annual Employee Risk Conference. We cannot wait to welcome you to this vitally important industry event. Not only will we take you through the fascinating world of Employee Risk and…

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How to spot a potential office fraudster

    Fraud is a never-ending epidemic in the world of corporate business, costing companies in Africa billions annually.   With increasingly sophisticated means being developed for criminals to conduct fraudulent activity, companies have to be on the lookout for…

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You cannot afford to miss this…

    Hiring the wrong kind of employees can literally bring a company to its knees. This may sound far-fetched or outrageous. But the terrifying truth is that this statement is right on the mark.   Consider the risk to…

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What’s the status of your credit?

    A healthy business credit profile will allow you to apply for greater loans that can help you grow your business and offer improved services. Financial service providers are more likely to offer more substantial loans to businesses with…

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The Fake Qualifications Epidemic

    Qualification fraud and the falsification of professional and educational credentials has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa.     This scourge stretches from the upper reaches of government all the way down. In recent years, massive parastatals and…

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Reducing Insider Threats with Pre-Employment Screening

  Employers today are paying more attention to the potential risks that employees pose to their organisations, regardless of whether they are long-time employees or temporary workers and contractors.     The ability for individuals to cause havoc from within…

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Editor’s Note

iFacts is preparing to launch its first ever Employee Risk Conference this June. As a keynote speaker we have invited Shani Krebs to address you.  His story is fascinating.  Please do join us, you won’t want to miss this one.…

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iFacts Employee Risk Conference

The iFacts Employee Risk Conference 2016     Invitation   Hiring the wrong kind of employees can literally bring a company to its knees. This may sound far-fetched or outrageous. But the terrifying truth is that this statement is right…

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iFacts Service Update

Integrity & Behavioural Assessments – Finding the right fit   The recruitment landscape is changing rapidly and apart from the challenge of finding candidates with the right set of skills and qualifications, recruitment is becoming an increasingly strategic part of…

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What kind of leader are you?

Leadership within an organisation can ultimately mean the difference between success and failure – where a good leader is someone who has the ability to rally their employees towards certain goals.Are you one of these leaders?   There have been…

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Four ways to handle work stress

Stress is natural in the workplace. In fact, in some cases stress can be positive because employees with a manageable amount of stress feel driven and motivated. However, when stress becomes overwhelming, it can be negative. In some cases, the…

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Engaging Your Employees

A growing number of South African companies are finding that their employees are not as engaged as international counterparts, leading to a general lack of motivation, which is having a noticeable effect on overall productivity.   In these tough economic…

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Editor’s Comment

It’s March and this month we celebrated Human Rights Day. With this is mind, we look at the importance of employee engagement in the workplace, and the overall impact when employees feel involved, appreciated and motivated. We also address stress…

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iFacts Service Update

  Supplier & Vendor Vetting   iFacts provides organisations with a Supplier & Vendor Vetting service, which will ensure that any and all third-party suppliers are operating within all legal and ethical frameworks. A Supplier or Vendor that does not have a…

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How to Gain Employee Loyalty?

  In a world where the lure of money talks and big promises attract young impressionable minds rather easily, we have a corporate culture that encourages people to move between jobs at the drop of a hat.   Younger generations…

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The Five Worst People to Work With

  Having a bad boss or calamity of a colleague might be a good way to bring everyone together in their shared dislike for the person in question. Unity in adversity and all that. However, the chances are that the…

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The heart wants what it wants…

  What do you do when love knocks on the boardroom door? The issue of the workplace romance is as old as time itself, and still there are no clear cut answers on how to approach this delicate matter.  …

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iFacts Service Update

Beware of fake qualifications! Unfortunately, the fake qualifications scourge shows no signs of letting up, and while the Department of Higher Education has committed to rooting out the problem, organisational leaders are well advised to take control of the matter,…

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Assessing Employee Employability

Hiring new employees is always a test when it comes to assessing their capabilities and suitability for the job at hand. Understanding a candidate’s competencies in relation to the position they’re applying to fill is necessary as it demonstrates their…

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Theology Degree Scam Rocks South Africa

Scores of church leaders may be getting a rude awakening as their theological qualifications are revealed to be less worth than the paper they are printed on.   Following a recent investigation by the Department of Higher Education, a total…

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The Top Five Workplace Trends for 2016

Advances in technology, the ever widening skills gap, the rise of unemployment, workplace automation, and minimising resources to save on cost. There are countless factors that already do and will continue to have an impact on HR Trends in the…

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New Year 2016

Welcome to the New Year, and please allow us to take this opportunity to wish you every success in 2016. We’re sure that by now many of you are back in your normal work routine, but also hope that you…

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Safe Travels

The travel industry is a highly competitive one and with a multitude of travel agents offering numerous affordable specials and discounts, it has now become even more accessible than ever before.   However, many budding tourists fail to adequately research…

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Managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

On 1 December 2015, the world once again recognised and remembered although impacted by AIDS. Tragically, there is still an inherent stigma attached to HIV and AIDS that often affects individuals’ ability to work in any everyday environment.   With…

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Satisfying the need for change in your business

When looking for those contributing factors that lead to employee dissatisfaction and high staff turnover, company leaders should definitely consider the value of Employee Satisfaction Surveys to improve the level of engagement with staff.   While employers may be of…

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Editors Letter

Dear Clients, Suppliers and Stakeholders   Christmas and the end of yet another year is upon us, and with that, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your overwhelming support over the past year. 2015 has…

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The CapeTalk Business Accelerator Campaign

The CapeTalk Business Accelerator Campaign with Nedbank celebrates entrepreneurs who build the businesses that South Africa needs. We want to help successful, established entrepreneurships get to the next level by giving business owners the opportunity to share their stories and…

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New car licence law comes into effect

  Vehicle owners in South Africa will need to produce proof of residence in order to renew their car licence in a new law implemented this November. The Automobile Association (AA) noted that while there has been some speculation regarding…

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Fire Prevention in the Workplace

  As an employer, you have a legal duty to ensure the safety of your workplace and the people working there. Here are six fire prevention tips so things don’t get unnecessarily hot in the boardroom.   Hot Tip #1.Do…

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The Value of Employee Appraisals

  Based on the Employee Satisfaction Surveys iFacts has conducted with various organisations over the years, it has become clear that one of the biggest bugbears for employees is a lack of feedback on their performance from their supervisors  …

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How to effortlessly achieve 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…

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Communication

Communication is one of the most vital components for any successful relationship. Be it marriage, friendship or between colleagues. Your company’s employees are no exception. The theme of this month’s newsletter is all about communication. Clear, concise and honest feedback…

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26% of CVs verified are fraudulent

iFacts is pleased to present its annual service review, as well as the results of all our checks completed for the past year.   Major Milestones We are delighted to announce some of the following major business milestones: The introduction…

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Breast Cancer: Early detection can save lives

  Statistics show that one in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In urban communities, this number rises to one in eight. Luckily, early detection can result in effective treatment and a positive…

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Does your CV do you justice?

  Your CV is meant to give a potential employers a quick overview of your background and capabilities. As such, it’s crucial to ensure that this two-page document leaves a lasting impression. Will your CV land you your dream job?…

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1/3 of South Africans have a mental illness

  October 2015 is Mental Health Awareness Month and with that in mind there’s no better time to review the nations collective psyche.    The numbers paint a rather gloomy picture. One third of all South Africans have some form…

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Editor’s Note

Never let it be said that we don’t live in interesting times. While the boks do their thing in England, it’s been remarkable to note that the Springboks and other teams have had to sign anti-corruption contracts. In an age…

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Background checks can save lives

The world watched in horror as two journalists were shot on live television while broadcasting in Virginia, USA. Graphic footage of the incident from the shooter’s perspective later emerged to shock audiences in every corner of the globe. Could the…

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The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Offices can be very distracting places and hours spent commuting to and from the business means wasted work time. Could allowing employees to work from home be the answer to increased productivity?    Working from home has been given a…

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Job Hunting: Are skills the be-all and end-all?

You’ve spent four years at university, graduated Cum Laude and you have three years’ work experience. Technically you’re seriously overshadowing your fellow job seekers, so this new position should be in the bag?   The only glitch is that you’re…

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Editor’s Letter

A chilly start to spring perhaps, but a new season is here. While we hurtle through towards the final quarter of the year at break-neck speed, we’ve had some exciting new developments at iFacts   Firstly, we wish to welcome…

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Go and study or go to jail

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has laid down the gauntlet on the issue of fake qualifications. During an update to Parliament on government’s efforts to improve the efficiency of key state-owned enterprises, Ramaphosa said that government is busy putting measures in…

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Are volunteers adequately screened?

A Community Police Forum (CPF) is a partnership between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and members of the public, who have a common goal: to rid an area of crime. Given that CPF members are given access to information regarding special police operations, among others, the question arises:…

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iFacts welcomes new staff members

New Appointments   Chantelle du Plessis Chantelle joins the iFacts team as an administrative assistant. Using her bubbly personality and passion for people, Chantelle gets behind every task with enthusiasm. She is currently completing a BA degree through UNISA in…

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Editor’s Note

During the final week of July, scores of South Africans woke up to a disturbing reality this week when the British High Commission contacted them to say that their UK Visa Applications together with all supporting documentation were stolen, when…

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Positively identifying your potential employees

From phishing scams to unprecedented access to bank cards and public records - identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in South Africa today. With thousands of individuals desperate to gain employment or credit by whatever means…

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Coping with Depression in the Workplace

As a South African employer, there are proactive steps that you can take to manage depression in your organisation and provide support for your employees.   According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), as many as one…

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10 Ways to Simplify Your Work Day

Simplifying your work day can have a significant impact on your productivity. By making just a few small adjustments to your routine, you can accomplish more and achieve greater job satisfaction.   The fewer distractions you have in your work…

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Risking a Good Name

Jenny Reid, managing director of iFacts looks at how unmanaged people and security risk can undermine corporate governance through corruption, collusion and crime.   “Sound corporate governance and a sustainable, ethical business culture should always include removing people risks and…

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iFacts Service Update: E-Learning for Career Growth

Did you know that iFacts has developed extensive career development and planning tools aimed at organisations and individuals. This service takes into account the requirements for maximum efficiency and performance at both company and individual level, which will ultimately deliver…

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The Definitive Don’ts of Digital Etiquette

There is no escaping it. Advances in technology have surpassed our wildest expectations to the point where we are never offline and never out of reach. We are constantly sending and receiving messages in the digital world and this has…

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The Workaholic: Asset or Liability?

In a society where WiFi is more highly sought after than a meaningful conversation, people who are addicted to work are seen as ambitious, driven and successful. We praise those who arrive early to work, glorify the ones who stay…

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iFactsify Your CV

Want to stand out from the crowd when it comes to job application? Then take matters into your own hands with this new service aimed exclusively at individual job seekers. All you need to do is submit your CV together…

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iFacts is officially a PDA International Africa Partner

iFacts, is pleased to announce that having competed the required training programme, it now boasts three PDA (Personal Development Analysis) Analysts. Effectively, what this means is that iFacts now offers the globally renowned PDA Behavioural Assessment to any companies looking…

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iFacts welcomes Reata Services

Reata Services a professional human risk services company based in Mpumalanga, joins as the latest iFacts licensee, as the iFacts brand extends its network of national and international services. Led by Ricca Philile Mngomezulu with extensive experience in the public…

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Mind the Gap

As we celebrate youth day this month we take a look at how to bridge the generational gap in the workplace. As you stare in disbelief at the young upstart across the boardroom table that just interrupted the managing director,…

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First do no harm

By Jenny Reid, Managing Director of iFacts First do no harm A clean record is a non-negotiable requirement for those working with children and other vulnerable individuals, or so you would think. Sometimes prevention and intervention is in fact the…

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Credit checks: Know your rights

If you’ve ever been in the market for a new job, you’ll know that it’s fairly common practice for recruiters and employers to perform a credit check. The debate on the merits of credit checks still rages on but wherever…

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Facebook: The New Pre-employment Screening Tool?

Not only has social media changed the way businesses interact with, market to, and reach their customers, but it has had a profound effect on the way the human resources department finds potential candidates. In a new reality and unchartered…

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Fake Qualifications: The snake in the grass

Fraud in the workplace is so prevalent across the South African labour market that it has become something of a culture, where (more often than not) people lie about their qualifications, their work experience or pad their CVs with falsified…

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Worker’s Day: Value your employees

Mother Teresa said that there is a greater hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. An interesting thought when you consider that your employees are a critical cog to the success of your business. Are you…

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SA QUALIFICATIONS: LIES AND DECEIT

SA QUALIFICATIONS: LIES AND DECEIT If the fish really does rot from the head, or so the Chinese proverb says, the SABC’s workforce must be rotten to the core. Last year, two SABC top dogs – chief operating officer Hlaudi…

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iFacts Service Highlight: HR Services

iFacts has developed extensive career development and planning tools as well as online appraisal documents for different levels of staff, in conjunction with Sapphire Management Consultants. This service takes into account the requirements for maximum efficiency and performance at both…

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RosaCheck and iFacts at Securex West Africa

Having signed up our first iFacts Licensee, iFacts travelled to Securex West Africa, from 24-25 March 2015 to launch RosaCheck at Securex West Africa. Now in its sixth year, Securex West Africa is the leading commercial, homeland, cyber security, fire…

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Managing religious freedom at the office

How can we be sensitive to people’s beliefs while trying to run our businesses efficiently? As a business owner, it’s likely that you employ people of various cultures and religious backgrounds. That’s partly why South Africa is such a great…

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Unqualified Drivers can be Killers

By Jenny Reid, Managing Director of iFacts March 2015 Unqualified drivers can be killer   Nearly 500 000 professional drivers are currently working without proper documentation in South Africa today. With South Africa still having the second highest road accident…

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iFacts Services Highlight: Ethics and Integrity

Good Corporate Governance and sound ethical practices are key elements to ensuring business and organisational success. Determining the level of integrity and the prevailing ethical climate inside an organisation is an integral part of good Corporate Governance. Ethics is a…

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Is South Africa soft on white-collar corruption?

Is our high tolerance for corruption making South Africa a hotbed for criminal activity? When it comes to court rulings for powerful individuals, are court decisions based on facts or fear of retribution? In South Africa white-collar crime has increased…

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Human Rights – Are there exceptions to the rule?

South Africa was the first country in Africa to prohibit unfair discrimination based on sexual orientation- an amazing feat when you consider that 38 of Africa's 55 states criminalise homosexuality. In fact, South Africa has one of the most progressive…

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Six ways to get a Green thumbs-up

Making your business more eco-friendly is an ongoing commitment but it is one that carries multiple benefits. Not only will your bottom line blossom because you’re cutting costs, but your clients will see that you’re about more than just personal…

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Integrity Testing

iFacts is an official partner of Integrity International (INTEG) to offer the widest range of psychometric and integrity tests. These tests adhere to the critical psychometric properties of reliability, validity and fairness. The tests are subjected to continuous research and…

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iFacts is a Careers24 Partner

Remember that iFacts has joined with SA’s leading job site, Careers24, to ensure a better, more efficient hiring process for recruiters.   iFacts specialises in protecting company assets by eliminating the risk of hiring unqualified individuals to fill vacancies. “We…

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Banishing Falsified Job Credentials

In a country where people are increasingly desperate for employment, it’s not unusual to see the rise of falsified past employment credentials and qualifications.   Common forms of deception include: Claiming qualifications that do not exist Submitting falsified CVs and…

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Cybercrime and Online Fraud Prevention

The allure of retail therapy from the comfort of your couch and our impulsive need for instant gratification - It all provides the perfect conditions for online shopping scams.     While people have become increasingly more aware of how…

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Does your Employee Screening Policy need a facelift?

As if finding the right candidate for the job wasn’t difficult enough, today’s human resources managers face a multitude of challenges in a tough economy accompanied by stringent local labour laws. It’s therefore critical to ensure that you select the…

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iFacts is Global: RosaCheck Nigeria

Given the growing demand for the iFacts range of services, we’ve expanded our operations through the establishment of an iFacts Franchise / Licensee Network, providing clients with nationwide and global access to our services, and potential investors with the opportunity…

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Creating a Happy and Healthy Workforce in 2015

Listen up employers! Employee burnout is a reality and it’s going to destroy your organisation’s workforce if you don’t sit up and take notice. We live in a world where organisations have downsized. The impact of the economic downturn just…

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