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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 festive season.

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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 have many things we can be grateful for and others we can look forward to in 2018. At iFacts we have had a really good year with our customers and have introduced some exciting and very relevant new services to the market and feedback from the customer...

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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 coaching”. • Managers who received feedback on their strengths showed 8.9% greater profitability; • 69% of employees say they would work harder if they felt their eff...

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Have you ever been lied to by a potential candidate?

  Have you ever been “lied’ to in an interview? Even just a small white lie? “81% of people lie during an interview”, says Ron Friedman, award-winning social psychologist and the author of The Best Place to Work. People are dishonest because it seems like it is the only way to actually get a job. We are proud to announce that iFacts has recently added an exciting new addition to our range of services, namely the Voice Stress...

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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. This is imperative. Screening employees or potential employees based on their personal social media content is an area that iFacts has put a great deal of focus towards in the past months.   The statistics p...

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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 an employee that ultimately did not remain in the position; Over half (53%) of the study respondents reported that the team working with the ‘bad hire’ experienced increased stress levels; and 2...

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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 some of Deshun’s amazing stories. Discover the cost effective Employee Performance Programme now on offer, and network with many like-minded business colleagues. It promises to be an unforgettable eve...

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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 newsletter. We will be offering a FREE PDA Assessment for one of the lucky people who respond to the link. Click here to complete the survey. We would like to congratulate Chanel Mason from Indgro Multi S...

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Beware of Non- Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (No. 4 of 2013) (POPI Act)!

The Protection of Personal Information Act (No. 4 of 2013) (or POPI Act) is soon to be promulgated in South Africa. iFacts, one of the leading employee vetting companies in South Africa, has taken steps to ensure that their clients who make use of the iFacts online system are protected, and that they understand the risks related to the Act. Jenny Reid of iFacts recently discussed the matter with Kevin McCallum of Tuckers Incorporated, who ...

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Cultural Fit in the Workplace: How Personality Affects Hiring and Teamwork

I am a sincere believer that qualifications and experience are not the be-all and end-all of finding the right person to fill a job. Finding the person with the right sort of personality can be just as important and should actually play a major role in your hiring process. 89% of hiring failures are based primarily on a bad cultural fit (Erika Anderson, contributor to Forbes.com, in her article “The Most Important Reason People Fail in a...

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