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New regulations to curb scourge of fake degrees

The SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is introducing new regulations on the evaluation of qualifications obtained from foreign institutions to curb the scourge of fake degrees.  


Reference checking is vital during the screening process

A candidate's screening process can be jeopardised if reference checks aren't conducted. People are creatures of habit and if an employee hasn't performed in certain areas or has misbehaved, this pattern is likely to continue. A candidate's past record will tell you what to expect from him or her in a new work position. It is, however, a challenge to get reliable references from previous employers as they often don't want to divulge any negative details about the candidate. How can you overcome this challenge?


Incorporate adaptive learning technology in your recruitment strategy

In the last decade, online learning technology has grown at a rapid pace. Learner management systems are really old news as these require expensive IT investment, time and consultant support to help with uploading content. All this is a thing of the past now and the development of cloud-based computing makes Software As A Service (SAAS) affordable and convenient.


Employee screening - polygraph vs. integrity test?

Do you want to catch a worker out after they've told lie? Get to the bottom of theft and corruption when the money is already missing and your reputation is in tatters? A polygraph test is a fallible investigative tool, which many companies use in their employee screening processes. However, with an integrity test you have greater peace of mind that all of your employees are always honest and ethical. This will ensure that employee management – for you – isn't a headache.


How to deal with 4 million ‘vanished’ credit profiles in your recruitment strategy

In late February, Dr Rob Davies - minister of trade and industry - gave notice of new regulations to the National Credit Act, 2005. The change came into effect on 1 April 2014 and the department of trade and industry (dti) has given SA credit bureaus approximately two months to remove adverse consumer credit information and information relating to paid-up judgements. In other words, 6.5 million status updates relating to 4.2 million credit profiles will soon be deleted. How will this affect your recruitment strategy?