Background screening – what to do and what not to do

3rd December 2019

Background screening – what to do and what not to do

Advice on the do’s and don’ts of job hunting can be found in abundance online and while extremely pertinent for job seekers, there is great value in recruiters and hiring managers also understanding what they should or should not do during the recruitment process.

Verifying candidates’ background is made easier with technology-based solutions like Lexis® RefCheck, a leading South African pre-employment and background screening solution that is arguably one of the most essential tools in human resource management and staff recruitment today.

The online verification solution helps to automate the hiring process while ensuring a candidate meets a company’s employment standards. Its services include verification of tertiary and secondary academic qualifications held by the individual from registered local and international institutions; identity and South African citizenship validation; fraud history checks via the South African Fraud Prevention Services; credit history checks through detailed TransUnion and Experian credit bureau reports; criminal history check via AFISwitch (electronic fingerprint collection and processing); verification of local and international employment history and professional association membership; verification of drivers’ licence status; and matching of bank account information against an identity number or registration number.

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