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iFact Passport to Employment

iFacts has a strong community spirit and with the official unemployment rate in South Africa sitting at 27% we felt that we needed to add a service that could help people find work. iFacts has a FREE Passport to Employment service that enables people to create a professional CV. In addition to this, at a cost, the candidate can add a certificate of verification to the CV which should enable the CV to be seen in a more positive light as the...

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News from our Sister Companies

THE ORANGE After some time of development and upgrading The Orange online Health & Wellness platform was launched in February 2019. The aim of The Orange is to ensure everyone has access to health information and advice. The platform provides both free and paid for services for the following: • Personal Development • Financial Wellness • Physical Wellness • Nutritional Wellness • Career Guidance & Development ...

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Industry News

Over the last few months we have seen some interesting developments especially legal requirements in terms of screening but the one that people should all be aware of is the new legislation that states that all new teachers from January 2019 will be required to obtain a police clearance certificate before they can be registered with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). SACE spokesperson Themba Ndhlovu said the council registered ...

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iFacts New Services

FAIS and DOFA I am sure many people are reading this and thinking there must be a spelling mistake here. Rest assured, these are genuine screening checks that can and should be done in the insurance and financial industries. This check type ascertains whether or not the candidate has been authorized by the FSB (Financial Services Board) to give advice to consumers on Financial or Insurance services as per the Financial Advisory and I...

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Bribery and corruption in the country

The start of this year in South Africa has brought much anxiety, heartache but joy as well and that is because of the Zondo Commission uncovering the details of the state capture enquiries. I am totally blown away by the amount of money being wasted to secure contracts and shudder to think what good we could have done in this country if only organisations had a proper vetting and procurement policy in place. Sadly if the rot starts at the ...

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People Risk in 2019

Artificial intelligence has been around for some time now, but the ‘human element’ is going to cause some disruption in the more traditional HR space. It is said that HR practitioners only spend some 20% of their time working face-to-face with employees. Instead of the focus being on administration, as it is currently, time could in future be spent on increasing the return on investment for employees. Click here to read more.

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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.” It is often a challenge to take care of employees when they are dishonest, disheartened or downright disappointed. At iFacts we have developed a life cycle of an employee with some suggestions on how to keep employe...

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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, Neil, went on their 5th Put Foot Rally through Southern Africa. This is a social rally where people from all over the world learn to travel Southern Africa safely, in all types of vehicles and give back to the community. Jenny...

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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 that provides a platform for individuals aged fifty plus to connect with and provide their skills, time and services to business, civil society, academic institutions, NPOs and government. We would encourage all indivi...

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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 ways.   Police Clearance Certificates for South Africa: There have recently been some changes with regards to obtaining Police Clearance certificate. These changes have been implemented...

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