TOP REPORT FINDINGS 2016
- The demand for background screening services is up 14% over the last 5 years, in South Africa and Africa.
- Most frequent CV lies include: Responsibilities, skills, titles, period of employment, companies worked at and reason for leaving.
- In 2016, 15.37% of qualifications submitted to MIE for verification had some risk associated both minor and major discrepancies.
- The highest discrepancies were on African and Global qualifications, followed by tertiary short courses and Matric certificates issued prior to 1992.
- 17% of credit records checked in 2016 had some kind of associated risk.
- Over 5% of South Africa identity documents and 7% of drivers licences verified had associated risk.
- Of all criminal record checks conducted in 2016, 10% were found to have a criminal record.
- The types of criminal records- 29% violent crimes, 25% theft related 16% narcotic related, 15% crimes against the state and 5% white collar crime.
- The industries with highest criminal records at applications stage were manufacturing, mining and postal/courier.