Background Verification

To ensure your employees comply with your business risk profile we offer the following risk assessment services:

Criminal Background Checks

In September 2002, with the commissioning of the SAPS Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), a semi automated system was introduced. In March 2011, contract was awarded by SAPS to Ideco Group for an automated service. In essence, AFISwitch is an information conduit between SAPS criminal records and the private sector.

The new process of criminal background checks still requires consent; is still based on 10 fingerprints; and results must be made available to the individual in question. The process involves the electronic capture of each fingerprint using a fingerprint scanner, interfaced with AFISwitch software. The fingerprint data is then uploaded by secure Internet connection to the AFISwitch server. From here, the file is transmitted directly to the SAPS AFIS, which contains some six million digital fingerprint records.
Within 24 to 48 hours, the system returns a ‘No Illicit Activity Identified’ or a ‘Possible Illicit Activity Identified’. When there is a ‘Possible Illicit Activity Identified’, the system automatically requests the detailed report. It then takes an additional few weeks to generate the detailed report of the record. The AFISwitch system makes it possible for companies to capture fingerprints of job applicants and know within 48 hours whether they have a clear criminal record.

Expungement of criminal record

The Criminal Procedure Act No 51 of 1977 makes provision for the expungement of a criminal record should certain requirements be met.

In terms of Section 271(1)B , the requirements are as follows:

a. The conviction must be older than 10 years.

b. The conviction must have been for a minor offence.

c. The sentence must have been for a fine less than R20 000.00.

d. The sentence must have not led to any prison time being served

Employment Verification

Employment verification engage gathering the information needed for backdrop test so as to ascertain the suitability of a person for the vacant place by the company.

Common in today’s marketplace , background checking delivers a number of benefits to organisations beyond reducing theft, revealing CV fraud , and reducing employee turnover.

Fraud Listings

Background checks are important for several reasons. Many employers want to ensure that a prospective employee will not be a risk due to his background.

Some non-profit organizations need to ensure that volunteers do not have a criminal record. Or, a business simply might want to check out a potential investor.

A background check can provide critical information in hiring or other business decisions

Identity Document and Passport Verification

By validating and verifying the ID Numbers you create complete peace of mind not only that your employee has provided a valid ID Number but also that the ID Number has been verified as belonging to the associated employee and is recorded on the Department of Home Affairs list of official ID Numbers.

This eliminates both fake ID Numbers as well as ID Numbers not associated with the given employee.

Drivers licence & professional drivers permit check

By validating and verifying the Driver Licence you create complete peace of mind not only that your employee has provided a valid Driver Licence but also that the Driver Licence has been verified as belonging to the associated employee and is recorded on the Department of Transport list of official Driver Licences. This eliminates both fake Driver Licence as well as Driver Licence not associated with the given employee

By validating and verifying the PDP (Professional Drivers Permit) you create complete peace of mind not only that your employee has provided a valid PDP (Professional Drivers Permit) also that the PDP (Professional Drivers Permit) has been verified as belonging to the associated employee and is recorded on the Department of Transport list of official PDP (Professional Drivers Permit). This eliminates both fake PDP (Professional Drivers Permit) as well as PDP (Professional Drivers Permit) not associated with the given employee

Qualification Verification

One of the points in the summary of qualifications should contain your credentials and previous education. If you have a degree in communications or a certificate of diploma in customer service or customer interaction, list this in your summary of qualifications.

The employer will often look at the summary of qualifications first, so if you do not have any academic experience or credentials in the field, the employer may drop your resume and go on to the next candidate.

A background check can provide critical information in hiring or other business decisions.

Credit Bureau Financial ITC checks

Why do employers check credit history? Employers use credit reports to judge how responsible you are and to determine how financially stable you are. The results of a credit check can hinder your chances of getting a job offer if your credit report isn’t top notch.

Employers are increasingly running credit checks on job applicants and using that information to make hiring decisions.

An employment credit report includes identifying information, including name, address, previous addresses, and identification (ID) number.

We pride ourselves as being the preferred HR Services Provider for our clients in the Eden District.

Should you require further information kindly call Wilma or Lizanne at 044 874 4256 or send a mail to veri@alfaomega.co.za

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Unit 21, Ground Floor, Harry Mann Square, 112 York Street, George, Western Cape, 6530

044 – 874 4256

info@alfaomega.co.za