Qualification fraud in South Africa – how can companies validate a employees qualifications and supporting documents?
Qualification fraud in South Africa is on the rise, with the high level of unemployment found in South Africa. Its not surprising that candidates will attempt to fraudulently present fraudulent qualifications on the hope of securing better paying positions. Fraudulent degrees and diplomas are far more widespread than most people believe.
What is equally disturbing is that the number of employees that have managed to gain and retain positions for which they were unqualified or fraudulent qualifications were presented at the interview stage and accepted simply on there face value.
I-Check Data Solutions has a number of services that are designed to validate a candidates documents. By using our affordable service, a company can save themselves a lot of headaches with potentially hiring the wrong calibre of person.
We have seen a noticeable rise in the number of employees claiming to hold false drivers licenses, fraudulent Identity documents, and in some cases even criminal records. Employers need to take this seriously as it is an epidemic that is currently gaining traction in South Africa.