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Description

We offer a full bouquet of background checks and vetting services to organisations. This ensures that candidates don’t falsify information on their Curriculum Vitaes (CVs). Effective Employee Screening results in the right employees that positively impact on productivity, morale and profitability. It eliminates high staff-turnover and welcomes competent, effective and dedicated candidates.

Once we have received your order, a consultant from The Focus Group will be in touch with you to commence the verification process.

PLEASE ensure to select the first PERMISSION checkbox to allow checkout.

Verification Type Description Turnaround Time Cost
Directorship Search Summary of companies the candidate is/was a director in. 2 Business Days R100 per person
Employment History Employment is confirmed with a company’s HR or Payroll Department. 2 Business Days R200 per person
Employment References Performance and behaviour based reference. 5 Business Days R600 per person
SA Fraud Check A database detailing fraudulent activity in the workplace by an individual. 2 Business Days R100.00 per person (SA)
Citizenship To confirm whether or not the candidate has South African Citizenship. 2 Business Days R200.00 per person
SA ID Verification To confirm that the ID number provided does in fact belong to the particular individual. Real Time Response R100.00 per person
SA Passport Verification To confirm the passport is valid as per the Department of Home Affairs. 5 Business Days R200 per person
Permanent Residency Permit Verify the validity of the Permanent Residency Permit. 6 Business Days R2000 per person
Visa Verification Verify the validity of a Temporary Permit. 6 Business Days R2000 per person
SA Driver’s License Verification Verify the validity of the Driver’s License including:
The code;
Date Issued;
Expiry date; and
License Number.
2 Business Days R100 per person
World Check A database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), Sanctions and heightened risk individuals and organisations is used around the world to help to
identify and manage financial, regulatory and reputational risk.
2 Business Days R800 per person
Social Media Screening – Full Social media screening allows insight into the public & online personality of the candidate, including a behavioral summary, scoring, explanations on information found and a detailed summary. 3 Business Days R500 per person
National Tertiary Qualification / National Qualification Register South African Tertiary Qualifications (Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas) are verified via the National Qualifications Register (NQR®), and also directly via the institutions concerned, if they have not already subscribed to the NQR®. NQR®: Next business day.
4 business days if not on the NQR®
R150 per qualification
Short Courses / Certificates Verification of Short Courses, Diplomas and Certificates by other Educational Institutions, whether formal or informal. 4-6 Business Days R150 per qualification
African / International Qualification Verification of African or International qualifications. On request R450 per qualification
Qualification Membership Memberships of professional organizations or institutions are verified via the particular organizations concerned. 2 Business Days R150 per qualification
Qualification Membership Memberships of professional organizations or institutions are verified via the particular organizations concerned. 2 Business Days R150 per qualification
National Matric Qualification – Post 1992 South African Matric (Grade 12) Verification with the various Provincials Departments of Education. Next Business Day R150 per qualification
National Matric Qualification – Pre 1992 South African Matric (Grade 12) Verification with Umalusi. 7-10 Business Days R150 per qualification

Select One or Multiple Services

Please select the checkbox to allow The Focus Group to perform these services

If Candidate is based in Johannesburg, fingerprints will be taken at The Focus Group’s Head Office in Forest Town.

If Candidate is based outside of Johannesburg, fingerprints will be taken at a Fingerprint Centre as directed by The Focus Group (SPECIFY LOCATION)

Note: Should the South African Government COVID-19 Lockdown prevent a candidate from having fingerprints taken, the verification check will be done against the candidate’s ID Number.

Where is the candidate based?

A TransUnion Comprehensive Credit Check rates a person’s conduct in terms of historical borrowing, spending and repayment activities.

Does the candidate work for a financial institution or will s/he be responsible for managing money and / or finances?

Employment is confirmed with a company’s HR or Payroll Department.

Performance and behaviour based reference.

A database detailing fraudulent activity in the workplace by an individual.

To confirm whether or not the candidate has South African Citizenship.

To confirm that the ID number provided does in fact belong to the particular individual.

To confirm the passport is valid as per the Department of Home Affairs.

Verify the validity of the Permanent Residency Permit.

Verify the validity of a Temporary Permit.

Verify the validity of the Driver’s License including:
The code;
Date Issued;
Expiry date; and
License Number.

A database of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), Sanctions and heightened risk individuals and organisations is used around the world to help to identify and manage financial, regulatory and reputational risk.

Screening of various social media platforms

South African Tertiary Qualifications (Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas) are verified via the National Qualifications Register (NQR®), and also directly via the institutions concerned, if they have not already subscribed to the NQR®.

Verification of Short Courses, Diplomas and Certificates by other Educational Institutions, whether formal or informal.

Verification of African or International qualifications.

Memberships of professional organizations or institutions are verified via the particular organizations concerned.

South African Matric (Grade 12) Verification with the various Provincials Departments of Education.

South African Matric (Grade 12) Verification with Umalusi.

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