About Us

A few words
about us

We serve clients internationally, as ethics, competency, and resilience know no borders. Our services are designed to be utilized universally.

The first Background Screening Company in South Africa and Africa to design a corporate process of the information that is being used in the World of Intelligence of Different Nations Globally.

Also, the first and only Background Screening Company who did research and developed a profile of a fraudster in South Africa. We can identify fraudsters with EmployInsight’s in depth and holistic background screening process. The profile of the fraudster is updated with international research on fraudsters within other countries.

Our vision at EmployInsight is to help build ethical and resilient institutions, by helping to connect them with only ethical, competent, and resilient people, and with this pro-active process assist to mitigate fraud and corruption.

“You don’t build a business. You build people and then people build the business”
EmployInsight’s mission is to keep counterproductive behaviour out of a company or any business, and to assist businesses to appoint only the best people.

We are both humbled and proud to state that we have more than a quarter of a century of experience of doing exactly that.

EmployInsight is connected to the previously owned Integra, and IPAC, and is a B – BEE Level 2, woman owned company. Erna Penning and Mariette Barends are the two owners of the business.



Profiling ‘the fraudster’

In collaboration with Absa, the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), we researched and developed South Africa’s standard profile of ‘the fraudster.’ To this day, this profile significantly contributes to the fight against fraud and financial crime in the country.

Screening recruits for the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC)

We were honoured to effectively conduct integrity assessments on the first recruits of the IEC in 1996. Subsequently, we continued to render services to them over the years, and due to an impeccable track record (humbly said), the IEC remains a client of EmployInsight up to this day.

Integrity assessments at the 3 biggest South African banks

We boast about conducting Integrity assessments at the three biggest South African Banks- Absa, First National Bank and Standard Bank, collectively over 15 years.

Conducting integrity tests for the South African Police Service (SAPS)

Conducting integrity tests for the South African Police Service (SAPS), We assisted SAPS with completing 5,000 integrity tests nationally, all during the course of a day.

Pre-employment screening and psychometric tests

Conducting pre- employment screening and psychometric tests in Botswana, Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, DRC, Egypt , Tanzania, Ghana, Canada, and the UK.

Launching a technology platform and database for pre-employment screening

Launching a new technology platform and database, INSIGHTS, for pre- and post- employment background screening in 2020. Our new web-based system was purposefully designed, to assist clients to apply a systematic and consistent process to mitigate human risk and ultimately mitigate corruption, fraud, and theft.

What We Do

Background Screening

Verification Services

Psychometric Testing

Polygraph & Forensic Investigations

Risk and Compliance



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Our integrated web-based system


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