Verification Services

EmployInsight strives to provide real insight, not just information. For this reason, we dig deeper and look further when doing verifications than you might expect. This is our idea of service excellence.

EmployInsight has access to a variety of databases to assist employers with verifying a number of documents and statuses, as listed below:

Credit Record Checks

Typically, credit records are simply provided without any form of analysis or recommendation. Based on insights gained from our wealth of experience in human risk profiling over the years, we at EmployInsight know that nothing is ever as it appears at face value.

A ‘clear’ credit report could for example, contain negative information or signs of potentially credit risk behaviour. For this reason, every credit record issued by us, is accompanied by a report that contains our professional observations and recommendations. In order to provide context, credit records with negative information are further clarified with the candidate and the company implicating the candidate.

This information also offers valuable insight into the applicant’s sense of responsibility as well as their financial track record. By reviewing credit records, you can identify if the individual, be it a potential employee or current employee, is under financial pressure. This is important information required for managing potential human risk.

Regular checks allow for proactive measures to be taken as and when needed. EmployInsight has access to multiple data houses including TransUnion, Experian, Compuscan and XDS.

It is important to note that we do not apply the information for any credit scoring.

Criminal Record Checks

Previous Conviction Enquiries, also known as Criminal Record Checks are only the starting point of Background Screening, and although important to know whether a prospective or current employee has a criminal record or not, it is not the answer with regards to competencies, cognitive ability, or ethics in the world of work. We determine a candidate’s Previous Convictions or criminal record status with the South African Police Service (SAPS) via Afiswitch.

EmployInsight is a reseller of data from Afiswitch, and we can conduct these Checks by capturing digital fingerprints and checking it against the AFIS database. The fingerprinting is done through our own integrated system, INSIGHT. We also have a national footprint where candidates can get their prints captured if the client does not have their own devices.


  • Know your candidate
  • Decrease risks such as liability and reputation
  • Compliance with industry and company norms and regulations

How it works

  • Subject to the priority of a criminal check, there are 3 options available at different costs:
    Standard: results within 48 hours
    Premium: results within 6 hours
    Priority: results within 90 minutes
  • Ink fingerprints that have been taken manually can also be processed, provided that it was captured by an officer at a SAPS station, and that it is couriered to us.
  • In addition, we have access to an extended national footprint that can deliver on the abovementioned.
    No appointment and no cost for the candidate.
  • Any of the abovementioned fingerprints can be resubmitted ‘as and when’ the client requires an update.
  • Results will indicate whether the candidate has a ‘possible illicit’ or ‘no illicit’ record and are sent via a downloadable PDF report.
  • Any details regarding the ‘possible illicit’ status are clarified in a SAPS69 report, which also indicates the candidate’s history of criminal convictions and/or any pending cases.
  • Both the downloadable certificate and the SAPS69 record are included in our price structure.

Additional criminal checks

  • On request we can also facilitate the following:
  • Criminal record expungement for criminal records older than 10 years Police clearance

Qualification Verification

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EmployInsight has access to a variety of databases to assist employers with verifying of all qualifications.

  • Verify Grade 12 Verifications directly with Umalusi.
  • Verify Matric and all Tertiary and Secondary academic qualifications held by the andidate from registered Local/African and International institutions.

The EmployInsight report includes the dates issued and confirmation of results.

If there is any information that does not correlate with the candidate’s information on different platforms, it will be clarified by EmployInsight.

Identity Verifications

ID Verification

Authenticate prospective employees’ and business partners’ identities. Validation of an individual’s ID by calculating the check-digit, and extracts the date-of-birth, gender, citizenship, sequence, and other information. The Home Affairs ID Verification will provide registered details on an individual with a SA ID number.

Passport Verification

EmployInsight verifies passports with the Department of Immigration South Africa. If the passport number does not appear on the Department’s database, a ‘No Match’ result is issued, which only means that they cannot trace the passport details on their database. The details on the passport will then be subjected to MRZ passport validation to try and verify it. After verification, a report on the validity of the passport will be issued.

Work Permit Verification

Issued to foreigners with general qualifications who intend to work in South Africa. General work permits are valid for the duration of the contract of employment.

In addition, the following can be verified:

  • Citizenship Verification
  • Permanent Residency
  • PSIRA Check
  • Deeds Search
  • Driver’s License and PDP
  • Accident History
  • Principle Trace
  • Directorship Verification
  • FAIS
  • Memberships etc.

Social Media Verification 

Employinsight screen behaviours on Social Media and integrate it with the rest of our holistic screening process. Social Media screening became imperative as more than half of the world’s population are on social media, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Social Media profiles present a wealth of information on candidates and the officially analysis of this can be used to identify a candidate’s personality, career, and lifestyle.

The comprehensive social media checks are structured around a number of elements that are assessed, score and reported on. Social media screening is a highly suitable method to detect negative behaviour that can damage a business or brand, including racism, homophobism, sexism, substance abuse an unprofessional image or use of bad language.

Social media misconduct by employees can present the Following risks to employers:

Harassment or discrimination claims

Reputation damage

IT System and Software damage

Company protests/ boycotts etc.

Unfair dismissal claims

Loafing and Poaching

Loss of intellectual property

Delictual or contractual claims for damages

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