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Step #1: Contact the applicants references
Experts behind the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service recommend you follow this easy five step approach to conduct background checks
When an applicant gives you the name and contact numbers of a potential referee, he tacitly consents to you contacting them to check up on information he's submitted to you.
It's good practice to always get written consent from the applicant to avoid ending up with penalties from the Department of Labour.
Step #2: Conduct a credit history
Apply to the credit bureaus for the relevant history at a fee.
Step #3: Conduct a criminal record check
You can contact the Criminal Record Centre for this information or you can ask the applicant to apply for a police clearance certificate from their local police station.
Step #4: Check qualifications
You can contact the record office of the relevant learning institution (University/Technikon, etc).
Note: You may need the applicant's student number and year of qualification to do this.
Step #5: Verify drivers licence
You need to do driver's licence checks if driving is part of the job requirement of the applicant.
You can use these methods to verify a driver's licence:
Apply to the relevant local traffic department;
Send a request through to the Department of Transport (see contact numbers below); or
Applicants can contact the Department of Transport directly.
If you want to make sure you're hiring the right person for the job, conduct background checks.
PS: We strongly recommend you check out Recruitment: The Complete Guide
if you want to ensure every step of your recruitment process is legal and effective.