Fake Qualifications: the Snake in the Grass
Fraud in the workplace is so prevalent across the South African labour market that it has become something of a culture, where (more often than not) people lie about their qualifications, their work experience or pad their CVs with falsified information. According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Economic Crime Survey 2014, South Africa is leading the world when it comes to the level of fraud, bribery and corruption occurring in the boardroom. There has also been an increase in degree fraud because of the ease with which fraudulent degrees and diplomas can be acquired through online degree mills. The simplest solution is for companies to introduce a comprehensive Pre-Employment Screening process which will not only validate the employee 's qualifications, but also give a fairly accurate idea of their levels of ethics and integrity.