We have for reference purposes outlined our generic recruitment model. A successful recruitment project is however the end-product of an interactive process whereby we take care to adapt our model to suit the unique needs of each client.


Our endeavor to develop long term relationships with our clients enables us to become familiar with their unique organization culture. We assist with compiling job specifications and clients who do not have their own are welcome to use our free generic template. We give consideration to the type of recruitment process required for the specific situation and match it with the appropriate assessment tools.

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Origin Staffing Solutions applies the appropriate screening method to the type of position depending on skills availability, seniority levels and required BEE profiles. Depending on the unique position attributes we develop an advertising strategy which can incorporate print, radio, online as well as our social network to source the right candidate.

Origin Staffing Solutions owns its own online job portal called Jobs RSA where we and others part of our network advertise positions and bank resumes.


The identification and use of the appropriate screening tool has become essential in the drive to find the right fit. Use of these tools is required to ensure that the applicant’s behavioral attributes and technical skills suit the position.Our screening process is starts with a CBTI (Competency Based Telephonic Interview).

Both technical and behavioral questions are directed at the applicant at this early stage to eliminate poor associations. The information is rated and scored and followed by successful candidates being invited to our offices for a formal interview. Our BBI (Behavioral Based Interview) is designed to reveal the behavioral characteristics of the person and helps to eliminate poor choices. We provide an honest and realistic context of the work environment the individual can expect to ensure a two way fit and to eliminate the possibility of post-placement disappointments.Interviewed appointments are scheduled around the clients’ availability. We obtain feedback from the client and diplomatically communicate results with the candidates.

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We pride ourselves on our ability to find the required fit for the position which translates into less time, energy and employment related risk for our clients. Choosing the correct fit reduces staff turnover and employment costs for our clients.

For those rare situations where things simply do not work out we provide replacement guarantees. Our process is completely customizable to incorporate any combination of screening assessment tools. Tools available include culture sensitive psychometric testing, specific skills tests, pre-employment polygraph tests as well as credit-, criminal- and educational checks. We make use of independent specialists for these tests and checks to ensure objectivity and legal compliance. The entire process is including our detailed reference investigations are documented and filed.

Verification Options: Qualifications

Matric qualifications. South African Matric and Senior Certificate qualifications are verified via state organizations. Tertiary qualifications. 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®. Other Diplomas and Certificates. Short courses, diplomas and certificates obtained through more Informal Educational Institutions.

Membership of organizations:

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

Credit Records:

All credit checks are performed in a real-time electronic environment, ensuring fast, accurate delivery. ITC database. Experian database. Sequestration. This will check to see whether or not the candidate has been declared insolvent. Directorship Search. The Directorship Register will check whether or not the candidate has any business interests in companies registered with the Department of Trade and Industry. Trade List. Which companies has done credit verifications on the individual in question. Company Checks. Company credit searches can be done in varying degrees of detail and involves modules such as Company registration details, registered directors, judgments against the Company, VAT number validation, Company auditors, and Principle links.

Deed Search:

This checks which properties has been registered on an individuals’ name and Identity Number.

Criminal Records:

All Criminal Record verifications are performed via the South African Police Services, and as such, only records for cases tried by South African courts are available. Criminal verifications are two-phased processes, the first being a „quick search‟, to indicate a clear record or not, and the second is a more detailed search when the possibility of a criminal record is indicated. AFIS Check. This check is done using a set of electronic fingerprints which is taken using the new AFIS integrated system and the Sagem Morphosmart fingerprint processing unit. This check will be replacing the Criminal Name Clearance Check during the first quarter of 2009. This search gives results in either a clear record or a possible record. Detailed Criminal Record Check. This is a longer process, but resulting in a detailed description of the individual‟s record, if any (A set of fingerprints must accompany the application).

SAPS Clearance Certificates:

These are issued by the South African Police Services, indicating the criminal record status, or lack of one, of the subject on a formal certificate. Emigration agencies, embassies and consulates typically require Clearance Certificates when issuing visas. A set of fingerprints must accompany the application.

Standard Driver’s Licenses:

Driver’s Licenses and specific codes are verified via pertinent state departments. Professional Driver’s Permits (PDP and PrDP). In addition to standard driver’s licenses, MIE also verifies Public Driver’s Permits and Professional Driver’s Permits Previous Accident History. This type will supply information on an individual’s previous accident history, logged with the Department of Transport.

Descriptor Records:

All descriptor records are verified via several state departments, and in some instances can be checked via specialized private registers. South African Identity Validation. This check confirms whether the ID number is a valid South African identity number. South African Identity Verification. This check confirms that the ID number provided does in fact belong to the particular individual Citizenship Check. Passport Match.

Fraud Listing Checks:

This is a register detailing fraudulent behaviour on the part of persons attempting to obtain goods or services or who were involved in fraudulent activity in the workplace.

Reference Checks Public employment registers:

Public records are searched for previously recorded employment history Employment reference checks. References from previous employers are verified regarding information such as dates, positions and reasons for resignation. Competency reference checks. These checks can be done in various degrees of detail. Up to eighteen competencies (such as job suitability and skills) can be checked.

Retail Employment History Checks (E.R.S):

This check confirms whether a candidate ever worked within the retail industry and if so, who the candidate worked for, what their staff number was, their start and their end dates.

CCMA Awards:

This is to check if a candidate has got any CCMA Awards or Labour Court Judgment against or in favour of themselves.

CCMA Hearing Transcript:

This will give you a detailed hearing transcript.

Psychometric Testing:

This is conducted using Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis (PPA), a psychological tool which is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The result is a thorough report that allows you to assess a candidate’s behavioural style by providing you with insight into the candidate’s personality and motivators while giving tips on how to successfully interview and manage the candidate.

Fast, cost-effective and accurate, the PPA endows background screening by enabling effective management of people and facilitating an informed decision making process.

Skills Assessment Tests:

These are conducted using Thomas International’s Skills Assessment Tests. The assessments will determine whether or not your candidate possesses the required skills for the position they applied for.


This can be used to find out of an Insurance Broker has any Adverse or Fraudulent listings against their name.

Consumer Tracing:

With this check locating a person swiftly and effortlessly is now possible. You can trace an individual by verifying their contract information and/or address.

FAIS Compliant:

This check is to establish whether or not theperson has been confirmed by the Financial Services Board as being FAIS compliant to the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 2002 (Act no. 37 of 2002)

Marital Status:

This product verifies an individual‟s marital status, as registered in South Africa‟s official Register.

Fire Arm Information:

We will be able to establish the following: Whether a applicant has applied for a Firearms Competency Certificate (current status) If the application was approved or refused, and If approved, for which type of firearm(s) as well as the validity period.

In addition, we can also provide information regarding the following: Firearm(s) licensed in the candidate‟s name (if any) Details of the firearm(s), and Period of validity of the license(s).

PSIRA Verifications:

With this check, we will be able to verify the registration status of a juristic person with the Private Security Officers Regulatory Authority.

Residence and Work Permit Information:

We are able to verify all permanent and temporary permits as well as the confirmation of the different types of work permits issue.

Business Investigative Reports:

This is a customised, comprehensive report of business enquiries. The report will now include, amongst other information, confirmation of registration with the CIDB, Registration with Workman’s Compensation Fund, Physical Address, BEE Status, etc.