For criminal record checks: need consent, full name, date of birth, National Identity Number, and address. For education: need copy of degree, school details, type of degree, and dates of attendance. For employment: need employer details, dates of employment, job title, supervisor(s) name, and contact details.
Signed consent required:
Applicant provided forms:
5 to 15 days (average is about 10)
Background checks are allowed and are becoming a common practice, contingent hiring is acceptable, consent is required.
Varies depending on position, but recommend criminal record check, employment, education, and identity.
Currently, there are no laws in Africa that govern criminal record checks, so pangeodata has adopted a conservative approach in Africa, and follows US Safe Harbor.
Criminal record checks are available in most countries in Africa. For countries where in-country criminal record checks are not available, we recommend doing a criminality check. Credit checks are limited.
Consent & Release
Standard letter of authorization
Need dates of employment, job details, dates, and title
Candidate details, copy of degree, school details, dates of attendance, major, graduation date, and degree earned