Karel van der Molen
Karel is an admitted attorney and a Master Human Resource Practitioner and Registered Mentor with the South African Board for People Practice, having obtained completed various qualifications in law, human resource management and financial services. Read more
Thank you for answering my question Karel!
I have another question. After my assessment, they took my fingerprints. Is this normal procedure for some companies?
I am still waiting for them to call me.
Many thanks for the follow-up to my previous answer – it is always good to hear how the situations unfold.
The taking of fingerprints is normal practice in some industries and organisations, but this would depend on very specific requirements. This was/is done to check whether the employee might have a criminal record.
I am presuming (or, should I say, I hope) that there was some mention of a security vetting process in the original advert for this position. If not, this could be deemed to be a process which infringes on the rights of a potential employee, although the counter-argument to this is that if an employee has nothing to hide, there should be no problem. The manner in which this process is carried out must also meet very strict requirements which ensure confidentiality and privacy.
Having got this far in the process, I trust that your application will ultimately be successful – good luck!