We need to urgently shift our focus from the notion of jobs; and shift it to the concept of work... "The unemployment rate in South Africa is a crisis and should be declared a state of emergency," says Ronald Bownes, founding director of DreamWorker - a non-profit organisation. The recent Census places unemployment at 29.8% while some believe the expanded definition to be closer to 40%, writes *Chiara Baumann.
9 Jan 2013 08:48
Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media South Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles, those that drew the most comment, our most-read contributors, our most-visited galleries - and the ads from the Ornico Ad Showcase that got you voting.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Jan 2013 11:30
The discipline of change management is in a crisis that threatens to reduce the appeal of change management projects in the minds of managers. Even though business leaders understand that change management is needed and that it's a fundamental aspect of running a successful business, disappointment levels continue to rise. The reason being that change management efforts often fall short of expectations.
By Aiden Choles 21 Dec 2012 07:10
She's dead, and we are not sad. For far too long the ever-present portfolio bag has been stultifying creative endeavour and boring prospective employers with its flat, black, uniform format - even extending its death grip to digital platforms.
By Carmen Schaefer and Dr Carla Enslin 10 Dec 2012 05:58
University of Johannesburg deputy vice-chancellor Adam Habib has emerged as the top candidate for the position of vice-chancellor at the University of the Witwatersrand. Incumbent Loyiso Nongxa, is to leave the post in May, after a 10-year stint.
8 Dec 2012 08:32
In 2002, FORTUNE magazine ran a cover story on why companies fail. It mentioned that even the most dramatic failures tend to be years in the making. What undoes companies is the familiar stuff of human folly: denial, hubris, ego, wishful thinking, poor communication, lax oversight, greed and deceit.
By Peter Redelinghys 5 Dec 2012 08:58
This is the perfect time to set your 2013 New Year's resolutions and professional goals, in order to get ahead of the pack and come back with a clear vision of what you want to achieve and how you are going to do it.
Issued by Recruitgroup 3 Dec 2012 10:26
I recently took over the helm at Ahoy Employ, having no experience in the recruitment sector, at all...The basics of recruitment are pretty easy to find online so I am now kind of familiar with the workings of the recruitment business and with industry specific terms. If you're a recruiter or employer looking for the latest recruitment trends and developments, let me share my top 10 shortlist of technologies and companies that I'll be following in the years to come.
By Dirk Dijkstra 23 Nov 2012 06:08
Attended by business leaders in the South African recruitment industry, the ninth annual Recruiter Awards ceremony was held earlier this month. Hosted by CareerJunction, it was a celebration of recruitment excellence, as voted for by online job seekers, who were able to cast their vote online for the agency they felt had excelled in their field of expertise.
20 Nov 2012 07:53
I have heard of many "boss-hates-subordinate" stories and I know many young and ambitious professionals who are complaining of "horrible bosses". I don't have to be a psychologist or a sage to cerebrate that fear and insecurity are two of the causes of hate, spite, backstabbing and conniving in many boss-subordinate and other workplace relationships in many organisations - be it government or the private sector.
By Refilwe Thobega 19 Nov 2012 09:17
Hiring Bounty, which makes use of crowdsourcing as a recruitment tool, and Idea Bounty, which solves business problems by tapping into the creativity of the masses, are working together to find the best and most creative idea to drive traffic to the recruitment site.
15 Nov 2012 10:13
The RecruitGroup has won Recruiter of the Year 2012 in the Annual CareerJunction Awards held at Maximillien in Sandton Square. The awards are voted for by candidates and clients throughout the year and are one of the most prestigious awards evenings in the recruiters calendar.
Issued by Recruitgroup 9 Nov 2012 11:22
Our crowdsourced recruitment business Hiring Bounty is off to a great start but the process hasn't been easy. Here are the top five points that I've learned about recruitment in the time since the team began working on the business.
By Greg Schneider 6 Nov 2012 06:23
That's It Communications has introduced That's It Social, a social media management approach, focusing on high-level strategy and social business solutions, so that clients can manage their communities in-house on a day-to day basis.
31 Oct 2012 10:53
With the updated Consumer Protection Act people feel even more secure in the fact that they are covered by a guarantee or warranty to some degree. There are however many misunderstandings when it comes to guarantee periods, especially in the recruitment industry.
Issued by Recruitgroup 29 Oct 2012 10:39
Effective integrated employee engagement (IEE) is about understanding your audience, targeting the message and maximising the media. In other words, with every brief you take, you need to understand exactly who you are talking to. Always communicate a single-minded message, broken down where appropriate, to the different audiences within an organisation.
By Sarah Leftwich 28 Oct 2012 13:41
Bizcommunity.com now offers integration with Placement Partner, a software system designed for recruitment companies to manage and store data relevant to every step of the recruitment process.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2012 09:49
CareersSA.net has launched a new competition in which the winner will be paid R1000 in cash after solving a simple puzzle. But the cash prize is not the only benefit - the main purpose of the competition is to drive engagement with the CareersSA.net website, offering valuable guidance and assistance to job-seeking graduates.
Issued by Top Employers Institute 16 Oct 2012 14:19
JOHANNESBURG: The world's leading diamond company De Beers appointed Anglo-American CEO Cynthia Carroll as its new chairman Wednesday, spelling the symbolic end of one of the corporate world's longest-running dynasties.
10 Oct 2012 16:37
Virgin Active South Africa‚ MiWay Insurance and Strate were voted the best employers to work for in Southern Africa‚ according to financial advisory services company Deloitte's latest survey released on Thursday.
10 Oct 2012 15:54
The recent uproar over Woolworths' employment equity policies has brought to the fore several misconceptions about employment equity (EE). Contrary to what some (White) job candidates may think, employment equity is not designed to serve as racism in reverse. Those who feel the Employment Equity Act guarantees them top posts they are not qualified for, are wrong too.
By Brandell Turner 7 Oct 2012 08:08
2012 has been a busy year for Recruitgroup. Firstly the establishment of RecruitSite, a specialist engineering recruitment division, secondly the nomination of CEO Laura Reynolds as a finalist in the 9th Annual Top Woman Awards and now the opening of its sixth division, RecruitRate.
Issued by Recruitgroup 2 Oct 2012 12:41
Following the recent resignation of Wayne Naidoo from Lowe and Partners SA as well as the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), the ACA has announced that Nina Morris - CEO of morrisjones - was elected interim chairperson of the ACA Board.
12 Sep 2012 08:10
Economic conditions are a very pressing challenge for organisations of all sizes around the world, resulting in squeezed budgets. One such area is IT. As a result, many organisations are turning to outsourcing as a business model, as it offers savings, flexibility, scalability and the ability to access resources on demand rather than having to hire them full time. However, as a result of the unique conditions in South Africa which include a massive skills shortage, and in an effort to save money, some organisations are turning to temporary staffing solutions to fill critical posts. This can be a costly mistake.
By Jaroslav Cerny 11 Sep 2012 07:45
NEWSWATCH: Following allegations that the SABC is failing in a number of areas, Icasa has become involved, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that Woolworths has defended its employment policy.
11 Sep 2012 07:25