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Social media recruitment attracts candidates though pictorial ads

Indayi Communications, a below-the-line marketing, advertising and branding agency in Johannesburg, recently used social media to recruit a person for a receptionist/admin position. Three bright and colourful adverts detailing the key qualities required by prospective candidates as well as the...

SADAG looking for Press Assistant for awareness campaigns

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is looking for a press assistant or intern who can assist with organisation's extensive media campaign managed annually across its website, (600,000 hits per month), a newsletter that goes out to over 23,000 people nationwide and an active...

Jaco Cronje to leave EES Africa

EES Africa (Pty) Ltd has announced that Jaco Cronje, Operations Director based at the Johannesburg office, will be leaving the company, effective 28 February 2015, to pursue other business interests. EES Africa provides management, engineering and auditing services to a range of industries...

Samsung recognised as a Top Employer

At the recent Top Employers annual Certification dinner, Samsung attained the prestigious Top Employer 2015 Certification, which recognises top employers through a stringent certification process evaluating internal HR policies and procedures. The Top Employers endorsement is awarded to...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

Background screening stats out

EMPS has just released its annual background screening report for 2010 and reveals that as many as 13 in 100 job applicants have criminal records, the percentage of applicants with credit records went up 2% from last year's 23% to 25% and invalid driver's licenses dropped from 13% in 2009 to 11% in...

Best recruitment agencies
Best recruitment agencies

click to enlargeRecognising service excellence in the recruitment industry, the 7th annual CareerJunction Awards received 7309 votes from candidates, nominating 768 recruitment agencies. Co-sponsored by HumanitySA, the Recruiter of the Year awards went to Kelly - winner of the Large Agency category...

Recruitment awards nominations deadline extended

The entry deadline for nominations for the inaugural 2010 Avusa Media Annual Recruitment Awards (AMARAs) has been extended until Friday, 15 October 2010.

Funded intern programme offered

A funded six-month intern programme has been announced as a CSI initiative by the Services SETA in partnership with Key Recruitment Group. It allows graduates the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience within a professional business environment, while offering the employer a R2500 monthly...

Boss of the Year from marketing world?

Among the semi-finalists for the 2010 Boss of the Year competition are marketing and media people who may make it to the finals. They are Dr Melanie Chait, CEO, BigFish School of Digital Filmmaking; Ashika Kalyan, group executive marketing and communication, Business Connexion; Ingrid Kast, CEO, DAV...

New website to watch Luckysters.com

A newly launched South African aggregation site and search engine went live on 22 March 2010 to make it easier for South Africans to search for jobs online. “I simply launched the site to aggregate all vacancies from trusted sources such as corporate careers pages and make it easier to search that...

Become a Jobs.co.za agent

Jobs.co.za is recruiting for its own independent regional sales partners to extend the reach of its job portal and become more proactive in regions other than Gauteng. It is calling for recently retrenched, unemployed graduates or students, stay-at-home moms looking for flexibility while generating...

New graduates ready to discover Vodacom
New graduates ready to discover Vodacom

The Vodacom Discover graduate programme, an extension and consolidation of existing graduate programmes, welcomed 23 new graduate students on 1 March 2010. Continuing its focus and investment in empowering women in the ICT industry, it ensured that 48% of the new graduates are female. The new...

Candidate attorneys compete online

Werksmans has come up with a new recruitment method - an Apprentice style competition. Would-be candidate attorneys can enter The Candidate Challenge 2012 by providing a 150-word motivation as to why they believe they are the one and upload a video clip to accompany this motivation to the practice's...

New application filter for recruiters

In response to a recent survey conducted amongst South African employers and recruiters, where automatic application screening and filtering tools were the most important feature on the list, Jobs.co.za has launched a new job application filter as part of its existing application filtering suite. It...

Town and country recruitment

CareerJunction and Country Careers have announced a partnership that enables candidates to view the best of both worlds. Country Careers offers an alternative career path to life in the fast lane, with jobs outside the major metropolitan areas of South Africa, while CareerJunction focuses on the...

Online, on the ball

CareerJunction has announced its first major sponsorship, as an associate sponsor to the Vodacom Super 14. This is also reputedly the first time SA Rugby sees an online company sponsoring this popular tournament. “We are excited to see how the sponsorship will benefit our brand. As one of South...

Digital, marketing recruitment from ITO

IT recruitment specialists ITO Resources has launched a dedicated division specialising in digital and marketing positions, it announced on Wednesday, 9 December 2009. Run by Natalie Gordon, it will focus on new media positions such as digital marketers, mobile marketers and related positions.

Kelly Industrial Durban relocates

Kelly Industrial has moved its Durban branch to new premises at 24 Edwin Swales Drive, Rossburgh, Durban, to be closer to its clients and candidates. Cheryl Mackinnon remains the branch manager and can be contacted on tel +27 (0)31 459 1665.

Annual salary survey now open

The third annual salary survey is being run on the Careers24 portal between 8 October and 6 November 2009. The survey will again explore salary variations across industries, companies and regions in order to identify year-on-year trends; however, South African corporate culture will also be...

Leaders Unlimited to expand under Khumalo

A recent consolidation of ownership of the empowered executive search consultancy Leaders Unlimited has resulted in Brian Khumalo, founding partner of the company, taking full control of the business. The shareholding consolidation is designed to clear the way for the expansion of the company's...

Free job board for global open source community

STUTTGART, GERMANY: www.openDesktop.org, a network portal for open source and IT specialists around the world, recently launched a free job board for its global open source community. "The job board is more than a traditional job board. It is also a project board. We expect it to become a popular...

Tourism a priority sector within government - TBCSA

Speaking at the recent inaugural National Tourism Career Expo in Durban, Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO Mmatšatši Marobe said that for far too long the tourism industry has taken the back seat while many other industries are busy recording substantial growth, attracting fresh talents...

TV show, Childsafe partnership to fight child accidents

Childsafe, one of the countries' largest advocacy group for child accident prevention, is partnering with SABC1's YOTV in the fight against unintentional child injuries. The initiative has been managed by the PR division of Celebrity Services Africa, which has also handled the change to the...

Another SA recruitment app for Facebook

CareerJunction's online casting and talent management solution company, WholebangShoot, has launched a Facebook application which gives aspiring models, actors and characters the opportunity to load their profiles and be searched by top talent agencies. The Wannabe app allows users to load their...

SA job site announces one millionth registered user

Avusa's online recruitment site CareerJunction last week announced that it has over one million users registered on the site, highlighting the ever-increasing trend of online job searching in South Africa, as opposed to more traditional job hunting methods. Mandla Mamba of Johannesburg received an...

Reducing risk for recruiters

Identirisksa is a new recruitment product from Shane Meintjes, due to launch on 12 June 2008, that works in a similar way to ITC, where the person signs an indemnity at the start of proceedings. Before a candidate is interviewed, a simple check by name and id number on Identirisksa will show whether...

New recruitment ad agency launches

Matrix Recruitment Advertising is a recently launched specialist recruitment advertising entity that services the needs and requirements of both current and new business, headed up by Wayne van der Wath. According to Matrix, the current market value or adspend for this category is estimated at R15...

Merger strengthens product offering

AT2 SA and Digi_Cast, both wholly owned South African companies, announced their merging earlier this week. Having serviced the local production industry for over six years, Digi_Cast allows producers, talent agencies and location agencies to collaborate easily on productions. AT2 is an online...

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