How an applicant tracking system can help your HR team save time
How an applicant tracking system can help your HR team save time

An applicant tracking system (ATS), is web-based software specifically designed to automate and digitise the recruitment process that can save HR teams a lot of time...

Issued by Simplify.hr 4 Feb 2019

SABC's retrenchment plan put on ice
SABC's retrenchment plan put on ice

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it has put on hold its retrenchment plan...

4 Feb 2019

Beware of jobs scam
Beware of jobs scam

The Department of Correctional Services has warned members of the public of a jobs scam doing the rounds on social media and other channels where members of the public are invited to apply for employment and learnership opportunities...

4 Feb 2019

More responsible use of workforce data required
More responsible use of workforce data required

Business leaders will need to implement responsible workforce data strategies if they are to build the employee trust that will help generate sustained revenue growth...

4 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting
#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting

One of the basic tenets of journalism is to tell the true story. But everyone's version of the story is shaded by personal background - and what if your background doesn't match that of the subject? It shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Here's why UK publishers are now hiring diversity executives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth
4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth

An estimated R4-trillion could be added to the African economy by 2026 through the adoption of digitalisation in industrial sectors, a recent report commissioned by Siemens revealed...

1 Feb 2019

Consequences of selective re-employment following dismissal
Consequences of selective re-employment following dismissal

Re-employing a dismissed or terminated employee can have unintended consequences, especially when the other employees dismissed or terminated for the same or similar reasons catch wind of this and tender their services...

By Gavin Stansfield and Siyabonga Tembe 31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: New web tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs
#RecruitmentFocus: New web tool for small businesses, entrepreneurs

A free-to-use web tool, which helps smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters, has gone live...

31 Jan 2019

An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job
An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job

The job market is an extremely difficult one and as we see more and more applicants come through the door there are a number of things that seem to be hindering the appointment of these applicants, especially in the PR industry...

By Jennifer Stein 31 Jan 2019

Blitz to inspect implementation of NMW Act
Blitz to inspect implementation of NMW Act

The Department of Labour is embarking on a national blitz to assess levels of compliance with labour laws, especially the newly-introduced National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act, at businesses...

31 Jan 2019

Why pods are blooming in SA offices
Why pods are blooming in SA offices

The pod - a small, free-standing box or space that is typically soundproof and designed to fit just one or two people - is taking over offices in South Africa...

31 Jan 2019

Maria Ramos, pictured here at the 2009 World Economic Forum early in her tenure at ABSA. Copyright World Economic Forum www.weforum.org / Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC-ND
CEO's exit underscores how few South African women hold top jobs

The CEO of one of South Africa's top four banks - Absa - announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role...

By Nadia Mans-Kemp 31 Jan 2019

Are your emails building brand trust?
Are your emails building brand trust?

Would you let your employees send out personal letters on the company letterhead? Would you send out company letters on unbranded documents? Have you thought about the risks of allowing employees to send out emails without the correct company branding?...

By Paula Sartini 31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum Wage Commission appointed
#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum Wage Commission appointed

The Department of Labour has appointed a National Minimum Wage Commission, with its first meeting set to take place in February...

30 Jan 2019

Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom
Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom

According to The World Bank Energy project portfolio, there are currently 48 projects lined up for Africa, totalling $3bn, which will create jobs and an associated need to develop skills to match these positions...

30 Jan 2019

Rise of the machine... and the critical need for uniquely human skills
Rise of the machine... and the critical need for uniquely human skills

A lot of people feel like they're becoming less necessary, but they couldn't be more wrong. The things that set us apart from machines are exactly what keep us relevant...

Issued by Red & Yellow 29 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy
#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy

While employer branding has made significant inroads into the South African market, with a number of companies leveraging its benefits, its relevance and how to purposefully implement it does still seem to leave many indifferent...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Communicate and connect - the art and science of recruitment
#RecruitmentFocus: Communicate and connect - the art and science of recruitment

It's no secret that the Finance and IT industries are two of the most rapidly evolving sectors when it comes to jobs. Here Werner Saayman, the managing director of Communicate Gauteng and Tech Pro, talks to us about industry game-changers and the art and science of recruitment...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Jan 2019

Employee suspension: Employers still getting it wrong
Employee suspension: Employers still getting it wrong

The suspension and ultimately reinstatement of primary school teacher, Elana Barkhuizen from Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has again highlighted how employers fail to appropriately follow due procedure when suspending or dismissing employees...

28 Jan 2019

How data will drive engagement in HR and Payroll
How data will drive engagement in HR and Payroll

This year, data will become an enabling resource for HR and Payroll departments to fundamentally change how these critically important components operate inside a business...

28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Proactively managing reputations
#BizTrends2019: Proactively managing reputations

Now, more than ever before, corporates and government are being watched under society's magnifying glass. How did organisations fair this year with managing their reputations? How do we move away from being reactive towards being proactive...?

By Regine le Roux 28 Jan 2019

Pay hike for contract cleaners
Pay hike for contract cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced wage increases for the contract cleaning sector...

25 Jan 2019

SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic
SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic

While even the most positive SA CEOs are reining in their expectations, local CEO confidence has improved in the short and medium term...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

SABC board applications under consideration
SABC board applications under consideration

Members of the Portfolio Committee on Communications will reconvene at the earliest convenient date to shortlist and conduct interviews for the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)...

24 Jan 2019

Boost employee productivity using technology
Boost employee productivity using technology

One way of boosting your employees' productivity is by adopting new technologies...

By Brendan McAravey 24 Jan 2019

No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness
No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness

Nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace - 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration...

Issued by G&G Digital 23 Jan 2019

ILO report calls for human-centred future of work
ILO report calls for human-centred future of work

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Commission has called for a human-centred agenda for a decent future of work...

23 Jan 2019

5 myths about employee motivation
5 myths about employee motivation

The start of a new year presents an opportunity to refocus our efforts on motivating employees and fostering an engaging, rewarding work environment...

By Paul Burrin 23 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Michael Page releases 2019 South Africa Salary Survey
#RecruitmentFocus: Michael Page releases 2019 South Africa Salary Survey

Recruitment firm Michael Page has released its 2019 Annual South Africa Salary Survey with salaries projected for over 180 roles across seven sectors.

23 Jan 2019

The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, content strategy director Anelde Greeff and senior copywriter Johannie Van As.
#BizTrends2019: The untapped opportunity of female empowerment

Globally, the women's empowerment movement has reached a fever pitch. #Metoo has toppled titans in industries ranging from film to advertising to tech, pushing against the 'boys club' ethos prevalent in senior ranks...

By SheSays Cape Town founders 23 Jan 2019

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