#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can
#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can

Since 2011, Lulaway, the brainchild of Jake Willis and Errol Freeman, has placed 30,000 young South Africans in jobs...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

#RecruitmentFocus: Open source skills in high demand
#RecruitmentFocus: Open source skills in high demand

The unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 27.5% in the third quarter of 2018, while the demand for skills remains high - leaving an industry conundrum that is yet to be solved...

2 days ago

#RecruitmentFocus: Applying for government jobs made easier online
#RecruitmentFocus: Applying for government jobs made easier online

Job seekers will soon be able to apply for government jobs through the e-Recruitment system that was launched by Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo...

3 days ago

#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO
#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO

Founded in 2015, high-volume recruitment tech startup Giraffe has since attracted over 500,000 South African jobseekers to its platform...

By Sindy Peters 12 Dec 2018

2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released
2018 ASAQS Salary Survey Report released

The ASAQS has released its 2018 Salary Survey Report with over 100 quantity surveying practices, some of which operate in more than one province, having participated in this year's survey...

10 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa
#RecruitmentFocus: Noella Coursaris Musunka on the power of mentorship in Africa

International model, philanthropist and advocate for women and children empowerment Noella Coursaris Musunka was recently in SA to accept an award in recognition of her humanitarian work in Africa...

By Sindy Peters 10 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: What deductions can be made from an employee's salary when they resign?
#RecruitmentFocus: What deductions can be made from an employee's salary when they resign?

The end of the year often brings resignations as employees look to a fresh start in the new year. While employers may think they can dig out whatever they want from an employee's salary or final payment, the reality is there are only certain instances where they can deduct monies...

7 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: HR depts among least digitally advanced - AESC Global Study
#RecruitmentFocus: HR depts among least digitally advanced - AESC Global Study

The worldwide Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants' new report, Leading Transformation: Shaping the C-Suite for Business 4.0 Innovation, has revealed that departmental silos within organisations continue to create major barriers to enterprise-wide digital transformation...

6 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Populating your organisation in the face of rapidly advancing technology
#RecruitmentFocus: Populating your organisation in the face of rapidly advancing technology

Society is currently experiencing the beginnings of a revolution that will fundamentally change the way we in South Africa live, work and relate to one another...

By Aadil Patel 6 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Why vocational training could be the start to a great career
#RecruitmentFocus: Why vocational training could be the start to a great career

This year's matriculants should take a serious look at vocational careers, says education expert Elbie Liebenberg, principal of Oxbridge Academy...

5 Dec 2018

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R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Dealing with life after executive retrenchment
#RecruitmentFocus: Dealing with life after executive retrenchment

No job is safe, no future secure. That's the new normal as executives in both the private and public sectors confront a disturbing reality - retrenchment...

By Auguste Coetzer 3 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: How to engage a disengaged employee in 3 steps
#RecruitmentFocus: How to engage a disengaged employee in 3 steps

Your employees are your company's most important asset. They are the ones tasked with serving your customers, implementing strategies and driving your teams forward to achieve their goals. According to 2018 Gallup research, however, 85% of the workforce is disengaged.

By Deon Smit and Muhammed Goolab 3 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Thinking of making a career change? Make sure you plan for it financially
#RecruitmentFocus: Thinking of making a career change? Make sure you plan for it financially

Change is never easy. This is especially true when you are considering a career change...

By Fadlah Hendricks 30 Nov 2018

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#RecruitmentFocus: 4 trends driving the future of the workplace

Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent...

By Linda Trim 30 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Entry-level vacancies indicate a hidden cause of youth unemployment
#RecruitmentFocus: Entry-level vacancies indicate a hidden cause of youth unemployment

Ask anybody about unemployment in South Africa and the answer is the same - there are not enough jobs overall and there is a skills deficit for the jobs that do exist. While valid, it ignores a fundamental cause of the problem...

By Jake Willis 29 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Is your top talent pool eyeing international waters?
#RecruitmentFocus: Is your top talent pool eyeing international waters?

The number of professionals who would consider leaving the country has increased consistently year-on-year...

29 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: How employers can structure salary deductions to benefit parents
#RecruitmentFocus: How employers can structure salary deductions to benefit parents

What many parents and companies are unaware of is that employers can make a real difference in the lives of their staff by offering them an Education Benefit...

28 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: 5 tips to keeping your job search alive during the holiday season
#RecruitmentFocus: 5 tips to keeping your job search alive during the holiday season

When it comes to searching for employment, many job seekers believe that the holidays are a bad time for this since most businesses slow or shut down over this period...

By Lyndy van Den Barselaar 28 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: 10 tips to making the most of your internship
#RecruitmentFocus: 10 tips to making the most of your internship

Internships allow graduates the short-term opportunity to test and apply their structured learnings experientially in a real-life business...

By Jaryd Raizon 27 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: SA must amend restrictive labour laws to curb unemployment
#RecruitmentFocus: SA must amend restrictive labour laws to curb unemployment

South Africa must create jobs for the many unskilled workers in the country and not the skilled workforce it wishes it had...

By Arnoux Maré 27 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Succession planning as baby boomers retire
#RecruitmentFocus: Succession planning as baby boomers retire

Although most workforces are already creating contingency plans for the rapidly retiring baby boomer generation, those that aren't should start now...

26 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: SA's jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues
#RecruitmentFocus: SA's jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

South Africa hosted a Jobs Summit this year that brought key stakeholders under one roof to find better ways of tackling the country's stubbornly high unemployment rate...

By Owen Skae 26 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum wage bill is signed into law
#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum wage bill is signed into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially signed the new - and up till now, much-criticised - National Minimum Wage Bill into law...

23 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: What do we need to know about the legalities of overtime and after-hours work?
#RecruitmentFocus: What do we need to know about the legalities of overtime and after-hours work?

As we head into the holiday season, any number of retail and hospitality employees will be expected to work overtime during this period. So what should they, as well as HR, know about their legal rights in this regard...?

By Shan Radcliffe 23 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: New report highlights barriers to youth employment
#RecruitmentFocus: New report highlights barriers to youth employment

The latest Breaking Barriers, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator's Quarterly Employment Report highlights financial inclusion barriers and solutions...

22 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: 5 provinces show unemployment rate decline in Q3 - Stats SA
#RecruitmentFocus: 5 provinces show unemployment rate decline in Q3 - Stats SA

The results reveal that the South African working-age population increased by 153,000 or 0.4% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter...

22 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Online careers for retirees
#RecruitmentFocus: Online careers for retirees

According to the annual Sanlam Benchmark Survey, 51% of South Africans cannot make ends meet after retirement...

By Thomas Vollrath 22 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Is your company doing enough to prepare for the future of work?
#RecruitmentFocus: Is your company doing enough to prepare for the future of work?

While the majority of businesses recognise which capabilities are important for their future success, many are failing to take the actions needed...

21 Nov 2018

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