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#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

Reference letters increase employment prospects - study
Reference letters increase employment prospects - study

The standardised reference letter that was developed to assist unemployed South Africans in their job searches has been described by researchers as a "cost-effective intervention that is easy to implement"...

20 Feb 2020

Be P&G's CEO for a day
Be P&G's CEO for a day

Online applications for the Procter & Gamble (P&G) 2020 CEO Challenge are officially open, offering students from across the globe the chance to experience what it would be like to be a key decision maker on a billion dollar brand...

19 Feb 2020

Momentum, NPO partners engage in dialogue to curb rising youth unemployment
Momentum, NPO partners engage in dialogue to curb rising youth unemployment

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation (MMF) recently facilitated a council session with its not-for-profit partners to spark critical conversations...

17 Feb 2020

#BizTakeouts: Khumo Theko on corporates and the incoming Gen Z workforce
#BizTakeouts: Khumo Theko on corporates and the incoming Gen Z workforce

Khumo Theko, cultural identity trend spotter at Flux Trends was BizTakeouts' podcast guest on Monday, 10 February, recorded at Workshop 17, the Firestaion in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

By Terry Levin 12 Feb 2020

Unemployment likely to rise in 2020, despite latest report
Unemployment likely to rise in 2020, despite latest report

Despite yesterday's report that showed the official unemployment rate steady at 29.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, South African employment services group Adcorp predicts that unemployment numbers would likely continue to rise in 2020...

12 Feb 2020

Unemployment rate unchanged at 29.1%
Unemployment rate unchanged at 29.1%

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2019 show that the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at 29.1%, compared to the third quarter of 2019...

11 Feb 2020

Post-matric options: Teach while you travel...
Post-matric options: Teach while you travel...

The 2019 matric results are in, and young South Africans are considering their options for the year ahead. University is not the only choice, and matriculants with a sense of adventure can opt to teach English as a foreign language overseas...

22 Jan 2020

Cape Town high schoolers invited to apply for Junior City Council
Cape Town high schoolers invited to apply for Junior City Council

Applications for the Junior City Council (JCC) 2020/2021 are open and all schools within the City of Cape Town are invited to enter...

15 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management
#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Management site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

Finding your first job: a step-by-step guide for grads
Finding your first job: a step-by-step guide for grads

The university year has drawn to a close and, if you're a new graduate, you're likely in the process of trying to find your first job. Breaking into the labour market can be extraordinarily difficult if you don't know where to begin or how to navigate the professional world...

By Jackie Carroll 2 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

5 reasons hiring an intern can help your business
5 reasons hiring an intern can help your business

All businesses, but especially small businesses can gain significantly from hiring interns...

28 Nov 2019

Requirement of document certification for job applications eased
Requirement of document certification for job applications eased

All government departments and its components have been directed to stop the practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment...

19 Nov 2019

Setting the record straight on temporary employment services
Setting the record straight on temporary employment services

Since the landmark decision in the Constitutional Court - in the Assign Services matter - much has been written in the media about the notion that temporary employment services are now out of the picture...

18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment
Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment

The youth unemployment rate is increasing, with efforts to address this national crisis failing. South Africa needs to tackle this growing social and economic problem with the urgency it requires with co-ordinated efforts, accurate resource allocation and strategic planning...

13 Nov 2019

Why every business should say 'yes' to tackling the youth employability challenge
Why every business should say 'yes' to tackling the youth employability challenge

Recently, Tashmia Ismail, CEO of the Youth Employment Service or YES, shared a positive perspective at the 2019 Nation-Building Summit held against a backdrop of offering real-time solutions to youth unemployment...

Issued by SAICA 4 Nov 2019

Changing expectations and perceptions are key to youth unemployment
Changing expectations and perceptions are key to youth unemployment

"Ironically, matriculants qualifying in 2019 are more disadvantaged in the job market than their non-matriculant counterparts," says Jake Willis, CEO and founder of Lulaway...

30 Oct 2019

Unemployment rises to 29.1% in third quarter
Unemployment rises to 29.1% in third quarter

South Africa's unemployment rate has gone up by 0.1% to reach 29.1% in the third quarter of 2019, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday...

30 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applications
2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applications

In order to provide young energy professionals with the tools and experience to become future leaders across the industry, the African Energy Chamber is launching its first Fellowship Programme. Applications are open throughout October 2019, for a one-year programme that will start in January 2020...

27 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Formal non-agricultural sector employed 2000 less during second quarter
Formal non-agricultural sector employed 2000 less during second quarter

South Africa's formal non-agricultural sector employed about 10 million people between March and June 2019, the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) has revealed...

27 Sep 2019

7 considerations to help you live your best business life
7 considerations to help you live your best business life

According to the latest Deloitte Millennial survey*, it seems that most millennials have the same concerns when it comes to finding happiness and fulfillment in the workplace...

19 Sep 2019

UJ launches online mentoring network for graduates
UJ launches online mentoring network for graduates

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently introduced a high-tech platform to drive engagement among its alumni, with the aim of enabling graduates to leverage on the power of mentoring services that the University provides...

4 Sep 2019

Internship opportunities with CoCT for unemployed grads
Internship opportunities with CoCT for unemployed grads

As part of Cape Town's 2020 intake for the Infrastructure Skills Development Grant (ISDG) training programme, unemployed graduates with qualifications in Information Systems and Technology, Cost and Management Accounting, or Environmental Health, are urged to apply for a three-year long internship with the City...

4 Sep 2019

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#TourismMonth: Tourism can be the catalyst for rapid job creation in SA

The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane's message for the year ahead is clear: job creation is of utmost priority and tourism can be the catalyst to make it happen...

27 Aug 2019

Unemployment to come under spotlight in Limpopo
Unemployment to come under spotlight in Limpopo

Unemployment, particularly among young people, will come under the spotlight when Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi engages social partners in Limpopo...

19 Aug 2019

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