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How I applied for a job that didn't exist
How I applied for a job that didn't exist

LinkedIn is one of the best things that has ever happened to professionals. But what do you do when your experience or your LinkedIn profile isn't that exciting? It means you may not be attractive to potential recruiters...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 2 hours ago

7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace
7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs. What's for sure is that automation is changing the skills companies require from workers, yet the speed with which this is happening across functions within organisations varies...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 13 May 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 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

#RecruitmentFocus: Resilience, resourcefulness and other ways to remain relevant in the 4IR workplace
#RecruitmentFocus: Resilience, resourcefulness and other ways to remain relevant in the 4IR workplace

The head of the HR and Labour Consulting for RSM South Africa, Candice Eaton-Gaul, chats about what it takes to make it in HR and maintain a corporate culture, job security in the age of AI and, of course, flak jackets...

By Shan Radcliffe 21 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Future of work will place high value on social science skills
#RecruitmentFocus: Future of work will place high value on social science skills

As part of our ongoing focus on recruitment, we caught up with the founder of Dynamic Talent Acquisition, Lynette Hobson, to get her take on jobs of the future...

By Sindy Peters 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

#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

Panel moderator: Annette Muller. Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML (not in the picture).
SheSays: How to get to the top of the talent pool

Part 2 of the SheSays event coverage where top ad agencies shared what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Nov 2018

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Hiring the right ambassadors for your event

Formula One's decision to dispense its 'grid girls' reflects the need for marketers and event professionals to develop new approaches and strategies when it comes to using ambassadors to represent brands...

By Jane Stevenson 26 Nov 2018

Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML. © .
SheSays: Do you have the edge to break into the advertising industry?

Top ad agencies share what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Nov 2018

Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees
Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees

Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other...?

By Johan Botes 4 Oct 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

The social side of recruitment
The social side of recruitment

While technology has radically changed the face of recruitment and expanded access to the available talent pool, the core basics still remain...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 13 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun

If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 25 May 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An expectation of salaries

What can a marketing or communications worker expect to earn in Malta? New figures released in April by Eurostat give broad sectoral outlines across five areas of economic activity providing an indication of wages across the EU in general and the Maltese islands in particular...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 4 May 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Putting the human in HR with Lee Watts
Putting the human in HR with Lee Watts

Human resources is generally considered the 'babysitters' of the corporate world. Besides the hiring and firing, they tend to the new employee integration and overall employee wellness, while functioning in the thankless task of mediator and buffer between staff and management...

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Mar 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

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Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise and rise of NextGen Work
#BizTrends2018: The rise and rise of NextGen Work

As labour markets dynamics continue to shift rapidly and the lifespan of skills becomes ever shorter, the gap between the skills that people have and those that employers need is widening...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 8 Jan 2018

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Millennials want a company with values: Here's how to offer one

Why are millennials so flaky? Some people might chalk this up to feelings of entitlement, impatience, or demand for instant gratification, but the real root cause might be a more philosophical one...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Jan 2018

Photo by Bethany Legg on Unsplash
How to rebrand yourself in 2018

If you're looking for a career move but you're finding it difficult to transition, it might be that employers are overlooking you due to personal branding issues...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 4 Jan 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms

Five years ago, Phillipa Geard set out to prove that moms are still a valuable and highly skilled asset to the working world. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur, founder of RecruitMyMom and NSBC's National Woman in Business Champion for 2017...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Nov 2017

Who you are is up to you - own your personal brand
Who you are is up to you - own your personal brand

The 30-second elevator pitch, your next social media update, your LinkedIn profile, and the answer to the question ‘tell me about yourself' are all opportunities to make a great first impression. They are also ideal occasions to showcase your own personal brand...

By Donna Rachelson 2 Oct 2017

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The benefits of a strong workplace culture

Every organisation, no matter how large or small, has a unique culture that defines it. The values, principles, ideologies, and beliefs of the company make up its culture...

By Charles Mburugu 20 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Constructing millennial growth on old-school family values
Constructing millennial growth on old-school family values

As companies grow from small, often family-owned enterprises to larger operations, it's easy to lose the original company values upon which the business was founded. GVK-Siya Zama, however, has sought to hold onto these values...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

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