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Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic support
Return on investment for bursaries calls for holistic supportArticle

The return on investment (ROI) for bursary support must address the high drop-out rate of first years through offerings of holistic student support...

Chantelle Oosthuizen, Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 5 May 2021

Top screening trends, hiring remains sluggish - MIE's 2020 Background Screening Index
Top screening trends, hiring remains sluggish - MIE's 2020 Background Screening IndexArticle

The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected industries across the globe, and the background screening industry has not been spared...

24 Mar 2021

Reducing staff turnover with pre-employment integrity testing
Reducing staff turnover with pre-employment integrity testingArticle

Successful offsite CCTV surveillance companies recognise that even the most advanced technology is only as good as the people who monitor, control and make the decisions in the control room...

Rob Nichol 4 Mar 2021

Hiring talent - using psychometric tests to see behind the mask
Hiring talent - using psychometric tests to see behind the maskArticle

Now more than ever, recruitment is evolving. In order to deal with the pandemic in the past year alone, companies have been forced to move from face-to-face interviews to virtual methods...

21 Jan 2021

Separating fact from fiction on a CV
Separating fact from fiction on a CVArticle

Can you really trust information declared on a CV as fact? The answer is a solid no! This is because embellished CV's are a dime a dozen and all it takes is a quick online search to prove just how prevalent this trend is among job applicants...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Nov 2019

SAP Skills for Africa provides life-long career paths
SAP Skills for Africa provides life-long career pathsArticle

The SAP Skills for Africa programme celebrated the graduation of its 13th class, at a ceremony hosted by the City of Cape Town on Thursday, 11 April 2019...

Shan Radcliffe 15 Apr 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Why human capital risk assessments are good for both company and employee
#RecruitmentFocus: Why human capital risk assessments are good for both company and employeeArticle

An often-underestimated risk to an organisation is human capital risk. Most of the failures attributed to companies are in fact lapses by individuals, despite organisations having risk management processes and governing systems in places...

Aarti Natha 17 Jan 2019

Saps recruitment closes on Friday, youth urged to apply
Saps recruitment closes on Friday, youth urged to applyArticle

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, has urged matriculants keen on careers in law enforcement to apply at their nearest police station before the Friday, 18 January deadline this week...

15 Jan 2019

How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa
How to embrace AI in emerging markets like AfricaArticle

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?

Tyler Golato and Rob Green 19 Apr 2018

Government needs ensure its recruitment practices are aligned with its goals
Government needs ensure its recruitment practices are aligned with its goalsArticle

Leaders can build or destroy the organisations they are mandated to lead. Selecting a leader without the proper due diligence can invite trouble - at worst, catastrophe - whether the organisation is a corporate business, government department or non-governmental organisation.

Jennifer da Mata 18 Jan 2018

Five factors of successful franchisor leadership
Five factors of successful franchisor leadershipArticle

In addition to being concerned about the match between a franchisee and a franchisor, in terms of psychometric testing, franchisors should review their own leadership and management capabilities, as becoming a franchisor changes the nature of a business...

Anita du Toit 26 Oct 2016

Who are SA's Top 100 graduates?
Who are SA's Top 100 graduates?Article

South Africa's Top 100 university students have been chosen in the 2016 GradStar Awards...

21 Oct 2016

Zimbabwean miner launches graduate training programme
Zimbabwean miner launches graduate training programmeArticle

Metallon Corporation commenced its two-year graduate training scheme in Zimbabwe, with 15 university graduates, chosen from over 1,000 applicants...

16 Aug 2016

Understanding psychometric testing
Understanding psychometric testingArticle

The aim of aptitude tests or psychometric tests is to determine personal traits, by testing for numerical, literary, verbal and mental skills...

15 Jun 2015

Mental check call for pilots
Mental check call for pilotsArticle

A database accessible through the internet that would allow examiners to check on the mental health of pilots might one day redflag individuals with psychological problems...

31 Mar 2015

PGP nurtures exceptionally talented youth out of a "Heart of Gold"
PGP nurtures exceptionally talented youth out of a "Heart of Gold"Article

Following the Pam Golding Property Group's Joy of Giving campaign, a social audit of the overwhelming needs within the broad South African context has prompted a more focused CSI approach, resulting in the property group's Heart of Gold Trust...

12 Mar 2015

Excellent selling combined with poor marketing, can seriously damage a company's health
Excellent selling combined with poor marketing, can seriously damage a company's healthArticle

The separation of the sales and marketing functions organisationally has had a major malign effect on the reputation of both disciplines. In this article we address the issue...

Malcolm McDonald, Issued by Strategic Business Services 9 Feb 2015

The pros and cons of using psychometric tests
The pros and cons of using psychometric testsArticle

Dr John Demartini, human behavioural specialist and internationally published author, discusses the role of psychometric testing in selecting employees' suitability...

15 Jan 2015

Student Expo 2014 calls students and parents
Student Expo 2014 calls students and parentsArticle

If you missed the Johannesburg Nicolway Bryanston Expo, you're in luck because the Student Expo 2014 still has three more this year, another of which will also be held in Jo'burg.

18 Jun 2014

Tools or talent? The makings of a great project manager are shifting
Tools or talent? The makings of a great project manager are shiftingArticle

Project management is not so much a science as an art, says expert Dennis Comninos, as business turns towards talent over technicians as the differentiator of great project managers.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 Jun 2014

Advice for all at Student Expos
Advice for all at Student ExposArticle

The Student Expo is aimed at students, school leavers, graduates and even parents. It offers potential students and decision makers a 360-degree view of student life, covering the most important aspects of student life by bringing together key organisations within the tertiary, financial, transportation, accommodation, skills development and training arena.

10 Mar 2014

Student Expo to tour SA
Student Expo to tour SAArticle

The 2014 Student Expo will build on the success and size of the 2013 expo that saw many students and parents guided into tertiary educational options. These countrywide free shows will take place between February and August in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and East London.

14 Feb 2014

HR must assess project managers
HR must assess project managersArticle

HR professionals have to conduct assessments in conjunction with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) if they are to successfully recruit high-potential project managers and mitigate any risk to companies.

25 Oct 2013

Skills not the only criterium in digital advertising
Skills not the only criterium in digital advertisingArticle

One of the major hurdles faced by advertising agencies, as in many other industries, is a skills shortage; therefore the pressing and growing need for qualified talent in all areas, from writing and design to development and technical skills.

26 Aug 2013

Innovative leadership stems from leader consciousness - Barrick
Innovative leadership stems from leader consciousness - BarrickArticle

Michael Jordaan's innovative leadership of First National Bank (FNB) was thanks to Jordaan's attitudes and behaviours, says Georgina Barrick, CEO of executive search firm Humanity Search & Select.

1 Jul 2013

Portia Sokkie
The importance of HR management in an NGO environmentArticle

The importance of Human Resources (HR) in an NGO as a means of ensuring sustainable growth for an organisation cannot be overemphasized, as it is the fundamental strength upon which people; strategies, processes and operations are based.

Portia Sokkie 12 Apr 2013

SA offers soft landing for skills back from African diasporaArticle

One of South Africa's early pioneers on the continent, MultiChoice, found a major challenge to be a shortage of skills in markets where few had experience of working for large corporations. And as quickly as they built up skills, other multinationals entering these markets snapped them up.

Dianna Games 20 Nov 2012

Open Day at AAA School of Advertising, Johannesburg
Open Day at AAA School of Advertising, JohannesburgArticle

The Randburg campus of the AAA School of Advertising will run an open day from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 6 October 2012, inviting young and talented individuals wanting a creative, dynamic and rewarding job, to explore a career in advertising and marketing.

21 Sep 2012

AAA Open DayInBrief

3 Oct 2011

Milpark Business School delivering Management Development ProgrammeArticle

The BANKSETA appointed Milpark Business School (MBS) as the provider to design, develop and implement a programme to equip the junior and middle managers in the Banking and Micro Finance sector with the requisite knowledge and competencies to enhance their roles within their organisations.

Issued by Milpark Education 20 May 2010

Andrew Timm
I’m still attracting them...Blog post

In my last blog post I told the true tales of some of the weird people I have worked with. Well, there’s more. I still seem to be attracting them.

Andrew Timm 21 Apr 2010

Andrew Timm
Why do I attract these people?Blog post

Do you attract the bewildered, the eccentric, the psychotic, the mentally ill and the socially challenged? Well, if you don’t, open a production company, install one-way glass and then just sit and wait.

Andrew Timm 26 Jan 2010

Free psychometric testing for learners from AAAArticle

During 2009, the ACA and AAA School of Advertising launched an initiative that offered free psychometric testing and career guidance to learners that will continue this year. The next free psychometric testing session will be held in the upcoming weeks.

14 Jan 2010

Interviews, and the questions you may be asked
Interviews, and the questions you may be askedArticle

While you will have to face an interview - or a number of them - as part of the process to get that job, you can prepare for them to a large extent if you have a good idea of the sort of questions you may be asked. Here are some samples…

13 Aug 2009

Retail risk - and how you can meet the challenges and winArticle

Retail Risk 2008, a retail security conference jointly hosted by The Consumer Goods Council (CGC) South Africa and Technews Publishing, takes place in Cape Town on 26 February, in Durban on 28 February and in Johannesburg on 4 March. This article is published with permission of Hi-Tech Security Solutions.

23 Jan 2008

Property recruitment portal launchesArticle

Following the growth in the property industry and the increasing demand for professional and experienced property practitioners, PropertyJobs recently launched a specialised website focused on providing a complete and easy to use recruitment solution to both property industry recruiters and jobseekers.

19 Sep 2007

Direct to the heart of Joburg emerging marketArticle

Celebrate Heritage Day at the Soweto Festival, 21 – 24 September 2007, presented by SABC and The Daily Sun. Enjoy the fashion shows, the beauty pageant, fine entertainers, and the beauty, home decor, tourism, hi-tech, personal finance exhibitions and much more.

2 Aug 2007

Forever in blue jeans
Forever in blue jeansArticle

In Neil Diamond's classic hit, he begins with the lyrics "Money talks, but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk". He goes on to say that's why he'll forever be in blue jeans. These words have been plaguing me of late, since I chanced upon them some weeks back, hidden on my iPod.

Mike Abel 18 Sep 2006

Truth or dareArticle

Although psychometric testing is fast becoming the norm in the hiring process, many are still cynical about the validity and accuracy of the methodology.

20 Nov 2005

Passing the testArticle

Many of the best job candidates are overlooked because their psychometric tests do not perfectly match the theoretical psychological profiles for job success. While these tests are useful and could form an additional input into the hiring decision, they should not override analyzing candidates' career paths, their references and how they perform in the interview process.

Debbie Goodman 27 Oct 2005

Spotting square pegs before hiring themArticle

Companies are wasting huge amounts of money on recruiting sales staff that are ill-suited to their jobs. A recent survey reveals that about 80% of all new sales staff quit their jobs within the first year of their employment.

22 Aug 2002

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