RecruitMyMom Blog

  • COVID-19 Sick leave crisis looming Labourwise
    With a large proportion of the population likely to become infected with Covid-19 before a vaccine is available, businesses are in for a rough ride in the coming months. Some employees will have tested positive, others might simply present with symptoms. Are they entitled to paid sick leave, UIF...
  • RecruitMyMom Future Fit Teams - Companies
    Developing a future-fit company that can navigate times of volatility, uncertainty and crisis is top of mind for most business leaders at this time. Covid-19 is all of the above and is bringing about global innovation and acceleration of business trends that would otherwise have taken 3-5 years to...
  • As remote working becomes ingrained in our daily lives, businesses and employees alike are realising that nearly every business and the operational transaction can be done virtually. With studies revealing a 173% increase in remote workers since 2005, it further solidifies the fact that remote...
  • The South African Government has developed a risk-adjusted strategy for economic activity.  There are five levels of risk: Level 1: Low virus spreadLevel 2: Moderate virus spread with high readiness Level 3: Moderate virus spread, with moderate readiness Level 4: Moderate to high virus spread, with...
  • Remote working
    Written by Phillipa Geard, CEO of RecruitMyMom. Remote working - should companies continue or not? As millions of employees scramble into remote working since the global COVID-19 outbreak, the question on many employers minds, post-lockdown, will be "do we continue with remote working or not?" In...
  • How to manage distractions when working from home
    Embracing remote working successfully is all about setting healthy boundaries - both for yourself, and your family or friends in the event that you are working from home. You might find some of the discipline found in daily routines at the office, meetings or schedules, difficult to translate to...
  • With the emergence of remote and flexible work encouraging more part-time jobs in South Africa, you may be wondering how paid leave for part-time employees is calculated? We aim to clarify what the labour law says about the various types of leave available to you.  The assumption in this article...
  • Debunking the myths surrounding part-time work
    The perception that part-time work is low skill, temporary and mostly meant for the younger generation, could not be further from the truth. Many talented, skilled professionals are working part-time to gain flexibility and attain better work-life integration. In this article, we aim to debunk the...
  • Coronavirus Impact In The Workplace
    Now that the World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic and the President has declared it a national emergency, employers are under increased pressure to take action: What precautionary measures should be taken, what forms of leave apply, how must...
  • 12 Free Online Collaboration Tools For Virtual Teams
    Working as virtual teams (often referred to as remote working) is growing in popularity as technology is enabling forward-thinking companies to embrace this change in how employees work. According to a global study done by the International Workplace Group in 2019, 50% of workers report that they...