Blog for Employers

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 ways to successfully address gender diversity in the workplace
    It’s hard to believe that in 2020 we are still discussing gender bias, prejudice and the lack of gender diversity in the workplace. However multiple studies suggest that gender bias is the reason why so many businesses are reluctant to place women into senior positions. The cause of this bias is...
  • Re-entry programmes on the rise as a way to attract top female talent.
    In 2008 Goldman and Sachs conceived the idea of a re-entry programme and dubbed it a Returnship. Since then it has gained popularity amongst businesses who are using it to bridge the ever-increasing skills gap within the job market. A survey released by PWC in 2017 stated that 28% of companies...
  • Tapping into the Skilled Labour Pool of  Working Moms
    If you own or manage your own business, you know how difficult it can be to find skilled staff that fits in with your company culture. The future of work is bringing changes to the way we hire people. We need more on-demand skills, and RecruitMyMom has a pool of highly skilled moms that have thus...