Blog for Employers

  • The Unseen Force: Understanding South Africa's Working Women
    South Africa's workforce is undergoing a significant shift. Women are surpassing men in educational attainment, creating a deep pool of qualified talent. But are businesses capitalising on this opportunity? A recent Working Women in SA report by RecruitMyMom suggests they're not. Despite their...
  • How to Dismiss an Employee During Their Probation Period: Navigating the Delicate Process
    A probation period for new employees is an excellent way for employers to assess whether or not an employee is a good fit for the organisation and the job for which they have been employed. The probation period also gives an employee the opportunity to work for an organisation and decide if they...
  • Harness the Power Of Your Skilled Female Talent: Addressing Barriers To Career Advancement
    Unlock the full potential of your female talent. The journey up the career ladder is fraught with barriers for many talented women—unconscious bias, fewer mentorships, and limited leadership roles stand in the way. These obstacles do more than halt individual careers; they stifle organisational...
  • Mastering the Hybrid Work Model: Everything Employers Need To Know
    The Working Women in SA Report recently published by RecruitMyMom, finds that only eight percent of women want to work just in the office. This does not mean that the rest want to work remotely. Despite a commonly held view, not all working women want to work fully remotely; this report finds that...
  • A Guide For Employers: Criminal and Disciplinary Proceedings
    A case of serious misconduct may also amount to a criminal offence. Does the employer have to wait until the disciplinary proceedings have run their course before laying a criminal charge? And if the employer decides to lay a criminal charge, should the disciplinary proceedings be halted pending...
  • Retrenchment and the pregnant employee
    When an employee goes on maternity leave, others almost inevitably have to fill in for her. During her absence the question may arise whether she is really needed and whether her position has become redundant. May the employer retrench her in these circumstances? Our courts have repeatedly come to...
  • Securing Success: The Vital Role of Background Checks In Hiring
    In an ideal world, every candidate in the job market would possess exceptional skills and a stellar reputation, making background checks seem unnecessary. However, the reality is different. While many candidates are indeed excellent matches, it's essential to recognise that thorough screening is...
  • 2024: Workplace Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Work
    2024 marks a pivotal point in workplace trends that will shape the future of work. The days of inflexible, “across-the-board” work practices are disappearing, and technology, skills, and flexibility dominate in this dynamic landscape of the future.   Here are workplace trends we believe will...
  • Understanding South African Probation Periods When Hiring New Employees
    Despite common perception, an employer cannot dismiss an employee during probation without reason and must follow the correct procedure. The South African Labour Law covers probation periods. A probation period for new employees is an excellent way for employers to see whether someone can perform...
  • 2023 Hiring Trends That Have Impacted Hiring In South Africa
    As 2023 draws to a close, it is worthwhile reflecting on hiring trends that impacted South Africa in 2023. There are lessons to be learnt and clues as to what the future of work may look like.  Since the pandemic, the workplace has undergone significant upheaval. From being forced to work remotely...