Blog for Employers

  • 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...
  • With unemployment in South Africa still on the rise and the skills gap becoming increasingly wider, businesses might need to reconsider the way they are hiring in order to find, attract and retain talented employees. Job-sharing provides an excellent solution to the above and has great benefits for...
  • Top 10 staffing trends for 2020
    Over the past decade the recruitment process has undergone a huge transformation with the help of technological tools and advancements that have shifted the way companies are hiring staff, making the process more efficient and streamlined. The expansion of technology is likely to continue this year...
  • Parental leave - Employee rights as from 1 January 2020 Labourwise
    Employees are legally entitled to parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parental leave as from 1 January 2020. This follows a proclamation issued by the President (on 23 December 2019) in terms of section 17 of the Labour Laws Amendment Act of 2018. Unemployment Insurance claims Although...
  • How to reduce your staffing cost while still growing the business
    You have deadlines to meet and need skilled staff to help you meet the deadline, but you cannot afford the high staffing cost to hire any more permanent staff... what can you do? The solution is easy.... Hire career part-timers. An online agency like RecruitMyMom specialises in matching forward-...
  • Is flexible working the new employee benefit?
    Traditionally, employee benefits were medical aid and pension fund contributions. This has evolved as people’s needs and the work landscape changed. Now, as flexible working is fast becoming the norm around the world, should employers consider implementing flexible working as an employee benefit...
  • Drafting of disciplinary charges
    All too often employers are expected to be technically correct when drafting disciplinary charges. But is this fair to the employer? What if the employee has not been prejudiced? Guidelines Before dismissing an employee for misconduct there has to be an investigation to determine whether there are...