Blog for Employers

  • 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...
  • 4 Outsourcing Myths Debunked For Employers
    Did you know that outsourcing services dates back to the late 1980s and have become an increasingly common way of doing business in the 21st century? It was first developed as a way companies could gain a competitive edge in the new global market and is now widely used by companies globally in...
  • What To Look For When Hiring An Excellent Personal Assistant
    Business leaders often rely on their personal assistants (PAs) to help them stay organised and take care of day-to-day tasks. If you plan to hire a PA, there are certain qualities to look for in a good one. After all, the most successful people hire excellent personal assistants they can trust and...
  • Valuable Exit Interview Questions for Employers to Ask
    Conducting exit interviews is a valuable practise that leads to a more informed and responsive organisation. In this article, we aim to explain what an exit interview is, why it is valuable, and some of the best exit interview questions to ask.   What is an exit interview?   An exit interview is a...
  • Avoid These Common Hiring Myths A Guide for Employers
    Common hiring myths lead to costly mistakes and missed opportunities when it comes to hiring the right talent. Thankfully, they are just myths. Hiring the right talent is one of the most critical aspects of a successful business, but also one of the most challenging. This article aims to debunk six...