Blog for Employers

  • Why trust and competence are not the most important factors when implementing flexible work practices. In the article Essential Success Elements To Implementing Flexible Work Arrangements In The Work Place we presented the argument that, when one starts taking the first courageous steps to...
  • Virtual Assistants
    The term "Virtual Assistant" is relatively new in South Africa. Business owners when considering hiring an assistant to lighten the workload often only think only of hiring someone in-office. However, since the rapid growth of the internet and home-based working, Virtual Assisting is one of the...
  • Digital Moms On The Rise
    Working in an environment that specializes in placing skilled moms in a variety of positions, it is interesting to note a significant increase in the number of digital posts being filled by women. The rise of the digital mom in the workplace may not be an entirely new phenomenon but it is certainly...
  • 4 Obvious benefits of women at work in a digital era
    With August being woman’s month in South Africa, we are celebrating what 20 000 women started back in 1956. To have women in senior decision making roles within the workplace was completely uncommon just a couple of decades ago. We salute the many strong women that have paved the way and made it...
  • Success Elements to Implementing Flexible Work Arrangements
    Following on from the article Key for change: Employment with a future mindset where I discussed the need for the change concerning flexible working arrangements, I trust that you are convinced that the time has come to make flexible working in South Africa the norm. You might even be willing to...
  • Filling the Skills Shortage with On-Demand Recruitment
    Since the early days of the internet back in the nineties, the explosion of technology has made enormous leaps forward in the way people are being employed. Back in the day, long-established rules entrenched by decades of strict work principles dictated that workers should sit at a desk in an...
  • The Key for Change: Employment with a Future Mindset
    The increased demand for flexible working is one of the key driving forces behind the rapidly changing nature of work (source: Key trends for global employers in 2018 by Baker Mackenzie).  It is essential for anyone making employment and hiring decisions in South Africa to be prepared and equipped...
  • This is What Flexible Working Really Means
    Flexible working can be viewed on a continuum of flexibility: from no flexibility at all to working-from-home and being measured on productivity, rather than physical presence. Being able to offer flexible-working arrangements is a powerful way to attract and retain high-level skills particularly...
  • Conventional thinking, embedded by decades of strict work practices, dictates that the only way to work is to employ workers permanently and have them sit at a desk in an office from 8 to 5. But the way we work is fast changing, and the rise of the on-demand economy is helping businesses to fill...
  • The Flexible Super Employees no one saw coming
    Moms…we know what makes them beloved and special to their families. But what is it about mothers that give them such a high value in the workplace too? Mothers have been in the workplace for many years of course, but it is only quite recently that they have been discovered for the values and...