Blog Articles

  • SA Government Youth Employment Incentives Explained
    A) SARS : EMPLOYMENT TAX INCENTIVE (ETI) Why is there an ETI? Millions of young South Africans are excluded from participating in economic activity, and as a result suffer disproportionately from unemployment, discouragement and economic marginalisation. High youth unemployment means young people...
  • Why Hiring Graduates will Grow Your Business
    Hiring graduates in these uncertain times can seem like a daunting thought. Particularly when your company does not have a fully-fledged graduate programme like large corporates.   However, as a business owner, you know that it is only those who dare to be brave and step out to take a risk that are...
  • RecruitMyMom 2017 Survey eBook
    In 2017 we conducted this survey to better understand how companies might attract and retain top women talent into senior positions of leadership, particularly through the child rearing years.  Read this ebook below to see what 1045 SA women with children had to say.  
  • Labourwise_Parental_Adoption_Materity
    Updated 10 June 2019 On 23 November 2018, President Ramaphosa signed the Labour Laws Amendment Act of 2018 into law. The Act covers the new provisions regarding parental, adoption and commissioning parental leave in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. It also deals with certain changes...
  • 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...
  • Job Creator of the Year
    We are very proud of our CEO, Phillipa Geard, who won the category award, Job Creator of the Year®, of the prestige Entrepreneur of the Year® award.  The Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS is an annual competition that recognises and honours successful...
  • Business aces to finals
    Two Somerset West business owners are both finalists of the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam. Source: News24 Phillipa Geard of Recruit My Mom and James Barrington- Brown of NewSpace Systems are two of five Western Cape finalists in the competition that seeks to...
  • 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...