Articles for Employers

  • How upskilling could land you a job in 2020
    Why would you need upskilling, if you have over five years work experience? It can make you more employable. South Africa is said to be the most technologically advanced country in Africa. As such, we have in recent years experienced a dramatic shift from the traditional pen-and-paper method to...
  • 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...
  • Time saving tips for busy working moms
    Being a mom is hard work, but being a working mom is even harder! We, at RecruitMyMom, understand the pressures that a working mom is under; from taking care of your children, preparing meals, dealing with household responsibilities and the stress of balancing a career. It can feel at times as if...
  • 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...
  • KFM Interview: RecruitMyMom connects job-hunting mothers and employers
    CEO and Founder Phillipa Geard of RecruitMyMom was recently named the 2019 Fairlady Santam Woman of the Future. This award is presented to a female entrepreneur who has survived the first 1,000 days of business. The mother of two was inspired by the talents and abilities of many skilled mothers who...
  • The Top 3 Mistakes People Make on their CV
    It is the first impression you leave on someone you are hoping would employ you. Yet, people often do not take the necessary care when it comes to preparing their CV’s. Thoughtless mistakes can result in a CV application being rejected from the onset. To give yourself a competitive advantage when...
  • Dismissal due to breakdown of trust
    It is the breakdown of the relationship of trust that normally justifies termination of employment in cases of employee misconduct. How serious must that breakdown be? Does the employer have to prove such breakdown of trust to justify dismissal? The relationship of trust is most pertinent in cases...
  • Things to consider when taking an independent contracting job
    The way in which employers are hiring is changing due to the increased demand for certain skills. They are increasingly interested in hiring skills on-demand to add value when they are required. Subsequently, there is a rise in the flexible workforce, which includes freelancers and independent...