Blog Articles

  • The South African Government has developed a risk-adjusted strategy for economic activity.  There are five levels of risk: Level 1: Low virus spreadLevel 2: Moderate virus spread with high readiness Level 3: Moderate virus spread, with moderate readiness Level 4: Moderate to high virus spread, with...
  • Remote working
    Written by Phillipa Geard, CEO of RecruitMyMom. Remote working - should companies continue or not? As millions of employees scramble into remote working since the global COVID-19 outbreak, the question on many employers minds, post-lockdown, will be "do we continue with remote working or not?" In...
  • How to manage distractions when working from home
    Embracing remote working successfully is all about setting healthy boundaries - both for yourself, and your family or friends in the event that you are working from home. You might find some of the discipline found in daily routines at the office, meetings or schedules, difficult to translate to...
  • Gender Diversity
     If we are to curb the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and empower women economically, then we have to find ways to stop the talent gender leak in the economy by looking at why women are leaving their careers and what can be done to stop the pipeline leak.  In South Africa, there are more...
  • With the emergence of remote and flexible work encouraging more part-time jobs in South Africa, you may be wondering how paid leave for part-time employees is calculated? We aim to clarify what the labour law says about the various types of leave available to you.  The assumption in this article...
  • Debunking the myths surrounding part-time work
    The perception that part-time work is low skill, temporary and mostly meant for the younger generation, could not be further from the truth. Many talented, skilled professionals are working part-time to gain flexibility and attain better work-life integration. In this article, we aim to debunk the...
  • 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...
  • “Pressing pause” on your career – so that you can make the shift to dedicated fulltime parenting – is both noble, and terrifying. For some, it’s a no-brainer. For most of us, it takes courage. It’s a  tough decision to put your child’s needs (at the foundational stage) before your own.  Choosing to...
  • What to consider when taking on part-time accounting jobs in South Africa
    More and more companies are realising the resource and cost benefits of hiring part-time in South Africa. Similarly, many qualified workers, particularly those with familial obligations, are appreciating the advantages of working part-time. Thanks to the advancements in technology and the advent of...
  • 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...