Blog Articles

  • How to measure the productivity of a remote team
    Thanks to global lockdowns and COVID-19, remote working is here to stay. Whether working as a fully distributed team or having a hybrid model of both in-office and remote working, how to measure productivity for a remote team is an essential question to answer for any company.  Here are five steps...
  • Know your notice period rights
    The world of work has changed significantly with employers frequently hiring staff on a contract, part-time or project basis rather than on a full-time, permanent basis. This article outlines the different aspects of notice periods in South Africa and the rights of employers and employees regarding...
  • Warning Signs That Your Job Isn't the Right Fit for You
    Sometimes, job offers may look more interesting in advertisements than they are in real life. When you apply to a new job, you will try to give it a chance as it's always good to embrace changes. However, when your motivation starts to fall, and you start to hesitate before going to work, it's time...
  • Indefinite Lay-Off Without Pay?
    As the economic effects of Covid-19 drag on, employers are faced with new questions surrounding the temporary lay-off of employees. Surely lay-off cannot continue forever. So, for how long may employees be laid off? While most employees are by now able to tender their services, businesses may not...
  • 5 Things to Check Before You Send Your CV
    In the world where everything is instant, a recruiter or prospective employer will decide within a minute if your cv is worth considering.  This list outlines the essentials you need to keep in mind before you send your CV.   1. Cover Letter Make sure your cover letter speaks to the key...
  • Lessons for SME’s on building a distributed team
    If you are considering keeping your workforce remote, you are not alone. Global Workplace Analytics predicts that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021. There are many lessons to be learned from others who have already taken the step to building...
  • Consultations And Hearings Via Electronic Platforms
    Disciplinary hearings via Skype? Consulting via Zoom? Are such processes allowed? Electronic platforms have become more accessible. The Covid-19 pandemic has alerted us to opportunities that were not obvious before. Does this mean that we may embrace these platforms in labour and employment law...
  • How to create a job application video
    It’s not uncommon to be asked to provide a job application video of yourself when applying for a job. Video and video screening have opened up new ways of working in recruitment and we are excited to see how it can be used to enable more access to job-seekers for job opportunities. In the past, as...
  • 10 Tips For Moms Returning To Work
    Whatever the reason for returning to work, albeit the children are getting bigger and there is more free time or the financial pressures are too much for the household, it is essential for you as moms to stay relevant and in-touch on a professional level. When you have been out of work for a while...
  • A story of hope
    At RecruitMyMom we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of women. We want to share this story from one of our candidates that was recently placed into work. It’s a story of hope and encouragement not to give up.   “I’m a mom of six-year-old twins and have been a member of...