Blog Articles

  • 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...
  • Phillipa Geard Fairlady Santam Women of the future
    South Africa (August 19, 2019) – FAIRLADY magazine announced the winners of the annual FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards at an exclusive VIP luncheon MC’d by businesswoman and Women of the Future judge, Johanna Mukoki, at Summer Place, in Hyde Park on Friday. The three winners were...
  • Tips from our Recruitment Managers on how increase your chances of job success on RecruitMyMom.
    You have heard so much about RecruitMyMom, and you can’t wait to register and start applying for suitable new work opportunities. You excitedly register on www.recruitmymom.co.za, complete the online CV, then visit the job listings page and apply for a job, a few days later you receive a decline...
  • Finalists announced for the Fairlady Santam women of the future awards 2019
    The businesswomen who entered the 2019 FAIRLADY Santam Woman of the Future, Rising Star and Social Entrepreneur awards inspired us with their entrepreneurial spirit and their commitment to seeing their brilliant ideas through. It has been tremendously difficult to choose the finalists in each...
  • Implementing flexible working practices: Organisational factors
    In the article “Important Factors when implementing Flexible work practices”, we focused on Individual preference such as work style, motivators and value systems and we shared some practical tools and advice on how these foundational and critical elements can be evaluated, measured and applied to...
  • Staffing agility in times of need – the case for independent contractors
    South Africa has some of the most inflexible labour laws in the world. That said, the growing global trend of hiring contracting staff for specific skills is enabling companies to remain agile in their staffing by hiring differently.  Hiring independent contractors in a tough economy enable...