Blog Articles

  • Spotlighting the diverse experiences of working mothers in South Africa
    Women are inspiring. Between having children and handling work, we still manage to hold high-powered positions across different industries; we start our own businesses; we raise families. It’s an indisputable blessing to even have a job as a woman in South Africa. In 2022, 47,0% of South African...
  • Performance Marketing Manager Job Description
    Performance Marketing Managers are essential to any advertising team. They require technical, analytical, and creative skills to succeed. They’re responsible for optimising campaigns to maximise results and increase return on investment (ROI). Whether developing strategies, tracking and analysing...
  • Are employers back in power?
    Post COVID and the Great Resignation, we saw a swing toward employee power as they resisted going back to the office and sought out flexible or remote working opportunities, leaving traditional work environments in droves. Now, with looming economic instability and global tech layoffs, bosses are...
  • Beyond diversity and inclusion: Why equity is essential for your company's success
    When we talk about diversity and inclusion (D&I), one key concept that's often left out is equity. When diversity, inclusion, and equity go together, your workforce is empowered to do their best to work.   Equity Isn't Synonymous with Equality Workplace Equality means treating everyone the same...
  • Your soft skills matter when applying for a job
    By now it seems like the distant past when employers hired for IQ (intelligence quotient) only. The importance of EQ (emotional intelligence) in the hiring process has become so common that it is standard practice to include your soft skills on your CV or resume. EQ is represented in a range of...
  • Financial Manager Job Description
    A Financial Manager is responsible for overseeing an organisation's financial operations and ensuring they run smoothly and efficiently. This involves managing budgets, analysing financial data, preparing financial reports, and providing strategic financial guidance to senior management. The...
  • The challenges faced by moms, as job seekers, and how to overcome them
    Now you have a family, and your outlook on work and career has changed. Intrinsically, every social call, work lunch, or pending deadline sets into motion a series of moving blocks (or shifted duties). You must be the chief architect, tasked with placing and rearranging the pieces so that there is...
  • Being on the right side of POPIA with criminal, credit, and background checks
    There is no denying that background checks are highly intrusive, given the plethora of personal data that they reveal and require. Yet, in today's world, this type of check has become the norm: from job to university applications, even to verify certifications or be considered as a candidate for...
  • Things every business should know when hiring working moms
    Working moms are an invaluable asset to any business. Whether it’s their expertise, dedication and work ethic, or their unique perspective that comes from balancing motherhood with a career. Working moms bring a myriad of benefits to the workplace. Fortunately, many businesses understand the...
  • Load shedding - No power, no pay?
    Due to persistent load shedding since the end of 2022, the question of payment has again been raised: Do employers have to pay employees during periods that they cannot work as a consequence of load shedding? We addressed the question early in 2015, but the principles are worth repeating. Our...