Blog Articles

  • Hearsay evidence in the disciplinary and arbitration hearings
    Occasionally a customer or other external party is witness to employee misconduct. It may be necessary for such person to give evidence in disciplinary proceedings. If the employee challenges the outcome of the hearing, such evidence may also be needed in arbitration proceedings. But what if the...
  • Top trends helping moms in the workplace
    Technology has changed the way people work. Technology is enabling different ways of hiring and retaining talent. These trends in the workplace are creating a favourable environment for women, in particular for mothers who have to juggle the responsibilities of family and career. Here are some of...
  • Soft Skills In The Workplace
    A couple of years ago, employers were only interested in a prospective employee's intellectual quotient (IQ). These days, employers realise that the success of an employee is not based entirely on their IQ, but that their emotional quotient (EQ) also plays a significant role in employee and company...
  • Why recruiters use social media
    Social media has impacted many aspects of our lives. From the way we share information, get recommendations on which plumber to use to the way we do business. For businesses, it has created an opportunity to interact directly with their customers and provide them with relevant up to date...
  • Lying about qualifications on a CV could lead to jail time
    The National Qualifications Amendment Bill has recently been passed, and if president Cyril Ramaphosa accepts it, it means that candidates who misrepresent their qualifications on their CV can get jail time. This bill aims to ensure that people are adequately qualified for the positions they apply...
  • Dagga In The Workplace
    People may no longer be prosecuted for cultivating, possessing and using small amounts of dagga for private purposes. But what are the consequences for the workplace? The recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Minister of Justice & Others v Prince & Others to decriminalise the...
  • SA Government Youth Employment Incentives Explained
    A) SARS : EMPLOYMENT TAX INCENTIVE (ETI) Why is there an ETI? Millions of young South Africans are excluded from participating in economic activity, and as a result suffer disproportionately from unemployment, discouragement and economic marginalisation. High youth unemployment means young people...
  • Why Hiring Graduates will Grow Your Business
    Hiring graduates in these uncertain times can seem like a daunting thought. Particularly when your company does not have a fully-fledged graduate programme like large corporates.   However, as a business owner, you know that it is only those who dare to be brave and step out to take a risk that are...
  • New Division For Youth Employment
    During the past six years, RecruitMyMom had turned away many jobs that are suited to young graduates, interns or apprentices and not skilled, experienced moms. Now, rather than turn these jobs away we want to make it easy for employers to fill them with young talent. "Over the past year, I have...
  • Dressing For An Interview
    Dressing for an interview and knowing what to wear can be the difference between getting a job or not. Most people would refuse to turn up at a gym wearing flip-flops and a sundress to run on the treadmill, while a 2-piece business suit would invite ridicule in a spinning class. Neither would be...