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How I applied for a job that didn't exist
How I applied for a job that didn't exist

LinkedIn is one of the best things that has ever happened to professionals. But what do you do when your experience or your LinkedIn profile isn't that exciting? It means you may not be attractive to potential recruiters...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 21 May 2019

Throwing the book at qualification fraud
Throwing the book at qualification fraud

Until now, qualification fraud has not been punishable by law. However, this is set to change with the introduction of the National Qualifications Amendment Bill...

Issued by LexisNexis 17 May 2019

Why automation is a key to hiring diversity
Why automation is a key to hiring diversity

It is universally acknowledged that the status quo in hiring and talent acquisition just isn't cutting it...

By Adrian Cernat 14 May 2019

Putting faith in background checks
Putting faith in background checks

When it comes to the pre-screening process, businesses are often very selective when it comes to the individuals that owners allow into the fold...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 May 2019

7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace
7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs. What's for sure is that automation is changing the skills companies require from workers, yet the speed with which this is happening across functions within organisations varies...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 13 May 2019

Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry
Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry

As government plans to make substantial changes to South Africa's Occupational Health and Safety Act - which will place stricter obligations on companies across all sectors - career opportunities in the OHS industry are expected to skyrocket, experts say...

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 10 May 2019

Struggling to recruit people with disabilities (PWD) candidates?
Struggling to recruit people with disabilities (PWD) candidates?

Qunu Staffing takes pride in integrating people with disabilities in the workplace. Become an "inclusive workplace" by meeting their potential candidates!...

Issued by Qunu Staffing 6 May 2019

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#FairnessFirst: Tips to enhance belongingness in your workplace

There's been renewed emphasis on issues of inclusion and diversity in the corporate and advertising world lately, but that often leads to a sense of being the 'first, only or different' - at least in the early stages. That's a lonely place to be. Here's how to enhance a sense of belonging in your workplace...

By Leigh Andrews 6 May 2019

How to reduce call centre attrition
How to reduce call centre attrition

Despite its growth, call centres struggle with high attrition rates, some as high as 100% per annum! To remain competitive, call centres will need to solve their attrition problem...

Issued by Giraffe 30 Apr 2019

A look at South Africa's unique work culture
A look at South Africa's unique work culture

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the walls of other companies and how other people experience the workplace?...

Issued by CareerJunction 26 Apr 2019

Hiring the best person for the job
Hiring the best person for the job

One of the discussions that often surfaces in the diversity debate is that we should simply hire "the best person for the job". I've been reflecting on how we might consider this phrase. It's not a new argument and is often one that is raised against the concept of quotas, or as reason for a lack of diversity...

By Anna Curzon 24 Apr 2019

6 ways recruitment in South Africa will change in 2019
6 ways recruitment in South Africa will change in 2019

Recruitment is changing - finally. What was once a repetitive, manual and painful process is becoming increasingly more creative, automated and interesting...

Issued by Giraffe 23 Apr 2019

Robots need you: How automation is creating jobs
Robots need you: How automation is creating jobs

Robot workers replacing human jobs - the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Recent research carried out by ManpowerGroup shows that 87% of employers plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation...

18 Apr 2019

Why do call centres have the worst attrition rates in South Africa?
Why do call centres have the worst attrition rates in South Africa?

Call centres are typically characterised by high work pressure and work overload, which can lead to stress and burnout, absenteeism, performance problems and attrition...

Issued by Giraffe 16 Apr 2019

Don't fake it to make it!
Don't fake it to make it!

With the reality of background screening steadily becoming a compulsory practice within the hiring process - what does this mean for candidates...?

By Michelle Baron-Williamson 15 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor
#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor

The industry's lack of diversity and inclusion was made notably clear by last year's #TimesUp movement, largely focused on equality in race and gender. Now, with a rise of 'diversity and inclusion' focused roles popping in advertising, here's why it's important to focus on a range of ages and experience levels for true business transformation...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2019

South African recruitment startup Giraffe launches automated voice screening
South African recruitment startup Giraffe launches automated voice screening

Giraffe, the low-cost, automated recruitment platform for medium-skilled workers, has announced the launch of its newest tech innovation: automated candidate voice screening...

Issued by Giraffe 5 Apr 2019

SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape...

4 Apr 2019

Report shows growth in employment within ICT sector
Report shows growth in employment within ICT sector

ICASA has published the State of Information and Communications Technology report...

1 Apr 2019

Are background checks worth the added cost?
Are background checks worth the added cost?

For some organisations, the act of screening potential hires is not a necessity. However, when weighing up the risk, it can be costlier to the reputation of a business to forgo this step in the hiring procedure...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Mar 2019

Survey confirms employment growth
Survey confirms employment growth

Cabinet has welcomed the release of the latest employment data from StatsSA, which confirm the growth in total employment during 2018...

29 Mar 2019

Reality bites: Unmet expectations count for almost half staff turnover
Reality bites: Unmet expectations count for almost half staff turnover

New research* from pre-hire assessment specialists ThriveMap reveals that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn't what they expected it to be...

22 Mar 2019

Never too small to become a top employer...
Never too small to become a top employer...

Becoming an employer of choice is not only for large companies and corporations, nor is it as unattainable as you might think. It does matter! Let's start with why...

By Alex Hadfield 19 Mar 2019

Makeover winners wow for work
Makeover winners wow for work

Four winners of the Careers24 #FashionYourCareer competition were taken for makeover days in Sandton City and Tyger Valley Centre and worked with a CV writer to help them find their unique professional styles and language...

Issued by Careers24 19 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Blending diversity and professionalism
#WinTechAfrica: Blending diversity and professionalism

Day 1 of the first Women in Tech Africa Conference started with a resounding message: diversity is key, but women must not wait to be recognised...

19 Mar 2019

Hiring plans remain conservative in Q2 - employment outlook survey
Hiring plans remain conservative in Q2 - employment outlook survey

South African employers report conservative hiring plans for the second quarter of 2019. With 12% of employers expecting to increase payrolls, 6% forecasting a decrease and 80% anticipating no change, once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation the Outlook stands at +5%...

15 Mar 2019

Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA
Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients...

14 Mar 2019

Keyes captions this: "Driving through Cape Town on a sunny day."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Emily Keyes

This week we go behind the selfie with Emily Keyes, founder and CEO of The Talent Boom...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 2019

Background screening a priority - MIE report
Background screening a priority - MIE report

Incidents of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of assets, misconduct and misrepresentation, among others, are continuously being publicly exposed and reported on in the media the world over...

8 Mar 2019

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