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Not just a regular sick day: COVID-19 in the workplace

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We watched from afar how COVID-19 tightened its grip on China and then spread even further at a staggering pace. Now, it’s in South Africa and our lives have changed radically in a matter of days. Most working South Africans are asking themselves: “Is it safe to go to work?” and many employers are worried…

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Job seekers could now face jail time for lying on their CVs.

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What you should know about the National Qualifications Amendment Bill.   Little white lies on your CV could now land you in big trouble. That’s because the National Qualifications Amendment Bill has been presented to Parliament in a bid to clamp down on the increasing number of South Africans with fraudulent qualifications. In fact, it…

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Recruitment trends

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Recent years have seen an abundance of new technology aimed at making personnel employment easier and more efficient. However, matching specific job requirements to the complexities of an individual is no easy task, and technology will never be able to completely replace recruitment professionals.

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Chartered accountants versus bean counters

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An inspiring article in the November 2014 issue of Accountancy CA showcasing the ‘Cover 35 and under’ competition highlighted the valuable skills young chartered accountants acquire during their articles. A brief summary of these skills are given below.

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Let social media work to your advantage

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In today’s digital society, most of us have established a personal presence in the online space, even if it is small and limited to Facebook. The digitally savvy individual can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, a personal blog, YouTube, Google Plus or Pinterest, to name a few.

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Employee engagement: a modern myth?

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According to the 2013 Gallup Global Workplace survey, only 9% of employees in South Africa are actively engaged.Engaged staff will lead to higher productivity and success in the workplace. Read more…

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Can you buy loyalty?

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Receiving a letter of resignation on a Monday morning is not a good way to start the week, especially if it’s from a valued employee. Of the challenges faced by business owners today, the ‘people aspect’ remains one of the toughest. Read more…

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Are recruitment errors costing you money?

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Determining the impact of the recruitment processes on the bottom line of your business may be impossible to quantify exactly. With further investigation, however, companies may discover surprising results. Read more…

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