10 tips for an online interview

Transitioning to working online is now almost complete. We have all found our little space at home where we try our best to focus and deliver. That spot where the WIFI is strongest, the distractions are minimal, and the chair is comfortable. We have realized that perching on the bed is not ideal and it’s…

Coronavirus has arrived in South Africa. Is your business prepared?

The first case of the Coronavirus has just been confirmed in South Africa. Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch predicted recently that the coronavirus could become a pandemic which could affect between 40% and 70% of the world’s adult population. Reading all the doom and gloom predictions about this virus is making business owners nervous. It is…

Employment Equity – Minister threatening with the big stick

Latest statistics on Employment Equity that was released on 27 August 2019 only showed marginal movement to diversity over the last 20 years.   The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report for 2018 still reflects a picture where top, senior and professionals are still dominated by white men in the workplace. White men represented just…

Lying on your CV – Now you can go to jail

The day has finally arrived.The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, 2019, was recently signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Under the Amendments Act, job seekers lying on their CV could get a hefty fine or up to five years in jail or both. As  professionals in the recruitment industry, we are often faced…

Unemployment. Have we reached the point of no return?

The current unemployment rate has reached a staggering 29% putting South Africa at the forefront of a national crises. These recently published results are at a 16 year high with 6.7 million unemployed people in this country and more than 70% of unemployed people being in the job market for a year or longer. Approximately 150 thousand graduates…

I Hate My Job – NOW What?

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else…The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!” – Earl Nightingale, Motivational Speaker Many of us wake up one morning and realise that we hate…