The wise use of time

We all know that “Sunday night blues” feeling, when you start pondering on your to do list for the coming week. Often we get stuck on thoughts like “how will I find the TIME to get everything done? Have I managed my time efficiently to get the most out of the week ahead? Maybe I should just postpone a few meetings this week to catch up with last week’s work that I did...

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Salary Negotiations and Expectations for Candidates

Money really does make the world go round, especially once you avail yourself as a new job seeker. There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to salary negotiations and it is my belief that when you adhere to the following guidelines you will walk out of the interview with a big smile and a satisfactory bank balance. 1.  Don’t talk money too early. Once you have met...

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Employment Equity – Compliance is the only answer

ARE YOU STIL DECIDING IF YOUR COMPANY SHOULD COMPLY OR NOT? HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY COMPLIANCE IS THE ONLY ANSWER. The purpose of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 is to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through elimination of unfair discrimination and implementing affirmative action measures to...

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“Temporary employment – maybe not that temporary after all.”

The amendments to South African Labour Legislation, especially contained in Section 198 have been the subject matter of much heated debate and criticism the last couple of months, as the Labour Relations Amended Act 6 of 2014, came into effect on the 1st of January 2015. In some cases referred to the CCMA, the Respondent parties even gave notice in the media that rulings...

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Retirement Age

“Retire from work, but not from life” – M.K Soni During the past few months, I have been confronted with the question: “When must an employee retire?” The fact of the matter is that there is no Act describing the age for retirement. It is the prerogative of the Employer to determine the retirement age applicable to his Company, whether it is in the employee’s contract of...

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Dear Candidate

As a Recruitment Consultant that has 7 years’ experience in the industry, I have seen a lot and learnt a lot over the years.  I am happy to share some useful tips regarding the daunting task of looking for a new job, and how to make sure your recruitment consultant fights for you all the way. I recently interviewed a candidate for a pretty high profile job.  Initially he...

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