- Five questions you should never ask during an interview
- I'm sure you know by now that the law doesn't allow any discrimination against an employee or job applicant (Employment Equity Act).
So when you plan your interviews with job applicants, protect yourself and your company by making sure you avoid questions that may be discriminatory. Because if you're found guilty of discrimination, you could get a penalty of up to 10% of your business turnover.... ››› more
- [02 March 2017]
- Don't hire the wrong employee
- I'm sure you know the best potential employees prepare for an interview. They study, they research and they rehearse. They think about what they can say to make you hire them over anyone else.
But what about you?
Do you make sure you're prepared to ask the right questions? Do you get the right information from the candidate to make sure he can do the job? If not, you could be hiring the wr... ››› more
- [09 January 2017]
- Do you ask all candidates to show you a copy of their previous payslip? Is this legal?
- We all do it... We ask to see a potential employee's payslip. But this practice can quickly sour the recruitment process if you ask to see salary payment information at the offering stage.
Well, because employees often feel you should pay them what they're worth - and not based on their previous earnings.
Keep reading to find out what a study revealed...
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- [03 January 2017]
- Want to ensure all probationers have a fair chance to prove themselves? Do these eight things...
- There are eight things you can do to ensure all probationers are given a fair chance to prove themselves. Read on to find out what these things are, so you can avoid unfair discrimination in your workplace.
You need to eliminate unfair discrimination in your workplace.
One way to do this is to consult the Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into Human Resource Poli... ››› more
- [07 December 2016]
- Five areas to tread carefully when you're hiring to avoid a CCMA case
- Getting the right people on board in your business is very important. Especially since it isn't always that easy to dismiss people once you've hired them! You can use application for employment forms to ask applicants a range of questions to help you when you're recruiting. But you have to make sure you can legally ask the questions... Because an employee can take you to the CCMA for unfair discri... ››› more
- [31 October 2016]
- If you've put your new hire on probation, familiarise yourself with these four points so you don't break the law
- If you've put your new hire on probation, that's great.
A probation period is wonderful because it gives you an opportunity to evaluate your employee's performance before you confirm his appointment.
Now there are four points you must familiarise yourself with when it comes to probation periods.
Read on to find out what they are so you won't find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
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- [20 October 2016]
- Four tips to ensure your recruitment policy and procedures are EE compliant
- Employment Equity is arguably the most important piece of labour legislation for all designated employees, as failing to comply with it will attract fines of as much as R2.7 million, or even 10% of your annual turnover.
This is especially applicable when it comes to your recruitment policies, because if you're not careful when laying out your own recruitment policy, you'll be hit hard with mass... ››› more
- [10 June 2016]
- 10 items an effective job description must contain
- Job descriptions are useful as they help you:
· manage employee performance:
· Achieve job clarity;
· Identify, measure and manage key performance areas; and
· Justify differences in income based on job value.
But all this can only be achieved if your job description contains the following 10 items.
Keep reading to find out what they are...
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- [10 June 2016]
- 2 sneaky discrimination traps to avoid when recruiting
- We all know that discrimination, when recruiting, is frowned upon in the workplace. But that doesn't stop employers from testing their luck!
Unfortunately for them, they often end up in the CCMA having to pay as much as 24 months' salary to employees they didn't even hire! Which just goes to show that trying to fool the law really doesn't pay off.
Having said that, here are the 2 most comm... ››› more
- [03 May 2016]
- These are the 2 most common traps for indirect discrimination. Make sure you avoid them
- When looking to appoint someone, you want the best person for the job. And that's why you'll tend to set your selection criteria up a notch.
Now, while this practice is understandable, it can also be dangerous.
You see, if you're not careful with your selection criteria, you will indirectly discriminate against countless prospective employees.
So in order to avoid that from ever happening... ››› more
- [28 April 2016]
- Discriminating against applicants when hiring is a real possibility! See for yourself
- As was reported on heraldlive.co.za earlier this month, three officials challenged, and had a victory over, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, resulting in them rethinking how they hire staff in future.
Before, the municipality was hiring based on certain criteria (in this case South Africa's national demographics). But they'll now be calling upon Labour Minister, Mildrad Oliphant, t... ››› more
- [24 March 2016]
- 7 Interview questions to help you select the right person for the job
- When recruiting for a new employee, you want to get the right candidate for the job the first time around.
A well-structured interview can do just that.
What's more, specifically asking competency-based questions can assist you greatly in determining whether or not a candidate will be able to do the job.
So to be 100% sure that an applicant is the right fit for the job, ask these 7 questi... ››› more
- [22 March 2016]