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  • 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... *****... ››› more
  • [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]
  • 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. Why? 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... ***** Need to recruit ... ››› more
  • [15 February 2016]
  • Don't pay up to R2.7 million because you didn't hire someone 'by the book'!
  • With all the drastic changes to the labour laws, it's hard to keep on top of them. And believe it, or not, one small mistake could cost you up to R2.7 million or 10% of your annual turnover in fines for non-compliance, and even mistakes. You need to make sure your recruitment and selection policy is fair and in line with the new labour laws. And I'll show you how... ***Recommended produc... ››› more
  • [18 January 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
  • [27 July 2015]
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