- When last did you see a job advert that caught your eye? So why would you use one that wouldn't attract the best employee?
- The days of dreary newspaper job adverts are long gone.
What you include in your job adverts and where you position them are vital to attract top talent. A lot of companies are more innovative and creative in their war to get the best talent. And, of course, the job market is relying more on technology to lure quality people.
People looking for a job don't respond to non-descript, vague KPI... ››› more
- [19 January 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...
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- [18 January 2016]
- You think you've just met the perfect person for the job. But how do you make sure he's 'the one'?
- This answer's obvious right: Do a quick reference check! This will give you the chance to gather 'intel' from an outside source!
BUT before you rush off and start frantically dialling, you need to know exactly how to get the referee to talk to.
And that's where I come in.
Firstly, let's look at the best places to get a reliable reference...
The legal rec... ››› more
- [11 December 2015]
- Use these six steps to design an employment application form
- When designing your employment application form, there are several rules you need to follow. To make sure you cover all the mandatory elements and comply with the current regulations, we'll give you six steps to design a perfect employment application form.
Here are the six steps you can use to make it:
Step #1: Gather information
For this step, you must decide what information you want... ››› more
- [16 June 2015]
- Authorised changes and compliance in your recruitment policy: Three elements that can't miss!
- You can make many changes in your recruitment policy, but these have to respect a certain procedure and you have to also pay attention that your policy will benefit you.
The three elements will help you draft your policy in a way that will ensure you are compliant and make no mistakes in recruiting:
1. Who the policy applies to and who has authority to change it (application and author... ››› more
- [15 June 2015]
- Dealing with the potential pitfalls of acting appointments. Your solutions!
- Sometimes a key-position in your company can become vacant. This can be related to a switch in the organisational structure or because one of your most important people resigned.
While you're looking for a suitable candidate, you might need for the functions of the position to carry on without delay or break in continuity. This is called an acting appointment.
Here's what you may need to do i... ››› more
- [11 June 2015]
- Three major discrimination facts: Why you're not allowed to reject job candidates on these grounds
- It's a fact that the reasons that support our decisions may be fair only in our minds. What might look like an honest and fair choice during recruitment, could in fact be based on discrimination. And a rejected candidate is more than entitled to ask the authorities to protect his rights.
Today we'll discuss three major discrimination factors that many employers tend to overlook when they are re... ››› more
- [10 June 2015]
- Why you should use aptitude and personality tests when recruiting
- If you want to make sure you are recruiting the best employees for your company, there are methods you can use to ensure you're choosing the right people for the job, based on their real aptitude and not on what they decide to present you during the interviews.
So many companies nowadays base their recruitment procedures on pre-employment tests, such as aptitude and personality tests. These are ... ››› more
- [09 June 2015]
- Avoid these four discrimination traps when recruiting
- Some employers go against the law and use methods to hire the person they want, even though this sometimes means discriminating on other people who may be more prepared for the job the company is offering.
Sometimes they think it's related to a belief, but thinking that a woman, for instance, isn't right for a manager job it's discrimination.
This is why some employers devise ways to disguis... ››› more
- [08 June 2015]
- Recruitment advice: Ten discriminatory selection practices you must avoid
- Keep in mind that having access to information during the recruitment process means job candidates can bring you to the Court if you discriminate against them. There are many ways employers can do this and while in some cases this happens because they aren't aware they're doing it, knowing the legislation is YOUR responsibility!
The ten examples below show you what practices are deemed discrimi... ››› more
- [08 June 2015]
- Mistakes in recruitment: Is reference checking legal?
- When recruiting new people for your company, there are some processes you may apply without knowing you could make a mistake and could later result in discrimination! Keep in mind that the new Employment Equity Act amendments have far-reaching effects on your business.
You can't discriminate against a potential employee and don't forget that if you do, you could land up at the CCMA paying someo... ››› more
- [04 June 2015]
- How to assess CVs in 30 seconds to reduce your recruitment time and costs
- I'm sure this scenario looks familiar: You receive a new hiring request from your CEO, you have to find the right person fast. You place a job ad but you don't expect to receive hundreds of irrelevant CVs. In the majority of cases 98 out of a 100 applications are not the right one, they don't have the correct work experience, qualifications or competencies. So you find yourself spending hours of y... ››› more
- [04 March 2015]