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  • Not sure how to treat a new employee on his first day? Here's what you need to do
  • Most employers don't know how to treat a new employee on his first day. The many stories you get from people who say they got ignored and sat the whole day doing nothing on their first day is proof of this. Don't let your employee's first day become an unpleasant experience. Here's how to treat your new employee on his first day... Do this to treat your employee right on his first d... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]
  • Don't make these three mistakes when it comes to induction training
  • Induction training is one of the most important steps of the recruitment process. It ensures employees are more productive quicker and it helps reduce CCMA referrals because employees know the rules, codes of conduct and company procedures. What's concerning though, is that employers continue to make mistakes when doing induction training. Don't fall into the same trap. Avoid making th... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]
  • Most recruitment drives fail for these three reasons!
  • When employers embark on a recruitment drive, the goal is to swiftly find the candidate who fits the brief best and who can add value to the company. Sadly, this doesn't always happen. Recruitment drives can fail spectacularly. They can drag on for weeks or even months and, in the end, they don't find a suitable candidate. In these cases, employers often decide to can the process for a whil... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]
  • Your recruitment process will only be complete once you've done this one thing...
  • After stressful weeks of preparation, sifting through hundreds of CVs, interviewing candidates and doing thorough background checks on applicants, you've found the perfect candidate who meets the job requirements and he's accepted your job offer. You're pleased about completing your recruitment process on time and successfully. You're even filing away all the records of the recruitment, intervi... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]
  • Sipho failed his psychometric test. Not giving him the job can land you at the CCMA
  • Sipho has applied for a job in your company. You're very impressed with his first interview. So you call him for the second part of the recruitment process, which is psychometric testing. This involves a variety of tests including skills ability tests, IQ tests and emotional readiness tests. After the assessments, you turn Sipho's application down because he didn't score high enough on the... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]
  • Three ways to set your new employee up for success
  • The fact that the candidate has accepted your job offer doesn't mean you can relax. You must come up with a plan on how to set him up for success right away, on his first day. I'm sure you've had an experience where you were a new employee in a company and you spent the whole day languishing in your seat doing nothing because they hadn't set up everything for you or were still figuring out wha... ››› more
  • [30 October 2014]
  • The crucial labour law lesson you can learn from the N12 truck driver disaster
  • On 15 October 2014, truck driver, Isaac Maruding, was arrested. This after his truck ploughed into 48 vehicles in early morning traffic on October 14 on the N12 East in Alberton. The latest development is that, on Monday, Maruding was released on R7 000 bail. His case will return to court on November 12 and he's indicated that he'll plead not guilty to the three culpable homicide charges agains... ››› more
  • [30 October 2014]
  • Do you know what to include in your offer of employment letter?
  • Congratulations! You've found the perfect candidate. Finally, the stressful recruitment process is almost over because now you'll be more concerned about induction training and preparing his workstation. But before you move into that stage, you must send the candidate an offer of employment letter that complies with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). Read on to find out what t... ››› more
  • [29 October 2014]
  • The BCEA requires you keep five documents regarding your new hire
  • You must comply with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) when recruiting. To do this, you must keep five documents regarding your new hire. Read on to find out what these documents are so you can comply with the BCEA and avoid harsh penalties. To comply with the BCEA, make sure you keep these five documents about your new employee   According to Section 31 of the BCEA, you... ››› more
  • [29 October 2014]
  • Use these two tips to ensure your interviewers don't succumb to the 'groupthink' phenomenon
  • If you use panel interviews to find the right candidate for the job, you must guard against the 'groupthink' phenomenon. According to mindtools.com, 'groupthink' is a phenomenon that occurs when the desire for group consensus overrides people's common sense desire to present alternatives, critique a position, or express an unpopular opinion. Here, the desire for group cohesion effectively drive... ››› more
  • [29 October 2014]
  • Use these three methods to verify your job candidate's driver's licence
  • You run a construction company and you're looking for a driver. You advertise the position and short-list suitable candidates. After conducting interviews, you now want to conduct background checks. And one of the checks you want to do is to verify the candidate's driver's licence. But the problem is you don't know how to do this. We're here to help. Keep reading to discover the three ... ››› more
  • [28 October 2014]
  • Can you ask job candidates to take a polygraph test?
  • We've all seen plenty of movies where characters take polygraph tests. That's the test detectives use to measure physiological responses in humans when they're questioned to determine if their answers are truthful. But the big question is: Can you, as an employer, ask job candidates to take a polygraph test? Read on to find out the answer so you can comply with labour law. ********... ››› more
  • [28 October 2014]
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