Where you advertise could help you fulfil your company's employment equity requirements
According to the Employment Equity Act, you're required to eliminate unfair discrimination in the workplace. According to new studies, your company's recruitment process is one of the most common barriers to doing this and one of the easiest to overcome. And it's easier to do than you think...
One of the fastest ways to reach the correct employment equity
requirements outlined by the Act is to ensure your HR Department hires
with your company's employment equity
needs in mind.
stage is frequently a barrier to doing this as it can be hard to attract candidates
from different groups.
If you can overcome this, you'll attract a larger pool of candidates
for the job you're recruiting
be able to find a suitable candidate to fit your employment equity
The way to overcome this recruitment obstacle is easy…
Whenever possible place your job ads where they'll be accessible to under-represented, minority groups.
Instead of only placing ads in major newspapers like Die Burger
consider looking for candidates by placing job ads in the Sowetan
or other local community newspapers as well.
This will ensure you get a greater selection of candidates
for the job and will help you get one step closer to reaching those all-important employment equity
So before you next advertise a job opening, sit down with your HR department
and make sure they've considered your company's Employment Equity plan
when it comes to recruiting a suitable candidate
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