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  • 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
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Are you hiring new employees? Make sure you don't discriminate based on these five reasons
  • When hiring new employees, make sure you don't discriminate during the selection process. If you turn down job applicants because of any of these reasons you'll be guilty of unfair discrimination. This could lead to fines from the Department of Labour of up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover. Keep reading below to see five of the 18 reasons for unfair discrimination you can use to make... ››› more
  • [08 December 2014]
  • How to prevent Christopher from taking you to the CCMA
  • Christopher Smith has applied for a position in your company. It was advertised in a career website. He has all the skills and experience required for the job. A few weeks after the closing date, he calls your company to follow up on the position. You tell him he would have been the perfect candidate but you're only hiring people from designated groups. That is African, Coloured, Indian and pe... ››› more
  • [08 October 2014]
  • Four ways to get your candidate's permission before you start a background check
  • With recruitment comes things like doing background and reference checks. But did you know you have to get a job candidate's permission to do a background check first. Otherwise, you'll be violating their rights to privacy. And if you do that, you may have to face the CCMA. Since, you can't just assume because he's applying for a job he's okay with you looking into his past, you need to use... ››› more
  • [22 May 2014]
  • Don't just rely on an interview when recruiting - try this method instead
  • Many companies launch into the recruitment process without having a clear idea of what they would like to achieve at the end of it. Big mistake! Having a successful recruitment drive and getting the best candidate depends on a number of factors. One of these factors is not relying only on the interview to find the right candidate. Read on to find out why you must avoid doing this and dis... ››› more
  • [16 May 2014]
  • How to choose the best recruitment method to get the best candidate...
  • Recruitment is the process of finding people who are available, and qualified, to fill positions your company. But most of the time it ends up costing you a lot of time and money. You can either recruit internally (looking at people who are already employees in your company) or externally (applicants from outside the business). You'd need to choose one of these methods of recruitment that best su... ››› more
  • [13 January 2014]
  • Spot recruitment red flags and take note of these points during interviews
  • As an employer, it's important to be able to proactively identify and probe any areas of concern you may pick up during an interview. Failure to do so could end up costing your company money, time and resources. Not to mention the labour problems you could be sitting with afterwards. Read on to discover specific details you need to confirms o you can spot recruitment red flags a mile away.. If ... ››› more
  • [07 May 2013]
  • Consider hiring from within when an employee resigns
  • Pope Benedict has surprised the world by resigning from his post due to old age. The last pope known to have resigned voluntarily was Celestine V in 1294, says the Irish Times. Now starts the lengthy 'recruitment' process. If you're faced with a similar situation, there are four benefits to 'hiring from within' by promoting an existing employee into the role instead of starting the recruitment pro... ››› more
  • [13 February 2013]
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