- Five questions you should never ask during an interview
- I'm sure you know by now that the law doesn't allow any discrimination against an employee or job applicant (Employment Equity Act).
So when you plan your interviews with job applicants, protect yourself and your company by making sure you avoid questions that may be discriminatory. Because if you're found guilty of discrimination, you could get a penalty of up to 10% of your business turnover.... ››› more
- [02 March 2017]
- Don't hire the wrong employee
- I'm sure you know the best potential employees prepare for an interview. They study, they research and they rehearse. They think about what they can say to make you hire them over anyone else.
But what about you?
Do you make sure you're prepared to ask the right questions? Do you get the right information from the candidate to make sure he can do the job? If not, you could be hiring the wr... ››› more
- [09 January 2017]
- 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.
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]
- 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
- [31 October 2016]
- If you've put your new hire on probation, familiarise yourself with these four points so you don't break the law
- If you've put your new hire on probation, that's great.
A probation period is wonderful because it gives you an opportunity to evaluate your employee's performance before you confirm his appointment.
Now there are four points you must familiarise yourself with when it comes to probation periods.
Read on to find out what they are so you won't find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
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- [20 October 2016]
- Job applicants can challenge you for not hiring them! Here's how to protect yourself
- You've placed a job advert up for a position within your company, and you're on the lookout for the right person for the job.
You sift through the candidates' applications, and begin short-listing them before making a final decision, when all of a sudden you get a notification that you're being challenged for an unfair labour practice by none other than one of the applicants!
How can this be... ››› more
- [17 August 2016]
- 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]
- 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]
- 3 Tips to select the right candidate for the job
- When recruiting, you want to get the right candidate for the job first time around.
Failing to do so could end up costing your company big time!
This is something which Human Resources Expert, Susan Heathfield, understands. And that's why she has 3 tips on how to ensure you select the right candidate for the job.
Let's take a look...
Slash your recruitment costs... ››› more
- [31 March 2016]