Blog for Employers

  • Why #IAmHiring Graduates
    The Facebook group #ImStaying, with over half a million members, has fostered its fair share of controversy. On the one hand it has created an online community who feel the positive stories shared are a welcome change to all the horrific crime, corruption and negativity that we as South Africans are faced with every day. Others feel the group is elitist and panders to those from privileged...
  • Dismissal due to breakdown of trust
    It is the breakdown of the relationship of trust that normally justifies termination of employment in cases of employee misconduct. How serious must that breakdown be? Does the employer have to prove such breakdown of trust to justify dismissal? The relationship of trust is most pertinent in cases of dishonesty. But not always. The question of trust also with other types of misconduct, or...
  • Lying about qualifications on a CV could lead to jail time
    The National Qualifications Amendment Bill has recently been passed, and if president Cyril Ramaphosa accepts it, it means that candidates who misrepresent their qualifications on their CV can get jail time. This bill aims to ensure that people are adequately qualified for the positions they apply for. Lying on a CV is seen as fraud and candidates can be fined or get up to five year’s...
  • Dagga In The Workplace
    People may no longer be prosecuted for cultivating, possessing and using small amounts of dagga for private purposes. But what are the consequences for the workplace? The recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Minister of Justice & Others v Prince & Others to decriminalise the cultivation, possession and use of dagga for private purposes set the cat among the pigeons for...
  • SA GOVERNMENT YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INCENTIVES EXPLAINED
    A) SARS : EMPLOYMENT TAX INCENTIVE (ETI) Why is there an ETI? Millions of young South Africans are excluded from participating in economic activity, and as a result suffer disproportionately from unemployment, discouragement and economic marginalisation. High youth unemployment means young people are not gaining the skills or experience needed to drive the economy forward. This lack of...