Blog for Employers

  • Is hiring an intern right for my business?
    When considering hiring a new employee, you would have identified the skills and expertise required by the business. An intern, on the other hand, may still need to be equipped with the right skills and experience but could prove to be an invaluable asset to the business if given the opportunity. As with any sort of hiring strategy, employing an intern has its pros and cons. If you are...
  • Fixed-term contracts and severance pay
    Question: Is an employee whose fixed-term contract comes to an end entitled to severance pay? Answer: An employee who has been employed for more than 24 months is entitled to severance pay when the fixed-term contract comes to an end, unless the employee earns in excess of the relevant income threshold (currently R205 433/annum or R17 119,41 per month) prescribed by the Minister of...
  • 10 Tips for hiring the best graduates and interns in South Africa
    Graduates are by nature not the easiest of people with whom to engage, never mind to interview for a job. Often called Millennials when in fact they aren’t, these youngsters might not be the best at verbal or written articulation, but technologically, they can outsmart most generations before them.  So how do you go about finding the best of the bunch when the job advertised is...
  • Top 6 interview questions you should be asking
    Conducting an interview is often regarded as a simple process. Potential candidates are invited to meet with you, a few questions are exchanged and the most qualified person is selected - easy as pie. However, in addition to finding someone competent, you also need to assess the candidate's character to ensure a perfect fit, as well as longevity within the given role. To achieve this, the...
  • 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...