Blog for Employers

  • 6 things to look for when hiring graduates - other than education
    “All graduate CVs look alike”, “Hiring graduates is like taking a shot in the dark” - this is some of the feedback associated with graduate recruiting. With an oversupply of graduates looking for work it is difficult to discern which is the right graduate to hire based on education alone. Here are a couple of other things to look at when deciding which candidate is best...
  • 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...