Blog for Employers

  • Tips on How To Attract Top Graduates
    To attract top graduates is imperative for the long-term success and talent pipeline of any forward-thinking company. Graduates add considerable value through newly gained skills; they bring a fresh energy and perspective and are a proven return on investment. When hiring graduates, what you...
  • Vaccination and employment
    A new set of ‘Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measure in Certain Workplaces’ was gazetted on 11 June 2021. The contents are by and large similar to that of the previous COVID-19 related Consolidated Directions (of 1 October 2020), but several provisions pertaining to vaccination have been added. General vaccination obligations In...
  • 10 Tips For Hiring The Best Grads
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...