Blog for Employers

  • Best Interview formats to engage with Graduates
    Hiring GenZ and other graduates takes skill and effort. Attracting top graduate talent begins with a good job specification, but knowing the best interview methods and formats to get the most out of graduate candidates is helpful. Although today the preferred interview method is video interviewing, it is only sometimes the best for some graduate hires. There are instances where face-to-face or...
  • Dagga in the workplace
    The possession and use of dagga for private purposes may no longer be a criminal offence, but to what extent may employers control employees’ habits in the workplace? And may an employer adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ approach? KEY POINTS In 2018, the Constitutional Court (CC) decriminalised the cultivation, possession and use of dagga for private purposes. The CC...
  • The Value Of Work Readiness Programmes
    Graduate employers know that they come with little to no experiene. Often a graduate will have a number of shorter fixed duration contracts, interships or graduate programmes on their CV to help set them apart. Another thing to look out for on a graduate CV is a work readiness programme. A recent study showed over...
  • Pay less PAYE with ETI when hiring graduates
    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 skills can have long-term adverse effects on...
  • “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...