Blog for Employers

  • How work readiness programmes fast-track graduate employees
    A challenge that many employers face when hiring younger, graduate staff is that there can be a lack of professionalism, communication and soft skills training in younger, more “green” employees. Often it’s simply due to being new to the workplace or inexperienced. One of the best ways to provide a graduate employee with the necessary foundation for long-term career success...
  • How to navigate covid vaccinations in the workplace
    The COVID-19 season has hit the world from almost every angle. What has been even more disconcerting is the amount of controversy around the topic of covid vaccinations in the workplace. No matter which side of the fence you sit, nobody enjoys a divided house, we are inherently designed to enjoy and work together in unity.   We have seen people protesting and demanding ...
  • 7 Reasons To Hire Graduates
    To hire graduates in these uncertain times can seem like a daunting thought. Particularly when your company does not have a fully-fledged graduate programme like large corporates.  However, as a business owner, you know that it is only those who dare to be brave and step out to take a risk that are likely to succeed.  So that's why it's essential to know why hiring graduates can...
  • 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...
  • 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 (R224080,30 per year (R18673 per month)) prescribed by the Minister of Labour in...