RecruitAGraduate Blog

  • Why hiring young graduates makes good business sense
    In 2012 Phillipa Geard started the jobs website RecruitMyMom.co.za with the aim of developing pathways for skilled mothers who want to contribute to the economy, while also being able to contribute to their families. Seven years on, spurred on by the national crisis of youth unemployment, she's back with a new website, RecruitAGraduate.co.za. Geard says she wanted to help "small...
  • A plea to entrepreneurs: There’s good business sense in hiring SA’s skilled young graduates
    The creator of RecruitAGraduate.co.za and RecruitMyMom.co.za writes about youth unemployment and what motivates entrepreneurs When I started my two online recruitment ventures, it was with the distinct aim of helping two demographics of our nation — our women and our youth — and to positively impact their development. But it was with sadness I learnt that according to a ...
  • Student Loans Don’t Have To Be A Long-Term Burden
    The #FeesMustFall movement in South Africa is a desperate plea by students to make further education accessible, as many don’t have access to further studies and those that do are lumped with enormous student loan debt. Currently, the ...
  • Lying about qualifications on a CV could lead to jail time
    The National Qualifications Amendment Bill has recently been passed, and if president Cyril Ramaphosa accepts it, it means that candidates who misrepresent their qualifications on their CV can get jail time. This bill aims to ensure that people are adequately qualified for the positions they apply for. Lying on a CV is seen as fraud and candidates can be fined or get up to five year’s...
  • Dagga In The Workplace
    People may no longer be prosecuted for cultivating, possessing and using small amounts of dagga for private purposes. But what are the consequences for the workplace? The recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Minister of Justice & Others v Prince & Others to decriminalise the cultivation, possession and use of dagga for private purposes set the cat among the pigeons for...