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Changing Employee Benefits: Radical Steps Needed

12 August 2016

I’m taking a risk here. I’m likely to lose readers on this one either because the advice is so ridiculously obvious you’ll be bored or because it is so radical you’ll disown me. But humour me, please. It’s that important. Not many of us are brave or foolish enough to go about unilaterally changing contracts…

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Unemployment: Hope only for the highly skilled

18 April 2016

The headline proclaimed: ‘Weakened rand leads to conservative hiring’, (Engineering News, 08 March 2016), and 8 percent of respondents to Manpower SA’s second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey projected a decrease in staffing levels for the next quarter (April to June 2016) while 77 percent projected no change. On the other hand, 13 percent suggest they will…

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Employment: passion, experience or any old job?

22 July 2013

A recent update on a friend’s Facebook page: “hey guys got a mate looking for a job really needs one asap please let me know if you know of any openings” Is this really viable? From this job seeker’s perspective (let’s call him Sam) all the things that make up the employer brand—the work, the…

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