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Rights of a job seeker

Who can look for a job? Anyone can look for a job.  No one is bound to stay with a company.  Recently I met a lady who was very anxious because she handed in her resignation and her employer said she...

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Pregnancy in the Workplace

“Pregnancy in the Workplace” and your rights and responsibilities with regards to employees that may fall pregnant and need to go off on maternity leave.    PREGNANCY AND YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE LEGAL FACTS The constitution protects a person’s right to make decisions...

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Interview questions!

Whether you interview everyday, and get bored with your standards list of interview questions, or whether you  seldom interview and don’t know what to ask, we thought that it would be nice to share some new and old ideas of...

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Counter Offer

What is a COUNTER OFFER? A counter-offer is an offer from your current employer to rival the one you have received from your future employer, to convince you to stay. Counter-offers can take many forms. A straight increase in salary...

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The 90/10 rule.

The 90/10 Rule basically states that 10% of what happens to us in life we have no control over- the other 90% is up to us.  When there is load shedding, the phone lines go down, the petrol price goes...

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Probation Periods

Ten years ago, if you put someone on probation and during or at the end of the probation you decided that you did not like them, you could tell them to leave- no questions asked.  Labour law and probation periods...

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Quantify your CV!

When I am short listing CV’s for a position, I don’t want to know “the soft facts”- that you like running or playing the piano on the weekend or that you think you are a “hardworking and loyal employee” who...

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Interview Procedures

Interviews will differ from one company to the next, but generally they follow the same format.  Knowing what to expect before you arrive will help you feel a lot more confident, not get thrown by questions that you don’t know...

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2015 Domestic worker minimum wage increase

The new domestic worker minimum wage increase is effective as of the 1st of December 2015, below please find a useful table and and click on the link provided  for more information from the South African Labour Guide. providedhttp://www.labourguide.co.za/downloads?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=art%2F+no+ads DOMESTIC WORKER MINIMUM...

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Dress to impress

It is said that an interviewer makes a judgment about the applicant in the first five minutes of the interview, and spends the rest of the time justifying the judgment to themselves. It is vital that you prepare for interviews,...

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