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How to avoid a case of employee mistaken identity

How to avoid a case of employee mistaken identity

The story of Ms R.A. of Tampa Bay, USA, is a worrying example of how using social media and the web for recruitment purposes may backfire. Ms A. applied for a full-time job as the…

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What the recruitment trends are for the 2016/2017 financial year

What the recruitment trends are for the 2016/2017 financial year

For South African corporate companies, March/April marks the beginning of a new fiscal year, which means that it is time to take stock of their company’s productivity,performance and profitability over the past 12 months and…

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Is blind hiring the diversity tool we’ve been looking for?

Is blind hiring the diversity tool we’ve been looking for?

Greater diversity across the economy is not only a legislative goal, it’s a strategic imperative at South Africa businesses that realise a more representative staffing mix helps to improve corporate performance. Research supports the contention…

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Are employers hiring overqualified employees?

Are employers hiring overqualified employees?

Time to hit the books again? According to a CareerBuilder survey, nearly a third (32%) of employers have increased their educational requirements over the past five years. More than a quarter (27%) are hiring employees…

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Tips for dealing with candidate rejection

Tips for dealing with candidate rejection

Candidate rejection is a challenge for those who are seeking a new job. Usually, they are already in a state of disengagement in their current role and are looking for hope somewhere else. Today’s hiring…

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Changing your job? Make sure the grass is really greener

Changing your job? Make sure the grass is really greener

Shifting personal and professional goalposts needs to be done with finesse. Taking the move one step at a time to ensure there is a clear understanding of the current reward reality so that any negotiations…

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Should you replace employees with free agents?

Should you replace employees with free agents?

Start learning about the world beyond employment. One of the big lessons from my book Lead the Work: Navigating a world beyond employment is that there are many, many times when it is much better…

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What are the 7 deadly soft skill fails?

What are the 7 deadly soft skill fails?

Hiring managers have revealed the top seven soft skills they look for on applications and during interviews. Many graduates continue their struggle to find suitable employment, despite their achievements in the classroom. Often, they are…