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Vote For Us – OfLocal – Best Recruitment Agencies

By | December 1st, 2016|December 2016, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

We are expanding our existing national footprint and presence in the Eastern Cape; Western Cape; Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng regions.

 

Please Vote For Us, and engage with us should you be seeking a new challenging role; or to just dip your toes in the water and see what may be available in the job market.

 

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5 Reasons You Need A Recruitment and Selection Policy

By | September 7th, 2016|Our Blog, September 2016, Uncategorized|

A recruitment and selection policy is a statement of principles, outlining how your organisation should conduct its recruitment and selection process.

 

The aim of such a policy is to ensure that a transparent and unbiased recruitment and selection process is followed; one that results in the appointment of the best candidate, based solely on merit and best-fit with your organisational values, philosophy, and goals.

 

5 good reasons for having such a policy are to ensure:

 

  1. Job descriptions meet business requirements;
  2. Candidates are assessed against consistent selection criteria at every stage;
  3. The recruitment process is lawful;
  4. The candidate can be confident it is a genuine job offer; and
  5. The process can be followed by all stakeholders.

 

  1. Suitability

 

Writing an accurate position description is an important part of the recruitment process. It describes the primary tasks involved as well as the core competencies required to perform the role.

 

A good recruitment and selection policy would require those writing job descriptions to give precedence to the competencies that would […]

Why The Hiring Process Is Taking Longer & How To Deal With It

By | July 7th, 2016|July 2016, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

Why The Hiring Process Is Taking Longer & How To Deal With It

 

Waiting is never easy. But when you’re waiting to hear whether you got a job, it’s even tougher—even when you know exactly what to do to follow up after the interview—and wrote a killer thank-you note to boost your chances.

 

For those about to embark on a search, expect it to take a long time. In fact, the average interview process now takes 23 days, up from 13 days just 4 years ago, according to a new report from Glassdoor Economic Research. You could call it a global epidemic, as the data reveals a lengthy process is now the norm.

 

The report’s data was based on 344,250 interview reviews in six countries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor between February 2009 through February 2015, and was designed to study the interview process from the job seeker’s perspective, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist Andrew Chamberlain PhD, who asserts that there has been little research done on interview durations from […]

Why You Should Seek Personality Over Experience

By | March 14th, 2016|March 2016, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

 

Why You Should Seek Personality Over Experience When Hiring Staff

 

Hiring new employees is never an easy process. Hiring managers can receive hundreds of applications for a single position, and weeding out the majority of those applications can be daunting, and tiresome.

Typically, human resources staff will make it a little easier on themselves by eliminating certain candidates based on their lack of experience.

 

Personality and interpersonal skills are not typically evaluated until the interview stage, if they’re taken into consideration at all. By then, the applicants whose personalities are the best fits for the position may already have been weeded out.

 

Although the interview is a great opportunity to evaluate personality, many employers also do not put much weight on this factor. In the end, experience and special skills often win out. However, an applicant’s personality can be a much better indicator of how well they’ll do in their job.

 

For example, if a candidate has all the right skills; education and experience, employers usually look to this […]

Africa – Recruiting for Africa

By | March 7th, 2016|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

African’s Recruiting for Africa

In global economic downturn, slowed or negative growth conditions, retrenchments and labour unrest, it is natural to assume reduced need for recruitment services. However, a Global Talent Management and Rewards Survey reported an increase in hiring, employee turnover and perceptions of fluidity of employment amongst employees[1]. Unfortunately employee perception of their employer’s recruitment and retention processes² is negative and demotivated or disengaged employees are looking for opportunities in companies opening their doors to the best and the brightest.

Resourceful companies are exploiting the positive consequence of changing economic global conditions:

  • Dissemination of global companies across sectors into previously unexplored locations and markets in Africa;
  • Introduction of new low cost products or alternative solutions into African markets;
  • Availability of talented corporate trained resources previously employed by large firms exploring alternative opportunities to grow their careers;
  • Skilled South Africans who have experienced life changing events enthusiastic to take up new challenges and apply their skills in Africa;
  • Return of African citizens with international experience and a […]

4 Lessons I Learnt From Quitting My Job With No Back Up Plan

By | February 22nd, 2016|February 2016, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

4 Lessons I Learned From Quitting My Job With No Back-up Plan

 

I sat fidgeting in an uncomfortable chair that was placed adjacent to my boss’ expansive desk, feeling the sweat already start to tickle my forehead. I kept picking at a piece of torn upholstery toward the bottom of the seat, despite my best attempts to look cool, calm, and collected. But, no matter how many articles I crank out about successfully putting in your two weeks notice, I’ll admit it’s pretty tough to look confident and composed when you’re quitting your job.
That’s exactly what I was doing. I was seated across from a man who had been my manager for years—starting when I was just a college intern to when the company took me on full-time—and explaining to him that I was hitting the road.
“So, I guess you could consider this my two weeks’ notice,” I said to him while doing my best to avoid any direct eye contact. “Oh, […]

25 Low Cost Tips For Marketing Yourself

By | February 8th, 2016|February 2016, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know one of the hardest parts of being able to market / sell yourself is actually facing the fear of doing it. A lot of this fear is based on previous rejection and “Do I really measure up to what potential clients and people perceive me to be?”

Social and new media, and content marketing tools we have today to market and promote, are either free or won’t bust your budget, but always remember, you still need to see the people! Nothing beats face-to-face.

The best marketing toolbox is always a combination of the tried, true and new best practices including:

  • A clearly defined brand that makes you visually stand out, tells people what you do and what you stand for.
  • Branded business materials that deliver your promise.
  • An engaging Website, Blog, or branded LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter page that showcases your mission, vision, value, products, services and spirit.
  • An integrated marketing and social media formula that you use to educate, engage, interact and serve.

 

Free Ways to Market Yourself

1) In Person Networking

I begin here because as we […]

6 Behaviours That Can Reduce Your Chances At Getting The Job

By | December 2nd, 2015|December 2015, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

Your attitude can impact your behaviour and ultimately your job search results. Even if you can offer employers the exact experience and skills they are looking for (and more), you’ll have trouble getting the job unless you carry the right attitude.

 

6 Behaviours That Can Reduce Your Chances At Getting The Job

The wrong attitude leads to poor behaviour and unfortunately, that may be the cause to why some of the very qualified job candidates are still struggling to secure a job. Worried your behaviour might be why you’re not getting the job? Here’s what you need to watch out for:

 

  1. Lack of conversation.

The more conversational you are with contacts the better connection you can build. Read up on what’s happening in your field and industry as well as general news (things that are happening around you). When you share information and talk about it, it starts conversations. When you have nothing to share or say, communication with others becomes dead. Being conversational at the […]

5 Tips To Surviving Career Changes

By | November 17th, 2015|November 2015, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

5 Tips to Surviving Career Changes:

 

We all know how it can come out of nowhere, or sometimes we see it coming, but we think it won’t happen to us. “I’m loyal, I’m dedicated and I’ve been here forever, I’m indispensable.” You know what I’m talking about right? One thing is for sure though, things are about to change dramatically. You can feel the tension in the air, confusion and fear among colleagues, everyone trying to be more hardworking or competitive than the day before. All the subtle changes, the words “corporate and company culture” being thrown around the office.

 

Internal changes start to happen with regard to sales commissions, targets increasing, and how we packaged and sold our products and services. New management is brought in, people shifted in what was a very stable management structure. It just feels weird, and your job security is in jeopardy.

 

My career transition process, started in my head, simply by thinking about why I was feeling like it wasn’t working […]

Welcome To The New Age Midlife Crisis

By | June 3rd, 2015|June 2015, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

The classic midlife crisis was always associated with success: the sports car, the fancy clothes, the inappropriate girlfriend, but not anymore. That’s so Mad Men. Today’s midlife crisis involves getting laid off at age 46 and having your well-meaning friends suggest that you get a pink Lyft moustache for your aging, still-not-paid-off car as a way to earn money for fuel.

Why does the Don Draper’s midlife crisis seem so ironic and dated? It appears laughable today because today’s midlife and mid-careers have changed so radically in the last few years that it’s darkly amusing to think of what might have been for us. I’m not endorsing inappropriate behavior. I’m just pointing out that, until perhaps ten years ago, the achievable ideal of midlife and mid-career for most educated employees was one of privilege, success, and affluence. If you wanted it and worked hard for it, you got it. You got the job, the salary, the benefits, the long-term employment commitment, all of the goodies. Not today. […]

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