Recruitment Selection


In today's competitive job market, having technical skills and knowledge is no longer sufficient to succeed in the workplace. Employers increasingly recognize the significance of soft skills, personal traits and abilities that enable individuals to work well with others.

Hiring new staff members, especially for a startup business, is an important task that requires a lot of thought. You need to be sure to find the right fit and this goes far beyond what you can learn about an applicant from a CV and cover letter.

Across the spectrum, business knows that investing in the training and development of employees has a high impact on overall organisational success. However, talent management can be costly to a business, especially smaller businesses. So how can talent management be improved affordably? 

There are numerous ways in which a candidate can create a standout Curriculum Vitae (CV) that grabs the attention of a potential employer.

One of the most important ongoing tasks you’ll have as a business leader is hiring, and it’s not easy. You need to find the right candidate for the right job if you truly want your business to succeed. Here are five ways to improve your hiring process. 

Finding interns these days is easy. Every recent graduate is looking for that all-important experience. They’re fresh, idealistic and want to work. The problem is that they’re not all perfect for your company or your team.

At some point in your career, it’s likely you’ll need to expand your team. When that happens you’ll want to hire the best people.

In today’s highly competitive job market, the hard work of finding and landing one’s dream job can often lead to disappointment and despondency which can cause applicants to drop the ball when they finally get invited for an interview. 

Start-up ventures have become a common addition to the South African markets in recent years. With President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration to offer more support to small businesses

Employees are taken on to perform fundamental functions in a business and contribute towards the overall success of the operation. However, should an employee turn out to be problematic, your business stands to lose more than just time, money and effort. Understanding how to avoid making a poor hiring decision is, therefore, vital during the recruitment process.

If you thought an interview was all about trying to strategically answer a bunch of questions that will possibly get you into the next phase of the interview process, then think again. The interview will ask if you have any questions for them, here's what to ask.

You’re in a job interview and it’s going well, and then you get asked the final question: What sets you apart from other candidates? Why should we hire you over others?

When we say recruitment process, it means a person's way to attract and find the right staff to fill up vacancies in their company. HR Recruitment Process helps hiring candidates based on their skills and attributes which are essential for accomplishing an organization's goals.

A Human Recourse (HR) recruiters main role is to fill available positions within a company. Recruiters also may extend job offers depending on the needs of their company as well as what they feel would be a good fit for an applicant considering if there are any current openings that need filling in their department or at all within the company.

Qualifications fraud is a big problem in South Africa and, although not prominent at executive level, it does happen. To stamp out this practice, the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act 12 of 2019 was signed into law on the 13th of August this year. It provides that people presenting false qualifications could serve up to five years in prison.

For some organisations, the act of screening potential hires is not a necessity. 

You might have thought that applying for a personal loan was the only reason for a company to cast its razor-sharp eyes over your credit history.

Intensive interviewing and background screening are necessities for many companies taking on new employees, as the need to verify a candidate’s background and reliability can mean the difference between disaster and success.

With a saturated job market, and experience being a major employment requirement, more job-seekers are taking on low-paying – and often unpaid – internships for short periods to gain on-the-job knowledge to boost their CVs.

Are you asking the right questions in your candidate interviews? “Right” may be relative to the business and the role in question, but is your list of the usual questions really providing you with insights into the candidate’s abilities and suitability for the role?




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