Recruitment Selection

Human Resources

Hiring new employees is never easy. As a human resources manager, you can get a lot of applicants and sifting through those CVs can take up an incredible amount of time. And, while some may be easy to throw out, you’ll probably get a lot of rather capable applicants. But you can’t interview everyone. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day.

Unethical practices within the recruitment industry are unfortunately rife and can result in job-seekers being disappointed, demotivated and even exploited. In many cases, unethical behaviours are not illegal, but they do give the industry a bad reputation.

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 that greater diversity equals greater business success.

Dale Carnegie provides insights on what drives employee engagement and why it matters.

Online career portal Job Mail is reporting a record number of users and the majority of them are now accessing the site from their mobile devices.

The current economic turmoil in South Africa is likely to affect the already strained job market, and in a country with one of the highest unemployment rates globally, job seekers have the potential of becoming even more desperate in their pursuit of employment.

The war for top talent, across industries, is fiercer than ever before and - with access to company information and reviews available online - candidates who are the best-of-the-best in their field can easily eliminate a business from their list of potential employers for reasons which may not be on your radar.

Top brands globally understand and leverage the critical importance of attracting top talent to their workforces. According to the 2015 PwC 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 73% of CEOs say they worry about finding the right people to realize their business goals, up from 63% last year.

The 5.1 percent drop in the South African matric pass rate from 75.8 in 2014 to 70.7 percent in 2015 is likely to amplify the temptation among new jobseekers to lie about their qualifications while trying to break into an already tough job market.

EMPS, South Africa’s oldest, premier background screening company has just released Annual Screening Report Findings for 2015.


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