Recruitment Selection

The reluctance of financial services companies to invest in skills development, combined with booming equity markets has lead to a serious shortage of skilled traders. According to Debbie Goodman of Jack Hammer, as soon as an employee leaves for a new company it sets off a chain reaction as employers resort to headhunting from their competition.

You might think that employee screening is something that can only happen before employment. Kirsten Halcrow explains that a high percentage of long-standing employees are implicated in serious fraud. She proposes post-employment screening as a tool for employers to quantify and manage their risk.

SA employers are more progressive when hiring women of a child bearing age despite the fact that companies abroad continue to discriminate.


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