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Traditionally the term 'job' referred to a paid position of regular employment. A worker would perform certain duties for an employer at a specified time and would receive monetary reward for their service. The idea of the 9 to 5 job has since been transformed to incorporate elements such as flexible work hours, remote workforces and online businesses.

Today more professionals are considering self employment or business ownership as a viable way to ear money for their services, skills, and knowledge.

You might think that using a recruitment agency would be a waste of time and money, but it is more efficient than finding candidates yourself. If you're hiring people for a specialised position, there are very few people on the market who are qualified, and they may not even be looking for work. A recruitment agency has access to the whole market, so they're much more likely to know of someone matching your description.

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The National Minimum Wage Commission was established by section 8 of the National Minimum Wages Act​​ 9 of 2018 which took effect on 1 January 2019.

On 4 January 2022, The Department of Employment and Labour confirmed that the National Minimum Wage Commission issued a request for written representations on the new proposed minimum wage for South Africa for 2022.

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The South African tech ecosystem is thriving. This is reflected in the latest African Tech Ecosystems of the Future 2021/22 report by fDi, which ranked South Africa highly when it comes to recognising tech innovation and having an established digital start-up ecosystem.

Employees with the right combination of hard and soft skills will have their pick of global employment opportunities.

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Technology is undoubtedly changing the workforce, with many jobs becoming automated or obsolete. By 2030, it is expected that there will be an even higher number of jobs that are at risk of being eliminated. With this in mind, it is essential to continually educate oneself in order to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world.

Both issues impact either negatively or positively on our work and ability to work effectively. But being effective at work is essential if we are to progress in our careers and increase our prospects for the future.

Reference Check

A good reference can secure a job interview, while a bad one can permanently damage your chance of employment. Choosing the right person for the job can be tricky. Here are some things you should know about the reference checking process.

So, you’ve just spotted an ad for your dream job, something you’d love to do and know you could handle competently. The only problem is, you don’t meet all the criteria exactly and you’re a little under qualified for the position. A few minor tweaks to your CV would certainly help and wouldn’t do any harm, right?

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