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Employers less likely to hire obese people


EWN reports that, according to a recent UK study, you are less likely to be hired if you are overweight or obese because people who are overweight are perceived to be less productive and so are less likely to be hired for jobs.  

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SA will not be used as recruitment platform - Minister

State Security Minister David Mahlobo has reiterated government’s resolve to ensure South Africa remains safe and secure from terrorism.

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Effective risk management begins with your recruitment strategy

South African and international businesses lose millions each year as a result of fraudulent references and qualifications, which can result in financial loss, costly errors, accidents and legal action – not to mention the potential damage to reputation and long-term business relationships. Employee verification has, therefore, become a vital component of risk management that you need to include in your recruitment strategy. When handled well, it can greatly reduce risk and headaches for all concerned.

South African and international businesses lose millions each year as a result of fraudulent references and qualifications, which can result in financial loss, costly errors, accidents and legal action – not to mention the potential damage to reputation and long-term business relationships. Employee verification has, therefore, become a vital component of risk management that you need to include in your recruitment strategy. When handled well, it can greatly reduce risk and headaches for all concerned.

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Revealing results of survey of domestic workers’ wages and conditions

The findings of a survey it commissioned of Forum24 on the number of people who have domestic workers in their employ, the workers’ average daily and monthly wages, average number of years in service and the duties the workers were expected to perform.

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Creative industries are key to opening new jobs for SA youth

South Africa's marketing and advertising industry faces a shortage of a number of key skills, especially in the digital space. Yet, the country has a large pool of jobless young people hungry for employment opportunities. That means there is an excellent opportunity for South Africa's marketing and advertising sector to help itself and the broader economy by investing in skills development for the youth.

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Are process frustrations thwarting recruitment strategy efforts?

In the last couple of months, it has become evident that frustrations are increasing between clients (corporate employers) and recruiters. These frustrations vary from organisation to organisation although in my discussions with parties on both sides of the recruitment strategy fence, it became evident that there are several common issues. In an attempt to understand better what recruiter perceptions are with regards to these challenges, APSO ran a snapshot survey in late August and the results were telling.

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The changing face of client relationships in the recruitment industry

The recruitment industry is undergoing significant changes, driven in part by the direction that labour legislation has taken. This includes provisions in the amended Labour Relations and Employee Equity acts (LRA and EEA), which - among others – have made the protection of employee rights a disincentive for businesses to hire staff. There is an increased need for recruitment strategies to change and for cooperative staffing company relationships -which entail solutions based on innovation and flexibility.

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What you need to know about the recruitment lifecycle

Hiring employees takes more than just posting an advertisement on a career portal, screening applications and running background checks. The recruitment and selection process -from start to finish - entails several stages, which are collectively referred to as the recruitment life cycle.

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Reference checking is vital during the screening process

A candidate's screening process can be jeopardised if reference checks aren't conducted. People are creatures of habit and if an employee hasn't performed in certain areas or has misbehaved, this pattern is likely to continue. A candidate's past record will tell you what to expect from him or her in a new work position. It is, however, a challenge to get reliable references from previous employers as they often don't want to divulge any negative details about the candidate. How can you overcome this challenge?

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