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MCI releases 2016 results of SA's biggest HR Recruitment trend survey

MCI Consultants, the largest distributor of HR Recruitment software in South Africa, today announced the results of its 2016 SA HR Recruitment trend survey that received 1 388 responses from HR professionals from across the country and a cross-section of organisation sizes.

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Galaxy Note 7 built for the Way You Work

In the modern enterprise, mobile technology and powerful business productivity tools are more essential than ever. Yet many workers say their mobile devices are still too small to support everything they want to do. That’s where the Samsung Galaxy Note7 comes in.

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Get ROI from Your Talent Investments

Get ROI from Your Talent Investments

Finding the right talent takes up more time and resources now than ever before. Unfortunately, average time to fill has increased by 50% in the past five years while there has been almost no improvement on quality of hire. Too often, talent identification uses subjectivity, gut instinct and ineffective, unreliable methods.

Most recruiting executives recognise that the way they use assessment needs to change. In fact, upgrading assessment and selection capabilities is a top priority for two-thirds of recruiting leaders. Most organisations already use aptitude tests as part of their recruitment process, but this is not enough. Assessments need to enable discussions to drive business results, not just test competencies to fill a role.

In this paper, we propose that a critical shift is needed to understand and achieve business results associated with talent assessment programmes. Specifically, we propose that a shift in role is needed for HR professionals responsible for talent assessment programmes—a role that is characterised less as process owner and more as talent advisor. This shift includes embedding talent strategy as part of business strategy and positions assessment as part of talent strategy that facilitates objective, data-driven decision making and indication of return on investment. The transformation from process owner to talent advisor requires the recruiter to become familiar with the levers that increase the strategic nature of talent assessment programmes. This paper introduces 10 best practices that underpin strategic talent assessment programmes.

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HOW TO RETAIN STAFF IN TOUGH BUSINESS TIMES


As the country’s economy continues to look bleak, South African businesses are under extreme financial distress, with both employers and employees feeling the pinch.   

This is according to Kay Vittee, CEO of Quest Staffing Solutions, who indicates that with the largest volume of protests seen in the South African history, including university protests, food prices skyrocketing, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) succumbing to its lowest, the petrol price at peak and now Brexit, the South African economy is likely to drag in its lowest in a long time.

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FALSE JOB CREDENTIALS A FREQUENT REALITY


In South Africa, where there is heavy competition for jobs it is not unusual for job applicants to deceive prospective employers in order to improve their chances of being offered a job. This type of deception includes:

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