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ON THE JOB TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE TRUMPS A DEGREE


According to the 2016 IMF Working Paper on South Africa’s Labour Market Dynamics and Inequality, large skill mismatches, poor educational outcomes, and the apartheid legacies have hurt South Africa’s job growth and have perpetuated inequality. Unemployment, especially amongst South Africa’s youth, women and black population, remains unacceptably high.

The research states that while improving the quality of education is key to addressing the long-term unemployment challenge, more must be done to provide experience to young, first-time entrants to the workforce.

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When You Want to Hire Staff – Part 2


Last time we had a look at ascertaining whether we really did need to hire staff or not, as well as ‘how to’ ensure that we were hiring them for a specific purpose (being the right purpose) and not just because there was a body available and we felt sorry for them. This time we look at the next steps to take.

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10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired

Most recruiters these days will take a look at your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you if your CV captures their eye and they’re interested in interviewing you. They also often scan relevant profiles on LinkedIn to identify people they think might be a match for positions they are struggling to fill or don’t want to advertise.

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When You Want to Hire Staff – Part 1


Let me just say from the get go, that in my opinion, we, more often than not, hire staff that we either do not need or alternatively that are completely unsuitable.

Let me explain my statement. 

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GENDER: THE BLACK SHEEP IN THE TRANSFORMATION DEBATE

Days before International Women’s Day last week, Germany passed a law obligating some of Europe’s biggest companies to have women occupying 30% of their top jobs by next year. In doing so, Germany joined the ranks of several other countries introducing gender quotas in senior echelons.

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