When it comes to looking for your ideal job, finding the perfect fit goes beyond just skills and qualifications. Understanding and aligning with a company’s culture and values are integral to long-term job satisfaction and success. In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance of this alignment and provide practical guidance for job seekers on how to navigate this crucial
SMEs: Your Year-End Checklist
As we approach the final stretch of another year, many of us are eagerly anticipating a well-deserved break with friends and family and an opportunity to recharge for the challenges of the upcoming year. However, for SME owners and businesses alike, considerations for a smooth year-end operation are vital. Balancing expectations from staff regarding bonuses, 13th paychecks, and holiday leave,
7 Steps to Negotiating a Bonus
Negotiating a bonus can be a crucial step in advancing your career and ensuring you’re fairly rewarded for your hard work and contributions. In this blog post, we will walk you through seven essential steps to master the art of bonus negotiation, whether you’re seeking a bonus or aiming for a higher one. These steps are not only valuable in
Red & Green Flags – How to Spot a Good Career Opportunity
Recruitment and Talent Acquisition can be a challenging journey. It’s vital to remember that while employers are looking for the perfect fit for their organisations, you, as a job seeker, are also looking for the ideal company for your career. Toxic work environments can be disheartening, and it’s crucial to avoid them. According to a survey by Jobvite, a third
Your Job Search journey – The YES, NO, and WHOA
Embarking on a job search can be both gratifying and frustrating. On the one hand, it serves as a journey of self-discovery, revealing what you want from a prospective employer. Yet, it can also prove to be a difficult road marked by rejection, abandonment, and, in the worst cases, encounters with deceitful job scammers. We delve into all of these
Is “Quiet Quitting” hurting your business?
“Quiet Quitting” has become a buzzword over the past few weeks, causing great debate for employers and employees alike. But what is it? What causes it? Is it something you should worry about as an employer? And what can you do about it? We’ve got you covered. What is Quiet Quitting? Quiet Quitting is a kind of Work-To-Rule, where employees
Why you should ignore recruiters
Recruiters are everywhere! Nowadays, large corporations have large recruiting teams to help grow their staff complement. Recruitment companies are still popping up everywhere, due to low barriers to entry. And large corporations are now Recruiters, think of the likes of the Kelly Group, Offerzen, and Careers24. With so many recruiters, internationally and not just in South Africa, how and why should you ignore them?
Why you should and should not accept a counteroffer from your current company?
Counteroffers are offered at a time when you resign from your current company, due to you finding another role in another company – and the company wanting to keep you. While these types of counteroffers have a bad rap in the industry, there are times when to consider them and when to run away faster.
Is remote work really that much better?
What we think of as ‘going to work’ is changing for many people. A recent article by BusinessTech explores why many South Africans don’t think it’s worth driving into work anymore. They cite reasons including workplace stress, the stress of commuting, and the rising cost of fuel. The internet makes it possible for many people to work out of the
Get Hired with these 7 Marketable Skills
There’s no denying that the job market is tough at the moment. It seems that everyone knows someone looking for something. So how do you get hired? With all those people competing for roles, it’s more important than ever to develop marketable skills that set you head and shoulders above the competition. The good news is that thanks to the