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Nearly Three in Four Employers Affected by a Bad Hire

When it comes to costly workplace mistakes, few carry as hefty of a price tag as making a wrong hire. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies lost an average of $14,900 on every bad hire in the last year, and it’s a common mistake — nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position.

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Preparing your business for the holiday shutdown

If you are a business owner, the holiday season means one of two things: it’s either your busiest time of year (if you’re in retail, for example) or your quietest (if you’re in services). Either way, it’s a stressful time, especially for small businesses as their first year is critical to their growth and survival.

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NOT JUST FAST TRACKING QUALIFICATIONS: RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) boasts many benefits, the most obvious being the ability to fast track obtaining a qualification. Many people today have extensive experience in their field but not the qualifications behind their name to back that experience. RPL offers a solution for those eligible candidates.

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THE VIBRANT CONTACT CENTRE INDUSTRY OFFERS A LONG TERM CAREER

According to Kyle Goaté, operations manager at Isilumko Staffing (IS), a national recruitment company which offers temporary, flexible and permanent staff, contact centres both locally and globally have seen enormous growth over the past 2 decades. What is it that attracts businesses to set up contact centres, especially in Cape Town, how do they recruit staff and what opportunities do they offer?

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Automatically unfair dismissal has major impact on SA’s labour force

During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses are leaning heavily on their workforce to ‘ride the storm’ and emerge stronger. This is a highly pressurised situation and not all parties play fair, which is why terms like substantially fair, procedurally unfair and automatically unfair have emerged and where the law, thankfully, offers much needed clarity.

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