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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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Expatriates: What is your strategy?

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The decision to employ an expatriate is not to be taken lightly. The most commonly cited reason that organisations employ expatriates is a shortage of specific skills in the local environment. From an employee's perspective, the attraction of expatriate assignments can be multifaceted. The opportunity is seen as a vehicle for enhanced wealth, professional and social development and the experiential component of residing in a foreign country. What approach should your organisation take for its expatriate strategy?

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The key to a successful recruitment strategy

 Gamification

There is a war for talent at the moment, causing companies headaches and unprecedented opportunities for potential employees. The talent pool is getting smaller as more businesses pop up, skills immigrate and many large corporates vie for the same talent. Simultaneously, the current motivation systems are starting to push the desired employees away. How do you stop this problem? We'd like to suggest that the solution lies in applying gamification principles to your recruitment strategy.

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Branding is so important for recruiters

These days, the success of your business endeavours depends on the image you project. For example, if you say that you're going to return someone's phone call – but you don't – you're actually telling them you're unreliable, which will lead them to think twice about getting into business with you. And if this person represents a company who's in dire need of 50 candidates - and wants you to recruit them - based on the brand image you projected he will most likely take his business elsewhere. How can you ensure that this doesn't happen to you? Kate Moodley, author of I Inc: Be the CEO of your Brand, shared a couple of paths you can follow.

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Guilty of overstaffing? Your company’s coffers could look quite bare if you are

Overstaffed

Last year was tough for many companies. The challenging economy forced businesses to change the way they operate and to try do more with less - sometimes with less staff - leaving employees overworked and exhausted. The cost of overstaffing is obvious; however, the cost of understaffing is potentially greater.

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