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How to Recruit Top…

In the contemporary business environment, having the right team is essential to business success- you want individuals that are hard-working, experienced and can think out of the box! As a firm, you want to attract the best and brightest out there, which means that you need to tailor your recruitment process to find and hire the top talent available. Doing so can be an incredible boon to your business- ensuring that your company performs at its best. Here are five strategies for recruiting the top talent within your industry! Identify your needs Before you even initiate the recruitment process, it’s vital to identify what your business needs. What skills and qualities are must-haves for candidates? A clear plan will help you write a job description that stands out and attracts high performers. Advertise your company culture Job-seekers are increasingly aware of the corporate culture within workspaces. Millennial and Gen-Z candidates are more concerned with the culture and spirit of the workplace than previous generations and are actively seeking professional environments where they feel emotionally and spiritually fulfilled. Promote your company culture during the recruitment process and advertise all the benefits of working at your company. Utilise your contacts Don’t just limit yourself to traditional job boards and postings but engage with contacts and recruiters to let them know you’re seeking candidates and let them know the type of candidates you..

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How to Stay Motivated…

Staying motivated within the exacting and competitive job sector can be challenging. Demanding jobs, difficult bosses and poor work conditions often contribute to a feeling of misery in your career. Staying motivated therefore needs to be a mindful task- one which can drive your own happiness as well as contribute to your career growth! Here are six great tips for staying driven in your career: Stay positive Don’t view your job as hard work- think of it as an essential part of taking you where you want to be. It will be easier to stay motivated as you view your job as a larger piece of the puzzle. Create small, manageable goals Big projects and deadlines can quickly feel overwhelming and impossible to resolve- that’s why it’s important to take tasks one at a time and set up smaller, manageable goals on the way to completing a large task. Goals give direction and make it easier to find meaning in work. Be open to feedback Feedback- especially critical feedback- is crucial in improving yourself and improving your performance! Feedback is a needed learning opportunity and will ensure that you stay on track with continuous improvement. Set break times Modern technology has made it too simple to stay connected to work, with the global accessibility afforded by skype, emails and mobile phones and it’s easy to get sucked up in workplace..

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The Jobs Sector in…

2019 has been a busy and sometimes difficult year for South Africa; elections, protests, problems with Eskom, an ongoing crisis at SAA and so much more.  These setbacks have attracted alarm from jobseekers, investors and business and while they are worrisome, they are fortunately not the whole story. South Africa has also seen economic rebounds, state entities under new leadership, strong recoveries from sectors like mining, growth in private consumption expenditure and more. Read on for a few insights into jobs and the overall economy for 2019, going into 2020. In a recent report by the South African government, it was reported that the formal job sector has seen a decrease in employment in the second quarter of 2019. Full-time employment reportedly decreased by 26 000 and part-time employment increased by 24 000. This decrease has been ascribed to decreases in manufacturing, business services, electricity, construction and trade. Some experts have predicted a rosier outlook for 2020 however, with expectations of accelerated growth as electricity cuts and constraints are potentially lifted.  Analysts are currently placing growth at a predicted 1.3% in 2020, and 1.7% in 2021. The decreases in jobs over the second quarter of 2019 are very alarming, however, total employment still increased year-on-year, between June 2018 and June 2019, with an increase of 1,4%. Certain sectors and performing better than others, and are showing the potential for growth. These are..

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