Job Market

Morale surges in the hospitality sector

Angela Aveyard, specialist recruiter in the Hospitality & Legal sector at PCS, took us through some of the developments in this sector. Interesting to note is the buoyancy of the sector this year compared to last, and recruitment demand appears to be back to where it was pre-recession. Q: How has 2015 been so far […] more

Clients are positioning themselves for growth

Hiring for Success spoke to Simon Maimane, senior consultant in the Construction and Engineering sector at PCS, for his view on recent developments in the recruitment market. Q: Simon, there is a lot of negative news around at the moment regarding Eskom load-shedding and slow growth in the construction and engineering sectors. What’s your take […] more

5 job interview mistakes you will live to regret

As this new, social generation of young people begin graduating from college and entering the workforce, there are a few tips I’d like to share, to help them avoid some common mistakes, says Richard Bliss of Forbes magazine. The following mistakes were made by candidates in just one month, but they’d no idea they’d made […] more

New law plans to outlaw credit checks for job applicants

President Jacob Zuma has signed the National Credit Amendment Act into law which provides for the automatic removal of adverse consumer credit information, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said recently. In a written reply to a question from new Agang SA MP Molapi Plouamma, Davies said the legislation would assist “in that potential employees will […] more

How to weed out the good from the bad in job interviews

Yes, I hear you complain about them every day, writes Lesley Jane Seymour: Those millennials (people reaching adulthood around the year 2000), they ask about vacation time in the first interview! They get a bad cold and disappear for days! They want my job after a week in their job! “Who do these upstarts think they […] more