ARTICLES RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT

UK jobless falls as labour market edges nearer full capacity

2017-02-15 11:54

UK unemployment has declined and a measure of the number of people in work rose to a record, pushing the labour market closer to "full capacity," according to the statistics office.

How government can enforce the minimum wage

2017-02-12 17:46

Government can introduce incentives or sanctions to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage agreement, says a researcher.

New index of economic democracy: Can it predict sweeping change in countries?

2017-01-18 10:28

With neoliberal policies pushing voters towards the right, a university professor's index could help predict major political change on the basis of economic marginalisation.

Employment grows 1% in Q3 - Stats SA

2016-12-12 09:19

Employment growth in the third quarter was mainly driven by job creation in the community services industry.

How to retain star employees

2016-11-29 11:46

Losing a key member can have a devastating impact on your team. A couple of small and cost-effective interventions can help you prevent a resignation.

SA to exhaust gold reserves in 38 years

2016-11-20 12:45

Gold production has come down more than 50% in a decade.

One in five employees face 'death from overwork' in Japan

2016-10-08 07:33

A fifth of the Japanese workforce faces the risk of death from overwork, according to a new government survey into the country's notoriously strenuous working culture.

Avoiding the sunset: Jeffery – ‘Re-imagining the mining industry’ via draft charter

2016-08-16 10:28

The new draft mining charter will only fast track the setting sun over the mining sector which needs a fundamental rethink of flawed policies, says an analyst.

Why national minimum wage is good for SA economy

2016-07-26 18:59

A national minimum wage may not necessarily lead to job losses, as expected, but could boost productivity in workers, which can positively impact economic growth.

SA workers keen to switch jobs for better pay - survey

2016-07-11 13:18

The urge to move to greener pastures in search of more money and better career prospects is rife among South Africa's restless workforce, according to a survey.

 

Slight drop in SA's unemployment rate

2017-02-14 10:42

Employment grew by 235 000 and the number of job seekers fell by 92 000, resulting in a slight decline in the unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 26.5%, says Stats SA.

Use tax incentives to create more jobs – World Bank

2017-01-22 07:56

Investment in capital such as machinery and equipment has been progressively replacing jobs in agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction, a World Bank report claims.

SA CEOs less optimistic about global economy - PwC

2017-01-18 05:31

South African chief executives' confidence levels for the next 12 months are below that of the world average, a survey by PwC reveals.

Ramaphosa: R3 500 not a living or decent wage, but it's a start

2016-12-07 19:17

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged R3 500 is neither a living wage nor a decent one, but it’s a good launching pad from where wages can be pulled up.

The real power of R20

2016-11-27 06:04

The new national minimum wage amount of R3 500 is a hypothetical outcome and focusing on it would be unwise,

Revealed: The most stressful job in SA

2016-10-27 16:11

Stress is an unwelcome factor in any profession but which profession has it most tough in South Africa? Here are the top 10 most stressful jobs.

Where are the jobs?

2016-09-13 21:30

SA employers report cautiously optimistic hiring intentions for the next three months, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Don’t blame divorce on money. Ask: did the husband have a job?

2016-07-30 08:00

Financial stress and fights over money can eat away at a marriage. But do they cause divorce? That’s a more complicated matter.

Why agriculture is vital for SA's economic future

2016-07-12 13:27

Agriculture is a highly signficant sector of a country's economic future and should be part of industrial development, says economist Mohammad Karaan.

Unemployed youth awarded building and civil construction certificates

2016-06-16 18:32

More than 70 unemployed youth were awarded building and civil construction certificates at Tlapu village outside Rustenburg, the Department of Social Development said on Thursday.

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