ARTICLES RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT

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.

Millennials in the workplace – do they require special treatment?

2016-06-14 19:53

What makes millennials, otherwise known as Generation Y'ers, tick, and do they require special treatment? Jessica Edgson, a millennial herself, investigates.

Universities urged to promote entrepreneurship

2016-05-24 13:30

South African students are least confident in exploring entrepreneurial opportunities or opening a private practice upon graduation.

Digital revolution vs transport labour market

2016-05-19 18:39

The International Transport Workers' Federation says co-operation is needed between all role players to protect transport workers in the changing environment.

Unemployment soars, hits highest rate since 2008

2016-05-09 12:34

Unemployment has increased by 2.2 percentage points in the first quarter of 2016, the highest rate since 2008.

US employers add fewest workers in seven months

2016-05-06 15:35

The US jobless rate has held steady, as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring.

Kantor: A revolutionary economic lifesaver – eliminate corporate tax

2016-03-31 07:59

Eliminating corporate income tax and replacing it with a mixture of additional payroll and wealth taxes would boost employment and the GDP growth rate, says an economist.

Trade jobs make up for mine employment losses

2016-03-23 15:08

New jobs in the trade sector - 42 000 - has boosted quarterly employment figures to a record 0.5% increase in December, despite the employment losses in the mining sector.

Ann Bernstein: How cowardly SA business leadership chose road to impotence

2016-02-10 21:43

A pliant business community that retreats from public debate and shows a fear of the government is bad for the country, says Ann Bernstein.

 

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.

Why you should bother to read your payslip

2016-05-25 12:40

People often neglect to check their payslip. It's an important document worth checking, says Nicolette Nicholson, director of the South African Payroll Association.

A simple, fast and cheap recruitment app

2016-05-23 13:03

Thanks to a new job recruitment app, you can now look for employment using your smartphone.

Millennials: Self-starters or just selfish?

2016-05-11 14:25

A number of negative characteristics have been ascribed to millennials, but is there really truth to these? We take a closer look at what makes this generation tick.

Anthea Jeffery: Punitive EE fines are another Oliphant job-killing disaster

2016-05-08 14:48

The labour minister’s thought processes are a reminder of the command and control approach which drove the Soviet Union to economic destruction, says an analyst.

How to keep employees happy and productive

2016-04-05 10:00

A recent study reveals how important it is for employers to engage employees in the workplace and unpacks what can be done to achieve this.

How to get the right person for the job

2016-03-29 15:00

Finding the best people for your company is one of the toughest challenges in business. The finweek team looks at how to find (and vet) candidates.

US services sector slows a tick as employment contracts

2016-03-03 19:37

US services sector activity has slowed marginally in February as employment contracted for the first time in nearly two years, a private survey shows.

Report: Few black students major in high-paying fields

2016-02-09 09:07

Research shows that the good jobs (secure, high-paying, non-manual labour) are going to people with a Bachelor's degree.

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