Common interview questions and the best possible answers

Common interview questions and the best possible answers

Can you tell me about yourself?
This is usually the opening question. Try to keep your answer under five minutes and speak confidently about your highest qualification. Give examples of your achievements but try not to go into too much detail.

Why should we hire you?
State your biggest achievement and the benefit it made to your previous employer. Point out to the interviewer what value you will bring to the company.

What are your goals?
Stick to talking about both short and long term goals. Make sure that you relate your goals to the position you’re interviewing for.

Why do you want to work here?
Your answer should give the interviewer the impression that you’ve given this some thought. It should also reflect your knowledge of the company’s values, mission statement, development plans and products. Describe your ambitions and how these match the company ethos. Read more

How to identify common Unfair Labour Practices

How to identify common Unfair Labour Practices

The definition of unfair labour practices according to South African law is:

“Unfair labour practice means any unfair act or omission that arises between an employer and an employee involving –

  • Unfair conduct by the employer relating to the promotion, demotion, protection (excluding disputes about dismissals for a reason relating to probation) or training of an employee or relating to the provision of benefits to an employee.
  • The unfair suspension of an employee or any other unfair disciplinary action short of dismissal in respect of an employee
  • A failure or refusal by an employer to reinstate or re-employ a former employee in terms of any agreement; and
  • An occupational detriment, other than dismissal, in contravention of the Protected Disclosures Act, 2000 (Act No. 26 of 2000), on account of the employee having made a protected disclosure defined in that Act.”

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Retrenchment in South Africa – What you need to know

Retrenchment in South Africa – What you need to know

Retrenchment in South Africa – Job security is important for everyone. Moments of uncertainty may arise when the security is threatened. It can become much simpler when you know some of the reasons that cause uncertainty.

Retrenchment and its implications:

The current economic climate has pushed many organisations towards making changes. Restrictions in growth and cutting down on expenses has meant that there have been many more retrenchments.
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