The trend toward paid leave for volunteering

If you've ever donated your personal time to help others, you've likely experienced what psychologists call the "helper's high", or the feeling of euphoria we experience when we help others. It's addictive and we want to experience it again and again, writes Joanne...

Tips for a successful management-level job interview

While all interviews can seem overwhelming and intimidating, interviewing for a management-level job is usually quite different from the usual job interview that most of us have experienced. ManpowerGroup South Africa's MD, Lyndy van den Barselaar, shares her thoughts...

Opportunities for AI in the payroll sector

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the many digital disruptions that poses unique opportunities and risks to all parts of business, including payroll. This is according to Lavine Haripersad, vice-chairman of the South African Payroll Association (SAPA), who says...

Top tips for SMME recruiting

Small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) conducting their own recruitment may carry higher risk of bad hiring choices than larger firms using recruitment specialists, unless they set systems in place to reference and vet prospective candidates. This is...