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  • CAPES’ Bev Jack speaks at #WEC2021online

    CAPES Exco member Bev Jack is a proud participant in the World Employment Confederation 2021 Conference. In a recent report, according to PriceWaterhouse Coopers, it is going to take the global community at least two hundred and sixty seven years (267) to close the gender gap in economic participation and opportunity, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To realise the vision of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, we need to transform the societies in which we live, to open up paths to inclusive economic growth and development. Globally, transformation is etched in all sectors in the economy.  In many…

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  • Could the Unemployment line be eased?

    The unemployment rate in South Africa was reported to be sitting at a high of 27.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The number of unemployed people rested at 6.14 million, with employment figures only increasing by 149 000. Unemployment has been an ongoing issue in South Africa, various attempts have been made to try and eradicate this problem, and none seem to have worked entirely. Although an overnight solution is not feasible, unemployment could be eased. Around the globe, Temporary Employment Services (TES), play a significantly large role in providing employment opportunities. From an international perspective, an example of…

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  • Think of those fighting on the frontlines

    On the 11th of March 2020, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 has declared a pandemic. The last time this happened was 11 years ago and for many, COVID-19 is something of a new and unexpected threat. It seems to have taken many of us by surprise, spreading unabated across the world. Although a coronavirus—a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)—had not previously triggered a pandemic, this is not the first time our healthcare professionals have seen the transmission of a serious disease. There is no armistice. The virus is a 24-hour…

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  • TES in the Construction Engineering Industry

    There is a huge market for Temporary Employment Services (Labour Broking) in Construction Engineering in South Africa. Due to the short-term nature of projects in this industry, the number of staff Companies require is completely reliant on the size and duration of the project. How Companies Benefit One of the biggest advantages of contracting staff through a Temporary Employment Services Agency is that the agency takes care of all recruitment and HR processes. This means the provided employee would be sourced, interviewed and paid by the agency, which means less admin work for the company. Temporary Employment Services Agencies house…

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  • TES in the Healthcare Industry

    South Africa currently has a two-tiered healthcare system, comprising of the public and private sector. Both of these sectors play a huge role in the healthcare industry, employing thousands of healthcare employees. Temporary Employment Services (TES) are vital to the healthcare industry. Hospitals and clinics are always functioning, while other industries may use the holiday season for some time out, healthcare remains operational. Ensuring that only qualified people practice in this industry is literally a matter of life and death. Qualified workers Sourcing qualified staff is one of the most important aspects of a smooth functioning health facility. Often, this…

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  • Sandra Ngidi: TES built my career

    South Africa is rich in history, both negative and positive. A lot of that history has had a direct impact on the educational and employment background of various citizens. With the older generation, the traditional route of matriculating, registering with a higher institution and graduating has not always been an available option. Sandra Ngidi, born and bred in Orlando East, Soweto, is one of many job seekers who struggled to secure work. In her early 20’s, Sandra had been vigorously seeking employment opportunities with no success. In 1998, at age 26, through the grape-vine, Sandra heard of Transman and Temporary…

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  • Enabling Youth Employment

    Recently released stats indicated that the South African economy contracted in the second quarter of 2019 and unemployment rose. Most worrisome is the unprecedented level of unemployment amongst Youth, which sits at a staggering 55.20 % and remains our country’s most serious socio-economic concern. Pressure from Youth has steadily escalated with movements like #FeesMustFall and calls for the scrapping of experience requirements in junior jobs as these are recognized as major barriers to youth entering the workplace. The government has responded by indicating the removal of experience criteria for entry-level public sector jobs, extensions to NFAS funding for more students,…

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  • Employment Services Act Regulations Gazetted for Public Comment

    Compliments of the new year. We wish you a successful 2019. As has been the case previously, the Department of Labour published four Government Gazettes (linked to the Employment Services Act) over the festive period with varying commentary periods, as outlined below:   Registration of PrEAs & TES                                                      60 days           (i.e. 28 February 2019) Employment of Foreign Nationals                                         30 days           (i.e. 28 January 2019) Registration of Public Employment Agencies                  60 days           (i.e. 28 February 2019) Registration of Work seekers                     …

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  • Craig Kirchmann discusses the Con Court judgement and what it means for TES

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  • Equal Treatment Seminars: Managing Equal Pay for TES, Fixed Term & Part-time Employees

    The Con Court judgement reinforced the need for organisations, especially those utilising TES, to re-assess their remuneration practices to ensure that no unfair differentiation exists between their permanent and non-standard staff members.  And, before simply assuming, often under pressure from Unions, that you’ve got to go to the highest common denominator, you should attend this session to learn more about the compliance requirements you need to meet and the options that exist to re-align pay with productivity and market conditions to ensure business sustainability. In this 3-hour seminar, John Botha, TES specialist workforce solutions and labour relations expert, will share…

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