Recruiting & Hiring

Hiring the right employee requires defining job descriptions and duties, and learning where to search for qualified candidates, how to interview them, and more.

Alternative ways to interview

There are other ways to interview that may prove more effective in finding the right people for the job and your company.
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Creating an Effective Job Description

Creating a good job description before you begin the hiring process can help you choose the best candidate from a pool of applicants. Follow these tips.
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Creating loyal relationships with first-time work-seekers

For a budding entrepreneur or first-time small business owner, one of the most significant milestones in your first business is hiring your first employee. Due to monetary and budget-related reasons, first-time employers often hire first-time workers. Here are some tips on how to create and maintain loyalty among your first-time employees.

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Hiring: Do You Know How to Pick Them?

Expanding business? Not sure how to hire new employees? This article offers tips on the hiring process, which may facilitate your employee recruitment efforts.
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It's Time to Hire Your First Employee

As if starting a new business weren’t scary enough, the next step is to grow it by hiring someone. This article outlines the steps you need to take when hiring your first employee, and the series of events that are sure to make the process less daunting. From getting your ducks in a row, to starting the process, to bracing yourself for change, hiring your first employee is a straightforward task that will change your life for the better.

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Projected Staff Scheduling

This worksheet will enable you to compute the number of employees you will need to start your business and make arrangements for a weekly time period.
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Sample Applicant Rejection Letter

One challenging part of the hiring process is informing an applicant that he or she will not be getting the job. Find attached a sample rejection letter.
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Sample Employment Application Form

Hiring a new employee? Download our Sample Employment Application Form that helps you finding the right person for the job that you offer.
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Sample Job Description Form

Attached is a sample job description form. The three examples may serve as a starting point for creating a position description of your own.
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Sample Offer Letter

Sending an offer letter may be the most exciting culminating moment of the hiring process. Here you can find a sample offer letter.
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Successfully Bringing Entry-Level Staff into an SME

SMEs play a vital role in job creation and addressing the issue of unemployment in South Africa. It is not uncommon for a lot of these jobs to cater to entry-level staff. This article, therefore, explores how SMEs may successfully hire and bring on entry-level staff, which is a critical skill for business owners and a key tool through which unemployment can begin to be addressed.

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The employment contract

Anyone who works for you must receive a document containing certain information regarding the conditions of their employment.
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The secret all successful SMEs know

HR can make or break your business. However, small, micro, and medium enterprises (SMMEs) often wait for something to go wrong before they consult an HR specialist. Putting a few basic policies and procedures in place from the outset could save you both time and anxiety. This article looks at tips to help you handle all things HR-related in your business.

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Tips for Successful Interviewing

When you're hiring employees for your business, you have to conduct interviews to identify the most qualified candidates. Read tips for successful interviewing.
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Why skills development courses are worth the trouble

Often, when business owners review their business's performance to find out how they can improve, they re-allocate budgets, change their marketing tactics, review their sales statistics, and consider the clients and customers they have. When it comes to their employees, they often address poor performance with additional recruitment or termination rather than training and skills development. This article highlights why it is better for your business to invest in skills development courses.

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Why SMEs should promote from within

When a senior position opens up in your business, you may want to look at promoting from within before you try to hire someone from the outside.
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