Are women better at sales?

There is a courier company in Cape Town that only hires hot, leggy woman as part of their sales strategy. Why? Because some male is supposedly going to be persuaded by a little eye candy and sign on the dotted line before he can count to 3. The question is, does this kind of stereotyping […]

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Taking the plunge to grow

We have written before about timing and strategy in hiring new staff to grow a company. There are only so many hours in a day, and shouting “all hands on deck!” during a crisis is not so much fun if the only 2 hands around belong to you. Ryan Carson runs a software company and […]

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BEE in 2007 for small businesses

I get an online newsletter from an old friend, Claire Stewart, who runs a HR consulting company from Berea in Durban. Her previous mail gave us some pretty good news: The hot news for January is that the long awaited guidelines for the BEE codes were released by the Department of Trade and Industry on […]

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Planning to Employ

On Tuesday morning I met with Wanda Olszewski, a recruitment specialist who, together with her hooligan business partner, Madelene, runs the award-winning agency Taudata Recruitment. Taudata specialises in sourcing IT, Marketing, Finance and HR candidates for blue chip companies like Multichoice and Sanlam. I told Wanda about our search for a PHP programmer to take […]

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We are looking for a hot shot programmer

World Wide Creative is looking for a programmer. Andrew is going to be focusing solely on the Live Alchemy projects, and hence we need someone to replace his technical and creative genius in our team. Please send CV’s to Fred: careers[at] Hours: 9.00 to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday. The schedule is ‘deadline-driven’ i.e. on occasions […]

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CV Facelift

If you’ve had enough of running your own business and want out; here’s a cool way of refurbishing your dusty CV. I bet it’s been a while since your CV went public; so you’re probably going to need to get rid of the cheesy photo and find some style! Give your résumé (CV) a face […]

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