labour law

Is South Africa’s Labour Law Pushing Employers Towards Hiring Independent Contractors?

Is Hiring too hard? Skepticism remains in South Africa’s labour market where the risks associated with employee contracts make businesses reluctant to hire. Labour law has continuously created uncertainty among employers, largely due to the difficulties with retrenching employees. With unemployment a ‘national crisis’, it is imperative we create a conducive landscape which removes the […]

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referral

Why a Referral Trumps Everything

Why is a referral so important? As a jobseeker, it is always important to show your credibility with respect to the job you are looking for. In order to be reassured and confident they are hiring the right person, employers need proof that you are the best candidate. A powerful referral can do just that. […]

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ClockWorkers Get the Job Done

ClockWorkers Get the Job Done

The ClockWork Employer app is the place to find on-demand, reliable staff who get the job done! We are able to provide employers with local and vetted workers to fulfil their every need – from an experienced brick layer, to a general worker, to promotional staff.  We recently provided an events company, called Ilumin8, with […]

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On-demand staffing app

On-Demand Staffing Apps in South Africa

South Africa is now coming to terms with the disruption of the on-demand model with local on platforms rivaling global ones. We have seen Bolt (previously Taxify) take on Uber, Mr D Food & OrderIn take on Uber Eats and HonestCare & Nunanny in the on-demand nanny space. With StatsSA’s announcement that South Africa’s unemployment […]

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Ask your interviewer

17 Questions to Ask your Interviewer

Let’s face it, interviews are stressful. Your potential future boss grilling you for an hour isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. But what candidates often forget is that you are entitled to ask your interviewer questions as well. Not only does it take the heat off you for a few minutes and allows you time to […]

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Nelson Mandela

67 Job Seeking Tips on Mandela Day

Madiba – The Legacy The late, great Nelson Mandela is a true South African legacy. As we celebrate his amazing life every year on 18th July, we think about solving our countries various challenges. One of his passions was always to ensure every South African had a right to education and work, which is why […]

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blue collar

5 reasons ‘Blue Collar’ work is more fashionable than you think

Admittedly, there is something a bit glossier about dressing up in a suit and going to work everyday. However, South Africa’s skills shortage lies in blue collar industries such as construction, landscaping, manufacturing, and other artisanal professions. ClockWork focuses on providing you with blue collar employment. You might want to do this part time to […]

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Which formal sectors have the most employees in South Africa?

    Looking at the biggest industries in terms of monetary value doesn’t always pain the right picture in terms of the employment it generates. In South Africa, where employment opportunities are slim it may be worth spending your time looking at formal sector industries which employ the most. Here they are:     The […]

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Interview

ClockWork’s Top Interview Tips

Focus on these top interview tips to make sure you smash your next interview! They might sound simple, but so many people forget them. Make sure you arrive to your interview at least 15 minutes early Look smart and presentable – an ironed shirt goes a long way Shake the interviewer’s hand firmly, make eye […]

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hiring the best event staff

5 Tips to Hire the Best Event Staff

Events is a very general term and can include a simple book launch in your local bookstore all the way through to a gala dinner to honour the president. While many event planners are so busy organising the content for the event, often the staff are an afterthought. Staff can make or break an event, […]

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