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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customer service

A Great Customer Service Experience I Had Recently – What Can We Learn?

Is Customer Service Dead? Almost every business encounter entails a customer service experience, whether directly or indirectly. Granted, today’s tech world has fueled a transition towards automated customer service delivery and moved away from people engaging face to face. However, what has remained a constant is that customers go back to companies that treat them […]

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gardener terminology

Landscaping Terminology for Beginners

Landscaping is a career fraught with scientific terminology and expert jargon. ClockWork helps those new to the industry become accustomed to the landscaping terminology that they’ll need to talk the talk.   General Terms   Softscape: living landscape features such as flora, grass, bush, trees, soil and mulch. Because these elements change with the seasons, […]

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Small Business Growth is about Getting Better at Making Things Easier

Small Business Growth is about Getting Better at Making Things Easier

I recently read ‘Antifragile’ by Nicholas Nassim Taleb. Setting aside his bullish tone that paints him as somewhat a raging narcissist, digging deep provides immense insight into the survival strategies required for anyone who wants to thrive in the face of adversity. In contrast to the increasingly fragile world that we live in, he hails […]

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Employer App

How it works: ClockWork Employer App

The ClockWork Employer App   The ClockWork Employer App is finally here! We have set out to make your experience of finding, managing and paying workers easier, quicker and better.   If you are a business wanting to hire your fleet of day labourers, an events company wanting to communicate and pay your promoters, or […]

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