Blue Collar Workers are Actually the Backbone of our Economy

Blue Collar Workers are Actually the Backbone of our Economy

Blue collar workers are so important to the success and growth of a country’s economy. But often, these jobs, and people, are overlooked. Blue collar jobs can be seen to be “dirty” and require limited skills to perform them. In some senses, yes, certain jobs are easier than others but, blue collar workers are hardworking […]

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Dismissing an Employee Fairly

Dismissing Employees Fairly in South Africa

Dismissing employees fairly is tricky, particularly in South Africa due employment being such a huge problem. More specifically, the lack of employment as the rate sits at 29.0%, the highest it has been in nearly 20 years. We wrote an article recently debating whether labour law is pushing employers to hire independent contractors but that is […]

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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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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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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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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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