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JOBSEEKERS – GET AHEAD OF THE GAME AND STAND OUT IN 2021

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Department of Employment and Labour Compensation Fund (CF) Update – Covid-19 Claims and Payments

Department of Employment and Labour Compensation Fund Update – Covid-19 Claims and Payments

The Department of Employment and Labour have recently (16 November) issued an update on Covid-19 claims and payments for the Compensation Fund (CF). The Compensation Fund exist to provide social protection to workers who sustain occupational injuries or who contract occupational diseases during the course of their employment.

More information from the release below:​​

The Compensation Fund (CF), an entity of the Department of Employment and Labour and the two Mutual Assurances who operate under license from the Minister of Employment and Labour to carry out compensation for occupational injuries and disease mandate of government alongside the CF has as at 12 November paid Covid-19 related benefits to the value of R15, 444, 508.10.

  • Compensation Fund paid R6, 066, 977.08
  • Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) paid R6, 615, 470.02 and
  • Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) paid R762, 061.00The total distribution of the occupational benefits paid is as follows:
  • Temporary total disbursement amounted to R2, 092, 368.70
  • Medical aid payments amounted to R5, 217, 438.56
  • Funeral costs amounted to R54, 753.00
  • Dependents benefits amounted to R6, 079, 947.84

The payments made is in respect of the 11,233 Covid-19 claims registered in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. The Compensation Fund processed 7621 of the claims, RMA processed 3259 of the claims and FEM processed 353 of the claims.

A total of 4 415 claims received from received from males while 6 818 are registered by females.

The full release can be found here.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A VIDEO INTERVIEW

Video interviews are becoming a much more common part of today’s recruitment process. This can however be a new and somewhat daunting experience for many candidates who have not done this previously.

We would recommend ample preparation in order to make a good impression and leave a positive impact with your audience. From dressing to impress, preparing a few of your own questions to getting your technology ready for a seamless process, it is important to consider these aspects in advance.

In order to get you prepared for your next job interview, we have included a free course below from LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning Video Interviews – Course Details

Instructor Jenny Foss – of the popular career site JobJenny.com—also shows how to set up your environment and leverage the technology to put your best foot forward. Plus, find out how to practice for a video interview before the big day, so you’re comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

The free short course from LinkedIn Learning can be found here.

 

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JOBSEEKER – HOW TO GET FOUND BY RECRUITERS

Recruiters are very busy individuals and time is of the essence in this industry. When it comes to sourcing candidates that are looking for jobs, this process takes a while, especially when it comes to finding contact information! This blog post will highlight briefly, how the recruitment process works and some of the best practices when it comes to making yourself easy to find.

Here is a crash course in how the recruitment process works:

Summed up, a client needs a staff member, so they request the assistance of a recruiter in finding them the perfect candidate. The recruiter then needs to find candidates by any means necessary. The first way, is to go online, and try and locate candidate C.V’s. After they have found a few viable candidates, they need to contact those candidate. Now the problem is, a lot of people do not have enough of an online presence for them to do so, and then miss the opportunity to find a job or a better one in most cases.

recruitment sourcing procedure

How to increase your chances of being found: 

Online Job and Jobseeker Portals:

As you can see, recruiters use various online portals to source their candidates. This can be done by advertising and having the candidates apply, or actively looking for them on job seeker portals.

Here is a list of some of the portals they use:

One way of always making sure you can be found is having your UPDATED C.V on the various jobseeker portals, one example being Pnet. This is a portal where you can upload your C.V, elaborate on your qualifications and skill set, and leave contact information! This allows recruiters to save time by finding your updated C.V and having your contact information ready for them to call you.

Social Media:

Facebook and Linkedin are the primary social media portals that recruiters use to try and find extra information about the candidates they are trying to source. They look at:

  • Education (qualifications etc)
  • Employment History
  • How you present yourself

Advice to you is; always keep this up to date, and remember that your social media profiles speak volumes about you, and if you are in the job market, you want to make sure that your profile gives off a professional feel.

recruitment statistics

See how important social media presence and profiles are?

Looking for a job?

Please visit our jobseeker page, and upload your C.V to our nationwide database! Should a potential job offer open, and you are considered, we will contact you!

Looking for staff?

Let our dedicated and hard working team of consultants find you the perfect candidate. Please visit our employer page and tell us what you are looking for!