The Department of Labour has published a series of amendment bills proposing changes to three existing legislative acts tackling critical issues within the South African labour market.
South Africa’s emerging market economy is increasingly being eyed by foreign investors and multinational businesses wishing to expand into the greater African market, bolstering local economies and boosting job creation.
Q1 2019 Job Market Survey
How are job seekers actually feeling about their chances of securing a new role, landing a pay rise or learning new skills? How positive do they feel about the economic situation? This is what we set out to discover with our Job Confidence Index, a global measure of how optimistic job applicants are about the current employment market.
The Michael Page Job Confidence Index is a quarterly barometer that measures the perception of candidates about their job situation and the labour market. The data is collected on voluntary basis from candidates who applied for a job offer or submitted their CV on Michael Page.
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Morocco: 48% of our survey respondents are looking for a new job seeking for a better salary package, while 41% are looking for a different company culture. The quest for meaning, adherence to company values, balancing professional and personal life, a flexible and wellbeing-focused organization and the search for extra-pay benefits are now key criteria in attracting the skilled candidates. Recruitment firms and professional networking platforms topped the most trusted platforms for assisting candidates with their job search.
South Africa: More than 50% of our respondents are looking for a new job because they want their responsibilities to broaden and think that their current role isn’t offering opportunities for further development. In order to retain employees in their current job, it is important for companies to chart out a clear career path for each employee. Respondents trust recruitment firms, professional networking platforms and personal networking as the best 3 ways to search for jobs, with 70% of respondents sharing that less than 3 months is required to find a new job.
Africa: 48% of respondents in Africa are looking for a new job because they want their responsibilities to broaden. The next biggest motivator for candidates looking for a new job is better salaries. Recruitment firms and professional networking platforms are the two main channels that respondents trust with their job search. 63% of our respondents expect that the job market and economic situation will improve in the next 6 months.