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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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Q1 2019 Job Market Survey - Morocco
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.
 
Q1 2019 Job Market Survey - South Africa
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.
 
Q1 2019 Job Market Survey - South Africa
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.
 
Q2 2019 Job Market Survey
 
Q2 2019 Job Market Survey - MoroccoMorocco: 66% of our Q2 job market survey respondents feel that less than three months are required to find a new job. The top three reasons motivating job seekers in search of new opportunities are the need for a better salary package (50%), current role isn’t offering further development (39%) and the ambition for more responsibility (37%). To find out more, click on the survey infographic. 
 
South Africa: 46% of our survey respondents are in Managerial and Executive level roles. 64% believe that the job market will improve in the next six months. Top three aspects of their job that people are most satisfied with include their current industry/sector, their manager and level of responsibility. To find out more, click on the survey infographic.
 
Q3 2019 Job Market Survey
 
Q2 2019 Job Market Survey - MoroccoMorocco: Our Q3 job market survey for Morocco was responded to by 230 candidates based there. 74% hold managerial to director level positions. 40% have been looking for a job in the past 3 months. 66% think that less than 3 months is required to find a new job. Salary still is the major reason candidates are looking for a move. Job seekers trust recruitment firms most to assist with finding their next career opportunity. Candidates in Morocco are most satisfied with their current industry/sector and the responsibility level.
 
south africaSouth Africa: Our Q3 job market survey for South Africa was responded to by 327 candidates based there. 51% are working on a permanent contract basis and 30% are looking for a new job. Only 39% are optimistic about the current job market situation with 57% believing that the situation will improve in the next 6 months. Candidates trust recruitment firms most to assist with their job search, followed by professional networking platforms and personal networks. Most people (55%) are looking for a new job because they think their current role isn’t offering them opportunities for further development. 
 
q3 africaAfrica: Africa: Our Q3 job market survey for Africa was responded to by 966 candidates based there. 62% of candidates hold managerial or director level positions. 48% are optimistic about the current job market situation and 64% believe the market will improve in the upcoming 6 months. Most job seekers are looking for their next career move for a better salary package and so that their responsibilities broaden. Candidates trust recruitment firms as the channel most useful in their job search. 83% have positive expectations with regards to their skills development in the next one year.