By the end of 2018 there were 5.5 million South Africa-based professionals on LinkedIn and 18 million South Africans on Facebook. This is virtually ALL the people employed in the South African formal economy.
So why use job boards when your future employees are all on social media? Social media platforms are increasingly being used as effective recruitment channels, adding more features for employers to source the right talent.
Giraffe analyses this as well as several other major trends in our latest insights article- 6 ways recruitment in South Africa will change in 2019.
Recruitment is changing globally, driven primarily by digital forces such as the ubiquity of smartphones, the rise of software as a service and the extensive permeation of social media into professional life.
However South Africa has certain political and regulatory factors that recruiters and HR professionals should be aware of as they devise their strategies for 2019.
In this article we examine the likely key changes in recruitment in South Africa in 2019. Specifically we look at:
- The fate of recruitment agencies and job boards- will they sink or swim?
- Social recruiting and recruitment automation- fiction or reality?
- The latest labour broking and POPI rules- how will they impact you?
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