'HR people do not make hiring decisions, it is line managers'

Government has announced that from April 1 2019, work experience will no longer be a requirement for recruitment for entry-level jobs in the public sector.

This move by the government is to remove a barrier for entry into the workplace for unemployed youth and in particular young graduates.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited the private sector to follow the move by the government and give young people a chance to gain work experience.

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to human capital development executive Edith Leeuta about the importance of having work experience.

I believe all jobs are important. Part of the problem is that the organisations have not clearly defined what an entry-level job is and what the key competencies are.

Edith Leeuta, Human capital development executive

If organisations heed to President Ramaphosa's call to do away with experience, are they going to change their recruitment systems? Are they going to employ new systems of recruitment? Are they going to make programmes available internally that are going to make sure that when young people come in they are not overwhelmed?

Edith Leeuta, Human capital development executive

When business happens, often the priority to train the next person next to you falls away.

Edith Leeuta, Human capital development executive

HR people do not make hiring decisions. It is the line managers, and they want people who will hit the ground running. They simply do not have the time; in some instances, they can't even impart knowledge.

Edith Leeuta, Human capital development executive

A lot of mentorship programmes have problems.

Edith Leeuta, Human capital development executive

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'HR people do not make hiring decisions, it is line managers'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Tips on how to recover from infidelity

Tips on how to recover from infidelity

Dr Eve says if what you are doing will hurt your partner then that is infidelity.

[LISTEN] Prison rape: A survivor tells his story

[LISTEN] Prison rape: A survivor tells his story

Isak Sass shares his story with Eusebius McKaiser and the rest of the 702 listeners.

702 listener shares how a good deed on Mandela Day changed his life

702 listener shares how a good deed on Mandela Day changed his life

Patrick says he met Thokozile Mahlangu on Mandela Day and his life changed for the good.

What are your rights when you're retrenched?

What are your rights when you're retrenched?

Labour law expert Ronelle De Jager explains the retrenchment process and employees rights.

Cosatu and Sasco march against youth unemployment

Cosatu and Sasco march against youth unemployment

The demonstration brought together young people from the union federation, the ANC Youth League and school pupils.

'Starting with an unpaid internship gives you credibility for next job'

'Starting with an unpaid internship gives you credibility for next job'

Pearson Institute of Higher Education director Dr Nhlanhla Thwala gives some solutions to preparing young people for employment.

Popular articles
Springboks take on Wallabies in Rugby Championship

Springboks take on Wallabies in Rugby Championship

John Maytham and Independent Media head of sport and motoring Mark Keohane go through the starting lineups for the countries.

[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS] SANDF troops finally roll into the Cape Flats

[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS] SANDF troops finally roll into the Cape Flats

Residents were out on the streets to watch the troops arriving in Manenberg and Hanover Park on Thursday afternoon.

[WATCH] Tour de France rider smashes into spectator's cellphone

[WATCH] Tour de France rider smashes into spectator's cellphone

Cycling journalist Mikkel Conde tweeted the clip warning spectators to stop leaning over the barriers with their phones.

You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

You made a huge mistake downloading FaceApp if your privacy is important to you

Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler did a forensic analysis of the Russia-based app. Check it out.

Beware 'dodgy' Nadal vs Federer ticket offers

Beware 'dodgy' Nadal vs Federer ticket offers

The Roger Federer Foundation says no ticket platforms are yet in possession of, nor have guaranteed allocation of tickets.

[LISTEN] Voice of the underworld - a 'retired' Cape Flats gangster speaks out

[LISTEN] Voice of the underworld - a 'retired' Cape Flats gangster speaks out

Jason is a 50-year-old former member of The Americans, the largest street gang operating in Cape Town.

How Christo Wiese became the richest in SA, and how it all came crashing down

How Christo Wiese became the richest in SA, and how it all came crashing down

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews TJ Strydom, author of “Christo Wiese - Risk And Riches”.

Paying off your credit card every month to avoid interest? The banks are sneaky…

Paying off your credit card every month to avoid interest? The banks are sneaky…

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler warns prudent credit card holders to keep tabs on their banks. In this case, it’s FNB.