One of our clients asked this Question: How do people residing in the Western Cape and KZN, doing the same job with the same tools etc, earn up to 20% less than Gauteng? via Taryn. So I went to my social networks and posed the same question. Below are the responses .. (full names not used unless where approval has been granted)
Jay – Cost of living is higher in Gauteng
Erika – Accommodation is much more expensive in Western Cape
Fritz – Because Cape Town have the mooooountain.
Johann – I think they only get up to speed after 10:00 am en they’re on the beach by 15:00.
So they get paid for half day. Calling it a full time job makes them feel great.
Pieter – Productivity is a factor but then again is it worth the 20%?
Albert – Supply and demand is vastly different between the provinces also. My branch managers in Gauteng, Dbn and Cpt dont earn the same because we don’t bring in the same revenue at each branch.
Lisinda – They dont have to pay etolls
Stephan – Common sense says there’s more companies and more money here. More money more pay.
Julia – Because the standard of living in Johannesburg is higher and it is a known fact that in Johannesburg ,people tend to travel longer distances
Taryn – I understand Julia’s comment. The cost of living in Cape Town is quite high too….Durban not as much as JHB and CPT but a lot of workers commute from surrounding areas such as PMB to work in Durban too
Julia – I agree that the cost of living is high in Cape Town too but Johannesburg is by far the highest. Yea workers do commute in Durban but the distance travelled is not as far as the distances travelled in jhb and surrounds but yes very interesting topic to be discussed
Malcolm – Simply because you need to pay 20% more for people to want to live in JHB, they typically have to sacrifice coastal living and lifestyle aspects and substitute it with traffic and longer hours
Deon – Almost everything in Pretoria cost more, as it is brought up from the coast. even fuel is cheaper there…i don`t know how accurate your clients gesture is… But There is also more capital to go around here and almost everything is more expensive here… If your client stays here you can respond with, you earn 20% more, why should I….
Kenji – I am originally from Cape Town and moved to Johannesburg last year September, and the cost of living between the cities are high. Cape Town you don’t travel far distances to work etc, however in Johannesburg, it’s constant traffic, everything is far and even groceries are ridiculous. But I think, it should be fair to everyone that the salaries offered in both cities for certain positions should be the same
Nicky – 20% increase in JHB is like “danger pay”
Laurence – The generalisation would be smaller companies in KZN. Entrepreneurs will pay less than a blue chip. Also lower qualifications would play a role. What are our costs on recreation vs theirs? I think you’ll see we’ll outspend them by a big margin. Our healthcare costs are probably more too, due to our lifestyle and stress levels.
Jamie – The simple answer is that the cost of living in Johannesburg Metro is more than the other provinces. From the cost of groceries, travel, entertainment, eating out, fuel, taxes. This is one of the reasons why the Western Cape is booming and Gauteng is declining. A lot of companies are relocating to the Western Cape because of the lack of service delivery and governance but mainly because it is less expensive to run the business out of Gauteng
Njabulo – Well, JHB life is quite expensive. From renting an apartment to buying groceries. Transportation is a nightmare and more people drive here than they commute whereas in Durban, more especially, people commute and public transport is cheaper ……Most of the big name companies’ headquarters are based here.
Sean – Look at it in terms of an Expat Salary with an inconvenience allowance to live there.
The APSO Conference 2016 will be held on 3 & 4 March 2016 at the Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre situated North of Sandton, Johannesburg, a picturesque venue, nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains.
This conference is open to all management, recruiters, suppliers and clients that provide services to the staffing industry
The 2016 Conference boasts one of the most sensational line up of speakers that we have ever had, including:
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Tabea Kabinde – Past President of APSO, Past Chairperson for the Employment Equity, Business Owner, Transformational Specialist and ILO Participant
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I came across this article Top 20 biggest websites in South Africa. The statistics for Top websites visited by South Africans makes interesting reading for us sourcing geniuses 🙂 Bottom line the masses are on Facebook! so we should be sourcing on Facebook and as we already know they are on Google but Google takes number one and number two spots! I still believe Google Plus will make it big. For those into online advertising, I guess Google.com and Google.co.za should be your targets. Also note how high YouTube is… #2016 will be interesting
Effective Measure is the official traffic measurement partner of the IAB South Africa, and provides accurate traffic and demographics statistics for SA’s top websites.
1. Use a professional email address like Firstname.Surname@Gmail.com
2. Subject should contain what you do e.g Project Engineer, Forklift Driver, Personal Assistant etc
3. Always indicate your area of residence e.g Durban, Bloemfontein, Piet Retief etc
4. Do not use the words “Hi or Hie” especially in the subject line, spam servers pick that up as spam and besides you do not know the person you are emailing to. Always be professional and say “Good Day or Greetings”
5. Don’t attach certificates unless if the advert requires you to.
6. Avoid emailing compressed files such as zip files as they are considered potentially to be viruses or containing viruses
7. Write a very short message in message body stating what you are looking for and in which areas and industries.
Facebook users who have their Language setting set to English(US) have access to Facebook Graph Search. This is a massively powerful search engine of all the data within Facebook. People, companies, groups and even concepts are represented on Facebook by different types of Pages. Every time a user does something on Facebook it creates a relationship between that user and the other thing they have liked or friended or interacted with. All these pages and the relationships between them are searchable and provide a massive freely available resource to recruiters.
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Wesley is passionate about Social Media Management and Training within the Human Resources and Recruitment spheres. We are living in a socially connected business world and it is imperative that HR & Recruitment Professionals fully understand the different social media platforms and how they affect the day to day staffing challenges
If you would like to optimise your professional LinkedIn Profile, learn to search for candidates beyond your connections by using advanced searches and stay up to the minute with all changes LinkedIn has undergone, then you cannot afford to miss this webinar.
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My next Webinar is entitled “Recruit with Social Media X-Ray Sourcing” This is being hosted by APSO on 16 September 2015 from 12:00 – 13:00 SAST. This webinar is about X-Ray Sourcing. We will be sharing Step by Step understanding of X-Ray Sourcing, How to use Advanced Search Operators and what the Rules are for Search Operators.
X-Ray Sourcing – Step by Step Learning
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X-Ray Sourcing – Rules for Search Operators
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