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artisansThe Citizen reports that South African companies were having trouble retaining the already scarce skilled workforce in the country, a new survey recently revealed.  

According to findings in the Most Attractive Employers 2019 survey by rankings firm Universum SA, the most attractive employers offered job safety and security.  Google, Investec and Discovery ranked in the top three, respectively, in the category of business and commerce employers.  The department of higher education and training, the department of health, as well as the department of justice were in the top three of their respective categories (humanities, health and law).  Universum SA country manager Keshia Serage said the negative effects of the current economic climate played a major role in why banks were beginning to capture the attention of local business talent to become the industry of choice, followed by the accounting, auditing and financial services industries.  The survey quizzed nearly 70,000 South Africans, including 45,000 students and, as Serge pointed out, surviving tough economic conditions trumped other employment factors in attracting employees.  She said one of the biggest demands by employees was the potential for personal development.  But South African companies were failing to hit the right chord for SA’s millennial workforce.  Over half of young South African professionals were unhappy in their jobs and looking to change employers within the next 12 months, the survey found.

  • Read the full original of Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni’s report in the above regard at The Citizen


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