The vast amount of legislation that regulates labour relations in South Africa stresses how crucial it is for the employer to follow the correct procedure, especially when dismissing an employee. Therefore you have to make sure you appoint the right person to start with! Can you revoke an offer of employment?
How to appoint an employee
The Labour Relations Act (LRA) doesn’t stipulate what procedures to follow when you appoint an employee. We advise employers to be proactive and have an interview with the candidate. Also to have an employment contract ready before duty commences. Make sure you discuss expectations, experience, salary, benefits and other terms and conditions during the interview. When the candidate doesn’t have a CV you need to obtain his/her personal details: ID number or work permit and passport, contact details, address, etc.