Hybrid working is not the future of work, it’s the now. And companies that are choosing to accept and embrace this reality are not only enjoying increased staff productivity and improved business performance, but have enhanced their appeal to potential talent and established themselves as preferred employers.
Managing your company’s payroll should be a seamless experience, but if your payroll department is constantly in a state of crisis management, it’s highly likely that the payroll solution you’re using is no longer capable of meeting the organisation’s evolving business needs.
South Africa is a nation rich in diverse cultures and religions, and certain beliefs and practices are deeply ingrained in the lives of those who adhere to them. Indeed, our constitution explicitly acknowledges the country’s multiplicity of cultural and traditional beliefs, and many people consider these to be an integral part of their personal identity.
Once considered a powerful tool for fostering growth, development and alignment within an organisation, the relevance of employee performance reviews has become a hotly debated topic, with many human resources practitioners arguing that traditional annual performance reviews are outdated.
Artificial intelligence provides a service to HR, but shouldn’t replace people as a way of handling human resources within the business
Breast milk has long been acknowledged as nature’s perfect food for infants. Its unique properties continue to benefit children long after their mothers have stopped breastfeeding.
As the world emerges from the pandemic, employers must decide whether to continue allowing their employees to work remotely or force them to return to the office. Many believe that a move back to the office is the best way to ensure effective collaboration between workers while safeguarding the company culture.
Skills are a hot commodity in virtually every industry across all sectors globally. The emerging workforce, and so-called Gen Z workers in particular, are in demand and more employers are offering early finish Fridays or summer Fridays as a perk to attract job-seekers.
If you take a sick day so you can have a fun day, you're committing fraud and can lose your job.
With many business leaders grappling with the ramifications of remote work, off-site connection to corporate networks and post-Covid-19 disruption, effective management of human resources has increasingly come under scrutiny. The most recent issue to emerge is the use of 'stay interviews' to address a rise in the number of 'exit interviews'.
People with disabilities have an integral role to play in South Africa's economy, yet they remain a largely untapped talent pool in the country, mostly owing to ongoing stigmatisation and misconceptions.
While the Basic Conditions of Employment Act stipulates four types of regulated leave to which employees are entitled – annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave and parental leave – employers may choose to offer their staff various other forms of leave which are not governed by legislation.
Pressure on payroll administrators is mounting as the ripple effect of increased regulation, a strained economy and a skills shortage spread throughout the labour market. These payroll professionals are much more than mere pencil-pushing number crunchers.
Carrying a weapon during a strike action at your work premises could potentially be a fireable offence. A recent court case, Pailpac (Pty) Ltd v De Beer N.O and Others, confirmed that employees can be dismissed for having dangerous weapons during a strike and on company property.
It is a fact that Covid-related disruption to the workplace has given rise to a hybrid work model, a flexible arrangement whereby staff are allowed to work some of the time at home and some of the time at the office.
Even though the South African constitution is regarded as one of the most progressive in the world, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and intersex) employees continue to experience discrimination and harassment.
As businesses try to manage the realities of the post-pandemic workplace, they are being forced to deal with issues such as tax and HR regulation of digital nomads.
Calls for a four-day work week in the South African context may be premature. Employers have so far been quietly cautious about the subject, but as with most examples of radical change, implementation will be the ultimate test.