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Hiring new staff members is never easy. You have to sift through an excessive amount of CVs, just to find a handful of decent candidates. Not to mention the lengthy interview process where you have to weed out the bad seeds through a series of meetings. Finally, you pick an applicant and cross your fingers that you’ve made the right choice.
In today’s highly competitive job market, the hard work of finding and landing one’s dream job can often lead to disappointment and despondency which can cause applicants to drop the ball when they finally get invited for an interview.
Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, global and South African employers are still feeling the impact of the Great Resignation. Over three-quarters of South African employees (77%) are actively looking for a new job, and it’s not easy to win over top talent, especially in high-demand fields.
Employees who report employers for committing illegal or otherwise irregular acts are protected, in the first instance, by the Constitution of South Africa. Specifically, section 16 of the Bill of Rights gives everyone the right to freedom of expression and to impart information.
Functioning successfully in the business industry is greatly dependent on one’s ability to attract and maintain customers. Customer relationship courses can help with that.
Despite the worst of Covid-19 being over, South African businesses continue to feel the impact of the country’s depressed economy. Still recovering from a decade of state capture which cost the nation hundreds of billions of rand as well as the financial fallout from the pandemic, companies now also have to endure near-constant load-shedding and union wage strikes that severely disrupt operations.
South Africa’s government is seriously considering implementing a 4-day work week. This appears to be in response to the very severe unemployment problem in South Africa. There is almost 40% are out of all the people in this country who are eligible to work (because they are over 14 years of age and below retirement age).
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions have gained significant ground over the past few years. Primarily driven by the pandemic and rapidly changing business expectations, ERP solutions have become more capable, accessible and resilient.
Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention.
In an office full of unique individuals, there is bound to be conflict somewhere along the line.
December is when companies traditionally pay bonuses, and many employees are looking forward to – and banking on – these additional funds. Most staff have gone beyond the call of duty in 2022, dealing with stressful work situations, while facing rising personal costs ranging from transport to food and electricity.
Employees must be managed in such a way that it will enhance efficiency and profitability, which implies creating and implementing regulated standards of behaviour. Anja Hartman talks about how to turn nonperforming employees into productive team members.