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As a leader in your organization, it is crucial to embrace the task of continuously fostering growth and development within your teams. This approach holds the key to not only enhancing existing leadership skills but also identifying untapped potential among individuals. 


Money is an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people, which is what makes asking for a raise or negotiating your salary so difficult. However, these conversations are important to have in order for you to get a paycheck you deserve and have stable financial wellness. 


The matric pass rate says a lot about the health of South Africa’s education system. As an indication of the learners who successfully pass Grade 12, it offers insight into whether primary and secondary institutions are serving the needs of their learners, and provides an indication of the number of new graduates who may apply for tertiary studies or enter the job market. This figure doesn’t tell the full story, however.


As the way we do business changes, more and more business owners are realising the benefits of empowering their workforce to remain relevant. Staff training makes better business sense than continually hiring new employees. Increasingly, employee development is key to organisational success.


Employers who use consecutive fixed-term contracts for an employee, and then don't issue one for whatever reason - need to understand that the CCMA Commissioners will regard that employee as being permanent. This is just one of the examples that Ivan Israelstam quotes this week to explain why employers should not misuse fixed-term contracts. Using a fixed-term contract for probationary purposes is also not correct. Where the position is permanent; probation should be covered by a probationary clause in a permanent contract. There is also a requirement to provide instruction, guidance and counselling prior to reaching a dismissal decision for poor performance during the probationary period.


Benefits paid to employees may represent an increasing cost to employers, but it is not possible for an employer to simply remove benefits that an employee previously enjoyed without challenge. Such challenges will be heard at the CCMA. This week Ivan Israelstam explains just how much a successful challenge may cost an employer who loses their case.

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