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Employees form the lifeblood of a competitive organisation in the digital environment. But more than good salaries and other perks, what can decision-makers do to ensure their people are taken care of, especially when it comes to development? 

South Africans are well-known for their participation in stokvel saving schemes where members contribute a fixed monthly amount that is paid out to a specific member on a specified date. 

The use of anti-depressants in South Africa has increased by more than 50% over the last five years. 

Simply having an onboarding process for new employees is no longer good enough. Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies, believes those organisations who make staff feel like valuable resources from the first day at the company can gain critical competitive advantage.

Even though solutions designed for small to medium businesses (SMBs) are cost-effective and relatively easy to implement

Even though unlimited leave is not a new concept internationally, the news that a local specialist banking group has embraced it has raised a few eyebrows.

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.

The occurrence of ghost employees on a company’s payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. 

With the unemployment rate of economically active South Africans reaching 27.6% in the first quarter of this year and media reports filled with job cuts across industry sectors

There is no arguing the fact that technology has made our lives easier. It has also resulted in organisations being able to deliver more innovative solutions in the workplace to provide for a more compelling environment.

Burnout is now officially recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a clinical syndrome, legitimising the physical and mental impact that overwork can have on employees. 

Contrary to popular belief, companies may be within their rights to secretly record conversations with employees and use that information against them in a court of law.

Legislation regulating employee leave continues to adapt to socio-economic developments and has a direct impact on this HR function. 

With only 15 percent of employees globally engaged with their jobs, according to Gallup, executives are finding it tough to get people more actively involved in the business. 

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