Human Resource

While many young South Africans are victims to bullying at school, the phenomenon is not limited to the playground, with many lives and careers damaged annually by bullies in the workplace.

The 2017 Employee Health and Wellness Conference was held in Sunninghill end February, and a common thread resonated through the proceedings. The need to approach health and wellness in a new way.

Despite significant strides in achieving gender equality in the workplace in recent decades, women remain underrepresented in leadership roles – and the reasons are more complex than simply navigating a patriarchal workspace, a new survey reveals.

Diversity and career progression are, amongst others, important to women in the workplace.

Savvy businesses are rapidly moving beyond shared desks to flexible workspaces, which is having a profound effect on job satisfaction and staff turnover.

The modern work space can be fragile. There’s so much focus on creating a great culture that sometimes etiquette goes out the window

At some point in your career, it’s likely you’ll need to expand your team. When that happens you’ll want to hire the best people.

Of all the things to worry about, absenteeism can give business owners, managers and supervisors sleepless nights.

Finding interns these days is easy. Every recent graduate is looking for that all-important experience. They’re fresh, idealistic and want to work. The problem is that they’re not all perfect for your company or your team.

Depression in the workplace is on the rise and employers are battling to manage this costly illness.

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When you run a business, especially an SME, there are many things you have to worry about. For starters, you have to make sure the company is running smoothly at all times.

As employees and employers embark on another year Helene Vermaak, Director at corporate culture experts – The Human Edge, recommends that feedback must feature prominently within the company culture. “By incorporating feedback into the DNA of the business, an organisation begins to transform a feedback-adverse environment into a more honest and open culture, which in turn will improve future performance.”

Despite the increasing emphasis of organisations in implementing measures to retain top talent, very few companies actually consider the financial implications of losing employees.

The decade could be messy for those organisations that fail to recognise the impending HR revolution and act upon it. And that action needs to take place now.

Everyone in the workplace has a responsibility to see that company policy is understood and practiced.

According to Nritika Singh, CEO of Isilumko Staffing (IS) and Activate, rapidly developing technology is driving the recruitment industry to new levels of sophistication. As a result this is changing not only the way that staff are recruited, but more importantly creating an evolution in the workplace.

While the holiday season may have achieved some repair to the morale of staff around the country, it is essential that team and HR managers utilise the means at their disposal to hit the ground running in the new year.

The demand for background screening services in South Africa - and Africa as a whole - has continued to increase over the last five years, presenting a 14% rise in the uptake of vetting solutions by businesses during this period.

When a person has a disability it does not mean that they are not able to perform a task or do a specific job.

In today’s world, it is virtually impossible to conduct business without using some form of electronic communication. Many employers provide electronic resources such as e-mail and internet facilities to their employees to enable them to carry out their duties and functions.

Qualification fraud in South Africa had reached an alarming level with several high profile and senior ranking officials among those who were exposed for lying on their CVs. Soon employers could be faced with legislative obligations aimed at reducing instances of employing qualification fraudsters.

The new working year is now in full swing and some people will be back at work in less than ideal offices. But help is at hand.

Owing to the fact that sick leave is fully paid and the employer is obliged to pay out the employee’s full monthly salary on the usual pay day, sick leave abuse remains rife in many workplace environments.

Offering staff opportunities to grow and giving them room to express themselves is key to employee development.

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