Human Resource


Find everything related to Human Resource right here on the Skills Portal. Human Resource (HR) can be defined as "the personnel of a business or organization, regarded as a significant asset in terms of skills and abilities." We've also got the latest on Human Resource Management and ways to simply HR.

There are many different reasons that employers lose at arbitration despite their confidence that they would win. Some of those reasons include:

Change is daunting, but ultimately necessary and inevitable, especially in business. The businesses on the forefront of change are the ones that survive and prosper.And the employees who possess the skill of being highly adaptable to change, are the ones who get and stay employed as well as grow in their careers.

Think a nudge and a wink are fine for the office? You'd be wrong (and may be up on harassment charges)


Managing payroll involves more than just paying employees. There's a lot that needs to be done before the payroll can be processed and it is a meticulous and often complex scenario that demands constant attention – one of the main reasons it's best left to the experts and why many companies are opting for the outsource option, says Ian McAlister, General Manager, CRS Technologies.


Managing customer payments is one of the most critical components to help ensure the longevity of a small business in South Africa. This is especially the case when it comes to informal traders, micro-businesses, and others who might not have the systems in place to deal with card transactions, according to Craig Leppan.


You may not know what the acronym stands for, but chances are, you are already benefiting from this technology.


It's no news that modern businesses are choosing e-learning over traditional training and, in the process, may be losing touch with the learning models traditionally guided by a training professional. Enter the Instructional Designer (ID). An Instructional Designer ensures that online learning is seamless for employees, and that knowledge is acquired in digital ways, without an instructor.


Changing societal norms have many organisations taking note of traditional practices to better understand whether diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) are applied during the hiring process and long-term strategic plans for their people.


The Covid state of disaster regulations expired on 15 April 2022. However, these were replaced by a code of good practice for managing Covid in the workplace. The purpose of the code is to ensure that employers go the extra mile to protect employees from contracting Covid.


Jobless numbers in South Africa are at an all-time-high with the unemployment rate recently hitting a new record of 35.3%.


Today's digital-first business environment puts effective data management front and centre of the organisational strategy. 

It is contentious as to whether second generation outsourcing falls under section 197 of the Labour Relations Act, which is the law protecting employees when a business or a part thereof is taken over.


Buying something and receiving it now while paying it off later seems designed to be helpful: It lets consumers enjoy things before they pay for it and enables purchasing without the liquid cash, letting people pay it off down the road.


Many nonprofit organisations (NPOs) are struggling to cope with less donor funding since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, they are grappling with increased demands for their services. This discrepancy highlights the importance of identifying potential donors, in a professional manner, if cash-strapped NPOs are to survive.


Ethical and authentic leaders of African companies are showing that it is possible for business to be both a force for good and deliver excellent financial returns, teaching the rest of the world about new ways to lead and manage for sustainable competitive advantage in the 21st century


South Africa's unemployment rate has hit a record high of 35.3% - the highest level since Statistics South Africa's first Quarterly Labour Force Survey in 2008. What this means is that 7.9-million people remain jobless. So, how do we, as a country, rectify this?

Human resources is a career field with a lot of potential. It offers several different types of jobs, and it provides you with the chance to help employees in a variety of ways. If you've been considering a career that allows you to serve the employees of a company, then pursuing a job in human resources might be the right choice for you.

As the world of work continues to evolve, so do the responsibilities and functions of a human resource professional. It's important to have a clear understanding of what a career in HR management entails before deciding if it's right for you.

For the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has placed communications technology in the epicentre of modern human activity. 

Climate change and sustainability are forcing people to think differently and, as a result, stakeholder priorities are changing. Increasingly, stakeholders are demanding more from organisations than a commitment to short-term profitability.