Human Resource

Even though local organisations are starting to take employee enablement more seriously, there is still much work to be done to truly transform how staff work. 

People are revolting. Some people protest about the violence against women but others are just plain revolting. 

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. 

In today’s marketplace the crime and corruption within the business sector, and the country at large, is a real threat and concern for many South African business owners and managers. 

The 2019 Sanlam Benchmark Survey found that one-third of employers using umbrella funds have never reviewed their provider, while less than half of respondents conducted a review of their provider every one to three years.

Employment and Labour Minister TW. Nxesi said the Department aimed to increase the number of Employment Equity inspectors in order to fast track transformation.

As companies increasingly turn to retrenchments in response to pressures on their bottom line, they should beware the unintended but very real consequences that are likely to flow from a reduced staff complement, an expert warns.

A third of employees around the world say that they don’t like their workplaces - but the good news is the workplace of the future will be a lot different. 

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.

Similar to an individual’s view of the clear night sky, every organisation has a unique “constellation” of stars that constitutes its universe of talent and defines its competitive advantage over other organisations. 

Case law is beginning to develop the South African labour law around unfair discrimination which has arisen since the introduction of the "equal pay for equal work" provisions of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) in 2014.

The publication of the National Health Insurance Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa.

Unemployment, particularly among young people, will come under the spotlight when Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi engages social partners in Limpopo.

For many, wellbeing in the workplace means physical health: ergonomic furniture, a fitness centre and healthy choices in the cafeteria. 

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.

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced amendments in the wholesale and retail sector wages for employees earning above the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act rates.

As South African Women’s Day rolls round again, we can draw satisfaction from the small victories achieved along the way.

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.

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has pledged to work with relevant social partners in an effort to address factors contributing to job losses.

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

As the business landscape continues to evolve, retrenchments and downsizing have become a reality for many local businesses – across sectors, industries and organisation sizes. 

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.

The unemployment epidemic has affected South Africans at every level but research shows the most vulnerable groups in society continue to bear the brunt.

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