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.

Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling risks to an organisation’s capital, investments, and/or profits.

Employees encounter many disturbances throughout the day. Research conducted by Microsoft suggests that it takes just over 23 minutes for employees to regain focus after being interrupted. 

There is an increasing awareness globally of the impact of ADHD in the workplace. Yet in South Africa, the challenges and opportunities associated with neurodiversity in adults and specifically adults in the workforce, remain comparatively under-examined. This is to the detriment of both affected employees and companies overlooking the value neurodiverse individuals can bring to their teams, a leadership expert says.

When it comes to talent retention in business some analysts think of employees as fixed assets - others look at them more as free agents. We look at the pros and cons of each approach.

With digital permeating every aspect of business operations, the need for streamlined, efficient and scalable processes is more important than ever. This is where software-as-a-service (SaaS) can be game-changing. However, even if your business is considering transitioning to a cloud environment, the benefits can be significant.

When it comes to labour disputes, companies who choose to ignore a judgement handed down by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) do so at their peril.

Increasingly dominated by cloud solutions, the global payroll and HR software market is forecast to top $61 billion by 2030. This growth reflects the shift towards cloud-based payroll and HR systems in businesses of all sizes and across industry sectors.

Costs and benefits remain the two key issues facing the coming NHI Act as it faces certain constitutional challenges according to Neil Kirby, Director and Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Werksmans Attorneys 

In today's highly competitive employment market, securing the most suitable candidates is of paramount importance to the success of a business. Employers must however be careful to vet prospective employees so as to protect the interests of the business.  

Expanding operations across borders is becoming the norm in the modern business landscape, but with this expansion comes the challenge of managing payroll on a global scale.

South Africa's vulnerability to cyber crimes and overall attitude to cyber security must be urgently addressed if the country has any ambitions to become a global player in the digital economy.

It’s the law. If you are absent from work for more than two consecutive days, or more than twice within eight weeks, you have to provide a doctor’s note to your employer, according to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).

High interest rates, sluggish economic growth, pervasive corruption, and lack of working infrastructure are just a few of the South African hurdles that can feel insurmountable. Yet, it's in these trying times that the true mettle of a business owner is tested.

South African businesses, like those from the rest of the world, are battling a crippling technology skills shortfall. The tragedy in this country is that it is happening against the backdrop of the highest unemployment rate in the world. According to Youth Capital, more than 9,2-million young people in this country are not in employment, in school or in training, and live in households where no one works.

Organisations are prioritising background screening and talent management solutions in their efforts to identify top talent and manage the risks associated with hiring new people. This is one of the main take-outs from the 2023 Annual Background Screening index by Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), which identifies various background screening and vetting trends in South Africa’s evolving employment landscape.

In today’s competitive job market, candidates often find themselves at a crossroads: should they stay loyal to a single company and build their career over a number of years, or embrace more rapid package growth by moving frequently when the chance arrives?

Since 1994, South Africa has emerged as an African economic powerhouse with a healthcare system that was once the envy of the continent. However, the country is facing a significant medical brain drain at a time when there is clear evidence that South African medical professionals possess some of the best skills in the world and will play an important role in economic growth following the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

Once considered a powerful tool for fostering growth, development and alignment within an organisation, the relevance of employee performance reviews has become a hotly debated topic, with many human resources practitioners arguing that traditional annual performance reviews are outdated.

The practice of disciplining an employee twice for the very same infraction is called “double jeopardy”. In most cases, such practice would be found to be unfair because it both excessive and punitive instead of corrective. 

‘Profit starts telling you a story in terms of what to do next – or what not to do’ and ‘With the odds against you, you need people who think they can take on those odds and win.’ These are just some of the pithy words of advice offered by South Africa’s entrepreneurs in Heavy Chef’s new book, Selling Products Online.





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