Human Resource

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.

It’s a new year and organisations across the globe are asking the same question. How can we better incentivise our staff?

Back in 2012, Bobby Godsell (Ex CEO of Ashanti) used the term “gainful employment” in his article entitled “50 Million wealth creators”. In short, he explained the importance of employing people to create wealth by ensuring that work itself creates value in the organisation.

“Past Lessons, Future Challenges: 30 years on” is the theme of the 30th Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC), first held in 1987 after the Wiehahn Commission of Enquiry acknowledged trade unions and the labour movement as a strategic force in the move towards a democratic South Africa.

The modern business environment seems to be in a constant state of flux – with factors like technology deeply influencing business models and consumer purchasing.

When you run a small business, your staff members are your biggest asset. Because you don’t run a large team, each and every member makes an impact on the company and directly influences your profit.

Employment Equity requires companies to bring about change in leadership particularly at the higher levels of management where male dominance continues to maintain control

Time is of the essence when dealing with labour disputes and litigants should be mindful that they need to treat these disputes with urgency.

As most professionals gear up to conclude the year with hopes of returning back to the office refuelled, now is also the time to prepare for inevitable change and challenges that come with entering a new year.

With increasing competition in attracting and retaining top talent presenting a significant challenge to businesses across industries, new innovative solutions in identifying candidates who are the ‘right fit’ for vacant positions have peaked the interest of the recruitment sector.

Corporate healthcare benefits are always a hot topic of debate around the water cooler. If companies don’t offer healthcare they’re severely criticised and if they do it’s often considered not comprehensive enough.

Despite the well worn office mantra of group work being central to success, businesses often struggle to offer effective collaborative spaces according to Inspiration Office, an Africa-wide office space and furniture consultancy.

Despite the ongoing effort to introduce disability into the workplace, many people with disabilities still face discrimination when accessing the open labour market.

New national minimum wage gets closer to implementation with release of Nedlac report.

As the holiday or ‘silly season’ approaches, it becomes even more important for employers and management to keep an eye on motivation and productivity levels within their organisations, as employees can sometimes find it hard to focus during this time, owing to the excitement of the holiday season but also owing to fatigue and burn out.

Are you about to sign an employment contract? Congratulations, but before you sign, read through your contract first.

The stress ball apparatus is no longer working for you this time of year. You see everyone getting into the season’s mood and you are thinking “how am I going to wrap up everything so that I don’t have to stress over the holidays?”.

Despite significant progress being made over the past 15 years, the HIV/Aids epidemic and the associated tuberculosis epidemic continue to have a profound impact on workers.

With about half of the world’s fastest growing countries based in Africa, the continent is quickly becoming a global business and economic hotspot.

Decades have now distanced businesses from the idea that their access to labour and investment in machinery would give them the competitive edge.

It is no secret that South Africa, like many others, is fighting a war for talent. With global competition intensifying, local companies simply cannot afford to lose top talent to their overseas competitors.

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