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.

Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act requires that, where a business is taken over, the new owner must take over the staff from the old owner. During such takeovers, employees are often desperate to stay on with the new enterprise.

If you have a blocked or “frozen” bank account, you can’t use your account to transact – a source of great frustration if you want to buy items or pay bills. You won’t be able to withdraw any money, and scheduled payments won’t be processed.

If there’s any advice on the running of your company that you should be fully amenable to in the time ahead, the advice related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters should rank highest, reveals Jeremy Bossenger, director at BossJansen Executive Search.

Hiring new staff members, especially for a startup business, is an important task that requires a lot of thought. You need to be sure to find the right fit and this goes far beyond what you can learn about an applicant from a CV and cover letter.

Across the spectrum, business knows that investing in the training and development of employees has a high impact on overall organisational success. However, talent management can be costly to a business, especially smaller businesses. So how can talent management be improved affordably? 

Once you are out of school and finished your tertiary education, you really don’t expect to encounter bullying, but the sad reality is that bullying is rife in the workplace.

Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be an issue in the workplace, with many victims too nervous to report it because it is not always appropriately dealt with. It is important for both employees and organisations to know their rights and obligations when it comes to sexual harassment at work. 

While mental health problems affect many employees both at home and at work, the unfortunate reality is that due to various stigmas associated with mental health issues, they are not acknowledged and dealt with appropriately in the working environment.

There are numerous ways in which a candidate can create a standout Curriculum Vitae (CV) that grabs the attention of a potential employer.

South African businesses must ensure they have a policy in place to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace and that this policy is effectively communicated and understood by all employees.

While progress and strides have certainly been made when it comes to workplace equality, many members of the LGBT+ community are still anxious about revealing their sexuality at work.

As social creatures, it’s natural to feel a sense of trepidation, or even full-blown anxiety, when you know that a high stakes conversation is on the cards.  While avoidance is an understandable reaction, the respite is generally short-lived, and the consequences of not engaging with what needs to said and heard can be significant. 

Every business has a top employee, perhaps a few if you're lucky. This is the kind of person who works harder than anybody else and never fails to produce quality work. This is the type of employee that you want to stay with you until the end. 

Businesses have incredible power to influence the communities in which they operate as well as society as a whole. They should use this power to help create awareness around important social and socio-economic issues, such as the ongoing fight against breast cancer.

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.

One of the most important ongoing tasks you’ll have as a business leader is hiring, and it’s not easy. You need to find the right candidate for the right job if you truly want your business to succeed. Here are five ways to improve your hiring process. 

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.

Of all the things to worry about, absenteeism can give business owners, managers and supervisors sleepless nights. Having an empty office and needing to hand off work to other employees, or deal with it yourself, can be stressful. Here is how to handle employee absenteeism at work.

As employees and employers embark on yet another business year, Helene Vermaak, Director at corporate culture experts – The Human Edge, recommends that feedback must be a key focus within company culture.

If you're running a business, especially a smaller business, there are many thing you need to worry about. For starters, you need to ensure that the company is running smoothly at all times, your employees are satisfied and that you're making a good profit. However, these things cannot be achieved if your employees have poor health. Here are 6 reasons why you should be concerned about your employees' mental and physical well-being.





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