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.

Tertiary education is a significant financial commitment and not being funded could often mean financial exclusion for many students every year. 

The presiding officer (PO) of a disciplinary hearing must hear the evidence from both sides properly in order to be able to consider it once the hearing is adjourned for purposes of a verdict. The PO then assesses the evidence collected at the hearing in order to decide whether the employee is guilty or not guilty of the charges. 

Even without the effects of Covid absenteeism is a most problematic form of misconduct because it reduces productivity. Most employers therefore require employees who are absent from work due to alleged illness to provide proof, in the form of a medical certificate and/or a positive Covid test result, that they were genuinely ill and not abusing sick leave for purposes unrelated to illness. 

People in various organisational functions and departments have had to work better together over the past few years. This has put renewed focus on how effectively human resources and payroll integrate. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, examines how human resources should work closely with payroll if companies are to remain effective.

On Friday 21 January 2022, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) delivered a much anticipated first pronouncement on the fairness of a dismissal following an employee’s refusal to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

Losing income can be extremely stressful. This stress can be compounded without the relief you are entitled to from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). 

Employment contracts serve as a record of your employment terms. Your written contract also legally indicates that you agreed to the terms and conditions of your work.

An employment contract is a binding agreement between an employer and an employee that outlines the terms of their working relationship. All employers are required to offer you an employment contract before hiring you, unless they are an exempt employer (and even then they must offer you one if your employment lasts more than 3 months). 

Labour law accepts the firing of guilty employees only if dismissal is the last resort. The Code of Good Practice: Dismissal provides that, where employers are considering dismissing an employee they should be able to justify this drastic sanction by proving that the employee’s misconduct is so serious that it makes continued employment intolerable. One factor that could constitute such intolerability is the employee’s breach of the trust relationship.

Double Jeopardy occurs where an employee is punished twice for the same incident of misconduct or poor performance. Normally, such discipline would be found to be unfair. However, one view is that a second disciplinary process might be justified if the employer is able to present evidence that:

We live in the global village and in a world that is more interdependent and interconnected than ever before. Despite this fact, businesses are still run as if from the era of isolation where most employees belong to the same race, gender and cultural background. Businesses need to be aware of the fact that by simply hiring from only one demographic, they are missing out on talents, skills, insights and experiences which can prove to be valuable for the company's success. People who are committed to diversity recognise that differences in ideas create new opportunities for success and growth. Diversity strengthens your business by encouraging fresh ideas and perspectives.

Diversity in the workplace may be one of the most important factors in a business's success. A diverse workforce is more likely to understand your customers' needs and come up with ideas to fulfill them. Diversity also increases employee morale and instill a desire to be more effective and work more efficiently. This will greatly increase the productivity of your business.

Diversity is any difference among people that could have an effect on the success of a team. For example, differences of gender, ethnicity, and age are often cited as important types of diversity.

When we say recruitment process, it means a person's way to attract and find the right staff to fill up vacancies in their company. HR Recruitment Process helps hiring candidates based on their skills and attributes which are essential for accomplishing an organization's goals.

A Human Recourse (HR) recruiters main role is to fill available positions within a company. Recruiters also may extend job offers depending on the needs of their company as well as what they feel would be a good fit for an applicant considering if there are any current openings that need filling in their department or at all within the company.

A mentor can serve many roles in an organisation. Mentors provide guidance, advice, feedback, and support to the mentee.

Mentoring is a relationship in which an older or more experienced person helps guide and teach someone who is less experienced. There are many different types of mentors such as teachers (professors), coaches that help people reach their goals; life coaches; business mentors/advisors; spiritual advisors with wisdom from another culture or belief system to offer insight into one's own beliefs.

Having your work time reduced is extremely difficult. This as reduced time often means you will receive less pay while your expenses remain the same.

Mentors provide a key resource to employees. Mentors can be found in many places, such as the workplace and within organizations. They are also available through programs that connect mentors with mentees looking for advice on career decisions or personal development issues.

Human Resources (HR) plays an important role in developing, reinforcing and changing the culture of an organisation. The HR department is responsible for recruiting new employees as well as retaining current ones.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had severe effects on the education system in South Africa.