Human Resource

The modern workforce is evolving to keep pace with rapid technological change and the increasing need for agility. 

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs.  

In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997 (BCEA), all employees are entitled to a minimum number of days leave per year.  

The future of jobs has been on the agenda of many South Africans as we head up to the election polls, and having recently celebrated workers day. 

Legislation regulating employee leave continues to adapt to socio-economic developments and has a direct impact on this HR function. 

The debate surrounding the interpretation of section 198A(3)(b) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), particularly dealing with the dual or deemed employment relationship between a client of a temporary employment service provider (TES) and the TES employee.

Government has expressed its appreciation to all workers for their contribution to the South African economy and the role of labour unions.

Employee volunteering is still an immature industry in South Africa – but the sector is growing rapidly, and punching above its weight given the positive impact it has on staff morale and community involvement 

 

Talent shortages are at a 12-year high and new skills are appearing as quickly as old ones disappear.

We all fear the unknown. Helen Keller said: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” 

With only 15 percent of employees globally engaged with their jobs, according to Gallup, executives are finding it tough to get people more actively involved in the business. 

Forward-looking organisations understand that their survival depends not merely on digital transformation, but on a dramatic cultural shift as well.Forward-looking organisations understand that their survival depends not merely on digital transformation, but on a dramatic cultural shift as well.

Today’s uncertain market and workplace dynamics mean that employers, and their employees, have to be prepared for change.

Legal director of Strata-g Labour Solutions, Advocate Tertius Wessels has cautioned that despite the Constitutional Court ruling on Temporary Employment Services 

 

 

The other day we had a discussion in the office about ‘me-time’ and staff wellness in terms of the workplace. We talked about how rushed, stressed and demanding life is in general, and especially in the work environment. Another issue that came up was the high staff turn-over some companies have because of this. 

Despite years of progress and an increased awareness surrounding gender equity in the workplace and society in general, women bare a disproportionate responsibility when it comes to childcare.

Making a living has its upside. It can be rewarding in that it builds assertiveness and confidence and helps employees build new skills.

Eradicating the gender pay gap will make a significant contribution to transformation of the South African economy by improving workplace equality and alleviating poverty and financial vulnerability that particularly affects women 

 

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true.

Last month the Department of Labour (DOL) released a media brief noting that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has requested that the DOL investigate the growing practice of deliberate circumvention of labour laws amongst employers.

Companies must ensure their human resource (HR) policies and procedures reflect South Africa’s multi-cultural society, especially when it comes to the religious beliefs of their employees

Technology permeates every aspect of business today. Even the more traditional people-centric processes of human resources (HR) and payroll have benefited from automation, machine-learning, and the like.

It’s been proven that industry leaders who invest in new technology and innovation achieve better productivity and return on investment. 

South Africa has a jobs crisis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 6.14 million people were out of work, an unemployment <a href="http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P0211/P02114thQuarter2018.pdf">rate of 27.1%</a>, which is one of the highest rates in the world

Many people think that if only they worked for a cooler company, had a different job or made more money they would then be happy at work. 

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