Human Resource

Since 2014, a Cape Town father, Henri Terblanche has been campaigning for more parental leave for fathers. Fathers were only entitled to 3 days family responsibility leave as stated in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

Parliament has welcomed the announcement of the implementation date of the National Minimum Wage saying it is a step in the right direction to closing the country’s inequality gap.

 

The #MeToo movement has brought a new awareness to the insidiousness of sexual harassment, encouraging women from around the globe to reveal indignities suffered, often from men in powerful positions.

Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent, the workplace has become an increasingly important strategic tool to draw and retain excellent people. 

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with Gold Fields executives as part of efforts to resolve the current impasse, where the company wants to retrench over a thousand workers at its South Deep mine.

Managers and staff in the South African non-profit (NPO) and civil society sectors are increasingly dealing with extreme workplace stress due to, amongst other factors, growing socio-economic challenges and  uncertainty about funding. 

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime (Gettysburg College). That’s about a third of your life. 

We spend most of our waking hours staring at tiny screens. But virtual reality adds a level of immersion that is hard to describe. It feels like you are really there. 

Tired of the endless wave of December leave requests flooding your inbox? Instead of adding another layer of stress to the year-end madness - get ahead of the problem by instituting an effective leave management system.

The Department of Labour has warned members of the public of a bogus website that promises to help people to get their benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

Agile working, where employers offer fewer constraints and plenty of flexibility to an employee, is increasingly popular in South Africa. But how should businesses adapt to this trend? 

Coworking spaces are designed to be dynamic by offering functionality and flexibility and are particularly well suited for companies and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses. 

As of 2018, nearly half of the baby boomer generation – those born between 1946 and 1960 – have reached the full retirement age of 66.

The Labour Court (LC), in Ockert Jansen v Legal Aid South Africa (2018) 39 ILJ 2024 (LC), recently considered whether the dismissal of an employee on the grounds of misconduct,

Resilience is our capacity to recover from difficulties, our ability to bounce back from the problems we face. Psychologists are encouraging adults to foster resilience in children, as well as in themselves. 

 

It is estimated that between a third and a half of the population are introverts, but workplaces seem to increasingly favour noisy extroverts, often to the detriment of those who prefer to work in quieter environments. 

Employees in today’s organisations reflect the changing faces of the global workforce. 

Despite many labeling it a marketing buzzword, Industry 4.0, a.k.a. the fourth industrial revolution, represents significant transformation that cannot be ignored

Nearly half of young South African professionals are unhappy in their jobs and are looking to change jobs within the next 12 months

As a priority element of B-BBEE, skills development done properly is worth 25 points on the scorecard and its effects on the economy profound and lasting. So, how do you go about identifying the people most likely to benefit from your time, efforts and costs?

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill (Bill), 2018 amends specific provisions of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (EEA). 

 

 

For years, employers and employees alike have understood that an employer cannot make unilateral changes to contracts of employment. 

The scope of integrity testing as a pre-employment assessment tool reaches far beyond ascertaining a candidates propensity to lie, steal or “wheel and deal”.

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (BCEA) presently entitles a female employee to at least four consecutive months of maternity leave.

Employees today are more loyal to their profession than to the organisation they work for and are prepared to take ownership of their careers and development. 

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