Human Resource

The office you choose for your business has a direct impact on your employees, your clients, and of course your bottom line. But getting this incredibly important decision wrong could mean devastating consequences. 

It’s been said before that businesses should treat employees like customers. Further to this, businesses can turn negative employee feedback into an opportunity to demonstrate listening, transparency and empathy

Continuous feedback loops are replacing formal annual or biannual reviews – but the new system needs to be planned out to make these changes effective.

Brain health is set to take centre stage in 2019 with research showing that nutrition, sleep and stress management are among the most important factors influencing mental wellness.

1 December 2018 saw the first amendment of the 2014 Immigration Regulations come into effect (First Amendment). Rumours of the First Amendment caused a fair bit of panic, for fear of a complete system overhaul, but the changes were not quite as Trump-esque as initially anticipated.

Black industrialism in the textile sector has been taken to another level since the opening of an R81 million firm in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal.

Do you think appearance doesn’t count in the workplace? Well, think again. The quality of your work might be the most important thing but your appearance also leaves an immediate impression on your colleagues, including management.

The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis. 

Burnout can silently stunt growth, stifle innovation and poison a workplace environment. 

The workplace is undergoing tremendous change as the the result of new technology, shifting societal attitudes and new generations of workers with different needs and ideas.

Every year, designated employers in South Africa are obligated to submit an employment equity report reporting in accordance with Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act (EEA).

The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (NMWA) came into effect on 1 January 2019. 

Where an employer or employee fails to comply with a court order, does such failure constitute contempt of court?

 

Research conducted by the ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) Group shows that many Africans who apply for a job are not qualified in the first place.

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? 

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