Human Resource

Labour expert, Advocate Tertius Wessels from Strata-g Labour Solutions has warned that more retrenchments are on the table for South Africa’s workforce. This comes amid news that South Africa's unemployment rate increased to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019.

During the last decade, the workspace has undergone dramatic change but it pales in comparison to how new organisational structures will impact the work environment as we move towards 2020. 

One of the challenges we face from an HR perspective is how to empower women in the workplace. After all it is not uncommon for a female graduate to be placed in a new job, work hard and fast, be promoted, meet a partner, start a family and go on maternity leave.

Considered a scourge in the job market, the act of CV fraud is the attempt of a job applicant to submit false information as fact.

What all employers need to know about the next generation’s preferences around NextGen work. 

Have you ever suspected fraudulent behaviour in the workplace? And considered polygraph testing as a means to uncovering the truth? Hear what the experts have to say before you embark on this irreversible course of action.

Agriculture is the largest sector for child labour practices where most children worked as unpaid family members according to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Digitisation and generational evolution have fundamentally shifted the working world as we know it. Technology has blurred the lines between business life and home life. 

South Africa's labour laws protect women employees when they become pregnant and ensure that they receive maternity leave.

As part of Workers’ Month, Labour Inspectors are on a blitz in which they are conducting workplace walkabouts in the Free State.

Government remains committed to accelerating its interventions aimed at unlocking investment opportunities, growing the economy and creating much-needed jobs.

In my previous article Mere Compliance with EE Act defeats its Objectives , I pointed out that the EE Act is silent about how an employer should go about its Section 

What if after the second time someone tabled a decision the meeting was automatically over? What if you replaced all powerpoint presentations with short memos? What if instead of talking about how a drone could reshape the supply chain, you demonstrated a test flight?

Compliance with the Employment Equity Act should be more than a box ticking exercise.

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. 


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