Human Resource

The constitutional court has recently – for all practical purposes, legalised the private use of cannabis. What the Constitutional Court confirmed is that citizens have the right to cultivate, possess and use cannabis in private.

After exhibiting two consecutive quarters of negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, South Africa’s economy has slipped into a technical recession

It’s been called the new cancer and it’s killing us. Sitting all day hunched forward looking at a screen causes a laundry list of horrific health problems from heart and brain damage to back, hip and neck problems - so what can be done? 

The growing skills gap and rising cost of labour in emerging markets is forcing organisations to look to new avenues for finding and retaining the necessary talent.

The employment equity and work opportunity targets for people with disabilities should increase to at least seven per cent by 2030 according to the Department of Social Development’s White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Every company has a personality – what they like to call their “company culture”. This culture consists of their company mission, values, office environment, expectations and, of course, its people. It’s a set of shared ideas of every member of the company in which new employees are adopted and considered a “great fit” for the company beyond their qualifications and skills. 

A new study reveals fears that skills will outdate and that a growing need for lifelong learning is the solution. 

An employee can be dismissed for refusing to obey instructions if such instructions are fair and lawful and the refusal constitutes gross insubordination. 

The employment equity and work opportunity targets for people with disabilities should increase to at least seven per cent by 2030 according to the Department of Social Development’s White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Start-up ventures have become a common addition to the South African markets in recent years. With President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration to offer more support to small businesses

Analysing and interpreting Millennials is an industry in itself but are they really as different as experts would have us believe, especially when it comes to the workplace?

As the year heads to a close, companies across South Africa will be conducting performance reviews of employees. 

South African labour laws are renowned as being progressive and protective of employees' rights. 

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has expressed concern at the potential loss of 300 jobs at Afro World View News Channel after MultiChoice SA did not renew its contract on Monday.

The World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress.

Healthy and regulated competition in business can boost the quality of services and products. However the laws that guide competition need to promote fair and ethical practices.

Despite threats from robots and artificial intelligence, the essence of what makes us human, will increase in relevance and importance as our world becomes more technologically driven and dominated.

In this era of downsizing and mergers, job loss is something we all fear. If you find yourself waiting for news regarding your employment status, try to avoid conjecture.

These days, when you apply for a job and undergo the interviewing process, it takes more than charisma and qualifications to land the job.

Thirty-eight years ago Ricardo Semler threw away the workplace rulebook and gave his 3,000 Brazilian employees at Semco, a centrifuge manufacturing company, the freedom to determine their own salaries and decide when to go to the office.

 

The new technology has implications far beyond currency – and requires humans to think through the ethics.

We have all started our day with the best laid plans, only to walk into the office and these to be derailed by a client email or a colleague bursting into our office with an "emergency". 

Millennials are people born roughly between 1981 and 2000 which puts them somewhere between finishing high school and stepping into management positions. 

A new tool developed by SALDRU allows South Africans to compare their take-home pay with the rest of the country.

The starting point when bringing in a foreign specialist into your business is the Critical Skills List, which notes the professions where Home Affairs issues Work Permits due to areas where there are shortages of skills.

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