Human Resource

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. 

When getting a new job, many people simply sign on the dotted line. Often not enough attention is paid to the risk benefits part of the employment contract. However, if you do not have someone to give you guidance and advice, you may miss important details and as a result leave yourself vulnerable to being underinsured.

You might have thought that applying for a personal loan was the only reason for a company to cast its razor-sharp eyes over your credit history.

My very good friend, Google, tells me that there are 44 800 000 articles on the importance of recognition in the workplace. 

The singing of struggle songs in the workplace, depending on the meaning of the words and the context in which it is sung, may not constitute racism. 

“Everything you want is because you think you will feel happier if you had it. So why don’t you go straight to feeling happy by just laughing more because laughter instantly makes you happy.” ~ Bronwyn Kilroe

Disgruntled employees usually give poor service, and thereby damage the company’s reputation. T

Did you know that on average it costs 30% of an annual salary in South Africa to replace an entry level person?

In South Africa, stringent Labour Laws have created somewhat of a minefield for employers to navigate when it comes to disciplinary procedures. 

While many leaders fail to hit the mark for many reasons, one factor is often overlooked. Many do not get the onboarding support they need to assimilate to the new role, such as working with a coach.


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