Human Resource

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". 

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.

The Gautrain extension project has the capacity to create more than 211 000 direct jobs, says Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi.

In the business world, there is a newfound focus on employee satisfaction, thanks to millennials and their need to be mentored and monitored in the industries they find themselves in.

The on and off US-China trade wars could be bad news for the free movement of talent across the two regions and beyond according to Leon Ayo, CEO at executive search firm Odgers Berndtson Sub-Sahara Africa.

It is estimated that by the year 2025, the world’s workforce will comprise at least 75% millennials.

For most people, the year 2028 seems like the very distant future. But when you consider that 18 years have already passed since the prospect of a new millennium had the world in a panic over what would happen to their computers and data, the next 10 years is sure to fly by at a similarly eye-watering pace.

South Africa’s Employment Equity Act (EEA) contains a number of anti-discrimination provisions, as well as mechanisms for employers to collect, analyse, plan and report on employment equity information.

Roughly, people who work an average of 40-45 hours per week, spend about 30% of their lifetime working. Did you know that a typical employee will spend an average of 2 years of their life in work meetings?

Investing in human capital is necessary to adequately prepare the South African workforce for promotional positions and to fast-track business growth.



When it comes to applying for a job, there are always a variety of factors that influence which companies you apply to and which positions you apply for.

In uncertain economic times, businesses are required to be flexible and proactive in their hiring strategies to ensure relevance.

HR Managers and company leaders have long been baffled by what drives individuals to perform and work well in teams. Different things drive people, motivate them to achieve their goals.

Intensive interviewing and background screening are necessities for many companies taking on new employees, as the need to verify a candidate’s background and reliability can mean the difference between disaster and success.

The modern-day office is barely just a building these days. With the boom of internet technologies, companies can start and grow on a global scale from the comfort of their home.


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