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how to prepare for a CCMA hearing

Need to prepare for a hearing at the CCMA? Here's a guide for first-timers attending a conciliation-arbitration hearing to walk you through all the steps.

When you run a business, especially an SME, there are many things you have to worry about. For starters, you have to make sure the company is running smoothly at all times.

As employees and employers embark on another year Helene Vermaak, Director at corporate culture experts – The Human Edge, recommends that feedback must feature prominently within the company culture. “By incorporating feedback into the DNA of the business, an organisation begins to transform a feedback-adverse environment into a more honest and open culture, which in turn will improve future performance.”

Despite the increasing emphasis of organisations in implementing measures to retain top talent, very few companies actually consider the financial implications of losing employees.

The decade could be messy for those organisations that fail to recognise the impending HR revolution and act upon it. And that action needs to take place now.

Everyone in the workplace has a responsibility to see that company policy is understood and practiced.

According to Nritika Singh, CEO of Isilumko Staffing (IS) and Activate, rapidly developing technology is driving the recruitment industry to new levels of sophistication. As a result this is changing not only the way that staff are recruited, but more importantly creating an evolution in the workplace.

While the holiday season may have achieved some repair to the morale of staff around the country, it is essential that team and HR managers utilise the means at their disposal to hit the ground running in the new year.

The demand for background screening services in South Africa - and Africa as a whole - has continued to increase over the last five years, presenting a 14% rise in the uptake of vetting solutions by businesses during this period.

When a person has a disability it does not mean that they are not able to perform a task or do a specific job.

In today’s world, it is virtually impossible to conduct business without using some form of electronic communication. Many employers provide electronic resources such as e-mail and internet facilities to their employees to enable them to carry out their duties and functions.

Qualification fraud in South Africa had reached an alarming level with several high profile and senior ranking officials among those who were exposed for lying on their CVs. Soon employers could be faced with legislative obligations aimed at reducing instances of employing qualification fraudsters.

The new working year is now in full swing and some people will be back at work in less than ideal offices. But help is at hand.

Owing to the fact that sick leave is fully paid and the employer is obliged to pay out the employee’s full monthly salary on the usual pay day, sick leave abuse remains rife in many workplace environments.

Offering staff opportunities to grow and giving them room to express themselves is key to employee development.

It’s a new year and organisations across the globe are asking the same question. How can we better incentivise our staff?

Back in 2012, Bobby Godsell (Ex CEO of Ashanti) used the term “gainful employment” in his article entitled “50 Million wealth creators”. In short, he explained the importance of employing people to create wealth by ensuring that work itself creates value in the organisation.

“Past Lessons, Future Challenges: 30 years on” is the theme of the 30th Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC), first held in 1987 after the Wiehahn Commission of Enquiry acknowledged trade unions and the labour movement as a strategic force in the move towards a democratic South Africa.

The modern business environment seems to be in a constant state of flux – with factors like technology deeply influencing business models and consumer purchasing.

When you run a small business, your staff members are your biggest asset. Because you don’t run a large team, each and every member makes an impact on the company and directly influences your profit.

Employment Equity requires companies to bring about change in leadership particularly at the higher levels of management where male dominance continues to maintain control

Time is of the essence when dealing with labour disputes and litigants should be mindful that they need to treat these disputes with urgency.

As most professionals gear up to conclude the year with hopes of returning back to the office refuelled, now is also the time to prepare for inevitable change and challenges that come with entering a new year.

With increasing competition in attracting and retaining top talent presenting a significant challenge to businesses across industries, new innovative solutions in identifying candidates who are the ‘right fit’ for vacant positions have peaked the interest of the recruitment sector.

Corporate healthcare benefits are always a hot topic of debate around the water cooler. If companies don’t offer healthcare they’re severely criticised and if they do it’s often considered not comprehensive enough.


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