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The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in many workers around South Africa having to work from home. While this may have been strange at first, many workers prefer working from home and what it may entail.
As businesses try to manage the realities of the post-pandemic workplace, they are being forced to deal with issues such as tax and HR regulation of digital nomads.
Workplaces don’t look the way they used to. But even as businesses have mostly adopted a hybrid approach where people juggle working remotely, many employers are eager to bring their staff back to the office on a permanent basis.
Are your employees working longer hours and taking on more work now that they're working from home?
Why is Human Resources (HR) so important in the workplace? HR helps to shape organisational culture by developing policies and practices, dealing with personnel management, supporting organisations in the recruitment process and providing training and development. HR is responsible for the policy of “performance” management. It monitors, evaluates and supports an organisation's workforce.
Human resources is the most important department in any company. It is the central hub for all of the employees and everything that they do. The HR department is responsible for recruiting and hiring, on-boarding, compensation and benefits, employee performance management, training and company culture.
Home automation is on the rise across the globe and South Africa is swiftly following suit. It’s easy to see why, as tomorrow’s tech savvy consumers can easily control energy efficiency, ensure safety, and reduce their carbon footprint, conveniently from the palm of their hands thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Pre-pandemic, you were often the first to arrive in the office and the last to leave. But now, as an ambitious employee, how can you make the most out of the new, hybrid workweek and ensure your efforts advance your career?
Technology is undoubtedly changing the workforce, with many jobs becoming automated or obsolete. By 2030, it is expected that there will be an even higher number of jobs that are at risk of being eliminated. With this in mind, it is essential to continually educate oneself in order to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world.
October 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Month, and according to the SA Society of Psychiatrists, “Mental health is the biggest threat in 2021.” When the global pandemic Covid-19 hit, it brought along the physical illness, coupled with increased mental health problems which naturally spilled over to the workplace.
A recent study by Ipsos has found that 27% of people struggle to work from home. The study found the productivity decreases, employees lose motivation and teams struggle to work together.
The Covid19 pandemic has changed our working environment drastically. Companies had to re-evaluate working processes, and prioritise the safety and well-being of their employees. Working from home has become a norm for some businesses.
Flexibility reigns in the COVID-19-era of remote working, driving trends such as semigration where professionals can escape the big city for the coast or countryside without taking a pay cut. However, with this inherent flexibility comes the assumption that, since an employee’s workplace is conveniently situated wherever they are, they are easily able to work outside of what would in the past have been considered as office or working hours. Welcome to the always-on culture.
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