Today, more and more businesses are confidently outsourcing business functions, or parts thereof to service providers whom they trust to do the job faster, more affordably, and more effectively than they can themselves.
Navigating complex BEE requirements to ensure compliancy can be a tricky process for many businesses. Since the implementation of BEE in 2003, there have been many high-profile cases of companies found to have faked their BEE credentials and many who have failed their verification audits for other reasons.
Labour law training is an operational necessity. However, it often happens that managers at whom this training is targeted often have the attitude of, 'let HR handle daily disciplinary problems, I’ll just mess it up'. But the implementation of discipline is an integral part of line management’s function and no manager can turn down the opportunity to add to his/her skills.
It’s been said before that businesses should treat employees like customers. Further to this, businesses can turn negative employee feedback into an opportunity to demonstrate listening, transparency and empathy, to assist with attracting and retaining a committed workforce.
New findings suggest that businesses that do not have a flexible workspace* policy risk losing out on top talent. Research shows that 83% of people would choose a job which offered flexible working over a job that didn’t, and almost a third (28%) of people value being able to choose their work location over an increase in holiday allowance.
South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (JA 147/2017)  ZALAC 28 (31 October 2018).
South African employers report conservative hiring plans for the second quarter of 2019. With 12% of employers expecting to increase payrolls, 6% forecasting a decrease and 80% anticipating no change, once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation the Outlook stands at +5%.
Improving female participation in work across the OECD could boost total GDP by US$6 trillion, according to a new report released by PwC. Analysing the representation and welfare of women in the world of work across 33 OECD countries, PwC’s latest Women in Work Index also finds that the OECD could gain US$2 trillion by closing the gender pay gap.
The world of business is changing quickly, and with trends like the gig economy, global employment and cross-border collaboration on the rise, you can imagine the scale of regulatory and legislative changes taking place. It should be obvious, then, how important having an agile, cloud-based payroll and HR management tool is.