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Be wary of recorded conversations

Contrary to popular belief, companies may be within their rights to secretly record conversations with employees and use that information against them in a court of law. However, the reverse is also true. This has the potential to significantly change the dynamic in the workplace.

FEATURE | The Digital Workplace

The digital workplace is one where people, processes, technology, and the company converge to improve business productivity and employee engagement. It's a workplace where employees have the technological tools they need to complete business tasks effortlessly and efficiently.

Failure to copy emails to your manager may lead to dismissal

Thabang Rapuleng | Director: Employment Practice | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | mail me |         Tamsanqa Mila | Associate: Employment practice | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | mail me | Subordination is a...

PODCAST | Pareto’s principle and burnout

An interview with Judy Klipin, Master Life Coach, Judy Klipin Coaching and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how burnout affects both individuals and organisations and is a service delivery and efficiency and effectiveness crisis waiting to happen.

Traversing the labour law jungle

The untrained layperson cannot be expected to travel through the jungle of labour case law without a guide who has a solid labour law track record. The question is, how do you distinguish a true labour law expert from one who will lead you astray? 

How will professional accountants remain relevant?

Future shifts in demands and activities are unavoidable for all professions. The future of the accounting profession as one that remains relevant and vital to the prosperity of the societies in which it operates, depends on its ability to focus on what is required to sustain its relevance in an evolving, changing, and technologically-dominated future.

Minimum Wage – a crime against the poor

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a crime against the poor of this country as it absolutely forbids them from accepting any compensation below the floor set by government. It is reasonable, therefore, to assume that some people who could be working are not employed because of the minimum wage.

E-commerce key to driving job creation in Africa

A new report released by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has found that online marketplaces could create as many as 3 million jobs in Africa over the next six years. Considering the current state of unemployment in many parts of the continent – particularly among the youth – the healthy development of an e-commerce marketplace will prove to be an important contributor to Africa’s economic growth and job creation in the future.

PODCAST | Fraudulent qualifications on the national agenda

An interview with Jennifer Barkhuizen, Head of Communications & Supplier Relations, Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing an article written by Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO, Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE) on the 'name and shame' register launched by SAQA which lists the known fraudulent qualifications and the consequences that may result by people who claim qualifications that are fraudulent.

Big drop in construction jobs fuel formal employment losses

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on May 14th that South Africa’s unemployment rate increased from 27.1% of the labour force in the fourth quarter of 2018 to 27.6% during the first quarter of 2019.
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