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Proposal for a regulatory framework for payroll deductions

After becoming aware of an increase in payroll deductions in the past years, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and National Treasury have engaged in discussions with stakeholders on the creation of a regulatory framework to govern payroll deductions. The proposal was open for public comment until 30 April 2018.

Employment outlook survey Q2 2019

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%.

TES providers – friend or foe?

Current legislation states that temporary employees work under a dual relationship between a Temporary Employment Service (TES) provider and their Client, for the entirety of their contract. However, there has been an uproar in the media in recent months, which questions the value of TES providers in this relationship.

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Leaders as coaches

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Christmas and the right to party?

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Don’t delay discipline

In order to optomise the corrective effect of discipline it needs to be implemented as swiftly as possible. This does not mean that the disciplinary process must be carried out hastily. It does mean that, psychologically and legally, unnecessary delays must be avoided.

Workplace racism – the question of culture?

Is the dismissal of an employee, who compares a fellow employee to a monkey, fair, if the employee doing so alleges the statement was made in a friendly and inoffensive manner, according to the employee’s culture?

Important reasons to reconsider your current payroll solution

Legacy systems, like old habits, die hard. Should that necessarily be the case, however? Take your payroll and HR solution, for example. Yes, there are logistic reasons for using the one you’ve been using since time immemorial, but is it a smart business decision?

Next-generation enterprises to encourage collaboration

The effective next-generation digital workplace is not just a traditional workplace enabled by digital technologies. In order to perform as a fully-fledged digital enterprise, organisations need a complete mind-set shift in terms of operations and culture.
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