Psychopaths are not just found in serial killer movies and crime novels – they stalk corporate corridors too, where their trail of destruction might not include murder, but can mean the death of productivity, motivation and profits.
Businesses are putting themselves at increased risk of losing data, by not curbing the actions of current and former employees. 25% of workers in South Africa still have access to files and documents from a previous employer, putting the integrity of data and company livelihood at risk, finds new research ‘Sorting out digital clutter in business’.
Considering a career in accounting? With technological advancements and artificial intelligence reshaping the industry, the profession is no longer what it used to be. Budding accountants need to be adaptable and open to the changes in this ever-shifting landscape.
Think back ± 20 years. You’re sitting at your childhood kitchen table receiving career advice from your company loyal father who encourages you to study hard, achieve good marks at university, with the ultimate goal of twisting your arm into joining an established company where you will spend an average of 25 years in a nine to five job before retiring and enjoying a life of ease from age 65.
Employees often resign with immediate effect when facing disciplinary action. Employers may be unsure whether they can continue with an intended disciplinary action? Unfortunately, the Labour Courts' decisions on this issue have not always been clear or consistent.
The CCMA, empowered by s115(2A)(k) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), enacted Rule 25 in January which allows a party in an arbitration dispute to appear in person or be represented by a legal practitioner, candidate attorney or an entitled party in terms of sub-rule 1(a).
South African labour law has developed a rich body of case law since the Labour Relations Act was first introduced in 1995, and most employees are well aware of their rights not be unfairly dismissed, and to not be subject to unfair labour practices.
While the arrival of multinational data centres in South Africa has prompted more organisations to consider moving to the cloud, some are still hesitant to migrate their payroll to this environment even though the advantages far outweigh any concerns.
Implementing the right training and development programme can bring far-reaching benefits to a company. Upskilling employees is an investment that can yield significant returns for a company.