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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hiring for trust

In most organisations, we don’t have the luxury of time to determine if we can trust someone – especially a new hire. We don’t know how they’ll react in stressful situations. We don’t know, ahead of time, if we can rely on them to do their jobs and take responsibility for their decisions and actions.

Workplace conflict – Perspectives and opportunities

Conflict is a reality in the working environment, and if dealt with successfully, it can result in creative and inspired solutions, stronger relationships and progressive development.

Why workers are prepared to strike until their demands are met

A major takeout from the month-long bus strike earlier this year is that workers were prepared to strike for a protracted period until their main demands were met, including that they be paid for the month that they did not work as a result of the protest action.

Stress on jobs triggered by recession and tech innovations

Employers must ensure they follow the right labour relations steps amidst a tough environment.Having recently slipped into a technical recession, the South African economy continues to experience dangerously low levels of economic growth, which does not bode well for national employment figures. Making matters worse is the technologically driven fourth industrial revolution which continues to threaten redundancy on a variety of jobs.

Link your skills development to performance management and career development

Skills development is a priority element of the B-BBEE scorecard and it is one of the easiest priority elements to comply with, if you know how...

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.

Aligning termination pay with the BCEA

If you have signed an employment contract that specifies something different to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), this will supersede what’s outlined in the Act provided that there is agreement between the parties and the conditions specified are not less favourable than the BCEA. 

Identifying employee’s with development potential

We need to sharpen our skills at identifying employees with the potential to be far greater than they are right now. It’s not as easy as an IQ or EQ test, though...

Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

The skills to understand, manage, and secure multi-cloud deployments are more vital than ever as enterprises struggle to keep pace with technological innovation.

Labour unrest – economic consequences of strikes

After conducting intensive research into the topic of strikes and labour unrest, the Mandela Initiative came to several conclusions. One of these was that the right to strike is made up of a delicate balance between the power of firms and the rights of employees, and is considered a sign of a healthy democracy.
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