Understanding and Tackling Absenteeism in the Workplace

absenteeism in the workplace

Explore effective strategies to tackle absenteeism in the workplace and boost productivity, morale, and business success. Understand the causes, types, and consequences of absenteeism, and develop a comprehensive prevention plan tailored to your organization’s needs.

HR Consulting for Small Businesses: Unlocking Growth Potential

HR Consulting for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you might think that HR consulting for small businesses is only for large corporations with complex needs and hefty budgets. But let me tell you, HR consulting for small businesses can actually help you grow your business by improving your talent management, compliance, culture, and performance. In this article, we’ll […]

Employee Lifecycle: The Ultimate Guide for HR

employee lifecycle

In today’s competitive business environment, effective employee lifecycle management has become crucial for organizational success. The employee lifecycle (ELC) encompasses all the stages an employee goes through during their tenure with a company, from their initial attraction to offboarding and beyond. By understanding and optimizing each phase of this lifecycle, HR professionals can significantly enhance […]

Unveiling the New BCEA Threshold: A Guide for Small Businesses

BCEA Threshold

Keeping Up with the BCEA Threshold: Navigating employment regulations can be a challenge for small businesses. Recently, the Department of Labour introduced a significant change – an increase in the earnings threshold under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). This update means more employees will now be entitled to certain benefits and protections, and […]

Don’t Skip the Hearing! Understanding Dismissal Procedures in South Africa

Dismissal Procedures

Facing a dismissal situation, whether as an employer or employee, can be stressful and confusing. South African labour law prioritises fairness in the dismissal process, and a key element of this fairness is the dismissal hearing. This article unpacks why dismissal hearings are essential and what both employers and employees need to know. Can you […]

Labour Court Ruling on Criminal Records and Discrimination

Criminal Record

In a recent Labour Court case, a critical message emerged for HR professionals regarding criminal record checks during the hiring process. The case of Mr. O’Connor and LexisNexis centered around the issue of discrimination based on a criminal record, highlighting the importance of a fair and balanced approach. The Case Mr. O’Connor applied for a […]

Safeguarding Your Business and Your People: A Guide to Employee Privacy and Data Security in South Africa

Employee Privacy and Data Security

The digital revolution has transformed the way South African businesses operate. Gone are the days of paper files and siloed data storage. Today, employee information – from contact details to performance reviews – resides on digital platforms, accessible with a few clicks. While this interconnectedness streamlines operations, it also introduces new challenges. One critical challenge […]

Safeguarding Your Organisation: A Guide to Handling Whistleblowing in South Africa

Guide to Handling Whistleblowing in South Africa

In today’s business environment, fostering a culture of transparency and ethical conduct is paramount. Whistleblowing, the act of reporting illegal or unethical activities within an organisation, plays a critical role in achieving this goal. South Africa recognises the importance of whistleblowing, safeguarding employees who speak up through the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) of 2001. As […]