How can we begin any other way than by saying thank you to our national team. Despite going out in the first round, Bafana Bafana has galvanised South Africa in a way we would have found hard to imagine just a month ago. This World Cup has done so much to highlight the country as an exceptional investment region, and set aside many naïve sentiments held by people about what Africa is really like. Our infrastructure and our service industry are now clearly seen to be of global standard.

Football aside though, the next couple of months hold some rather significant work for everyone in the HR and payroll worlds. I urge you to take some time to read just how fraught the new legislative requirements are, but most importantly, how you can use this challenge as a serious competitive advantage.

CRS will be hosting conferences in four provinces at the end of July / beginning of August. At these, we will explain the intricacies of new 2010 and 2011 tax requirements and we hope to see many of you there. See below for dates and how to register.

Until then, enjoy the rest of this great world event. It truly is a time to celebrate being proudly South African.

Until next time,

James McKerrell

 

How companies can use the current tax uncertainty for a competitive edge

 

There have been a slew of new requirements and changes from SARS over the past year. However the current remuneration uncertainty could be used as key competitive advantage for the smart employer.

Click here for the full article on tax uncertainty and how your company may be able to benefit.

 

Global Industry news

 

Skills shortages. A global concern.

No matter which sector you find yourself in, skills shortages have become the bane of business in South Africa. Our own sector is struggling and CRS pays close attention to skills acquisition and retention.

Click here to read more.

 

The reality is we are fighting for skills in an environment of high demand and low supply. This is a global phenomenon, and Australia is now on the hunt too, so hold on tight to the skills you do have!

Click here to read more.

 

Events diary

CRS Conferences: JHB, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth

 

The four CRS Conferences are drawing closer. Be sure to join us for what will be the best event you’ll attend this year (with the exception of the World Cup!)

Johannesburg: July 28         Durban: July 29

Cape Town: August 4           Port Elizabeth: August 5

Please click here to register online or chat to your Consultant for more information.

 

Training Modules

During the next month we’ll be offering training on the following modules:

  • Payroll Operations
  • Leave Module
  • Report Writer
  • Equity Module
  • Safety Module
  • Wellness Module
  • Employee Relations Module

 Please click here for the dates and venues.