Entries by Dawie Hanekom

2020’s Greatest Lesson

2020’s Greatest Lesson What did you take from a year that was defined by uncertainty and complexity? For Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, it was one word – resilience.  For most individuals and organisations, it can easily be said that 2020 was one of the toughest years they’ve ever experienced. From the complexities […]

Assisting transitioning employees from a workplace perspective

Assisting transitioning employees from a workplace perspective Managing gender transition in the workplace is one of the most challenging human resources issues companies are faced with. It does not matter that the South African constitution is regarded as one of the most progressive in the world, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning and intersex) employees still […]

Fired or hired: What saying no to the vaccine could mean

By saying no to the vaccine could cost you your job Can an employee lose their job if they refuse the vaccine? The answer isn’t cut and dried.  The COVID-19 vaccine debate has raged on for almost as long as the virus itself. With fake news, the anti-vaccine movement, confusing dialogues in the media and religious reasons, […]

UIF TERS and update on benefits

UIF TERS and update on benefits – understand your position In February the South African government, via the Department of Employment and Labour, announced updates related to the extension of the UIF TERS benefit period. Employers in sectors that have been targeted for relief have the opportunity to apply for the TERS benefits. As many […]

Putting people first in a digital work environment

Putting people first in a digital work environment One of the concerns that the rapid rise of remote working has highlighted is the potential for employee burnout. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, says this does not have to be the case, as modernising systems provide scope for increased flexibility. “This will require decision-makers […]

The Human Factor

The Human Factor Admin, payroll, people and process are the uniquely human systems (The Human Factor) within the business, take care of them The past year has torn back the traditional office curtains to reveal the inner workings of the human world behind spreadsheets, balance sheets, KPIs and bottom lines. It is the people who […]

COVID-19 reshaping the future of the workplace

COVID-19 reshaping the future of the workplace Remote working has become part of the status quo as organisations focus on keeping employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hard lockdown last year in South Africa has highlighted how it is no longer necessary to have a full complement of workers at the office. According to […]

How to approach future-proofing your work environment

How to approach future-proofing your work environment Now, more than ever, companies are looking for ways to help ensure their work environments better reflect the needs of the modern employee in the ‘new normal’. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, says a critical component of this is for human resources practitioners to rethink workforce […]

Work from home: Drinking on the job

Work from home: Drinking on the job Drunk at 12pm? Thinking of a quick glass at 1? It can be a fireable offence… Working from home has become a normal part of business life, a part that is unlikely to come to a crashing halt any time soon. Within this new normal are casual clothes, […]

The constructive dismissal paradigm

The constructive dismissal paradigm Constructive dismissal remains one of the most difficult things for an employee to prove. The rules that govern constructive dismissal haven’t undergone any major changes over the past three years, a fact that should give any employee pause before they embark down this difficult road. With many other forms of employment […]

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