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Managing Hearings in the Remote Workforce

Remote Workforce and Managing Hearings Employee hearings haven’t come to a halt in the pandemic, but is remote really the way to go?  Hearings are a critical part of the business machinery. They provide parties with an opportunity to resolve conflict, and they can mitigate risk for employee and organisation alike. However, the past 18...

Impact of WFH on occupational health and safety

Unpacking the acronym: the impact of Work from Home (WFH) on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Is the business responsible for worker occupational health and safety during the era of work from home?  Traditionally, organisations have been responsible for worker occupational health and safety (OHS) during office hours, on office premises, but what does this...

Digital Nomads Need Digital Policies

Digital Nomads Need Digital Policies for Business Continuity Remote working has triggered a fundamental change in digital working and nomads now rule the workplace The world has changed. It has changed as fundamentally as it did when the wheel entered the transportation equation and electricity lit up the office. The world of work will never...

Disruptive behaviour

Disruptive behaviour can cost your career Bad, disruptive or illicit behaviour can result in instant dismissal from your job, and impact your reputation  The past year has been tough. People are struggling. Organisations are battling. And tensions are high. In July 2021 this boiling pot of frustration, stress and anxiety exploded, and South Africa faced...

You can be fired for refusing to wear PPE

Photo Credit: Utopix No mask? No job. You can be fired for refusing to wear PPE Wearing a mask at work is not necessarily a violation of your personal rights, it could be mandated policy and a firing offence if not followed  There is little doubt that the cracks around COVID-19 are starting to show....

Business continuity with resilient payroll flexibility

Transforming business continuity with resilient payroll flexibility Payroll is one of the most important business functions but it needs resilience and flexibility to function effectively  South African organisations have shifted gear, changing working models to adapt to changing regulatory requirements. Today, many companies have adopted hybrid working models, designed to maximise the best of both...

Remote work beyond COVID-19

The status quo and remote work beyond COVID-19 With the scale and scope of remote working being largely governed by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations, it is not difficult to imagine the distributed environment becoming part of the status quo. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, says much of the success of a...

Can you be fired for a WhatsApp conversation?

Be careful – you can get fired for a WhatsApp conversation Think the chat you’ve had with a group of colleagues is a secret and won’t cost you your job and reputation? Think again…  Nobody could have predicted that the arrival of social media on the business and social scene more than ten years ago...

CRS your best bet in tackling ghost employee fraud

Your payroll system and tackling ghost employee fraud   Ghost employees on a company’s payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation’s profitability and sustainability, declares CRS Technologies general manager...

Remote working in action

The status quo and remote working in action By July last year, during the height of the first wave of COVID-19 infections, 44% of employees in the US worked from home. Meanwhile, more than half of respondents in a recent international survey stated they are working completely remotely. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies,...

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