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Are you following the correct dismissal process?

Under South African labour law, the onus is on the employer to ensure that a dismissal is fair and just, from both a procedural and a substantive point of view. This means that a full investigation must take place and the employee must be notified about the process during the disciplinary hearing. It’s also critical...

Be careful of discrimination

A tattoo too far? Be careful of discrimination, employers warned Despite the constitutional right to freedom of expression, South African workers with tattoos still face discrimination. CRS Technologies, a human capital management (HCM) specialist, advises all parties to adopt a calm and collected approach to deal with this issue. Although freedom of expression is enshrined...

Resigning to avoid being dismissed

Resigning to avoid being dismissed? It’s not necessarily worth it  Think you can resign to avoid being dismissed? You’d be wrong.  Employees are taking to resignation as a way of avoiding the sting of being dismissed, but as Nicol Myburgh, Head: CRS Technologies HCM Business Unit, points out, this is not an approach that’s going...

Human Resources Guide

Human Resources Guide: Three steps to deal with underperforming employees Disciplining staff, while never pleasant, is an unfortunate reality for business managers and line supervisors. The truth is any employee can underperform in their role at any time and how an organisation deals with the situation will have implications. South African labour legislation is clear...

The work from home overkill

Long hours. No privacy. Same pay. The work from home overkill Are your employees working longer hours and taking on more work now that they’re working from home? There are two risks inherent in the work from home (WFH) era and they are two sides of the same coin – lack of productivity and excessive...

Discriminating against pregnant women

Discriminating against pregnant women Pregnancy discrimination can take many forms, but women need to know that they’re protected and businesses need to know that they should cease and desist  There have been plenty of horror stories about how women have lost their jobs, been actively pushed out of companies, or treated unfairly because they’ve fallen pregnant....

Managing retrenchments in tough economic times

The CCMA is receiving record numbers of retrenchment referrals, thanks to the pandemic  The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) received 28 000 retrenchment cases from May to June 2020 during the lockdown. In August it revealed that it had received 190 large-scale retrenchment referrals and 1 307 small-scale retrenchment referrals in that month alone. While the numbers may be slowly dropping as the lockdown eases, it is...

Dealing with bullying and stigma of the pandemic

Dealing with bullying and stigma of the pandemic How to manage the bullying and toxicity that can arise in the workplace if an employee contracts COVID-19  The pandemic has introduced an entirely new frame of social reference to the world. People are learning new ways of working, engaging with one another, and managing social interactions and...

Manage retrenchment complexity, legally

Retrenchment is never easy, but it’s essential that organisations work to the letter of the law  In the wake of an economically challenging year that has put businesses of all sizes under immense pressure, there has been a commensurate increase in the number of job losses. Companies have had to make hard choices around employees...

Online HR: Manage your business, your way

Leverage the experience of trained HR and legal experts to manage workplace regulations and legalities without the hassle Is your organisation and workforce COVID-19 ready? Does your human resources team know the ins and outs of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)? Have you developed a consistent retrenchment package that adheres to recent regulatory changes? For most...

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