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The business debate around compulsory vaccinations With many companies looking to enforce vaccine mandates for employees from the beginning of next year, Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, examines several of the key issues surrounding this. According to the Consolidated Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Direction gazetted by the Minister of Employment and Labour...

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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...

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COVID-19-related side effects: Compensation for vaccine related health issues There is no doubt it – these are challenging times for employers and employees alike. The ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be felt for some years to come and in the meantime, businesses have to do everything they can to keep operating and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Vaccine taker vs vaccine naysayer: What does this mean for the workplace? The line between employee rights and workplace safety is becoming increasingly blurred in a world where vax meets anti-vax  The COVID-19 vaccine debate has never been hotter. Take it, say the medical professionals and the vaccine believers. No, say the vaccine debaters and...

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