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working world of WhatsApp

The working world of WhatsApp, and why you should worry  WhatsApp is so handy, so useful. You can quickly sort out problems and manage people from afar. You can also create problems and tear people apart.  There have been plenty of stories around how employees have misbehaved on social media. How photos of them on...

Back-to-the-office conundrum

The back-to-the-office conundrum Giving employees the ultimatum of ‘come back to the office or lose your job’ is very likely going to continue backfiring on the business Over the past year, many companies have put their proverbial feet down – come back to the office, or else. They’ve demanded that their employees walk away from...

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...

Business must be honest with their customers

Why business must be honest with their customers Being customer-centric today is non-negotiable – here’s how to do it One of the first steps to becoming a customer-focused business is a change in mindset and not something tantamount to window-dressing or being superficial – it requires that business leaders place the customer at the centre...

Talent shortage a threat

Talent shortage is an existential threat to business The Employment Equity Act and Skills Development Act will not be enough to save businesses from failure if training and upskilling are only approached from a compliance perspective. Owners, leaders and managers must commit to training their staff with a view to gaining competitive advantage. Research from...

Empathy is a strength, not weakness

Empathy is a strength, not weakness, in the workplace It may come as a surprise to some business leaders that empathy – or the ability to sense and understand (on some level) other people’s emotions – is actually a strength in the business world, not a weakness. This is a human resources issue and is...

Why satisfied employees are worth the trouble

Happy and engaged – why satisfied employees are worth the trouble As markets make their way out of the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses balance interests within the hybrid work model, there is increased talk of the great resignation of workers – those who have reassessed their situation or who simply feel like taking on new...

Reasons to outsource your payroll

Reasons to outsource your payroll CRS Technologies General Manager Ian McAlister offers his perspective and considerations related to this payroll management strategy. Managing payroll involves more than just paying employees. There’s a lot that needs to be done before the payroll can be processed and it is a meticulous and often complex scenario that demands...

Reimagining employment

Reimagining employment: differences between a contractor and an employee Nicol Myburgh, Head: CRS Technologies HCM Business Unit unpacks the importance of knowing the difference between a contractor and an employee in the mining sector The picture of employment within the mining sector has changed. Since 2015, Statistics South Africa has painted direct employment figures with...

Extreme stress

Extreme stress has become the pandemic of 2022 COVID-19 is leaving a traumatic mark on employees, regardless of whether they work from home or the office A recent study undertaken by IQbusiness in September 2021 found that more than 66% of office-based employees may be suffering from excessive stress, anxiety and depression. The South African...

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