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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...

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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...

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Addressing harassment in the modern office Think a nudge and a wink are fine for the office? You’d be wrong (and may be up on harassment charges) New legislation released by the government and gazetted in March 2022 has changed the law around harassment in working spaces. This new code of good practice doesn’t just...

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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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Coping with grief in the workplace – companies need to provide leadership and understanding  Loss and grief have impacted everyone over the past two years, and companies need to provide leadership and understanding  The past two years have been incredibly hard. Many people have lost loved ones to COVID-19, or have had their personal lives...

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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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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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