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Four-day work week

More questions than answers about implementing a four-day work week Technology will be the driving force in calls for a four-day work week Calls for a four-day work week in the South African context may be premature. Employers have so far been quietly cautious about the subject, but as with most examples of radical change,...

Refuse to work if vaccines aren’t mandatory

Can you refuse to work if vaccines aren’t mandatory? The COVID-19 working challenge continues as companies and employees face a new challenge – office working without vaccination. Companies in South Africa are rebooting the office and restarting traditional ways of working. A reality that has several repercussions, not least of which being the management of...

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...

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...

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...

Addressing harassment

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...

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...

Coping with grief in the workplace 

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...

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...

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