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  • How to deal with absenteeism in these three situations...
  • There are three different situations where absenteeism may arise: 1. Your employee is absent without permission; 2. Your employee is genuinely too ill to work or to perform his functions; or 3. Your employee uses sick leave excessively but still 'plays by the rules'. If you don't manage absenteeism in these situations, the consequences can result in a decrease in productivity and possible ... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • Protect your company against sick leave abuse using a sick leave policy template
  • You'll probably be confronted with sick leave abuse from your workers if you don't implement a clear sick leave policy. This happens because while employees are entitled to a limited number of days' paid sick leave if they are genuinely too ill or injured to work for short periods, sick leave is also open to abuse. A sick leave policy provides for both situations: It helps you manage those empl... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • Should you pay a performance-related increase if your employee is on maternity leave?
  • Before we discuss the matter of paying any performance-related bonus or salary, you should know that one of the best thing you can do for your company when it comes to wages is to implement and have a clear a remuneration policy. When you put the remuneration policy in place, make sure it highlights the situations when you'll give increases and how you'll work them out. For instance, if your ... ››› more
  • [05 May 2015]
  • Should you accept Jane's medical certificate from a traditional healer?
  • Its Winter season. Jane's been booked off sick for five days because of flu. She returns to work on Monday and hands in her medical certificate from a traditional healer. She explains to you that she didn't have enough money to see a medical doctor, so she went to a traditional healer who booked her off for the week. Do you accept the certificate from a traditional healer? Keep reading... ››› more
  • [04 May 2015]
  • Three common questions asked about leave to keep you out of the CCMA!
  • You're a manager and you've been dealing with leave for a long time. And you know everything there is to know about leave. Right? Well, according to the labour and hr questions we get every day, it seems many employers still don't deal with leave correctly. And because of this, they end up at the CCMA. Keep reading below to see three common questions and answers about leave to help you ma... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • Why your company has to set up a special leave policy
  • Special leave is a situation that can't be overlooked in the general leave policy. You must have specific regulations when it comes to granting this. That way, you have your company's stance on this written down when you need to give time off to your employees for various reasons. This will also help your employees to know exactly when they'll be granted special leave and how. Implement a S... ››› more
  • [23 April 2015]
  • Forced to deal with unauthorised leave or absence? There are some patterns, you know
  • You wouldn't believe all the reasons your employees give you their absenteeism. But if you're confronted with such a problem, you'll want to not only to solve the mistery behind all that but also to know how to stop it. That's where we can help. Here's the trick when it comes to the patterns of absence Although each organisation develops its own sort of absenteeism patterns, they do exis... ››› more
  • [17 April 2015]
  • Must you count public holidays as part of your employees' annual leave entitlement?
  • Today we'll discuss an important aspect regarding leave calculation when there is a holiday. We'll take a look at the right procedure to follow when your employees take days off for public holidays. Here's what you should know about public holidays as part of annual leave entitlement... First of all, keep in mind that Chapter Three of the BCEA (which deals with all types of leave) doesn't appl... ››› more
  • [15 April 2015]
  • Do you still have to pay your sales rep's car allowance when she goes on maternity leave?
  • From a business perspective, there's never an ideal time for your employee to tell you she's pregnant and needs to go on maternity leave. Of course, you're happy for her. But she's a valuable, productive member of your team and now you have to do without her for four months. And then there's all the admin that comes with her announcement. Helping her with her UIF claim, finding a replaceme... ››› more
  • [09 April 2015]
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