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  • Seven benefits of having a company code of conduct
  • Seven benefits of having a company code of conduct
    Did you know that having a code of conduct in place can help prevent fraud and theft in your company? That's because it ensures you and your employees do the right thing even when 'no one is looking'. Read on to discover the seven benefits of having a code of conduct in your company so you can implement one. A code of conduct is the foundation for all your companies' policies and procedures. Th... ››› more
  • [30 November 2016]
  • Seven points to include in your absenteeism policy
  • Seven points to include in your absenteeism policy
    Absenteeism is a billion rand problem and there's no doubt your company suffers this scourge. Employees arriving late and leaving early, being off sick regularly or taking extended lunch and smoke breaks are all forms of absenteeism. Here are seven points you must include in your absenteeism policy to reduce this type of absenteeism. Having an absenteeism policy in place is one way to reduce ab... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • Six rules to stick to when deducting money from an employee's salary
  • Six rules to stick to when deducting money from an employee's salary
    We recently received a question from an employer who wanted to know if he could deduct damages from his employee's salary for damages to a company truck he was driving. They believe he was negligent because he didn't report that the truck's clutch wasn't working and drove even though the clutch was broken. They were going to hold a disciplinary hearing and, if he's found guilty want to deduct the ... ››› more
  • [04 November 2016]
  • Three golden rules to help you write 100% legally compliant HR policies and procedures
  • Three golden rules to help you write 100% legally compliant HR policies and procedures
    Having all your HR policies and procedures in place is one of the best things you can do for your business. The reason? They'll help you deal with disciplinary and performance issues as well as employee grievances. This means you'll always act in a fair manner. And avoid the risk of disputes and landing up at the CCMA for unfair labour practices. But you can only reap these benefits if yo... ››› more
  • [02 November 2016]
  • Your employee absconded? Follow these six steps to deal with him
  • Your employee absconded? Follow these six steps to deal with him
    Let's assume one of your employees hasn't come to work for a week. You can't get hold of him and you have no idea if he's coming back to work. He's literally just absconded. What should you do in this situation? Let's have a look... Desertion or abscondment is when your employee is absent for so long you get the impression he doesn't intend to return to work. He hasn't informed you of his where... ››› more
  • [21 October 2016]
  • 59% of your staff could be stealing confidential information... Here's how to stop it NOW!
  • 59% of your staff could be stealing confidential information... Here's how to stop it NOW!
    Did you know 59% of employees steal sensitive and confidential information from the company they work for? And I'm pretty sure you don't want your information to end up in your competitors' hands, having your ex-employee using it to start his own business to compete with you, or even risk the wrath of POPI when your employee sells private information. But you don't have to panic, here's wha... ››› more
  • [12 August 2016]
  • The policy you wish you didn't need to have...
  • The policy you wish you didn't need to have...
    Earlier last month, I wrote about sexual harassment in the workplace and what you need to do to stop it. I won't go into the details again here. You can read the bulletin here. Hopefully, you don't work in an environment anything like the one in which these incidents occurred. But I want to point out is that unlawful sexual harassment can take the form of a much more subtle beast…   Ri... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Here's how to prevent trade unions from using your business's communication Systems
  • So here's the scenario: A trade union pitches up at your office and has a long list of demands regarding rights over your business's communication systems. In that list, they: · Demand access to your facilities in order to communicate with their members as well as to carry out other duties of trade union representatives; · demand that you don't monitor these systems ... ››› more
  • [10 May 2016]
  • 6 Elements your grievance policies and procedures must contain
  • 6 Elements your grievance policies and procedures must contain
    Where there are employees, there are sure to be grievances. And so it's very important that you have grievance policies and procedures in the workplace. Having them will help you resolve issues in the workplace as soon as possible, which in turn can help maintain employee satisfaction and performance. To ensure that your own grievance policies and procedures are effective, make sure they con... ››› more
  • [19 April 2016]
  • Be legally-compliant by including these 5 sections in your AA policy
  • Affirmative Action refers to the creation, development and retention of a workplace that's culturally diverse. And by law, you're required to draw up an Affirmative Action policy in achieving this. Now, what this policy basically does is it guides the implementation of affirmative action in your workplace. In other words, it lays out what you intend to do in the workplace regarding affirmative ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2016]
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