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Practical Guide To Human Resource Management

  • What should you do if your workers refuse your wage offer?
  • At the beginning of this week, salary negotiations between the the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union and the South African Local Government Association's (Salga), opened at a wage offer of a 4.4%. The negotiations take into consideration the wages for 230,000 municipal workers in 278 municipalities. And news yesterday revealed that the initial offer has been rejected. Have yo... ››› more
  • [04 March 2015]
  • Retrenching? Use these six tips to minimise potential retrenchment problems
  • In today's tough economic climate, there's an increasing risk you'll have to retrench staff. Since this isn't an easy process, use these six tips to navigate through this tough emotional storm without risk to your business. The law recognises that your employee isn't at fault during retrenchments. That's why it's important to treat your affected employees respectfully. This is just one way ... ››› more
  • [13 December 2013]
  • Are you required to pay employees for a shut-down period?
  • Temporarily closing your business during slow business periods like Christmas, New Year or during school holidays is called a shut-down period. If you're having a shut-down period this December, read on to find out whether or not you're required to pay your employees during this time... Don't know whether or not you're required to pay your employees for a shut-down period? Don't fret, the P... ››› more
  • [27 November 2013]
  • Are you protecting your employees from all five forms of sexual harassment?
  • Want to take decisive action when dealing with sexual harassment cases in the workplace? If so, read on to discover the different forms of sexual harassment so you know what to watch for. City Press is reporting that a Cape Town metro police officer has approached the Equality Court for redress after a female colleague allegedly repeatedly sexually harassed him. The 39-year-old superintende... ››› more
  • [27 November 2013]
  • Revealed: A step-by-step guide to effectively deal with absconsion
  • You need to tread very carefully when dealing with abscondment. You can't just decide on the spot that your employee has absconded or deserted with the intention of never to return and dismiss him as a result. If you do, your employee can take you to the CCMA and he'll probably win too! Luckily, you can avoid this by using AWOL! Your guide to dealing with employees who abscond. The reality is that... ››› more
  • [21 November 2013]
  • Seven tools to keep your best Employees
  • Losing a key employee is costly. Just think about the time it took you to find that employee with the perfect skill set. Not to mention your losses due to productivity, quality and recruiting. Remember, it takes about six months for a new recruit to start adding value. There's a solution though; we've got seven tools you can put in place today to make sure you keep your best employees in your comp... ››› more
  • [18 November 2013]
  • How to avoid demotivating your employees
  • You'll never get the best out of your employees if they're demotivated. And it could end up costing your company a fortune. Make sure you do the following seven things to avoid demotivating your employees. According to nfib.com, a survey from Harvard Management Update showed that in 85% of companies, employees' morale significantly drops after their first six months on the job. The small bu... ››› more
  • [06 November 2013]
  • Want to implement a religious leave policy? Consider these four things first
  • More and more employers are being asked to grant paid religious leave to employees who wish to observe Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim holy days. As a result, some employers are implementing religious leave policies in their companies. If you're one of these employers, be sure to consider these four things before you implement your religious leave policy. Almost 80% of South Africa's populat... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • What to do if the 'perfect' job applicant has a poor credit history
  • Before you hire a new employee, you must make sure their CV is correct by doing background checks. One of the checks you must do is a credit check. But the big question is: What do you do if you discover your job applicant has a poor credit history? Read on to find out so you can handle this situation in a legal manner. Let's say you've conducted an interview for the financial manager post and ... ››› more
  • [26 August 2013]
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