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  • How to make the probation period work for you
  • So your new employee isn't the right person for the job. What do you do now? It's simple, use his probation period to assess his performance ability and suitability for the job. Here's how you can make probation work for you and what to do if your employee's not up to standard. The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that a probation period is a length of time you use to check i... ››› more
  • [06 December 2016]
  • 10 Steps to legally dismiss an employee on probation
  • So you hired the 'perfect' candidate... Or so you thought. He just isn't pulling his weight, and now you need to take action against him. But how? You know you can't just dismiss him - even if he is on probation! Today I want to share 10 steps you need to follow to make sure you dismiss your employee on probation fairly... Keep reading below for these steps.   ***** Advertisement ***** ... ››› more
  • [07 June 2016]
  • 3 Areas to be aware of when dismissing employees
  • With many dismissals being reported to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), it's only understandable that you'll be very anxious when you need to dismiss an employee. After all, the last thing you want to do is unfairly dismiss her. Here are 3 areas to be careful of when dismissing employees. If you're not, you could very well end up paying for it at the CCMA. 1. ... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]
  • 5 Crucial steps to take before you dismiss a poor performer after probation
  • Jane, your new employee is currently on 3 months' probation. Since joining your company, she hasn't met any of her deadlines and her performance isn't up to scratch. You then decide you'll dismiss her as soon her probation ends. Before you dismiss her, make sure you take these 5 crucial steps to avoid an unfair dismissal case at the CCMA. Keep reading below... ***Author recommends***... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • Don't confuse these five employees with independent contractors...
  • It is very important that you know what the difference is between employees, independent contractors, agency assignees, casuals and so on. Not knowing the difference can cost you thousands! You could also be held liable for unfair labour practices, unfair dismissal and, on top of that, you could end up dishing out huge amounts in legal fees. So to bring some clarity, here are five types of e... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Follow these seven steps if you're considering dismissing an employee on probation
  • A probation period is a length of time you use to see if an employee is suitable for the job. If the employee is newly-hired or an existing employee who's been promoted, you can use a probation period BEFORE confirming permanent employment in the position. But you CAN'T abuse probation period! In other words, you can't dismiss an employee after his probation period and hire a new employee on... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
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