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  • 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]
  • 5 Rules you have to follow when introducing a designated smoking area for employees
  • Smoking is a practice engulfed in fiery debate. Around the world, laws are becoming stricter and stricter in an effort to promote the overall well-being of every individual, especially for those who choose not to smoke. South African law is no exception to this general global pattern, with the Tobacco Products Control Act protecting non-smokers, including non-smoking employees, while offering n... ››› more
  • [15 April 2016]
  • 3 Tips on how to manage e-cigarette smoking in the workplace
  • An ever-growing number of employees are now turning their attention towards e-cigarettes, otherwise referred to a 'vaping', in the workplace instead of traditional tobacco-based products. Now, if your employees are using them, it makes complete sense for you to take steps to manage their use, just as you would with conventional smoking in the workplace. Here are 5 steps to manage vaping in t... ››› more
  • [04 December 2015]
  • News: Contract work is preferred over permanent work, says director
  • As reported on BD Live, highly-skilled, white-collar workers, such as engineers and those workers in the financial services prefer to opt for contract work rather than permanent employment. This is as according to Jabu Banda, Marketing and Sales Director at Highveld (a company which brings together employers with prospective employees). By law, workers who are employed for more than three month... ››› more
  • [27 October 2015]
  • Are you following these six rules for outdoor smoking areas
  • If you so wish, you are entitled to ban smoking in the workplace. You're under no obligation. It's completely up to you. If you do, you'll need to put in place a designated smoking area. This goes for outdoor areas as well. What's more, you'll need to ensure full compliance with the Tobacco Controls Act (TCA). Having said that, here are seven rules that you NEED to know when it comes to ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Are you giving each employee the 2.25m2 of open floor space which he's entitled to?
  • Overcrowding in the workplace means your employees don't have enough space to work effectively without intruding into their colleagues' personal space. Here are three important questions you need to ask yourself to prevent adverse health effects. Seven negative effects on your staff and company   1. Insufficient space to optimise work flow results in delays, downtime and possibly rework or defe... ››› more
  • [20 July 2015]
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