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  • Six business advantages of using shared work space
    IF YOU are a solo entrepreneur, start-up small business or a consultant, working from home might be cheap, but it’s not practical if you want to expand or need facilities like meeting rooms to meet your clients.
  • OF COURSE, job seeking is never fun, but a well-prepared job seeker is more likely to find the process less stressful. Looking for work is not science and there are many factors that come into play, but in search for a job in today’s market, there are a number of things that everyone will be happ...
  • The 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF), themed Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World placed the issue of gender equality firmly on the global agenda for this year.
  • IN RECENT weeks, UK companies have been racing to report on their gender pay gap statistics across many business sectors to comply with new UK laws. The legislation forces companies with staff complements of at least 250 people to publish the average wage it pays its female workers in comparison ...
  • IN LIGHT of the growing global demand for skilled Islamic Finance and Banking professionals, REGENT Business School (RBS) has launched the first Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Finance and Banking in southern Africa.
  • CONSISTENCY relates to the requirement that like offences, or acts of misconduct, should be treated alike, and different cases treated differently. This principle is also sometimes referred to as the parity principle. While it is important to be consistent, it should not be confused with being ...
  • THE Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has been a part of the employment law landscape for about 23 years and, as are bargaining councils, it is tasked with the adjudication of many employment disputes if and when conciliation fails, the majority of which are related to...
  • South African labour law sees disciplinary warnings as a way of teaching employees the employer’s standards of conduct and work performance and of giving them a chance to improve.

  • The crisis level of unemployment in South Africa makes retrenchment a highly explosive issue. Not only are unions fighting retrenchments robustly but the CCMA, bargaining Councils and Labour Courts overturn retrenchment decisions unless
  • THE changing of an employee’s job content is frequently a highly sensitive and troublesome process that often has the potential to spawn individual labour disputes, and at times, collective conflict. One occasionally hears the refrain: “That’s not in my job description.”

  • LOYAL employees are a major asset for a strong team, as well as a company as a whole. Many managers of businesses feel that their employees are automatically loyal just because they’re getting a regular paycheck. The truth is that loyalty is not for sale.
  • THE ambiguously drafted and amended Section 198A of the Labour Relations Act (LAR) has caused turmoil since becoming law in 2014. Section 198 addresses, albeit very poorly, the question of whom a labour broker employee has an employment relationship with after having been deployed at a labour broker client for period of more than three months in relation to employees earning less than the annual income threshold in terms of Section 6(3) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

  • EMPLOYEES have a duty of good faith to their employers. In simple terms, this means that all employees have an obligation to do everything within their power to promote and protect the interests of their employer. This includes assisting the employer to identify employees who have perpetrated a...
  • SOUTH African labour law creates extensive rights and protections for employees, but it is sometimes difficult to determine when a person is an employee.
  • THE sharing economy, the gig economy, the on-demand economy, the platform economy or freelancing has evolved into a wonderful opportunity for women who are looking for a way to find that elusive work-life balance and to better accommodate their families.
  • What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? EQ is effectively blending thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions. It is a set of learnable skills which focuses on your ability to effectively use and navigate your own emotions and to increase your awareness of self and others in order to establish high performing relationships and optimize performance.

  • Employee productivity is no longer based on hours spent staring at a computer screen but rather the amount of time workers are doing their best thinking alone and in collaboration with colleagues.
  • An interview is about presenting yourself in the most authentic way. So many people throw their interview chances away by not taking enough time and care to prepare for the interview. The interview process should be stimulating and informative for both parties.
  • MATRICS who are tempted to take a year off after their schooling – whether it is because they feel they just need a break or because they don’t yet know if or what they want to study – should think twice about their decision.
  • WHEN you start university it seems like you have an eternity to decide on what you will do after graduation. While some people might have known since the first day where they were going after campus, many don’t begin to consider it until their final year.