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  • Since South Africa’s new labour legislation came into effect in the middle to late 1990s it has twice been substantially amended. The last new amendments that were enforced in 2014/2015 dealt a severe blow to employers via, amongst others, the restrictions placed on temporary employment and the use of labour brokers.

  • Depending on who you ask, the definition of a millennial seems to vary with different cut-off years and points of reference. Even a crowd sourced initiative by The New York Times yielded inconclusive results.

  • IT IS UNLIKELY that you will get along with all of your colleagues. In most cases, you have that one or two people you cannot stand because of how annoying they are. It could be co-workers who are loud on the phone, leave a mess in the office kitchen, gossipers, know-it-alls, slackers,

  • If an employee’s dismissal was substantively fair, as the retrenchment was unavoidable, but there was a gross lack of procedural fairness, then the maximum permissible compensation can still be awarded.

  • Employers have, for some time, toiled with the vexed question of to how to deal with incarcerated employees. This also relates to the procedure employers should follow when an employee is arrested or detained by the South African Police Services for a lengthy period, after which they are released or fail to make bail.

  • YOUR career can bring you joy if you have a clear vision of what you want, when and how you want it. It is fulfilling having a vocation that feels more like a hobby than an occupation.

  • ATTENDING your first networking event can be quite daunting. You have to ensure you have the right outfit, have done several mini rehearsals on what to say and not say, and be able to avoid awkward pauses and sweaty handshakes.

  • Through THINKspiration, Swanepoel teaches leaders how to effectively engage with employees, transform their workplace environments and communicate their strategy and vision in a fun and engaging way that helps employees see the big picture. Employees also get to see where they fit in and how they...
  • In law shop stewards are referred to as ‘union representatives’. Some of these employee representatives have been able to draw a manager into assaulting, threatening or otherwise ill-treating them so as to incriminate the manager.

  • Workspace design can further an organisation's business goals such as increased sales, employee productivity and happiness as well as its brand and culture.

  • FEELINGS of dejection after consecutive failed interviews may lead to feeling rejected. It may leave you feeling doubtful about your career choices and goals, especially if you had high hopes and plans when you were applying.
  • PROLONGED employee absenteeism owing to ill health presents employers with a conundrum because lengthy or habitual absenteeism impacts on productivity. One thing certain is that employers may not simply dismiss employees who are absent for a lengthy period or have a pattern of habitual absenteeis...
  • NOWADAYS employers want someone who has their own car because of how fast-paced the world of work has become. Having a car gives the mobility do you field work efficiently and to interact with clients. Buying the first car is a big milestone for anyone, therefore it is important to be well equipp...
  • AN UNCLUTTERED and organised workstation creates a productive atmosphere and helps you through the chaos of deadlines and seemingly insurmountable workloads.
  • DO YOU find it hard to adjust to keeping an eight-to-five office job? It could be because you are a party animal. A party animal is someone who enjoys staying up wining and dining until the early hours of the morning, dances till their feet hurt and never misses a party and the after-party. If ...
  • TRAVEL and tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world – and as such, it presents a massive range of job and career prospects. New job opportunities and career roles are being created just about all the time, and the diversity of skills needed to fill these positions spans a wide r...
  • WORKPLACES the world over are changing rapidly thanks to the way we prefer to work, social changes and technological advances. Richard Andrews, managing director of Inspiration Office, an Africa-wide office space and furniture consultancy, said seldom has so much change come at once to the workplace as it has this year. These are the more significant trends that will continue to dominate the conversation around work in 2018.

  • A crucial amendment to section to 6(4) of the  Employment Equity Act (EEA) provides that it is unfair discrimination for an employer to differentiate between the terms and conditions of employment of its employees if:

  • TIMES are tough with the cost of living on the up and up. For many, the only way to make ends meet and to make life a little easier is to make extra cash on the side.
  • WHEN it comes to how you are perceived at work and your professional reputation, it’s not just the work you do that counts. Yes, the actual quality of your work really does matter, but so do the little things you say and do each day.