by Portia Moyo
Considering that having women in the workplace has been a common occurrence since at least the 1960s, why do we still harp on about the issue? As long as women at all levels continue to express their dissatisfaction with working conditions, South African companies will have to address the issue of what they should do to make their workplaces more attractive to the fairer sex because, in short, is that it makes economic sense: research has shown that…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on December 9, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
We knew this day would come but it is hard to express our feelings. I am relieved that his suffering is over and he can rest in peace. No one would want him to linger on. But he was, as President Jacob Zuma said, ‘Africa’s greatest son.’ And President Barak Obama said, ‘He was one of the…Continue
Added by Ian Webster on December 7, 2013 at 21:18 — No Comments
There comes a time in your career where you think you’re ready to step up and become a manager. But are you really ready? On the flipside, perhaps you don’t think of yourself as being quite ready to take on the added responsibility, when actually it is the right time to move into the new role.
To help you know whether you’re ready or not, here are some questions to ask yourself.
Are you an organiser?…Continue
Added by Chantel Harris on December 6, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments
by Dale Kennedy
I’m often asked if we need ergonomics in our business environments. Employers often feel that the services we provide, as ergonomists, are ahead of our industry needs. To a certain degree, they’re right within the South African context as we’re thought of as a developing country. However, our country is unique because we have a developing nation equipped with first-world technology. What is the result of this?
Added by Lia Marus on December 6, 2013 at 9:40 — No Comments
I am currently registered with HWSETA to assess and moderate various health, safety and environmental unit standards, certificates and diplomas and would like to know if there are training providers requiring assistance with this field. If so, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Added by Lorna Cockeran on December 5, 2013 at 11:39 — No Comments
By Mohsina Chenia and Nicholas Preston
When we think of labour legislation, the Companies Act is not the first law that comes to mind. However, it’s dangerous for employers to disregard this statute because it grants significant additional rights to trade unions. For instance, section 20(4) allows any trade union to approach the High Court for an order restraining the employer from doing anything inconsistent with the Companies Act. Be warned, though,…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on December 4, 2013 at 8:02 — No Comments
by Jenny Reid
While being in debt isn’t a crime, reckless lending and irresponsible credit laws are sending people into a brutal credit storm, one that can have repercussions on business owners throughout South Africa - especially with the Credit Amendment Bill being pushed through by government. What does this mean for HR?
The blanket credit amnesty, proposed by this bill, will remove about two million names from credit blacklist databases, and…
Added by Lia Marus on December 3, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
You would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play…
Added by Sileen Foot on December 2, 2013 at 15:22 — No Comments
by Mark Gray
Pushing the big red ‘go-live’ button on a social recruitment strategy is not the end of the process, but rather the starting point of the engagement. There are a lot more steps you need to go through before you can go live with your social recruitment strategy.
A social recruitment strategy takes many months of planning and preparation before launch:
Added by Lia Marus on November 28, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
NEW WELDING SCHOOL TO OPEN
Staffing Direct Training Academy (Pty) Ltd in conjunction with the South African Navy Wingfield to open a new training school for welders
To assist in meeting…Continue
Added by Des Squire on November 28, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments
hello every one. I am looking for registered moderators and assessors on the following courses:
1) BUSINESS, COMMERCE, & MANAGEMENT STUDIES
by Lia Marus
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) provides short-term relief for workers when they become unemployed or can’t work because they are ill, need to go on maternity leave or have just adopted a child. It even goes beyond this by paying relief to the dependents of contributors who’ve died. Read on to discover more interesting facts about UIF.
Must all employees contribute to the UIF?
Added by Lia Marus on November 27, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
Added by Johan Schoeman on November 26, 2013 at 9:17 — No Comments
Training 2014: Great Possibilities
With 2013 almost to an end, let us take a few minutes to ponder what has been achieved on the training front.
Many companies have sent thousands this year to train their staff in a variety of disciplines. People attended course that range from a short course lasting half a day to degree courses. Some employees that attended these courses…Continue
Added by Peter van Nieuwenhuizen on November 25, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments
The holidays can be hectic, but a busy social schedule is also fertile ground for business networking. “Between lunches, office parties and other social gatherings, you may come into contact with dozens of people during the month of December alone, “says Karl Smith, author with more than 6 years of social capital coaching and training experience. He adds that whether you have a job or not, networking is important and you should take advantage of every opportunity. So if you're wondering how…Continue
Added by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
by Mark Gray
Mobile recruitment is taking off worldwide with Google reporting that one in five searches (this includes job searches) are now done on a mobile device. In South Africa - where about 40…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on November 21, 2013 at 8:33 — No Comments
In theory, the coach facilitates the development of a colleague by setting up learning opportunities in a series of graduated steps of increasing complexity, and provides appropriate feedback and comment after the completion of each step.
In practice, however, coaching is a much more opportunistic process. The basic purpose is still there, but the coach must be able to react quickly to…
Added by King Costa on November 20, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments
If you are interested in a credible international qualification in coaching and mentoring, consider the following qualifications from the Institute of Leadership and Management, UK, delivered to you online via hrdsouthafrica.com:
1. CERTIFICATE IN COACHING AND MENTORING
2. DIPLOMA IN…Continue
Added by King Costa on November 20, 2013 at 18:51 — No Comments
by Debbie McCarthy
Good is the enemy of great; however, it’s really difficult to be great when things are good and there is no need for change. People don’t often give up smoking until they have a major health issue. Companies rarely take business improvements seriously until these threaten the company’s survival. So rather than having change forced on you, force change on yourself!
We all know that change…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on November 20, 2013 at 8:19 — No Comments
by Naomi Kleynhans
Do you need to conduct a skills audit but don’t know what to plan for? In this article, I’ve outlined four steps you need to take in your skills audit project. This list is not exhaustive and you might want to consider adding in steps such as time to review job titles, reporting structures and…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on November 19, 2013 at 7:53 — No Comments