What is HR?

What is HR?  What is the definition of Human Resource Management?  The birth of human resource management practices can probably be traced back to the industrial revolution.  Prior to that people had worked at home-based crafts, or as travelling craftsmen, or in agricultural.  The creation of work in factories meant that the relationship between management and employee needed to be managed, time-keeping records kept, and large payrolls had to be processed.

Dismissal for misrepresentation when applying for a position

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An employee may be found guilty of misconduct if an employer can prove that the employee falsely misrepresented his/her credentials during the job application process.

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Human resource development to move SA forward

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says human resource development is a societal issue that needs to be addressed if South Africa is to move forward. “If anyone wants to move a country forward, developing human capacity and human skills is the tool that you use.

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The call that came too late

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A matter which has sparked much debate over the years is that of the Vodacom Please Call me case, in which former Vodacom employee Nkosana Makate sued the mobile telecommunications company for remuneration in respect of the Please Call Me concept.

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Seamless talent management critical in business

Businesses will have to work harder to align their reward & remuneration process with that of their nomination/talent management capability if they are to secure and retain the services of highly qualified and talented personnel.

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Australia raises retirement age: Should SA do the same?

Joe Hockey, Australia’s Treasurer, wants to raise the nation’s retirement age to 70, the highest in the world.

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Are SA Human Resource practitioners rising to their golden moment?

Personnel and HR management has been included in the gazetted listing of scarce skills - for comment. What are the challenges HR practitioners face today and are they rising to the challenge - read on to consider.
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Employment tax information for Africa

While Employment Tax reporting ended 31 May in South Africa and the country can take a breather, other countries on the continent are preparing for tax legislation changes and year-ends in June.

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Employment equity is for everyone

The new Employment Equity Amendment Bill which has just been released, has far stricter stipulations for employers who don’t take EE seriously. Its impact will be hard hit in small, medium-sized, and large South African businesses.

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The emerging force that is HR

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Human Resources (HR) has evolved from being ‘just another function’ in business to a highly regarded strategic force in the rapidly developing new era in commerce.

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The 13 Milestones for HR

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Professor Dave Ulrich argues that competence multiplied by commitment multiplied by contribution equals talent success, you will no doubt agree that skills development is key to human capital success.

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