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.

How to end Poverty – Do not Confuse Education, Internships, and Entrepreneurship

There is a clear relationship between low levels of education and poverty. Can Internships make a contribution to reducing youth unemployment, and where does entrepreneurship fit in? This article discusses some recent research reports and raises questions on the proposals.
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What happens when employees cause damages?

Is an employer entitled to make a deduction from an employee’s salary for damages? Here are the requirements for effecting lawful deductions arising out of damages caused by an employee's negligence.

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The importance of setting realistic employee targets

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Are your targets realistic? A dismissal can be deemed unfair if an employee's performance was measured against unrealistic targets. Employers should consider all the factors before making a decision to dismiss an employee.

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New Employment Equity targets create uncertainty

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The Employment Equity Regulations of 2014 require employers to use both national and regional demographics as a guide when setting employment equity targets. This requirement is causing confusion and uncertainty amongst HR professionals.


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Improved rewards programmes crucial to employee retention

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According to a recent survey conducted by Accelir, the solution to the lack of employee engagement companies are currently experiencing is through improved rewards and recognition programmes.

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Do you look for employees with integrity?


The public broadcaster has become an open joke. Earlier this month, SABC employees were again found to have fraudulent matric documents, with more than 2 200 staffers without a shred of proof that they had passed high school.

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Exploring employees right to strike over issues of health and safety

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Is it lawful for employees to challenge health and safety measures set in place by the employer, and are health and safety measures taken by an employer “matters of mutual interest” over which employees can collectively bargain and have the right to strike?

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Join the 2014 annual payroll and tax seminar


The annual budget speech delivered by the Minister of Finance is often viewed with a healthy dose of foreboding by payroll administrators across the country.

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Cultural beliefs cannot be ignored in the workplace

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Can an employee who has a genuine cultural belief that she should attend a training course unrelated to her work or suffer illness, even death, be dismissed for misconduct if her application for leave was rejected by her employer and she refused a direct instruction to return

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What is the wildcard for learning practitioners in 2014?

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Building an integrated learning strategy that is driven by intelligent business data will be where many South African organisations need to focus their efforts in the next 24 months.

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