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.

The Employment Tax Incentive is a Human Resource Issue

Many Human Resource Managers - like many small business owners - don't see anything to do with tax as their area of expertise or interest.  Mention the word tax in an email and it will be forwarded to the Payroll Department, the bookkeeper or the accountant.

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Exploring the transfer of employees

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To what extent, if any, can employees be transferred from one employer to another in circumstances where an outsourcing arrangement is terminated with one service provider and another outsourcing arrangement for the provision of t

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Disciplinary action taken against 77 Sars officials

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The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says it will continue to retain the highest levels of institutional integrity to protect the tax system against abuse.

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What is the relationship between education, skills, and employment growth?

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The objectives of the Skills Development Act include increasing productivity and international competitiveness, and to support this effort under the Department of Labour South Africa has the Productivity Management Institute.  After nearly 15 years therefore if this is a

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Do you want a lover tonight?

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So what would you do if a business colleague at an off-duty dinner said the following to you after dinner: “Do you want a lover tonight?” Would this statement merely be an inappropriate comment – or conduct that constitutes sexual harassment?

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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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