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.

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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Avoid errors in payroll and rest easy

Human error in payroll is a significant challenge and can cost companies millions. Fortunately, in addition to systems that help administrators and managers to prevent errors, there are processes that can be put in place to reduce the risk, say payroll experts at Accsys.

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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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