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 agriculture.  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 far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? The Constitutional Court will decide

On 29 May 2018, the Constitutional Court heard a case which will determine the extent to which an employer is allowed to slash salaries and benefits in order to maximise profits and to dismiss employees who refuse the change in work conditions.

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Overview of South Africa’s current labour law developments

In November 2017, the National Assembly in South Africa passed several pieces of labour legislation that have important implications for employers and employees in South Africa.

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What is the impact of the Facebook data breach?

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date.

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The “real” value of psychometric assessment

Psychometrics have become a popular tool as part of employee selection. There is a high correlation between assessment results and performance on the job.

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"But it wasn’t racist"

The Constitutional Court in South Africa confirms a hardline approach on racism.

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Can your employer make you re-apply for your job?

In South Africa an employee’s services can be terminated as a result of his/her misconduct or incapacity or as a result of the employer’s operational requirements.

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Court confirms that bad behaviour should not be rewarded

The Labour Court (LC) in Solidarity obo Oelofse v Armscor (SOC) Ltd and Others ( (21 February 2018) was tasked with reviewing a decision that the non-payment of a performance bonus was not an unfair labour practice, even though the employee e

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Labour court hits employers where it hurts

27 March 2018, the Labour Court delivered its judgment in the matter of SATAWU and Others v Sihlangene Security & Cleaning CC and Another (Case No: JS 79/11), whereby the court showed its displeasure for a complete absence of prior proced

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Can you dismiss an employee for posting a racist comment on Facebook?

Is a dismissal of an employee who posted alleged racist comments on Facebook substantively fair?

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6 ways your company can adapt to an ageing workforce

Many of today’s 10 year olds will live to be 120 and it’s not a stretch therefore to expect them to still be working at 100.

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