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.

The threat of hiring the devil you don't know

The South African labour market is heavily legislated, regulating the relationship between the employer and the employee – often in favour of the employee. In any business, selecting the right candidate for a position is essential to business success.

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What does the future of HR hold?

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The current unemployment rate in South Africa is 27,7 percent. That’s almost a third of the population.

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Is it compulsory for employees to be medically tested?

Whether an employer can rely on a clause in an employee’s contract of employment in terms of which the employee agrees to undergo medical testing when required by the employer to insist that the employee such undergo medical testing.

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Are you using HR metrics effectively?

What’s the most important HR driver in your company when it comes to business impact? Perhaps leadership? Performance management? Engagement? And are you effectively measuring these drivers to improve your processes and achieve more clarity on your organisation as a whole?

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Employers not following LRA in managing discipline

Ignorance of the Labour Relations Act (specifically Schedule 8: Code of Good Practice: Dismissal), combined with a lack of relevant skills and issues with enforcement are among the challenges faced by employers in managing discipline.

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How much are bad hires costing you?

Regardless of size, geography or industry, every organisation requires exceptional talent that is both motivated and focused to deliver on customer promises. Yet, it is getting harder to recruit and retain talented, high performing employees.

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The key to engaging a multi-generational workforce

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organisation’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.

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6 tips for interviewing interns

Interviewing applicants for an internship isn’t easy. They most likely don’t have any work experience. And their references and portfolio are all from their studies. There’s no way to know for sure how they’ll behave in the workplace. How are they with deadlines?

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People plus planet equals talent magnet

CSR and sustainability programmes form a crucial link with profitability, research reveals – and they are also emerging as a key differentiator in the recruitment process.

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Leadership promotion practices need to evolve

There is an escalating battle waging to find talented leaders to guide organisations through uncertain economic environments.

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