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 status of witchcraft in the workplace

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Witchcraft is an extremely emotive term, and it is a significant issue in South African society generally, and in the South African workplace specifically.

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10 Ways to effectively manage workplace conflict

Conflict is inevitable – and is especially prevalent in workplace environments where employees operate under high-pressured environments, aiming to achieve important objectives.

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How to get the most out of junior employees

Many businesses hire junior employees. Partly because they’re affordable and partly because they want people who can grow with the company and haven’t learned any bad habits through years of experience.

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Occupational Health and Safety - draft Ergonomic Regulations

One of the key issues for human resource practitioners is providing a safe and secure working environment.

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Shaping the future of education and skills - Minister Radebe addresses WEF 2017

The following report was issued by the Government Information Service on behalf of the Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
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CCMA has a say over employment disputes that arise abroad

A word of caution to South African companies with branches outside of South Africa: the Labour Appeal Court has confirmed in Monare v South African Tourism and Others [2016] (Monare) that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) may have jurisdiction t

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The dismissal process

When does a dismissal take place and what must be shown to prove that fact?

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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 5 of 5: How can SMEs promote youth employment and training?

By accessing the sites and interacting with the SETA staff, SMEs should be able to identify what qualifications exist in their sector, and which might benefit their business by improving employee skills and knowledge.
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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 4 of 5: What are occupational qualifications?

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is the quality council responsible for the occupational qualifications and is accessible on the www.qcto.org.za, where there are details such as the accredited Skills

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Skills Development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Part 3 of 5: How can SMEs access discretionary grants?

Once a small or medium enterprise (SME) has started to participate in skills development by submitting their Mandatory Grant, and the submission has been accepted by their Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA), then the SME will be able to make appli

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