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.

Automatically unfair dismissal has major impact on SA’s labour force

During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses are leaning heavily on their workforce to ‘ride the storm’ and emerge stronger.

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Progressive parliament approves paternity leave

On 28 November 2017, Parliament passed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill (the Bill).

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Christmas and end-of-year events: a right to party?

There is no requirement in any South African labour legislation, including the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997, that an employer must host a Christmas party or provide an end of year function for employees.

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Interdicting disciplinary proceedings

When should the Labour Court prevent an employer from exercising its right to take disciplinary action against employees?

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How to prevent discrimination in the workplace

Discrimination in the workplace will always be a trending topic.

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Dismissing employees who embark on an unprotected strike

Should employees who embark on unprotected strike action be dismissed for commencing with a strike after being warned by their employer that the strike was unprotected and they would face disciplinary action for doing so?

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Department of Labour gets serious about Employment Equity Compliance

In July this year, 72 JSE-listed companies were identified as the subject of employment equity reviews by the Department of Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES).

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​Why it’s time for HR teams to stop focusing on HR

Most employees don’t care about HR, at least not until they have an issue they need to resolve.

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Cabinet approves National Minimum Wage

Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations Amendment Bill. These bills will now be submitted to the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces for concurrence and enactment.

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5 reasons you should upskill your employees

Many employers feel like the people they hire should already possess all the skills they need to get the job done. And that’s 100 percent true. However, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t acquire new skills as they work for you.

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