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.

Getting the workforce of today ready for tomorrow

The world of work is significantly changing on a daily basis by the introduction of new technologies and globalisation.

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The national minimum wage bill

The NMW Bill has been passed by the National Assembly and sent for concurrence to the National Council of Provinces.

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No need to testify twice: Employers take note

The Labour Court in South Africa (LC) was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an internal disciplinary hearing.

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Three affordable ways to increase employee engagement

It is no secret that a well-established employee engagement strategy is crucial for business success in the modern business environment.

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Can you terminate an employee's contract without a hearing?

Can an employer rely on the termination provision of an employment contract to terminate an employee’s fixed-term contract without reason and without a hearing?

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What are the rights of illegal workers in SA?

In light of xenophobic violence which continues to be a problem in various regions in South Africa, the case of Discovery Health Limited and Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, and German Lanzetta has important implication

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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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