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.

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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Treat employee incapacity with caution

South Africa’s Labour Relations Act (LRA) sets out clear guidelines that employers must follow when it comes to dealing fairly with cases of employee dismissal for incapacity.

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Restraints of trade: What you need to know

A restraint of trade is a provision in a contract of employment that (typically) provides that after termination of employment, the employee is restricted in the work he can perform in that he will be restrained from performing similar work i

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SA labour-employer relations rated worst in the world

South Africa has the worst labour-employee relations in the world, ranking 137 out of 137 countries, according to the World Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released by the World Economic Forum.

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Labour Appeal Court cleans up mess

In Clencor Pty Ltd v Mngezana NO and Others (25 January 2018), the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) was required to consider whether the Labour Court (LC) erred in coming to a conclusion as to the relevance of evidence not presented at the Commissio

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How to check if potential employees are sex offenders

The National Registrar for Sex Offenders (NSRO) may not be readily available to the general public but for those who employ people who work with children or disabled people, access is given to protect these vulnerable groups.

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Performance management practices to implement at work

Performance management has been around for a long time, but it’s time to adapt to present-day values and technology and get your company up to speed. Performance management is the way in which companies set objectives and ensure those objectives are efficiently achieved.

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