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.

Can an employee be dismissed for lying on their CV?

Can an employee may be dismissed for misrepresenting his qualifications in his curriculum vitae (“CV”). 

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Top employers develop their people

The results of the 20th African Top Employers Certification Programme were announced at an annual Certification Dinner on 12 October 2017, recognising African organisations that have been able to demonstrate the highest standards in HR practices in the past 12 months.

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Are your employees in the wrong roles?

Organisational change is becoming a reality for more and more South African businesses, and is resulting in outplacement of employees on a regular basis – from a number of industries and sectors.

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How private is communication in the workplace?

The European Court of Human Rights has recently considered the issue of whether employees have a right to privacy in terms of their private correspondence in the workplace.

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Let’s chat about HR bots

HR admin,task,technology

We’ve gotten used to doing all manner of tasks without needing input from someone else.

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Dismissal for poor work performance

The importance of setting realistic targets for employees and providing the employees with resources to reach such targets.

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How valuable is background screening to the retail industry?

Fraud and violence in the workplace are serious threats to business stability and can be significant in retail environments where, daily, employees have direct access to customers, commodities and cash.

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The pilot "sick-out": taking strike action to new heights

"Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Air Berlin flight AB 9909, destination: this tarmac.

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5 secrets from SA's top employers

HR has traditionally been viewed as the cogs in the wheel to strategically manage people as a business resource – dealing with HR policies, contracts, employee development etc. However, HR has become much bigger than that.

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Recruit with the power of text messaging

Text messaging is a powerful communication tool. If you haven't invested in a mass text messaging service to communicate with potential recruits, now is the time.

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