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.

6 innovative ways companies are changing the workplace

Increasingly companies are seeing the workplace as a strategic tool for productivity and collaboration by introducing workplace innovations that make offices much more appealing places to work.

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Corroborative evidence required to establish intoxication

Can an employer dismiss an employee who fails a breathalyser test in circumstances where there is no corroborative evidence to prove that the employee was intoxicated to the extent that he was incapable of performing his/her duties?

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What is the role of the CCMA?

South Africa’s business landscape is highly competitive and is governed by legislation designed to enforce compliance.

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Can you restrain without a restraint?

The Labour Court in South Africa recently considered whether an employer could restrain its former employees from commencing employment with its competitors, without having an agreed restraint of trade.

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Parental Leave: A pending new entitlement as a minimum term of employment

Currently, South African employment laws provide minimum entitlements to specified leave types for all employees, such as annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave, and unpaid maternity leave of four months for female employees.

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Legalising dagga creates a minefield in the workplace

South Africa seems to be following the trend in the United States to legalise cannabis.

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Performance reviews for the Human Age

Millennials, globalisation, and the age of technology have significantly changed the workplace, and with it have forced a re-evaluation in the manner in which performance appraisals are conducted.

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Have you filed your employment equity report?

The Department of Labour's online reporting system for electronic submission of employment equity reports has now closed. What happens if you missed it though?

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Get to grips with the law on strikes

Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high.

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5 habits SA companies must adopt by 2020

Successful companies the world over are making the necessary shift of recognising the value of the workplace as a business tool to help hire and keep the best talent.

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