Diversity and Transformation

Diversity and Transformation. Many South Africans believe that managing diversity and transformation are specifically South African issues. On the contrary, management of diversity is an important area in many countries. The level of movement of persons to find work increases this responsibility. Many countries have enacted legislation to prevent unfair discrimination; in South Africa this area includes the Employment Equity Act, and the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment legislation and sectoral charters. An understanding of the management of diversity within the workforce, and the legal requirements of legislation related to discrimination and affirmative action, are critical to effective human resource management.

More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment

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More businesses adopt a tough stance on sexual harassment Johan Botes, Partner and Head of Employment and Compensation at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg More businesses are adopting a tough stance on sexual harassment.

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Employment of foreigners

Recently former Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced that the Department of Home Affairs will move to punish employers who employ persons with illegal documents or no documents, instead of focusing on prosecution of undocumented employees.

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Employment equity problems and solutions

The 17th commission on Employment Equity Report was released last week and shows very little progress towards the achievement of change. Why is this and why are companies not responding and doing more?

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EE annual report calls for harsher punishments

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The 2016 Employment Equity (EE) Annual Report for the 2015/2016 reporting year, released on 10 May 2017, showed that 68% of the South Africa's management positions are still held by white employee, while African employees occupy only 14.4% of managerial posts.

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Labour Relations Amendment Act: Bottom Line Impact for Employers

The Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 has come into effect. It will significantly change the way South African employers do business with regards to employing people. The changes will push up costs of doing business with labour brokers.

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Labour unveils inaugural Employment Equity Awards

Department of Labour unveils inaugural of the Employment Equity (EE) Awards System to recognise employers embracing the spirit of Employment Equity In recognition of the employers that are doing their best in implementing the Empl

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Employment equity is for everyone

The new Employment Equity Amendment Bill which has just been released, has far stricter stipulations for employers who don’t take EE seriously. Its impact will be hard hit in small, medium-sized, and large South African businesses.

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New Employment Equity targets create uncertainty

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The Employment Equity Regulations of 2014 require employers to use both national and regional demographics as a guide when setting employment equity targets. This requirement is causing confusion and uncertainty amongst HR professionals.

 

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How will the youth wage subsidy impact employers?

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There is some confusion regarding the interpretation of the new employment tax incentive. Nritika Singh, provides some clarity on what it means to employers and how they can claim a rebate.
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Employment equity: the importance of regional demographics

 

Should an employer use only national demographics when setting employment equity targets or should both national and regional demographics be taken into account? 

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