Topical International Comparisons

Why offices should be more like cars

Offices would be much better places to work if they were more like cars says the Managing Director of a leading office consultancy. “New car models are often embedded with technologies that make driving easier, safer and more fun.

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Cutting the cost of public holidays

Cutting the cost of public holidays John Botes, Partner and Head of Employment and Compensation practice, Baker McKenzie (Johannesburg) A foreign business executive recently visiting our shores expressed surprise at the number of public holidays enjoyed by South Africans.

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Managing inappropriate staff behaviour on social media

To manage an organisation’s reputation and ensure that it is not associated with any controversial, discriminatory or damaging (legally, financially or otherwise) views, it is vital to keep an eye on what employees are putting out on social media platforms.

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BA too “uniform” on policy against religious symbols

What should your company uniform policy be on the wearing of religious symbols at work? What should human resource practitioners consider before finalising their policy? Two case from the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg provide some insight.
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