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Cyber-Threats – Challenges & Solutions for Businesses

In an era of digital transformation, our interconnected world offers unparalleled convenience and opportunity. However, it also exposes us to a dynamic and multifaceted underworld of cyber threats, posing significant challenges on a global stage and impacting individuals, businesses, governments, and critical infrastructure. From malicious software and phishing attacks to sophisticated nation-state-sponsored campaigns, the spectrum [...]

2024-03-28T09:36:05+02:00March 28th, 2024|General|Comments Off on Cyber-Threats – Challenges & Solutions for Businesses

Is a reference letter worth the paper it’s printed on?

Many employees don't fully appreciate the importance of a reference letter and how significantly it can benefit their future job prospects. In today's job market, departures from employment don't always come through resignation or reaching retirement age. Instead, many find themselves dismissed for serious misconduct, leaving employers with a bitter aftertaste. Consequently, the notion of [...]

2024-03-26T17:29:50+02:00March 26th, 2024|General|Comments Off on Is a reference letter worth the paper it’s printed on?

TikTok? Rather not

It is a new age, and Generation Z, aptly known as Zoomers, are beginning to make up a large part of the workplace. With that comes employees who actively engage in all forms of social media. They use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok almost interchangeably. While social media certainly has its benefits, there is [...]

2024-03-26T17:24:44+02:00March 26th, 2024|General|Comments Off on TikTok? Rather not

Resign, or I’ll Have to Report You

As an employer, you may encounter challenging scenarios involving employee misconduct within your workplace. It's imperative to understand that certain acts of misconduct not only breach company disciplinary codes but also constitute criminal offences under South African law. The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004 places a legal duty on employers [...]

2024-03-25T10:16:12+02:00March 25th, 2024|General|Comments Off on Resign, or I’ll Have to Report You

Beware! The Agents are coming!

Section 213 of the Labour Relations Act defines a collective agreement as: “A written agreement concerning terms and conditions of employment or any other matter of mutual interest concluded by one or more registered trade unions, on the one hand, and, on the other, had a) one or more employers; b) one or more registered [...]

2024-03-12T10:55:29+02:00March 4th, 2024|General|Comments Off on Beware! The Agents are coming!

Moving forward with an applicable Action Plan and Timeline

This article continues on our Monday article titled A Blueprint for Workplace Success in South Africa for Employers and Employees Alike, where we will provide an applicable timeline to reach your adaptability goals. Consider the following "Adaptability Timeline" as a structured approach over the next 180 days for integrating adaptability into your workforce: Next 30 [...]

2024-03-12T10:56:08+02:00February 15th, 2024|General|Comments Off on Moving forward with an applicable Action Plan and Timeline

An Update is Available! Cultivating Operational Integrity through Policies, Processes, and Agreements

Have you ever felt that sinking feeling when your laptop decides it's time for an update, right when you're in the middle of finalising an urgent report or you’re about to hop onto a critical Zoom meeting? It's like your device is saying, "Hold on to your digital hats, because I'm about to take a [...]

2024-03-12T10:56:42+02:00February 5th, 2024|General|Comments Off on An Update is Available! Cultivating Operational Integrity through Policies, Processes, and Agreements

Time is of the Essence – The Three-and-a-Half-Year Delay in Workplace Justice

In the recent case of Mapyane v South African Police Service & Others (JR1948/10) ZALCJHB, the importance of prompt disciplinary proceedings was underscored. The Applicant was dismissed from the South African Police Service (SAPS) on 25 January 2016 due to misconduct related to five charges of fraudulent travel claims spanning from August 2010 to July [...]

2024-01-15T12:06:45+02:00January 15th, 2024|General|Comments Off on Time is of the Essence – The Three-and-a-Half-Year Delay in Workplace Justice

Fair Work, Fair Home

A domestic worker refers to someone who is remunerated for performing domestic work in a private household. This includes individuals providing cleaning services, gardening, and caring for children, the elderly, or those who are sick, frail, or disabled. Historically, domestic workers in South Africa have been marginalised and excluded from labour law protection. However, legal [...]

2024-01-08T14:03:29+02:00January 8th, 2024|General, Theme|Comments Off on Fair Work, Fair Home

2024 Welcoming Message to all CEO Members, Stakeholders and Partners

To All Our Members, Stakeholders and Partners As we stand on the threshold of the promising 2024 business year, it is with great enthusiasm that I extend a heartfelt welcome to you on behalf of the entire team at the Consolidated Employers Organisation. In my capacity as the National Operations Manager, it is my pleasure [...]

2023-12-29T07:19:20+02:00December 29th, 2023|General|Comments Off on 2024 Welcoming Message to all CEO Members, Stakeholders and Partners
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