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A Blueprint for Workplace Success in South Africa for Employers and Employees Alike

In the dynamic landscape of the South African business environment, the ability to adapt has become a crucial component for achieving unprecedented success. As employers navigate through technological advancements, economic shifts, and unexpected global events, recognising and fostering adaptability is not just a survival strategy but a pathway to thriving. This article delves into the [...]

2024-02-15T11:57:43+02:00February 15th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on A Blueprint for Workplace Success in South Africa for Employers and Employees Alike

Optimising Skills Development

Continuing with our theme from last week’s article, skills development stands as a strategic investment for organisations aiming to achieve and maintain a favourable B-BBEE level while adhering to the requirements of the Skills Development Act. The CEO Training Dept. is committed to guiding employers in navigating the complexities of skills development, explaining the utilisation [...]

2024-02-12T11:37:46+02:00February 12th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Optimising Skills Development

Rising Tides: The National Minimum Wage & Keeping Your Business Buoyant

The recent announcement by the Department of Employment and Labour to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from R25.42 to R27.58 per hour, effective from 1 March 2024, marks a critical juncture for South Africa’s labour market. This legislative change is aimed at addressing longstanding issues of living wages and economic disparity, seeking to uplift [...]

2024-02-07T13:45:27+02:00February 7th, 2024|Wages|Comments Off on Rising Tides: The National Minimum Wage & Keeping Your Business Buoyant

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 [...]

2024-02-14T07:59:34+02:00February 5th, 2024|General|Comments Off on An Update is Available! Cultivating Operational Integrity through Policies, Processes, and Agreements

Sun, Sweat, and Protection

There are instances in which the services of employees are required not only for a specific period but also for a specific occasion. The limited duration of the need of employees would necessitate that they be employed on a fixed-term contract, which should be in accordance with section 198(B) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA). [...]

2024-01-18T10:53:45+02:00January 18th, 2024|Theme|Comments Off on Sun, Sweat, and Protection

Rescissions During the Festive Period

The festive season is a time of joy and celebration. However, while you might enjoy some time on the beach with your family and friends, the CCMA is still operational and proceeding with cases. If you find yourself missing your CCMA case over the festive period, it's essential to understand the implications and the steps [...]

2023-12-13T10:23:40+02:00December 13th, 2023|General, Theme|Comments Off on Rescissions During the Festive Period

Beyond the Basics: Understanding Severance Pay Calculations in South Africa

Severance pay in South African labour legislation is primarily governed by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The calculation of severance pay typically depends on the specific circumstances and agreements in place. Section 41 of the BCEA provides the default position when calculating statutory severance pay. Severance pay [...]

2023-11-27T11:01:14+02:00November 27th, 2023|Theme|Comments Off on Beyond the Basics: Understanding Severance Pay Calculations in South Africa

Maintaining Employee Focus & Aligning Organisational Strategies

As the year draws rapidly to a close, employers are faced with the critical task of ensuring that their workforce remains focused on current objectives and the fulfilment of their organisation’s strategy while also looking ahead and aligning employees and goals for the upcoming year. This dual challenge is essential for the long-term success of [...]

2023-11-10T16:20:29+02:00November 10th, 2023|General|Comments Off on Maintaining Employee Focus & Aligning Organisational Strategies

To Suspend or not to Suspend, that is the Question

It has become quite common in arbitration proceedings that the Applicant would raise the point that the trust relationship between the employer and employee had not been irretrievably broken insofar as the employer did not suspend the employee prior to the dismissal process. This can result in Commissioners making rulings without fully appreciating the nature [...]

2023-10-31T10:22:22+02:00October 9th, 2023|General|Comments Off on To Suspend or not to Suspend, that is the Question

The Benefits of Having an Employment Equity Plan in Place

Employment Equity ensures that suitably qualified individuals from designated groups (previously disadvantaged and those discriminated against in the past) have equal opportunities and are equally represented in all business levels and categories across different workplaces. Designated employers in South Africa are required to implement an Employment Equity Plan. This plan aims to enable the employer [...]

2023-10-31T10:22:24+02:00October 9th, 2023|Theme|Comments Off on The Benefits of Having an Employment Equity Plan in Place
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