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Monday | 01 August | 2022 Research on remote working: Extremes the least popular

By Dr Eugene Brink Despite the fading of serious concerns about the pandemic and talk of long-term remote working, the debate on the location of work is far from settled. While bosses like Elon Musk are ordering their employees back to the office or face the consequences, many organisations are  … Read more

Monday | 01 August | 2022 The Great Resignation

By Nico Strydom The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes, one of which is the way in which people think about their lives. Among others, the pandemic has led to changes regarding the way we socialise, travel, take care of our health, shop, do business, structure our time and  … Read more

Monday | 01 August | 2022 Small businesses and insurance

By Emsie Martin People get fed up with office politics, bosses and long hours and then decide to rather start an own business, but starting one’s own business is not everybody’s cup of tea. It takes a lot of courage, sacrifice and perseverance. For those who start their own business  … Read more

Monday | 01 August | 2022 Can I summarily withdraw my resignation?

By Nico Strydom What happens when an employee resigns and then tries to withdraw it unilaterally? The matter arose in the labour court in the case Mohlwaadibona vs. Dr J.S. Moroka-municipality, where a municipal worker resigned and days later withdrew his resignation. The applicant resigned from the municipality’s service at  … Read more

Monday | 01 August | 2022 A new model to spot and develop high-potential talent in your organisation

By Anja van den Berg In a post-pandemic world, corporate leadership needs to relook its talent-pool management strategies. Employees have more options than ever before, which means that companies need to hold on to their top talent. Yet, many businesses struggle with effectively identifying, developing and retaining high-potential talent in  … Read more

Thursday | 28 July | 2022 On average, how long do workers stay in one job?

By Nico Strydom In South Africa, on average workers stay in the same job for approximately two years and 10 months before moving on. When people stay in the same job longer than three years it is considered to be above average, considering the average work term. According to a  … Read more

Monday | 25 July | 2022 The secret of effective delegating

By Essie Bester Delegating sounds like an easy task but it often requires a lot of self-confidence, communication and coordination. If you can learn to delegate effectively, everyone in your team wins. Delegating tasks is important because you (as leader) cannot and should not do everything yourself. With effective delegating  … Read more

Monday | 25 July | 2022 Additional remuneration: What business owners need to know

By Essie Bester As small-business owner and most possibly payroll manager, you need to understand the fundamental principles of additional remuneration. In this way you can make informed decisions when policy is developed and can ensure that your employees are remunerated or compensated correctly. Overtime Nicolene Erasmus, director of SA  … Read more

Monday | 25 July | 2022 The importance of work-life-balance to young professionals

By Nico Strydom To a young person it can be very exciting to start their professional career but it can also happen just as easily that they put their job before everything else in their life. A work-life-balance is extremely important for young professionals. Focusing on your work only can  … Read more

Monday | 25 July | 2022 Twenty smart questions to ask in a job interview − and a few to avoid

By Anja van den Berg A job interview is a two-way street: it’s not just the employer making the hiring decision. As a candidate, you have the right – and the power – to decide whether you will fit in with the company. One of the most important ways to  … Read more

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