It is a department tasked with enforcing the rights of workers but now the Department of Labour is being dragged to court for failing to adhere to its own rules.
By Zoë Mahopo 10 Dec 2013 06:06
Social media and the proliferation of smart devices are sweeping in a new era in HR management, offering businesses an opportunity to engage with the market.
By James McKerrell 5 Dec 2013 14:36
The annual office year-end party is usually where some of the craziest communication of the year takes place. Colleagues are usually beyond drained and exhausted at this time of the year and yet over-jubilant and excited at the same time. Add in to this equation free food and booze and we often see a terrifying communication cocktail in which employees often commit career suicide and take far more than just a day to recover!
By John French 4 Dec 2013 09:34
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma last week and once the commencement date is proclaimed‚ companies will have a year to become fully compliant with the Act or face criminal sanctions and civil damages.
By Amanda Visser 4 Dec 2013 06:48
Activity in the manufacturing sector continued to improve, as suggested by the 1.7-point increase in the seasonally adjusted Kagiso purchasing managers index (PMI) in November‚ to 52.4.
4 Dec 2013 06:12
Domestic new vehicle sales fell by 4.6% to 50‚806 units year-on-year in November‚ a decline of 2‚459 vehicles from the 53‚265 units sold in November last year‚ the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said in a statement on Monday (2 December).
3 Dec 2013 10:02
Eye contact is one of the most important interview techniques to master. You can verbally tell the interviewer absolutely everything they want to hear, but your eyes can subconsciously tell a completely different story.
By Matt Harris 2 Dec 2013 13:49
Safair has announced the conclusion of its broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) transaction, making it the largest aviation employee share scheme in South Africa. The employee share ownership plan (ESOP), NdizaSafair Employee Trust, will empower Safair's staff to participate in the ownership of the airline.
2 Dec 2013 11:43
The Presidency has announced that Thembekile Kimi Makwetu has been appointed Auditor General with effect from 1 December 2013.
2 Dec 2013 09:54
Make it a happy holiday: in this week's BizCareers Column, your leave woes are answered and we advise on how to face those December resignation blues - will you lose your bonus or not.
By Juliette Attwell 2 Dec 2013 09:53
Launched in July 2013, via the FNB blog, the 2013 FNB 'Ideas Can Help' competition selected a winner on 28 November. It is Michael Suttner with his innovative concept 'The Lightie'.
2 Dec 2013 09:06
According to research conducted in 2013 by Adcorp Employment Index, employers are increasingly looking to hire employees who already possess the relevant experience. Whilst the definition of 'relevant experience' is a rather grey area, there is no question that a rich partnership exists between education and the skill-set that an individual can offer the employer.
2 Dec 2013 08:47
SAB KickStart, the South African Breweries' (SAB) youth entrepreneurship programme, has selected its top candidates in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Class of 2013 national finalists. The three young entrepreneurs will move on to the final phase of the programme which includes an intensive 12 months of individualised mentorship and business development.
2 Dec 2013 07:19
In a landmark case on affirmative action‚ the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) struck down the use of racial quotas in determining job appointments‚ finding that it was unfair to attempt to achieve employment equity through the rigid application of a numerical formula.
By Carol Paton 2 Dec 2013 06:39
The board of Sun International (SUI) suffered an embarrassing setback after the majority of its shareholders rejected the company's new remuneration policy at its annual general meeting (AGM) last week.
By Max Gebhardt 29 Nov 2013 07:10
Companies today are very different to how they were 20 years ago. What was commonplace for the previous generation would be laughably outdated these days: gold watches for long service, company cars, secretaries bringing tea on trays, the office computer room, going home for lunch...
By Rowan Belchers 28 Nov 2013 13:24
One of the most critical elements and an indispensable requirement for going into business is a business plan which acts as guide for the success of the enterprise. Drafting a business plan forces the owner to think and conduct research about the prospective business, the industry, competition and financial requirements.
28 Nov 2013 08:27
It is common practise in sectional title schemes or home owners associations to employ independent contractors to maintain the property or act as estate or building managers.
28 Nov 2013 07:47
Recruitment agency Kelly Group's turnaround strategy had yielded benefits‚ with the company reporting headline profits of 9c per share for the year to September after a headline loss of 25.9c a share last year.
28 Nov 2013 06:45
Findings compiled from multiple sources, including CNN and The Wall Street Journal, indicate that 80% of vacancies are not advertised online, in print or anywhere else. This highlights the risks of simply relying on finding and responding to job advertisements as a one-dimensional job-hunting strategy.
28 Nov 2013 06:19
In the digital world, the old management adage "you can't manage what you don't measure" has taken on new meaning. Staying on top of the numbers in a social recruitment campaign is crucial to achieve the best results.
By Matthew Gray 27 Nov 2013 10:50
Communications Minister Yunus Carrim said yesterday that by Friday this week the fate of senior management at the SABC would be clearer.
27 Nov 2013 10:22
Research shows that the most stable economies in the world, including Switzerland, Finland and Singapore, share a common trait - they have invested heavily in developing the SME sector in their respective nations. As a result of their special focus on helping small businesses to grow, they have managed to encourage innovation, create more jobs and decrease their crime and poverty levels.
By Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel 27 Nov 2013 08:45
Economists recently released comment stating that they have reduced their projections for economic growth in South Africa for next year, to 2.8% from 2.9% last month.
27 Nov 2013 07:27
National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) president Cedric Gina resigned on Monday (25 November)
26 Nov 2013 10:52
The chief operating officer position at the SABC may be advertised soon, Communications Minister Yunus Carrim said yesterday.
26 Nov 2013 10:09
New developments in technology mean that many employees no longer work in the office and are no longer in face-to-face contact with their managers and colleagues.
26 Nov 2013 09:55
Former mine workers and their dependents, who are owed billions in provident and occupational disease fund payments, are paying huge commissions to middlemen to expedite payment.
26 Nov 2013 06:47
Crowdfunding has reportedly become a global force in funding new business ventures by leveraging the power of social media platforms to create start-up capital.
25 Nov 2013 16:02
A deluge of disappointing economic data means that SA's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will now almost certainly come in below the psychological benchmark of 2% for the year.
25 Nov 2013 11:24
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