An employer who withheld an employee's pension pay out on grounds that his mismanagement of stocks had caused losses of more than R2.7m has been ordered by the Pension Funds Adjudicator to pay the withdrawal benefit.
10 Dec 2013 08:32
A survey conducted among South Africa's top corporate employers by executive search firm Jack Hammer Executive Headhunters, has indicated that executives working for some of SA's leading employers can expect a financially more festive season this year, with all companies surveyed confirming that employees will receive some form of performance bonus.
10 Dec 2013 08:35
Labour market analyst, Loane Sharp, says that in 2012, about 600,000 university graduates were unemployed and unable to put into practice what they have learned. Furthermore, union group Solidarity, says only four matriculants out of every ten will find gainful employment after graduation - and university graduates are not much better off.
10 Dec 2013 07:03
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
The Presidency has announced that Thembekile Kimi Makwetu has been appointed Auditor General with effect from 1 December 2013.
2 Dec 2013 09:54
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
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
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.
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
Nicolene Di Bartolo Management Appointments reveals the five things it did better than anyone else in the country in order to win the coveted 'Recruitment Agency of the Year' accolade at the recent Times Media Annual Recruitment Awards 2013.
Issued by Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search 3 Dec 2013 10:28
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
Since 1989, Sinakho Staffshop has successfully been providing a range of innovative and effective recruitment solutions to some of the largest corporate companies in South Africa. The key to its continuous success is a philosophy of growing careers rather than making placements.
Issued by Sinakho Staffshop 3 Dec 2013 10:00
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
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
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