Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?
Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?

On 7 February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to unbundle Eskom into three separate and wholly owned entities under Eskom Holdings. This announcement saw backlash from trade unions who complained that Eskom should have consulted them before making the announcement. What obligation, if any, does an employer have to consult with its employees when it unbundles an entity?

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Tracy Robbins 20 hours ago

Industry 4.0's role in altering the job landscape
Industry 4.0's role in altering the job landscape

The world as we know it is on the brink of a revolution, driven by emerging technologies that are set to fundamentally alter our lives in unprecedented and unanticipated ways. This shift to industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, hinges off the increasing pervasiveness of digitalisation.

By Tebogo Moalusi 21 hours ago

Engineering internship opens for entry soon
Engineering internship opens for entry soon

Entry for enterprise asset management engineering company, Pragma's student training programme will open for entry on 1 March 2019.

1 day ago

5 trends shaping payroll and HR management
5 trends shaping payroll and HR management

The world of business is changing quickly, and with trends like the gig economy, global employment and cross-border collaboration on the rise, you can imagine the scale of regulatory and legislative changes taking place. It should be obvious, then, how important having an agile, cloud-based payroll and HR management tool is.

By Bruce van Wyk 1 day ago

Modern-day mentorships and how to navigate them
Modern-day mentorships and how to navigate them

It is no secret that securing the right mentorship can benefit the next generation by passing on the wisdom of seasoned workers, despite the changes that are constantly taking place thanks to digitalisation. Some of us might think about mentorship as the typical scene from Hollywood movies where a grizzled veteran naturally takes an eager newcomer under their wing; but in the workplace mentorship doesn't happen by accident. In fact, it takes deliberate planning.

1 day ago

Tips on entering the entrepreneurial world
Tips on entering the entrepreneurial world

After engrossing myself in the entrepreneurial world for so long, I know exactly what it takes to succeed. Wishing for a business-startup fairy to bestow a magic spell for success is a little passé.

By Charles Richards 2 days ago

Amy Kleinhans-Curd on her entrepreneurial gifts from Madiba and other 'giants'
Amy Kleinhans-Curd on her entrepreneurial gifts from Madiba and other 'giants'

On Wednesday, 20 February, Miss SA 1992 and philanthropic businesswoman Amy Kleinhans-Curd was the Red & Yellow School's lunchtime lecturer. She shared her personal journey and three insights from Madiba and other 'giants' at her table that this country - particularly local businesses and entrepreneurs - can't do without.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Employee benefit marketing: How to ensure your staff know and use their benefits
Employee benefit marketing: How to ensure your staff know and use their benefits

Companies offer amazing benefits. We know this because we help several blue chip clients market these benefits to their employees. Discounted entertainment, concierge services, legal and medical advice, tutor services for their kids, delivery services... the list is endless.

By Sylvia Schutte 2 days ago

UIF drive goes to Mpumalanga
UIF drive goes to Mpumalanga

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will be hosting a seminar with the private security sector in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

2 days ago

Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?
Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?

Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, Section 189(1) is the most practical solution and in line with the principle of majoritarianism that runs throughout SA law.

By Eugene Phajane 3 days ago

Must-have communication and management skills for better business leadership
Must-have communication and management skills for better business leadership

Did you know that how you communicate with your staff can ultimately make or break a healthy workforce? If effective communication strategies are not in place, it can lead to high staff turnover or worse, bad service for your customers.

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 3 days ago

4 worst career tips you'll ever get
4 worst career tips you'll ever get

The world is not short of opinions and advice. We all have the professionals in our families who offer free advice although you secretly wish they'd charge a consultation fee, so you can use affordability as an excuse to not listen. You don't get to be that lucky though.

By Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 18 Feb 2019

How business misrepresentation for minimum wage exemption can lead to jail time
How business misrepresentation for minimum wage exemption can lead to jail time

The Department of Labour has reported it has only received 26 applications from businesses requesting exemption from the National Minimum Wage Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019.

18 Feb 2019