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TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid world
TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid worldArticle

The past year has been incredibly challenging for employees for a multitude of reasons. The greatest pressure has been felt by unskilled workers, youth and women...

Jeandie Leone 1 Apr 2021

How Millicent Mphela is pursuing equity in the heavy machinery sector
How Millicent Mphela is pursuing equity in the heavy machinery sectorArticle

Skills development facilitator for the EIE Group Millicent Mphela is on a mission to prove that women are every bit as capable as men when it comes to male-dominated industries like the heavy machinery sector...

28 Aug 2020

Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown eases
Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown easesArticle

Since the initial shutdown and panic buying of goods, especially essential ones, we are now seeing the easing of restrictions and a wider variety of goods being offered once more. The entire distribution chain has had to adapt to these fluctuations in order to ensure a steady supply of goods to customers...

Kim Coetzee 29 Jun 2020

TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdown
TES can add needed flexibility to staffing demand post-lockdownArticle

When South Africa entered full lockdown, many industries were forced to shut their doors. Yet rather than remain closed, these industries adapted their offerings. We saw clothing manufacturers turn to the manufacture of personal protective equipment, and alcohol producers branch out into cleaning products and sanitizers...

Jeandie Leone 22 May 2020

The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunities
The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunitiesArticle

Despite the increasing rate of unemployment in South Africa, businesses can play a meaningful role in creating sustainable job opportunities for the youth, those that are most affected. The opportunity lies where Temporary Employment Services (TES) can facilitate the sharing of skills...

Theresa Ackerman 6 May 2020

How efficient is your business' IT?
How efficient is your business' IT?Article

Due to the rise in cybercrime attacks, South Africa's information technology (IT) experts have warned businesses to ensure their electronic information is correctly stored and protected...

Issued by Hot Mustard 24 Mar 2020

Is your business ready for the ICT skills needed for the future?
Is your business ready for the ICT skills needed for the future?Article

Disruptive business models will require new job specifications, which in turn will demand an element of upskilling...

14 Feb 2020

Setting the record straight on temporary employment services
Setting the record straight on temporary employment servicesArticle

Since the landmark decision in the Constitutional Court - in the Assign Services matter - much has been written in the media about the notion that temporary employment services are now out of the picture...

18 Nov 2019

A staffing solution to ease peak season retail challenges
A staffing solution to ease peak season retail challengesArticle

During the summer holiday season there is increased demand at retailers for consumer goods and products. This increases demand across the sector right through to manufacturing...

Tebogo Moalusi 11 Oct 2019

Are your HR policies ready for 2020?
Are your HR policies ready for 2020?Article

It is good practice for employers to review and audit their human resources and labour relations policies and practices annually. This is especially true when there are amendments to labour laws as well as when significant case law that has passed through from the Courts...

7 Oct 2019

Temps still need to fight for permanency
Temps still need to fight for permanencyArticle

Despite the Constitutional Court ruling on Temporary Employment Services (TES) of placed workers being deemed employees of the client, employees should not have an automatic expectation of being transferred onto the books of the client...

17 Apr 2019

Brokers compelled to register with Labour Department
Brokers compelled to register with Labour DepartmentArticle

All labour brokers have to register themselves with the Department of Labour before getting into the business of placing work seekers in the job market...

27 Feb 2019

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

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...

Tebogo Moalusi 22 Feb 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clauses
#RecruitmentFocus: Say "no" to temporary contracts with retrenchment clausesArticle

Labour brokers are finding ways to sidestep the recent amendment to South Africa's labour law and judgement by the Constitutional Court that compels companies to provide permanent contracts to temporary employees after a three-month period...

31 Dec 2018

How a TES can bridge the artisanal skills gap
How a TES can bridge the artisanal skills gapArticle

For a country that contributes to highly technical and specialist industries of mining, oil and gas, South Africa has a dearth of many of the artisanal skills required within these sectors...

Tebogo Moalusi 11 Sep 2018

Breastfeeding, not just best for baby, but best for SA
Breastfeeding, not just best for baby, but best for SAArticle

2018 World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from 1-7 August, is emphasising breastfeeding as 'the foundation of life' and highlighting the advantages of improving breastfeeding for communities and countries...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 6 Aug 2018

Importance of judgment on TES
Importance of judgment on TESArticle

The Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter, CCT 194/17: Assign Services (Pty) Limited v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Others, yesterday 26 July 2018.

Craig Kirchmann 27 Jul 2018

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees
Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employeesArticle

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, deciding that the client of the temporary employment service (TES) becomes the sole employer of the TES employees...

Lauren Salt 13 Jul 2017

Five tips to hiring temporary staff
Five tips to hiring temporary staffArticle

Hiring of temporary or seasonal employees is becoming increasingly common with companies all over the world...

Charles Mburugu 31 Jan 2017

Managing temporary employment services employees
Managing temporary employment services employeesArticle

Temporary employment services are a valuable asset for many companies, providing skilled and suitable workers quickly to ensure businesses have the resource they need, when they need it...

8 Mar 2016

Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'
Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'Article

In the recent matter between Assign Services v the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) & Others, handed down on 8 September 2015, the Labour Court, considered, inter alia, the interpretation of the deeming provision contained in section 198A of the Labour Relations Act...

Talita Laubscher and Nadine Mather 19 Nov 2015

Tips for choosing a temping agency
Tips for choosing a temping agencyArticle

The new amendments to the Labour Relations Act give wider protection to staff employed through Temporary Employment Services (TES) providers or labour brokers and have had a major impact on the way local businesses approach staffing...

16 Nov 2015

Comparing South African Labour Law and global practice
Comparing South African Labour Law and global practiceArticle

APSO white paper, 'A comparison of labour laws worldwide, their impact on the global workforce and South Africa's Labour Law disposition' notes that contractual agreements, employee benefits, etc. are common labour law considerations across the world...

9 Nov 2015

Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions
Businesses are exposed to an array of risksArticle

A business and its executives are on a daily basis exposed to a vast array of risks - both internally and externally...

23 Oct 2015

Clarity on 'deeming provision' in respect of temporary workers
Clarity on 'deeming provision' in respect of temporary workersArticle

The judgement by the Labour Court provides clarity to the confusion created by the deeming provision, which was introduced to the Labour Relations Act at the beginning of this year...

Lawrence Diamond 13 Oct 2015

Employment Services Act now in effect but excludes private employment agencies
Employment Services Act now in effect but excludes private employment agenciesArticle

The Employment Services Act (ESA), which came into effect on 9 August 2015, specifically excludes s13 from coming into operation. This section deals with the registration of private employment agencies...

17 Aug 2015

Annual Labour Law Conference to examine impact of amendments to LRAArticle

The 28th Annual Labour Law Conference takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 4-6 August 2015. It is jointly facilitated by the law departments at UCT, Wits and the University of KwaZulu-Natal...

Nicci Whitear-Nel 4 Aug 2015

Benefits of using professionals in the recruitment industry
Benefits of using professionals in the recruitment industryArticle

The staffing and recruitment industry has grown and evolved drastically since the early establishment of agencies to fill the workforce with those returning from war in the 1940s...

12 Jun 2015

New dispensation for employees on contracts
New dispensation for employees on contractsArticle

From midnight on 31 March 2015 a new dispensation kicked in for employees on fixed term or part time contracts and for clients who employed the services of labour brokers (called temporary employment services in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995)...

Ingrid Lewin 14 May 2015

Labour and BEE legislation changes discussed at FEDHASA seminar
Labour and BEE legislation changes discussed at FEDHASA seminarArticle

With the Labour Relations Amendment Act (No. 6 of 2014), which took effect on 1 January, 2015, as well as the Amended B-BBEE Codes, businesses in the hospitality industry will have to make significant changes to the way they do business...

29 Apr 2015

Labour Court emphasises duties of commissioners
Labour Court emphasises duties of commissionersArticle

Can one review a decision of a commissioner who fails to provide cogent reasons for his decision?

Fiona Leppan and Bryce Bartlett 27 Mar 2015

BCEAA introduces important changes to Employment Act
BCEAA introduces important changes to Employment ActArticle

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act (BCEAA) came into effect on 1 September 2014.

5 Sep 2014

Amendment Act a move to streamline labour environment
Amendment Act a move to streamline labour environmentArticle

The Labour Relations Amendment Act (LRAA), 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014), signals yet another move by government to streamline the country's labour environment.

20 Aug 2014

President assents Employment Services Act
President assents Employment Services ActArticle

The Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2004, was assented to by the President on 3 April 2014. The Act repeals the Employment Services Provisions contained in the Skills Development Act, No. 97 of 1998.

Inez Moosa 11 Jun 2014

New bill will impact on labour relations
New bill will impact on labour relationsArticle

The Labour Relations Amendment Bill (LRAB) that was recently adopted by Parliament will have a significant impact on labour relations in South Africa. Gavin Stansfield, director in the employment practice says the LRAB provides more protection to fixed-term employees.

26 Aug 2013

Alternatives to labour broking
Alternatives to labour brokingArticle

Temporary employment services (TES), or labour brokers as they are commonly known, have been under scrutiny by the government and unions for some time. The motivation for this is a perception that TES employees have much lower job security and that there is a violation of these employees' rights.

Hugo Pienaar and Andrea Taylor 19 Aug 2013

Ban brokers, lose jobs warns Busa
Ban brokers, lose jobs warns BusaArticle

Business Unity SA (Busa) warned of significant job losses should African National Congress (ANC) MPs decide to change provisions in the Labour Relations Amendment Act in order to ban labour brokers.

Linda Ensor 10 Jun 2013

Labour legislation could lead to losses for employees, employers and the economyArticle

According to recent surveys and reports, South Africa has some 13 million employed people, with at least 1.2 million employed on a limited duration contract. An industry index released at the beginning of the year revealed that from 2000 to 2012, the number of permanent jobs declined by 1.9 million, whereas the number of temporary jobs increased by 2.6 million. In addition, temporary jobs presently account for 30.5% of all jobs in South Africa.

Linda Madayi 20 Feb 2013

The changing face of labour brokingArticle

The unregulated nature of labour brokerage practices have been at the centre of debate around job creation and retention in South Africa. The portfolio committee on labour has entertained various industry and stakeholder submissions in respect of the proposed labour law amendment amid calls to scraping labour brokerage.

John Wentzel 21 Dec 2012

Youth study vindicates SA's labour brokersArticle

A study about young job seekers has found that temporary employment services - usually referred to as labour brokers - play a big role in helping unskilled and inexperienced workers find employment.

3 Aug 2012

Primeserv's revenue declinesArticle

Human resources company Primeserv reported diluted headline earnings on Friday of 7,88c for the year ended March, a slight decline from the previous year's 7,98c.

3 Jul 2012

Granting minority trade unions majority rightsArticle

The proposed amendments to s21 of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA) bring about two fundamental changes in determining whether or not a registered trade union is "a representative trade union", which materially affects the granting of the rights contained in s12 to s16 of the LRA.

Johan Botes and Lara Thomas 29 Mar 2012

NUMSA calls off strike
NUMSA calls off strikeArticle

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has called off its strike action after reaching an agreement with the employers' federation, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa on Sunday.

18 Jul 2011

Retailers hedge on labour brokersArticle

The retail industry is one of the biggest users of labour brokers, but since the debate about banning them broke out early this year, it has been remarkably quiet.

30 Dec 2009

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