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Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leave
Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leaveArticle

While many employers and employees are fast adapting to an anywhere, always-on workplace, they remain bound by labour laws relating to reasonable regulation of working hours and annual leave...

Melissa Cogger and Leila de Saude 7 Apr 2021

How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19
How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

18 Jan 2021

It's leave, Karen, not a savings plan
It's leave, Karen, not a savings planArticle

Whenever an employee's services are terminated, or an annual leave cycle ends, there will be at least two people arguing about whether the employee's old, untaken annual leave could be accumulated and paid out...

Johan Botes 10 Dec 2020

Digital market expert and influencer, Deshnie Govender.
#Newsmaker: Deshnie Govender launches new podcastArticle

Award-winning digital marketing expert and influencer, Deshnie Govender discusses the launch of her podcast, Influence Insider by Digi Hype, her stance on diversity and inclusion in the industry and she talks us through some of the highlights in her career...

Juanita Pienaar 25 Sep 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

Hoarding of leave days creates headache for SA businesses
Hoarding of leave days creates headache for SA businessesArticle

One in three (33%) South African businesses has had to change their staff holiday policy due to Covid-19, and a further quarter (25%) is thinking of doing so, according to research by Willis Towers, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company...

11 Jun 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs
New leave laws may increase mine employee costsArticle

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

Myrna Sachs
What you need to know about sick notesArticle

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week, but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time...

Myrna Sachs 6 Feb 2020

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion
New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusionArticle

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020...

Rob Cooper 5 Feb 2020

Planning for public holidays and your business in 2020
Planning for public holidays and your business in 2020Article

South Africa has 13 official public holidays and in 2020, enjoys 14 as one falls on a Sunday. Employers should consider the effect on the workplace and implement measures to address the impact on work...

Faan Coetzee 17 Jan 2020

#TourismMonth: Bleisure is booming - The time for blending business and leisure is now
#TourismMonth: Bleisure is booming - The time for blending business and leisure is nowArticle

Like most industries, travel has its fair share of insider expressions and "bleisure" is right up there with "staycation", "babymoon" and "voluntourism" in the trade's glossary of peculiar portmanteaus. Even if the term prompts a few eye rolls from buzzword-loathing individuals, bleisure makes a convincing case for the growing number of business travellers...

Odette Faling 12 Sep 2019

Balance or blend - a better work-life solution for all ages
Balance or blend - a better work-life solution for all agesArticle

We all know that the way we work has changed considerably over the past few years. So in addition to all the talk around digital disruption and workplace transformation, the topic of work-life balance is high on everyone's agenda too. If it's not, it should be...

Andrew Robinson 28 Aug 2019

Melinda Fouché, a clinical psychologist, Tarryn Pickup, marketing manager for Joe Public United and a non-medical hypnotherapist, Sam Wilson-Späth, head of digital and social media at Woolworths marketing, Natasha Reddy, who was the HR business partner at HelloFCB+ and Tinyiko Mageza, who was the executive manager: marketing V&A Waterfront.
#SheSays: It's okay not to be okayArticle

The state of mental health in modern workplaces is bleak. We all work under intense pressure, especially in creative industries where job-induced anxiety, depression and burnout is rife...

Juanita Pienaar 28 Aug 2019

Making unlimited leave policies work for you
Making unlimited leave policies work for youArticle

Even though unlimited leave is not a new concept internationally, the news that local specialist banking group, Investec, has embraced it has raised a few eyebrows. Nicol Myburgh, head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, says this approach necessitates a radical change in thinking from corporate policy-makers...

20 Aug 2019

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Travel trends: How SA corporates can make the most of bleisure travel in 2020Article

According to SAP Concur travel and expense data, bleisure trips increased by 20% from 2016 to 2017...

1 Aug 2019

Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity
Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternityArticle

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) offers clear guidelines regarding employee leave, however employers also need to be aware of emerging trends among progressive businesses, the latest being pawternity leave...

9 May 2019

How maternity/paternity leave structuring impacts your salary
How maternity/paternity leave structuring impacts your salaryArticle

Despite years of progress and an increased awareness surrounding gender equity in the workplace and society in general, women bare a disproportionate responsibility when it comes to childcare...

Muhammed Goolab 16 Apr 2019

The golf addiction - A course in business travel
The golf addiction - A course in business travelArticle

Business is stressful, and stress is not something you want to flirt with. In a health-conscious world, more and more people are looking for a work-play balance that helps to ease the strain and provide food for the soul at the same time...

Avukile Mabombo 8 Apr 2019

Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theft
Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theftArticle

Productivity is often only measured in blue-collar environments, where staff clock in and out at specific times, and where very specific quotas are to be met within those times...

Khuthalani Khumalo 11 Feb 2019

When does workplace fraud become your problem?
When does workplace fraud become your problem?Article

Whose problem is workplace fraud, and what can individuals, companies and municipalities do to combat it...?

Graham Reid 1 Oct 2018

Leave judgment rustles employers
Leave judgment rustles employersArticle

Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened...

Johan Botes 17 Sep 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travelArticle

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Prasa's bizarre CEO appointment
Prasa's bizarre CEO appointmentArticle

Cromet Molepo, Prasa's acting group CEO for just four months, started retirement on Sunday with leave worth more than R1.3-million and a controversial legacy...

Rebecca Redelmeier 6 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: Three trends travel suppliers should take note of in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Three trends travel suppliers should take note of in 2018Article

With South Africans having to work even harder for their money, they will likely be a lot more cautious, and deliberate, about what type of travel they will be spending their hard earned money on.

Olivier Hannaert 23 Jan 2018

Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortage
Logistics profitability lags due to skills shortageArticle

A shortage of specialised skills that operate the technology optimising the distribution of goods to customers is threatening even the best efforts at scaling operational capability...

17 Jan 2018

Contiki-led research proves travel makes young people better at their job
Contiki-led research proves travel makes young people better at their jobArticle

The research shows just how valuable travel is for young people, helping them develop characteristics such as increased ability to solve problems and a stronger ability to achieve goals set. Travelling enables young people to be more...

30 Nov 2017

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A checklist for your annual December holiday shutdownArticle

If you're the owner or manager of a small-to-medium business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you're probably looking forward to the annual break...

Anton van Heerden 2 Dec 2016

Why you want your employees to take leave
Why you want your employees to take leaveArticle

SA may be a hardworking nation, with past studies showing 53% of South Africans don't take their annual leave, but these religiously diligent habits have a downside...

31 Oct 2016

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Bon voyage - the leisure traveller guideArticle

Leisure travellers will be looking for downtime with a capital 'D' to make the most of their limited leave days this travel season, with the cost of living on the rise...

24 Oct 2016

Security officers' wages to increase next month
Security officers' wages to increase next monthArticle

The minimum wage in the private security sector will increase from 1 September 2016 by an average of 7.1%...

30 Aug 2016

Those 'idiots' are your brand ambassadors!
Those 'idiots' are your brand ambassadors!Article

Marketing as we know it is changing. Why are employees and customers left out of the loop to help create customer experiences in many instances?

Mareli Smit 6 Jul 2016

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Where to go on family-friendly short breaksArticle

You can easily take a mini-holiday over the weekend. Here are the top picks for short breaks near Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban...

17 May 2016

Avoid payroll snags over festive season
Avoid payroll snags over festive seasonArticle

Here are a few tips that will help to get ready for the last payroll of the year and the big holiday shutdown...

Sandra Swanepoel 1 Dec 2015

Salary increase for domestic workers, cleaners
Salary increase for domestic workers, cleanersArticle

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Monday announced that wages in the domestic worker sector will be adjusted upwards from 1 December 2015...

16 Nov 2015

Calling all media & marketers: would you cope with a six-hour working day?
Calling all media & marketers: would you cope with a six-hour working day?Article

As efficient as we strive to be, we often wish for more hours in the day. The media and marketing world is not for the faint-hearted...

Adam Hunter, Issued by Hook, Line & Sinker 23 Oct 2015

Salary increase for farm workers
Salary increase for farm workersArticle

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced an upward adjustment to the minimum wage of farm workers with effect from 1 March 2015...

29 Jan 2015

How to keep your employees happy and motivated
How to keep your employees happy and motivatedArticle

There are many personality types in every organisation; however the two main personality types in most organisations are motivated and demotivated employees.

Olivia Eleanor Timothy 31 Oct 2014

Labour probes building sector
Labour probes building sectorArticle

PRETORIA: The Department of Labour is to investigate the building sector in a bid to establish a Sectoral Determination (SD) in the industry, which prescribes minimum wages and the conditions of employment.

Nosihle Shelembe 13 Aug 2014

The importance of taking time out
The importance of taking time outArticle

The words "time out" are now only known when you have kids and it's their time to sit in the naughty corner. However, it is important to stress how important "time out" actually is for the working community, whether you are a CEO or a receptionist.

Vicki Bedeman 15 Jul 2014

Producers' activity falls on holidays and strikes
Producers' activity falls on holidays and strikesArticle

Activity in the manufacturing sector decreased last month owing to strikes and public holidays, a Kagiso purchasing managers' index (PMI) released on Monday (5 May) suggested.

6 May 2014

Labour Court clarifies issue of annual leave
Labour Court clarifies issue of annual leaveArticle

The question recently arose where employees had accumulated excessive annual leave, whether the employer could force its employees to forfeit the excessive leave not taken.

Nicholas Preston 17 Apr 2014

Blood test to diagnose chronic migraine
Blood test to diagnose chronic migraineArticle

The Migraine Research Foundation has announced that a new biomarker test, aimed at diagnosing chronic migraines, could be the key to reducing absenteeism and insurance claims for lost revenue or treatment of the condition.

22 Nov 2013

Conditions for maternity leave
Conditions for maternity leaveArticle

Pregnant women have the right to take maternity leave, but it comes with challenges for both the employee and the employer. "Maternity leave can be implemented to the benefit of both employer and employee," says Anja Hartman, HR director of Sage VIP.

22 Nov 2013

Concern about rise in sick leave
Concern about rise in sick leaveArticle

The number of sick days taken between 2000 and 2013 has increased by a staggering 466%. In 2000, 700,000 days sick leave were taken by employees which rose to 3.96 million in 2013 - despite employment remaining almost stagnant during that period, according to Adcorp's latest Employment Index.

13 Sep 2013

Leave taken can indicate future human capital risks - Snyman
Leave taken can indicate future human capital risks - SnymanArticle

According to Accenture's 2013 Defining Success study, 58% of South African respondents define themselves as workaholics. These results are supported by an Ipsos Global and Reuters study which indicates that only 47% of working South Africans take the full amount of vacation days they are entitled to each year.

27 Jun 2013

Wage reviews for taxi, hospitality sectors
Wage reviews for taxi, hospitality sectorsArticle

Wages and conditions of employment in the taxi and hospitality sector will be reviewed‚ the labour department said on Friday (15 February).

18 Feb 2013

Businesses should plan for extra public holidays in 2013Article

Employers are urged to consider the impact of public holidays on their staffing requirements in the coming year. During 2013, the only public holiday that falls on a Sunday is Youth Day, 16 June. Monday, 17 June becomes an additional public holiday in terms of the Public Holidays Act. Employees working on both days (Sunday, 16 and Monday, 17 June) are entitled to double payment for both the days worked.

Faan Coetzee 28 Jan 2013

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