Essential features of automated performance management


The underlying foundation for human capital, performance and talent management is to have a solid job architecture – which refers to the infrastructure of the hierarchy of jobs in the organisation.

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When to consider a change management initiative


Change is part of life and something we need to adjust to at an ever-increasing rate. Such change can be difficult, especially in a complex company or organisation, and it can result in many problems if not managed properly. So how do you know when to call the professionals?

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An important judgement when using labour brokers


Since the amendments to legislation, the use of labour brokers and temporary staff has been a source of much debate in the Human Resources industry. Business and Trade Unions have held very opposing views on the subject and argued strongly for their positions, but there has been no firm outcome. Until now.

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How to win the war for talent


Finding, developing, and retaining talent is hard — so much so that the business press refers to a “war” for talent. So how do you win this war and how do you retain the talent?

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How to help your senior employees prepare for retirement


Retirement is intended to be the reward for many years of hard work and contribution, allowing a person to slow down and enjoy life at a slower pace. But in order for this to come true there are many factors to consider and prepare for.

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Can Human Resources be automated?


Everywhere you look, you are confronted with technology and IT systems. It seems that there isn’t a single aspect of our modern lives that hasn’t been taken over by a computer system or an app. But is it realistic to computerise and automate everything to do with the human experience, such as the management of human resources?

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A handy HR checklist for doing business in South Africa


Employees in South Africa are among the most protected in the world and our labour legislation ensures that the workforce is dealt with in a responsible and caring manner. It is therefore imperative that employers understand what their obligations are and that the basics are in place when conducting business in South Africa.

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How to avoid these 13 common payroll mistakes


Staff will endure many obstacles and work along with management to find solutions to serious challenges in a business. But the moment there are problems with the payroll or delays in getting paid, even the most ‘loyal’ employee will down tools.

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How a Virtual Assistant can make your day


In business we often hear the claim that ‘time is money”, and this is indeed true in a business environment occupied by highly trained professionals. So, how can a Virtual Assistant make a difference?

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What you need to know about Garnishee Orders


The concept of a Garnishee Order is something that has become quite topical in our modern debt-ridden society. It may seem pretty straight forward, but there are many pitfalls and potential mistakes that expose both the employer and the employee.

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