Blog for Employers

  • Is flexible working the new employee benefit? Traditionally, employee benefits were medical aid and pension fund contributions. This has evolved as people’s needs and the work landscape changed. Now, as flexible working is fast becoming the norm around the world, should employers consider implementing flexible working as an employee benefit?   Increased demand for flexible... Read More
  • Drafting of disciplinary charges All too often employers are expected to be technically correct when drafting disciplinary charges. But is this fair to the employer? What if the employee has not been prejudiced? Guidelines
    Before dismissing an employee for misconduct there has to be an investigation to determine whether there are grounds for dismissal. “This does... Read More
  • Dismissal due to breakdown of trust It is the breakdown of the relationship of trust that normally justifies termination of employment in cases of employee misconduct. How serious must that breakdown be? Does the employer have to prove such breakdown of trust to justify dismissal? The relationship of trust is most pertinent in cases of dishonesty. But not always. The question of... Read More
  • Implementing flexible working practices: Organisational factors In the article “Important Factors when implementing Flexible work practices”, we focused on Individual preference such as work style, motivators and value systems and we shared some practical tools and advice on how these... Read More
  • Staffing agility in times of need – the case for independent contractors South Africa has some of the most inflexible labour laws in the world. That said, the growing global trend of hiring contracting staff for specific skills is enabling companies to remain agile in their staffing by hiring differently.  Hiring independent contractors in a tough economy enable companies to quickly scale their resource... Read More