Blog for Employers

  • 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
  • Hearsay evidence in the disciplinary and arbitration hearings Occasionally a customer or other external party is witness to employee misconduct. It may be necessary for such person to give evidence in disciplinary proceedings. If the employee challenges the outcome of the hearing, such evidence may also be needed in arbitration proceedings. But what if the person does not want to get involved? Is hearsay... Read More
  • Lying about qualifications on a CV could lead to jail time The National Qualifications Amendment Bill has recently been passed, and if president Cyril Ramaphosa accepts it, it means that candidates who misrepresent their qualifications on their CV can get jail time. This bill aims to ensure that people are adequately qualified for the positions they apply for. Lying on a CV is seen as fraud and... Read More
  • Dagga In The Workplace People may no longer be prosecuted for cultivating, possessing and using small amounts of dagga for private purposes. But what are the consequences for the workplace? The recent decision of the Constitutional Court in Minister of Justice & Others v Prince & Others to decriminalise the cultivation, possession and use of dagga for... Read More