Blog for Employers

  • Skills based hiring. The smart way to hire
    There’s a lot for an employer to consider when hiring the right candidate for a skilled position. For many years, skills based hiring took a back seat while conventional thinking put education at the top of the list of considerations. However, education based hiring ruled out a significant number...
  • What is a POPIA Deputy Information Officer
    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) came into effect on 1 July 2020 with a grace period of one year. The grace period ends as of 1 July 2021, and the reality of the implications of non-compliance is causing many companies to have to respond quickly and get their processing of...
  • Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) - An Employer’s Perspective
    Purposes of the Act The Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (POPIA) follows the example of similar, quite onerous legislation in the European Union aimed at protecting individuals’ right to privacy. More specifically, the Act aims to give effect to the right to privacy as provided for in...
  • Flexibility in the workplace: Find out exactly what it means
    When terms like micro, hybrid and remote are all being used to describe different kinds of flexibility in the workplace, it can be confusing to decipher what would suit your company’s needs. Let’s unpack exactly what flexibility means and how it can best benefit your company. There are two main...
  • HEREWITH A BRIEF LEGAL SUMMARY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND THE LEGAL POSITION WHEN YOUR EMPLOYEE RESIGNS: The court clarified that a resignation involves two separate elements. The unilateral act of resignation; and The requirement to give notice. In other words, an employee decides to resign...
  • What to consider when developing a hybrid work policy
    Many organisations who have opted for work-from-home arrangements during the pandemic have experienced the benefits of a remote workforce firsthand. Now that it is more common to return to in-office working, the question is, how do companies continue to take advantage of the benefits of working...
  • Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace
    It is of the highest priority for any employer to provide a safe working environment for their employees. This includes keeping them safe from Covid-19. Now that the Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled-out, the question arises to which extent can an employer use the vaccine to ensure the safety of all...
  • EdTech: Digital transformation takes the education sector by storm
    Over recent years, the education sector has seen a radical shift towards a more immersive, interactive and collaborative learning approach due to the introduction of instructional tools such as gamification and augmented, virtual or mixed reality experiential learning. Digital transformation in...
  • An On-Demand Solution for Critical Skills Gaps
    Conventional thinking, embedded by decades of strict work practices, dictates that the only way to work is to employ workers permanently and have them sit at a desk in an office from 8 to 5. But the way we work is fast changing, and the rise of the on-demand economy is helping businesses to fill...
  • How to successfully build and maintain company culture with a distributed workforce
    Phillipa Geard interviewed Llewyllen Watson, co-founder of StructureIt, on the topic of how to build a company culture with a distributed workforce. This question is coming up more and more as a distributed workforce is becoming more common.  StructureIt was established in 2006 and has a footprint...