Blog for Employers

  • How to measure the productivity of a remote team
    Thanks to global lockdowns and COVID-19, remote working is here to stay. Whether working as a fully distributed team or having a hybrid model of both in-office and remote working, how to measure productivity for a remote team is an essential question to answer for any company.  Here are five steps...
  • Indefinite Lay-Off Without Pay?
    As the economic effects of Covid-19 drag on, employers are faced with new questions surrounding the temporary lay-off of employees. Surely lay-off cannot continue forever. So, for how long may employees be laid off? While most employees are by now able to tender their services, businesses may not...
  • Lessons for SME’s on building a distributed team
    If you are considering keeping your workforce remote, you are not alone. Global Workplace Analytics predicts that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021. There are many lessons to be learned from others who have already taken the step to building...
  • Consultations And Hearings Via Electronic Platforms
    Disciplinary hearings via Skype? Consulting via Zoom? Are such processes allowed? Electronic platforms have become more accessible. The Covid-19 pandemic has alerted us to opportunities that were not obvious before. Does this mean that we may embrace these platforms in labour and employment law...
  • Why hire a Virtual Assistant and what they do
    Why are so many companies globally hiring virtual assistants? What is it that they do that can help your business grow? Why hire a virtual assistant?  Virtual assistants (VA) are a cost and time efficient way to get tasks or projects done. In times of uncertainty as to what the future holds, hiring...
  • COVID-19 Sick leave crisis looming Labourwise
    Businesses are facing an uphill battle with employee attendance due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Besides being absent from work due to contracting Covid-19, the reasons for absence could be any of a number of things: the employee has symptoms; or has been in close contact with another person...
  • As remote working becomes ingrained in our daily lives, businesses and employees alike are realising that nearly every business and the operational transaction can be done virtually. With studies revealing a 173% increase in remote workers since 2005, it further solidifies the fact that remote...
  • The South African Government has developed a risk-adjusted strategy for economic activity.  There are five levels of risk: Level 1: Low virus spreadLevel 2: Moderate virus spread with high readiness Level 3: Moderate virus spread, with moderate readiness Level 4: Moderate to high virus spread, with...
  • Remote working
    Written by Phillipa Geard, CEO of RecruitMyMom. Remote working - should companies continue or not? As millions of employees scramble into remote working since the global COVID-19 outbreak, the question on many employers minds, post-lockdown, will be "do we continue with remote working or not?" In...
  • Gender Diversity
     If we are to curb the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and empower women economically, then we have to find ways to stop the talent gender leak in the economy by looking at why women are leaving their careers and what can be done to stop the pipeline leak.  In South Africa, there are more...