by Gavin Stansfield and Kerswyn Bassuday, 28 Aug
Many authors have debated if the general prohibition against unfair discrimination (contained in section 6 of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 (EEA)) adequately safeguards equal pay for equal work. South Africa is a party to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention concerning equal remuneration for men and women, workers for work of equal value, or equal remuneration convention. An 'equal work equal pay' clause is provided in the Code of Good Practice for the Integration of Employment Equity into Human Resource Policies and Procedures, and the Public Service Act Regulations. But does it go far enough?
by Alexis Azzie, 28 Aug
Corporate culture is a significant consideration for prospective talented employees. People aren't clamouring to work at a company known for its non-existent sense of humour or lack of employee benefits. Google's excellent corporate culture is world renowned, and it's not too hard to draw a link between that and the more than two million job applications the company receives a year. A recent study by Waseda University found that "corporate culture can have a significant impact on a company's hiring, talent retention and performance". A great corporate culture fosters engaged, innovative and loyal employees.