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Want happy, productive employees?

There’s a feed on Bored Panda showcasing photos that prove that depression “has no face”. Hundreds of seemingly “ordinary” people have submitted photos of themselves or loved ones who, from the outside, seem happy. But behind closed doors, many of them battle with a mental illness that, on some days, can be debilitating.

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Embracing integrated HR systems

Digital transformation is impacting on businesses across industry sectors. But despite the push towards a more connected environment, traditional human resources (HR) solutions need some catching up to do. Ian McAlister, general manager of CRS Technologies, looks at the benefits of an integrated HR payroll solution in this modern landscape.

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Leading teams in uncertain climates

Uncertainty may be described as the state of having limited knowledge or control of existing or future outcomes. As such, uncertainty is a daily experience for people and business – and people within business. The challenge in managing changing landscapes is not about managing the landscape, which may be beyond our locus of control, but about managing the impact that shifting landscapes have on individual motivation, team effectiveness and organisational success.

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CHINESE EMPLOYEES QUALIFY FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

The Employment Equity Act (EEA) makes it compulsory for designated employers to implement affirmative action AA. This means that most employers are required to employ, train and retain the services of employees belonging to previously disadvantaged population groups being black, female and disabled people. The EEA defines black people as “Africans, Coloureds and Indians”. Based on this definition Chinese people do not qualify under the heading of affirmative action employees. This is illogical and unfair because, under the apartheid regime Chinese people were severely discriminated against and are therefore previously disadvantaged.

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2017 graduates to get moving with their job applications

With the job market as competitive as it is, Mark Kritzinger, head of Careers24 is encouraging South African graduates to start their job search for 2018 as early as possible. “It is not too early to start your post-graduation job hunt if you are about to graduate,” says Kritzinger. “Not only is the recruitment process for most companies lengthy and complicated, forward planning also gives graduates more time to research what kind of company they are interested in working at.”

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