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Getting your payroll ready for the year-end shutdown


As we hurtle headlong in the festive season, payroll managers need to start preparing for their companies to scale down operations or shut down completely over the December holidays. Usually, they need to be ready earlier in the month for the pay run than they do in the other months, and they also need to think about calculations for bonuses and leave pay.

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing trend ups the trust in recruitment superheroes


With the mind-set of reducing their workload and prioritising efficiency over cost, companies are becoming more strategic in their hiring and recruitment methods and when outsourcing, look for an ideal solution for their specific needs.

Because of the changing recruitment landscape and demand for bespoke solutions, the trend of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has picked up momentum both in South Africa and internationally.

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Double jeopardy costs employer 12 months remuneration


A question that is repeatedly asked is whether an employer can discipline an employee a second time for the very same incident of misconduct. Legal opinion is divided on this question. However, one view is that a second disciplinary process might be justified if the employer is able to present evidence that:

  • Is new and has therefore not been presented at the first disciplinary hearing and
  • Is relevant to the charges and
  • is significant enough to merit a new hearing.

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10 Reasons why Recruiters need to meet the Companies they are Sourcing Candidates for


The phone rings on my desk; I politely answer and the person on the other end of the line is a potential new client; wanting to secure my services for a resource they are in desperate need of. They explain what it is that they need, describing the ideal candidate for the role they want to fill yesterday. I ask the question ”What time and date can I put in your diary for us to meet and have an exploratory chat, regarding your business and the type of individual that would best suit your needs?”

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POPI and the issue of privacy – an opportunity to create competitive advantage

The recently enacted Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, which sets conditions for how organisations can process information, has caused significant upheaval in the South African business environment. Companies are either panicking about how to comply, or conversely opting to pay the fines for non-compliance as they see this as a less onerous option. However, privacy of information is not a new issue, either locally or internationally. In Europe, information privacy has been a concern since the 1970s, and many countries have stringent laws in place. In South Africa, Section 14 of the Constitution protects the right of privacy of citizens, which PoPI enforces, and the law itself has been in the making for almost a decade.

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