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New labour legislation puts brakes on labour brokers

The new labour legislation that came into effect in 1996 severely hamstrung employers in the way they dealt with their employees. In 2002, labour legislation was again drastically amended to constrain employer rights even further. This year's labour legislation amendments have hammered down the lid on business flexibility.

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Director's dissent: where your undue silence will be used against you

Time and again, business reports have revealed how many organisations have seen their demise as a result of their nonchalant board of directors. Yet in so many of these cases, the directors somehow seem to get off scot-free and stakeholders are left counting the costs. While there may be a variety of reasons for the collapse of organisations, one of the most often over-looked areas for an organisation's inability to perform optimally - and hence its failure - may be found in directors who don't take a stand against issues they know are undesirable, or even detrimental, for the organisation.

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Is indiginisation the answer to unemployment in South Africa?

Since the 1960s, indigenisation strategies have been on the agenda for many countries including Australia, India, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Thanks to BBBEE legislation, a number of small businesses have benefited from the vital support of various enterprise development programmes in South Africa. However, South Africa has a number of challenges hindering socio-economic growth, and indiginisation of production can become a great contributor towards up-skilling and moving more people into employment. Industries such as transport, manufacturing, construction, energy and mining can benefit significantly from having access to more diversified levels of skills locally. How?

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Managed Solution Partnerships are key to talent strategy success

In today's fast changing global business environment, adaptability and responsiveness have become non-negotiable components for the sustainable success of any organisation. Given that - for the vast majority of companies, employees are central to the continued effectiveness of their operations – it's a business imperative that this adaptability and responsiveness be entrenched into workforce management practices, particularly those involving the contingent workforce or, as it is more commonly known, temporary staff.

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On-the-job performance support to change employee management practices

On-the-job performance-support solutions have emerged as a powerful supplement, or alternative, to classroom-based training and e-learning for companies that want to drive a higher return on investment (ROI) from new business systems and processes. Companies are looking for new ways to drive better results from their business processes and systems training. For that to happen, companies' employee management practices have to change.

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