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EXTERNAL PRESSURE DOES NOT JUSTIFY DISMISSAL

Employers need to understand that:

• Labour law definitely does allow employers to dismiss employees.

• The CCMA has frequently upheld the dismissal of employees fired for misconduct. We have been directly involved in a great many cases where employees have been fired and, after appealing to the CCMA, have remained fired.

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THE THREAT OF HIRING THE DEVIL YOU DON’T KNOW

The South African labour market is heavily legislated, regulating the relationship between the employer and the employee – often in favour of the employee. In any business, selecting the right candidate for a position is essential to business success. In this highly protected labour environment, hiring the wrong candidate can be devastating and could prove to be a decision that is very difficult to reverse without legal repercussions.

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Technology is changing approach to recruiting talent

Fifty years ago, education was based on “the three R’s” of reading, writing and arithmetic. The pace of life was slower then. Today we live in a very different world: as employers and employees. Is your firm in sync with the way top talent searches for jobs? Because, knowing what methodologies to use could mean the difference between attracting top talent, or not.

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People are the miners and goldsmiths at the heart of every data-driven business

Data, as a raw material with a recognised value, is often likened to gold. Just as prospectors once crossed continents in search of gold, many companies today spare no expense in collecting as much data as possible to inform their decision-making. Like gold, data also has a market value even in an uncertain economy and just as gold must be mined and processed in order to be crafted into items of even greater value, so data must be collected, collated and analysed in order to present businesses with valuable insights from their ‘digital gold’.

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The Future of HR

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Future of HR Summit.  Careers24 has supported this initiative for a few years because we see the need for a space where the HR community can come together and find ways of collectively solving issues that will ultimately define the way we implement HR strategy.

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