What workplace depression means for your business.

Did you know that workplace depression could be affecting your business’ productivity and profitability? Recent research shows that not only are 1 in 4 South African employees depressed, the resulting loss of productivity costs the country more than R232 billion per year (that’s 5.7 percent of South Africa’s GDP).

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Three reasons you should care about your SME's HR needs.

Many SME business owners are under the false impression that Human Resources (HR) and Industrial Resources (IR) processes are only a concern for large organisations. Or that HR in particular is a ‘soft touch’ focus point, a ‘nice to have’ rather than a business essential. The truth is quite the opposite!

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The pitfalls of firing an employee.

NKR Director Nic Nortje was recently asked for his expert opinion on the biggest mistakes employers make when firing an employee. His take – “The number one mistake made by managers/employers when dismissing employees is acting on emotion rather than reason.”

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Thinking of outsourcing HR? Three reasons to do it!

In Human Resources (HR), ‘outsource’ is the word of the year. Whether your business is too small for a full HR department or you don’t have the time to manage more staff members, here are three reasons to consider outsourcing your organisation’s HR function…

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HR under wraps? Four focus areas for 2015.

Employee complaints, discipline, or problems with succession planning or evaluations? Call the HR department quick! The truth is that HR is one area in many organisations that goes unnoticed until something goes wrong.

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Best employees leaving? Three ways to keep them on-board!

It’s not easy when good employees leave the company – you’ve spent time, money and effort to get them to a certain level and, most of the time, you want to do what you can to keep them. An employee that resigns can affect workplace morale and remaining employees’ workloads, not to mention the costs of the resulting recruitment process.

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Do you have an employee in your home?

As business owners or employees ourselves, we tend to think of the world of work as happening outside our home. However, many households, especially ones where the owner/s work outside their home, have an employee working at home – their domestic worker.

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The truth about inductions.

The first days of work are a daunting experience that most of us can relate to. The ‘naive newcomer’ is a shoe that we have all worn. It is a time mixed with excitement and anticipation for the employee and it’s also a time for the employer to start a long-term investment through inducting the new employee.

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Does your company really need an HR department?

Some companies have made the decision to remove a formal HR department from their company structures all-together. The reasons given for this move include cost cutting, the creation of flat management systems, the need for increased manager accountability, and the automation of traditional HR tasks such a payroll administration.

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