Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?

The ban on private possession, consumption and private cultivation of marijuana at home was ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court on 18 September 2018, effectively decriminalising both the use and cultivation of dagga in private. What, however, does this mean for employers, and what should they do next?

By Rudy D Maritz 1 day ago

Mokonyane opposed to SABC retrenchments
Mokonyane opposed to SABC retrenchments

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has expressed strong opposition to possible retrenchments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

2 days ago

bountiXP makes it easy to recognise and reward South African employees
bountiXP makes it easy to recognise and reward South African employees

A locally built employee recognition platform is simplifying the way South African businesses thank and engage their employees.

Issued by bountiXP 3 days ago

Applications open for MEST class of 2020
Applications open for MEST class of 2020

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its next one-year, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed
R22m boost for skills training of the unemployed

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.

3 days ago

Leave judgment rustles employers
Leave judgment rustles employers

Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened a decade or so ago? The Labour Court in South Africa had to consider this and other interesting issues in deciding whether an employee had a legal entitlement to accrued annual leave upon termination of employment. The judgment confirms the importance of employers taking special care in clarifying employee entitlements in their employment policies. It also highlights the importance of maintaining a record of the implementation and communication of salient changes.

By Johan Botes 3 days ago

OMNI HR Consulting gets accredited with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
OMNI HR Consulting gets accredited with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations

The core focus of Omni HR Consulting is to provide customers with innovative, relevant and industry-related training and development solutions, which will meet the skills development needs of their human capital and talent pipeline.

Issued by OMNI HR Consulting 14 Sep 2018

Hire a teen, before they know everything...
Hire a teen, before they know everything...

Businesses in the digital age need to adapt quickly to new technologies but upskilling to stay ahead can be expensive and time-consuming. An effective strategy to address this skills gap is growth from within - a strategy that requires savvy management who can spot talent and provide mentorship to high potential candidates.

14 Sep 2018

Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning
Why we need to take a lifelong approach to learning

The world commemorated the 2018 International Literacy Day under the theme "literacy and skills development" on Saturday, on 8 September. As technological advancements continue to drive the global economy, linking these two aspects of learning has become essential. To be employable and relevant in the 21st century, employees not only need to be literate and skilled, but must also have the capacity to acquire additional skills. Learning has to be viewed as a lifelong activity, and all parties have to be committed to its sustained progress.

By Jackie Carroll 14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Anton Meyer
Execs still unprepared for liability risks

Stakeholders have made their voices heard in recent years, resulting in more companies and their directors facing litigation. High profile cases, such as the discrimination lawsuit against the CEO of Imperial Holdings to name one, demonstrate the costs involved in such proceedings can be devastating.

13 Sep 2018

Calling women entrepreneurs: applications open for Future Females Business School
Calling women entrepreneurs: applications open for Future Females Business School

Future Females, the Cape Town-based initiative dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, has opened its applications for the Future Females Business School, powered by The Growth Academy.

13 Sep 2018

How are South Africans planning to future-proof their careers?
How are South Africans planning to future-proof their careers?

Only 23.8% of working South Africans believe their current skills will keep them employed in 10 years' time, according to a research report released by MasterStart this week. With the burgeoning fourth industrial revolution accelerating the pace of change in the world of work, most South Africans are looking to 'future-proof' their careers. And for 95%, lifelong learning is the key to retaining relevancy.

13 Sep 2018