leader vs manager: what are the differences?

Leader vs Manager: 8 points of difference

Every company wants to promote employees within their business instead of looking for external talent. When a person is promoted into a role where it is required to manage people, they don’t automatically become a leader. 

Because of the differences managers are not necessarily good leaders and leaders are not necessarily good managers.  

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creating a healthy organisational culture

Organisational culture: Bringing the best out of your employees

Organisational culture is the coordinated example of human conduct (counting contemplations, discourse and activities) of its employees. 

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employee wellness checklist

Employee wellness checklist: Are you doing these 7 things?

The outbreak of COVID-19 this year has forced employers to sit up and take notice of the general health and hygiene processes in their workplace. This is in addition to the flu season which affects employers and employees every year. 

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Work environment: 6 things you can do to create a positive space

Work environment: 6 things you can do to create a positive space

It’s common sense that in order to create a successful organisation and sustain growth, you need a content and productive workforce.

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Absenteeism at work: 3 ways it’s hurting your business

Absenteeism at work: 3 ways it’s hurting your business

All too frequently I hear employers complain that absenteeism at work is rife and that so-and-so is not at their desk again.

My first question to them is – if that is the case – do they actually have a handle on the extent of absenteeism?

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hr issues can stem from poor discipline and poor management

Poor discipline is the result of poor management

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Failing to take action for minor misconduct could blow up in your face!

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human resource management services help reduce workplace stress

Will not, cannot or just damn lazy?

More often than not employers get it wrong.  Although each of these issues mentioned in the title requires a different approach, the result in all may be that of dismissal.

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Alcohol at work functions

Alcohol at work functions: 7 points to ponder

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It is the time of year when many employers are planning or hosting their year-end or award functions and whether this is on- or off the company premises, it often involves the consumption of alcohol. Alcohol at work functions can lead to unintended consequences which last long after the fun and even the effects of the alcohol have faded.

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cannibis at work

Cannabis and the workplace: why existing rules still apply

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Many employers may be concerned about the recent Constitutional Court judgment which declared that South Africans now have the right to cultivate, be in possession of, and use cannabis, in private, although the term “in private” has not yet been clearly defined.  As an employer, you need not be overly concerned.

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Employers are within their rights to place newly appointed employees on probation in order for new recruits to prove themselves.

Probationary periods: what is fair and what is not?

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Employers are within their rights to place newly appointed employees on probation in order for new recruits to prove themselves. Probationary employment is also specifically provided for in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act, Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (the Code).

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