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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breach of contract

Notice Periods & Breach of Contract

Section 37 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) clearly specifies the statutory notice periods required to be given by either party when terminating the employment contract.

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The Value of Induction

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Many employers see the induction of new staff as a waste of valuable time, but it is a critical part of appointing a new employee.  The induction and orientation period is an emotionally charged time for the new recruit and those early experiences create lasting impressions of the organisation, its culture and work ethic.  It also conveys how the Company values its employees.

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Managing Absenteeism: The Role of the Supervisor

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Absenteeism in general and unscheduled absenteeism in particular has an adverse effect on morale, productivity and profits in any business, but even more so in small and medium enterprises where the staff complement is limited.  It is therefore not surprising that absenteeism is one of the most persistent and challenging problems confronting management on a daily basis.

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Dealing with unauthorised absenteeism

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Should an employee fail to report for duty and there has been no communication from the employee as to the reason for his/her absence, the Reporting Manager should start taking the necessary action.

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are you equipped to handle an IOD (injured on duty)?

Procedure when dealing with an Injury on Duty – IOD

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An injury at work can happen at any time and as the Employer, your first priority is always the well-being of the injured person. Never let the completion of the IOD forms delay medical attention.

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