Should you only hire people who already have the skills and qualifications needed for the job or should you be investing in the staff you do have?
Tips for performance appraisal, providing employee feedback, retaining your top employees, setting goals for employees, delegating, outsourcing, and more.
When and how should you be responding to the constantly flow of messages?
Ask the Expert – Human Resources – Contract/Conditions of Employment
Leadership that moves us towards making real, person to person connection is what we should be aiming for.
One would think that dismissing an employee for theft is always defensible at the CCMA. It is not quite that simple, though.
The companies who will do well are those who focus on building the self esteem of their employees and thereby their company.
There’s a difference between your employees having one particularly stressful day and being constantly stressed.
Unlike misconduct, incompetence is not considered to be the employee's fault. How to deal with the situation
Creating an environment that employees will stick around for
Govt department dealing with labour/employment issues
Look after your staff and they will look after your customers.
These questions and answers should clarify what the rules are with regards to the various types of leave.
"Our people are our most important asset". Most business owners have made this statement, but what does it actually mean?
Some employers find it difficult to provide job performance feedback. Find practical tips here to prepare and manage the conversation effectively.
Create an employee handbook to cut down on misunderstandings. Your staff will be clear on what the policies are and what to consult if they have a question.
Creating a culture that keeps your employees motivated and happy is key to your business's success
How to boost post-holiday productivity.
Some tips on how to keep staff productive during the busiest time of the year.
Need help organizing a formal business meeting? Set objectives, assemble attendees, create an agenda, maintain control and follow up. Voila!
Every so often employees need a bit of inspiration to keep them going.
Performance can only be managed if it is measured.
There are procedures to follow when issuing an employee with a written warning.
A guide to constantly boost staff morale.
This document can be used as a formal letter of warning or final warning for an employee who is not performing or is guilty of misconduct.
Performance reviews are an important part of employee management.
Download the presentation presented at a workshop held in Johannesburg for SME Toolkit members on Managing employee debt
An online HR tool for effective employee management
An organogram is a visual presentation of the people, positions and responsibilities in the business that also indicates who reports to whom.
Do employees have to bare the brunt of load-shedding?
Employee morale problems can be the result of many workplace problems. Use the script attached to conduct job satisfaction reviews with your employees.
It is not uncommon for an employee to resign in the face of a disciplinary hearing. But what if the employee does not resign – may the employer offer resignatio
Extract from the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (“BCEA”) Section 29 – 16 mandatory points that must be included in an employment contract
Services Sector Education and Training Authorities have been established to ensure that the skill needs for every sector of the South African economy are identified and that training is available to provide for these skill needs.
It's important to set goals for each employee that will feed into your vision for your business
Must an employer give notice of termination of the services of an employee who has been employed on a temporary basis?
The employee’s duty to demonstrate good faith is one of the cornerstones of the employment relationship
Insisting on open and honest communication throughout the company (despite rank or position) can have many positive results.
Can employees work overtime and what happens if they refuse?
Information site for businesses around training, HR issues, legalities, etc.
The SME Toolkit South Africa recently conducted a survey among SMEs to establish whether employee debt poses a risk to small businesses - results
Use this handy Leave Request Form template to manage your employee's sick leave
How mentoring new employees ensures their performance and ultimately their loyalty.
It's important that the one hand always knows what the other hand is doing.
When hiring new staff members, you should also consider whether they’d be a good fit with their co-workers.
Young talent builds growth - before you get big, start small - the value of interns in small businesses
Operational procedures, or the "how to" of your business, are extremely important.