Absence does not make the heart grow fonder

Ensure that the rights of absent employees are adhered to before dismissing   The law considers absenteeism over short periods (a day or two) without leave or without good reason as minor misconduct. However, when even short periods of absence become the norm amongst a workforce this can constitute an extremely serious problem for the…

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How to win the war for tech talent

A benchmark for employers to position themselves to beat the global tech talent crunch   The war for tech and digital talent is relentless right now. Digital transformation strategies are being implemented globally across every sector. Locally, financial services firms are aggressively designing and developing disruptive products and services to retain and win new customers…

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Creating indispensable employees means getting recruitment right the first time

In a candidate-driven market, it’s tempting for employees to think that they’re indispensable, while it’s equally tempting for employers to undervalue workers and consider them replaceable in light of high unemployment rates in South Africa. Realistically, neither of these views is productive. Rarely is an individual truly indispensable, however, companies must offset market conditions with…

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