Category Archives: Employment

Independent Non-Executive Directors: A Value-Add for Your SME?

Most, if not all, entrepreneurs are passionate about their ideas or concepts for a new product or service offering. Frankly, they need to be. Once the business is up and running it is easy, and quite natural, to be so … Continue reading

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Sales Reps Are the Lifeblood of Your Business – 10 Interview Questions To Ask

In any business there are few more important people than the sales reps. In this pandemic climate, they have become even more important for keeping small businesses and start-ups afloat and pushing bottom lines into the black. They are the … Continue reading

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A Remote Working Danger: Independent Contractor or Employee?

The move to a much greater level of remote working this year has reinforced the need for small businesses to ensure that they classify the people that work for them correctly. One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is … Continue reading

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Employees Working Abroad: How to Avoid Double Tax

Due to travel bans and restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees working on foreign assignments or abroad may not qualify for the foreign remuneration exemption for the 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021 assessment … Continue reading

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Worker Burnout: Too Much Work and Unclear Goals

“‘Burnout’, n. ‘Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress’” (Oxford Dictionaries) Two issues have come to the fore in terms of staff experiencing burnout – bosses who work too many hours, and conflicts in terms of duties performed. … Continue reading

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Employers Take Note – We Can Still Learn From the Peter Principle

“Leadership is nature’s way of removing morons from the productive flow” (Dilbert) The ‘Peter Principle’ has been around for nearly fifty years. Recent research has underlined that it is still valid today. It has implications for how we promote staff … Continue reading

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Beware: Employee Misrepresentation on CVs is Getting Worse

Not surprisingly, considering what we hear every day in the news, employers are finding that candidate employees are more and more embellishing and misrepresenting aspects of their career, as well as omitting embarrassing aspects altogether. It is also getting increasingly … Continue reading

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Good Staff Relationships Are Just As Important As Pay

There are strikes seemingly now all the time and usually the dispute is over wage increases and benefits. On the other side of the coin, when employers speak, they often talk of the country’s skills deficit and labour laws. Recent … Continue reading

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The New Travel Allowances: How Do They Affect You and Are They Working?

For the new tax year changes were made to how we are reimbursed for business travelling expenses. Why did SARS make changes and to which type of travel allowance? Travel allowances have been around for a long time. Initially, they … Continue reading

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Here’s what You Should Know About “YES” (our Youth Employment Service) and the Opportunity for SMEs

One of the most intractable problems facing South Africa is high unemployment, particularly (and this is a global problem) among the youth. Initiatives to deal with the issue have failed and our unemployment has risen from 21% in 2008 to … Continue reading

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