The great plague of the workplace Many of the problems, currently being experienced in the workplace are the direct result of the incapacity of employees. Incapacity is seen by many managers to be an illness or disability related issue and for this reason is often overlooked or ignored. What is…
The management of HIV/AIDS in the workplace is perhaps one of the most difficult situations that employers are faced with. This is due to the nature of the illness and the fact that there are so many different aspects to be considered. Disability is one of these and the difficulty…
Is a contract of employment necessary? Yes. Not only is it required by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act to provide an employee with a contract of employment, failure to do so by the first day of commencement of employment could result in the employer being liable for hefty fine…
Discipline and Performance Management are not the same thing – when you have an issue with an employee, there are a few questions to ask yourself: Is this a disciplinary issue, or is this related to performance? THEN Is training going to fix this, or is this a behavioural issue?…
The purpose of disciplinary policies and procedures together with the code of conduct is to regulate standards of conduct and behaviour of employees in a company. The aim of discipline is to correct unacceptable behaviour and adopt a progressive approach in the workplace. PARTIES OBLIGATIONS The employer needs to establish…
Counselling This is a supportive process aimed at being a more person-centered intervention. It is a process that helps employees define and work through problems that affect job performance. Personal Counselling Is concerned with the individual and with the relationship between the individual and the context in which that individual…