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New Year, new career? Five steps to success

05 January 2017

The start of a New Year brings with it fresh beginnings, making it one of the most popular times of the year to look for a new job.

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Developing your learning agility can give you an edge in the job market

20 December 2016

The pace of change in the business world is accelerating as consumer behaviour evolves, new technologies come to the fore and competition grows fiercer.

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Don’t get caught short when you’re calculating employees’ leave pay

09 November 2016

In 2003, the Minister of Labour issued a schedule to clarify the requirements of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) for the correct calculation of leave pay, notice pay and severance pay.

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HR’s role in helping employees strike the right work-life balance

11 October 2016

Today’s employees – especially younger people – expect to be able to strike a reasonable balance between the needs of their personal lives and their professional obligations.

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The agile workforce: why HR must take the strategic lead

26 September 2016

By Anja van Beek, Vice President for People, Sage International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia)

Most organisations are under pressure to evolve their businesses at a faster pace as they try to get in step with rapid changes in the business landscape, technology and customer behaviour.

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Tech-savvy HR practitioners embrace SMAC for success

22 September 2016

I recently attended the HR Tech Festival to talk about the new-age of human resources (HR) professionals, where I discovered that many HR departments are excited about the potential to use technology to support their role in the business.

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How to tax cellphones in the workplace

19 September 2016

South African businesses depend on mobile phones, computers and telecom services to keep their businesses running smoothly. Depending on whether the devices are employer- or employee-owned – as well as who pays for airtime and Internet access – this reality brings with it a range of implications for payroll calculations as well as the employee’s take-home pay.

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Payroll tax: 6 things small business owners should know

08 September 2016

Small & Medium Business owners face reams of red tape in their businesses, but one area that is especially important to master is payroll. Get it wrong, and you could face angry employees who have been underpaid or paid late.

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Outsourcing your payroll: How it can benefit your business

23 August 2016

The ‘do-it-yourself’ instinct that inspires you as an entrepreneur to start a business can also prevent you from recognising when it’s time to stop trying to do everything yourself. One aspect of the business that many Small & Medium Business owners manage on their own, when it often makes sense to get help, is the processing of the payroll.

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