Employees

Keeping Employee Records

Employers should familiarise themselves with those employee records that must be retained if they are not to incur severe penalties. These records can be maintained electronically and copies of documents scanned and kept online (which Paymaster People Solutions can offer you as a service). Employment legislation Employment legislation specifies that:  • The records an employer [...]

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Employee self-service—The new normal

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Employee self-service Employee self-service (ESS) in its most basic form, is the ability for employees to apply for leave, collect their payslips and manage their own employee-data details. Employees can log in via a secure virtual private network (VPN) or a secure website in order to [...]

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What do your employees think? Fostering great employee-relations using online-surveys

Author: Ian Hurst — Managing Director, Paymaster People Solutions Consider this scenario... …The phone rings in your office and one of your employees answers the incoming call. The client on the other end of the line is an important client.  You need that client to build your business. Have you considered this though: do you [...]

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It only takes 1 bad apple to infect the rest

  Author: Renier Krige, Founder and CEO of HRDirect You might know the saying, “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.” But, is this true from a business and team perspective? The answer is yes! Behavioural research has confirmed that a single team member with a toxic attitude can negatively influence the behaviour of his/her [...]

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Are you responding to countless payroll-related questions? Here’s how to recover 3 hours of your valuable ‘lost time’…

Problem: are you responding to countless payroll-related enquiries? Often, it seems as if all of our time is consumed by responding to staff and colleagues’ countless payroll-related questions. This type of time-wasting is an easy trap to fall into. In fact, ‘lost time’ is the default result of ineffective workplace systems and processes. Do you [...]

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Unpacking employee working hours

Working hours regulations applies to specific employees According to the Basic Conditions of Employment (BCEA) Amendment Act 2014, working hours regulations apply to employees who fall within the earnings threshold of R205 433.30 (as per determination in Government Notice No. 531 of 1 July 2014). If an employee earns more than this amount (per annum), [...]

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Which employee-related records must I keep in order to sleep peacefully at night?

An organisation has a legislated obligation to keep employee-related records South African legislation makes it very clear that you, the employer, have an obligation to keep employee-related records. You need to make sure that the paperwork is accurate, on time, and available to your employees, to you company-representatives, and to any government representative who may [...]

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6 Ways To Motivate Employees by Using Little to No Money At All

Keeping your employees happy and motivated is a key ingredient to running your small business. Did you know that 13% of employee separations are voluntary—and it’s usually the best and brightest ones who move on the fastest. However, you know that your small business enterprise doesn’t have the means to pay premium salaries or fund [...]

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Hat 8 — The Payroll Professional as Counsellor

Hat 8 — The Payroll Professional as Counsellor People trust payroll people. They like to tell us about their situation and then ask us for advice. We listen and sometimes that is enough. Often we give them the company policy and let them make up their own minds. There are times when we give them [...]

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Hat 7 — 3 Levels of Trust

  Hat 7 — 3 Levels of Trust Trust is earned. It’s something all payroll professionals acquire upon joining a payroll department. It’s naturally assumed that when you’re a staffer in a payroll department, that you’re 100% trustworthy. However, trust can also—easily and quickly—be lost in an instant, …all because of one careless error. In [...]

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