Employers

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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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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Empowering your line-managers, freeing-up your payroll staff

In a recent Accenture report entitled The Platform Economy, it was revealed that “81% of executives say [that] platform-based business models will be core to their growth strategy within three years.” This interesting claim makes it clear that managers and business owners have recognised that an excellent software platform may well be a significant contributor [...]

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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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Become the centre of the Human Resource/Payroll network in your organisation

Artificial intelligence  and automation to make payroll process redundant Last week I wrote about the demise of the payroll process position. In this article, allow me to emphasise that in 5 years time, I do believe that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will result in the position (of payroll clerk) being made redundant. Instead, this [...]

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[Insight Article] – 6 Perks That Do More Harm Than Good

  Can perks have unintended effects? Author: Jeff Haden Before you offer your financial director that VIP parking space, check why rewarding with a perk can often have the opposite effect. I started out in a new job... I started a new job and was given a reserved parking spot right by the main entrance. Pretty [...]

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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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[Department of Labour] National Public Hearings Commence to Decide on New Minimum Wage for Hospitality Sector

press release by Lloyd Ramutloa —  03 February 2016 The Department of Labour will on 10 February 2016 begin national public hearings and on-site visits as part of an effort to review the minimum wages and employment conditions in the Hospitality Sector. The Hospitality Sector’s three-year Sectoral Determination comes to an end on 30 June [...]

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