Author: Ronda Naidu
Articles by Ronda Naidu
EE annual reporting deadline looms large
EE labour director cautions against waiting until the “last second”.
Global HR headlines: Door opens for gig workers to be seen as employees
Landmark ruling allows Starbucks’ employees to form a union.
SA HR news roundup: Labour advice app launched, bursaries in energy leadership
The CCMA and BUSA launch free-to-use labour advice app.
Business/commerce top the most attractive employer list
Professionals’ interest in changing jobs is still at an all-time high of 47 percent, survey finds.
Three key sectors are driving employment figures mid-pandemic
Health, communication and transport have shown a significant increase in employment figures, analysis shows.
UIF WABU pays R6.4 million to workers affected by unrest
Hard lessons learnt from the Covid-19 TERS payments help to prevent double-dipping.
Global HR headlines: Work from anywhere with AmEx, Apple’s stricter workplace virus protocols
Apple tightens virus protocols to meet Biden vaccination target date.
Global capability centre provides skills, opportunities for youth
Business process outsourcing is identified as a priority sector for job creation in South Africa.
Global HR headlines: British companies urged to look into LGBT+ pay parity and more
Also in the spotlight: Ford India to shed jobs and Canva abolishes formal office attendance rules.
SA HR news roundup: Mandatory vaccines the new norm, Denel staff request business rescue
Companies in the financial services, education and mining sector look to mandatory vaccination policies.
Restriction on alcohol sales wipes out 3,000 jobs
Ipsos research shows liquor outlets have been losing about 50 percent of revenue, yet overheads remain unchanged.
Global HR headlines: No special leave for anti-vaxxers, Amazon goes global on recruitment
Labour shortage and higher costs driving an automation wave in the US.
SA HR news roundup: Pop-up vax sites on N3, new EE Act expected by 2022
The Road Freight Association trials pop-up vaccination sites on N3.
Girls in STEM addresses gender digital divide
The after-school programme will address shortage of females in science, tech, engineering and maths.
Global HR headlines: Extra health charge for anti-vaxxers, HR tech solutions attract investors
Chinese authorities take the hard-line on 996 culture: working 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week.
Global HR headlines: Tesla Bot will eliminate need for humans to do boring, repetitive work and Australia braces for sexual harassment inquiry
Major miners expected to make submissions on Australian government inquiry into sexual harassment.
SA HR news roundup: Home Affairs and Labour focuses on employment of foreign nationals, jobs for over 18s
Foreign national employment under the radar, while Covid-19 vaccination makes slow and steady progress.
Social Development tables social security and retirement reform green paper
Higher income earners expected to contribute to state and private sector pension funds.
Eight high-value ways to manage mental and behavioural conditions in the workplace
High levels of pandemic-related stress and poor ergonomics for at-home working are leading to an increase in disability claims.
Global HR headlines: Interruptions at work can lead to higher job satisfaction, Pfizer to implement weekly Covid-19 testing for non-vaccinated employees in the US
Interruptions at work can raise stress levels and make people feel like they belong, according to a new study.
Students look for ubuntu in employers
Culture, flexibility and ethics are among the top employer attractiveness criteria, according to a new survey.
ILO report highlights the fragmentation of OHS legislation
Enforcement of legislation is a challenge with poor employer compliance and limited human resources capacity for inspections.
Global HR headlines: Big Tech remote work turnaround, employees refrain from reporting issues to HR
Big Tech does a turnaround on office re-openings and remote work as Covid-19 continues.
SA HR news roundup: Capitec to fill 300 mainly digital roles, Transnet employees back in business and new TERS available
Capitec embraces the fourth industrial revolution, goes on a massive recruitment drive to fill 300 positions.
The new world of work: too remote, too close or just right?
Employees and employers are not yet on the same page around new work models.
Global HR headlines: Anti-vaxxers won’t see the money, job creation on the rise in Europe and the US and AWS under the spotlight
Anti-vaxxers will receive 50 percent less in annual increase at US packing firm.
Study finds connectivity was top priority for the information worker during the pandemic
Almost two-thirds of South African enterprises expect staff to make a full return to the workplace.
Culture is on the leadership agenda, but the rest of the business doesn’t yet feel it
Business needs to start proactively managing culture, a new PwC Global Culture survey.
Global HR headlines: EU to address gender pay gap and Italy lifts layoff and dismissal freeze
EU draft directive puts the gender pay gap in the spotlight, while Taiwan plans to reskill this year.
I am a fixer, says Antoinette Roberts, group HR executive at Blue Label Telecoms
Antoinette believes that understanding different aspects of the business are key to HR’s success.
SA HR news roundup: Financial aid for tourism, and maritime industry has new draft OHS regulations
Radio stations team up to help people in industries hardest affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Graduates securing multiple job offers
A SAGEA survey shows that recruiting patterns for graduates are largely unchanged.
Mandela Day must not be forgotten, says MAMAS Alliance
Despite the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, companies can still inspire change.
Global HR headlines: Probation policies on the way out, companies willing to pay big for crypto talent, and rudeness can be deadly
Companies and countries are trialling new methods of work, from reduced days to no probation period.
Global HR headlines: China plans to create 50 million jobs by 2025, CEs deal with declining executive pay and bonuses
Global recruiters predict an increase in demand for business school graduates.