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    Manage labour to enable profitability and sustainability

    Employers have to manage business risks on a daily basis to safeguard the undertaking’s profitability and sustainability. Intimidating labour regulations is one of the most problematic factors for business owners in South Africa. It is presently a modern tendency amongst business owners to contract out non-essential activities, such as security, financial services, transport and marketing. […] More

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    Pursue your employer rights in terms of labour legislation

    Labour legislation lays down stringent requirements which employers have to comply with. However, employers feel many times that they drew the shortest match, but they have to realise that they also have many rights in the workplace. Simultaneously they have a responsibility to stick to their rights. Employers are entitled to claim the following rights […] More

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    Restructuring: Advantageous for employer and employee?

    By Christo Bester of the LWO (Agricultural Employers’ Organisation) A business concern is run in a challenging environment where the economy and other external factors leave a business with few options to remain competitive and viable in the labour environment. Options fluctuate from reorganisation to restructuring, and even staff retrenchment. What is restructuring? Restructuring is […] More

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    Evaluate labour for bonus payments or salary increases

    by Christo Bester A general misconception in the workplace is that employees are entitled to annual bonuses and salary increases. In fact, an employee can only demand such a bonus if it is prescribed as such by means of a Sectoral Determination or a Bargaining Council Agreement applicable to his/her specific sector. Sectoral Determination 13 […] More

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    How to deal with employees sleeping on duty

    by Christo Bester, LWO Employers Organisation Employees who sleep on duty is an annoying problem for any employer. Fatigue can influence an employee’s coordination and reaction speed and in the end influence the productivity of the whole undertaking negatively. By sleeping on duty an employee exposes him-/herself, co-workers, as well as the employer to risks […] More

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    Labour Law: The mechanics of a disciplinary hearing

    By Christo Bester, LWO The South African labour environment is highly regulated and it is of the utmost important that employers should follow correct procedures at all times, more so when an employee is dismissed. Mistakes made in this process could result in financial loss. A formal internal disciplinary code is essential to ensure that […] More

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    How to manage absenteeism

    by Mariëtte Redelinghuys, LWO Employers Organisation  Absenteeism is a general problem in die agricultural sector. It represents a major influence on business activities and has to be managed efficiently to ensure productivity. What is the meaning of absenteeism? Apart from not being present in the workplace, absenteeism also includes: Turning op late for work (when […] More

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    So werk ’n grieweprosedure

    deur Christo Bester Prosedures in die werksplek verwys na ’n vasgestelde of amptelike wyse waarop ’n situasie hanteer moet word en het ten doel om sowel die werkgewer as die werknemer in te lig oor die nodige stappe wanneer ’n spesifieke voorval plaasvind. Dit is uiters belangrik dat die werkgewer interne kommunikasieprosedures vestig ten einde […] More

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    Konflik in die werksplek

    deur Elmari Lemmer, LWO Werkgewersorganisasie Boerdery word bedryf in ’n uitdagende omgewing waar arbeid een van ’n werkgewer se waardevolste bates is. Elke werksplek is uniek en werknemers verskil ten opsigte van persoonlikheid, verwysingsraamwerke, waardestelsels, kultuur en motivering. Konflik in die werksplek is ʼn algemene verskynsel en kan ʼn negatiewe invloed op enige onderneming hê […] More

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    Tipes wangedrag in die werksplek

    deur Mariёtte Redelinghuys Dit is baie belangrik dat elke werks-plek ‘n toepaslike dissiplinêre kode moet hê wat verseker dat daar duidelike reëls (met toepaslike sanksies) in die werksplek is wat werknemers kan volg. Wanneer werknemers die reëls oortree, het die werkgewer die reg om teen hulle op te tree. Daar is verskillende tipes wangedrag in […] More

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    Swak werksprestasie

    ‘n Kopseer wat boere en bestuurders deesdae al hoe meer kwel, is swak werksprestasie deur werknemers wat versuim om aan die werkgewer se vasgestelde standaarde ten opsigte van hoeveelheid werk en gehalte werk te voldoen. Die Wet op Arbeidsverhoudinge (WAV) se Goeiepraktykkode sit riglyne uiteen oor hoe die werkgewer swak werksprestasie moet hanteer. Daar word […] More