A flexible workforce is critical as external disruptions become increasingly common

By Donné Nieman, Sales Director (Western Cape) at Workforce Staffing The Covid-19 pandemic has been the ultimate external disruptor. It forced many businesses to retrench or furlough their staff, because they simply could not continue to employ them. The reality though is that the pandemic is not the only challenge businesses face, and employing a […]

Navigating the complexity of dismissals, resignations and retrenchments in a post-Covid world

By Natashia Barnabas, Industrial Relations Manager at Workforce Staffing South Africa’s labour laws are constantly evolving, and as with any legislation, they are often open to interpretation, and therefore to contention. While every incident is resolved individually, and decisions are based on the facts and the merits of the case, it is often helpful to […]

The Protection of Personal Information Act will commence on July 1, 2021

Here are all the important things you need to know regarding the POPI Act and how it is applicable to you on a personal level and to your business/organisation.   

The Labour Relations Act deeming provision – an update from a TES perspective

By Jeandie Leone, Commercial Executive at Workforce Staffing Section 198A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), also known as “deeming provision”, has been a contentious issue since it came into effect in 2015, and even more so since the Constitutional Court judgement around the Act in 2018. There are so many different interpretations of the […]

As wellness comes to the fore, Employee Assistance Programs help businesses improve relationships and productivity

By Jeandie Leone, Commercial Executive at Workforce Staffing While the importance of mental and physical wellbeing is widely acknowledged, recent events have driven the message home hard. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the link between wellness and productivity due to Working From Home (WFH). As people struggled with illness, anxiety, increased stress, financial difficulties and more, […]

With less than 80 days until PoPIA takes effect, mitigating risk is now an urgent priority

By Jeandie Leone, Commercial Manager at Workforce Staffing The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) comes into full effect from 1 July 2021. This date should come as no surprise to anyone or any business, as we have all had a year to come up to speed. However, in reality many organisations are finding themselves […]

TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid world

The past year has been incredibly challenging for employees for a multitude of reasons. Adapting to the Work From Home (WFH) normal, juggling this with home schooling, and facing salary cuts and lay-offs were a few of the issues faced. The greatest pressure has been felt by unskilled workers, the youth and women. Adding to […]

Opinion Piece: TES becomes driving force for South Africa’s gig economy

By Natashia Barnabas, Industrial Relations Manager at Workforce Staffing Temporary Employment Services (TES) have been utilised mainly in first-world economies whereby organisations have the flexibility to procure required skills on a part-time or on a fixed term basis. These services are usually contracted in order to complete a project, cater for a business project, provide […]

Prioritising the hiring of South Africans in unskilled sectors will be critical in the face of rising unemployment

By Donné Nieman, Sales Director of Western Cape for Workforce Staffing With more than 11 million people currently unemployed in South Africa, the Employment Services Amendment Bill aims to redress high numbers of foreign nationals employed in unskilled occupations by putting more locals to work.  Once passed into law, this legislation is likely to cause […]

The onus of OHS for temporary employees is on… who?

According to all Acts that pertain to employment, Temporary Employment Service (TES) providers are regarded as the employer of any TES worker placed within a given organisation. However, according to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, the TES provider is not regarded as the employer, which means the responsibility of the employees’ health and […]