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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 […]

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate – what should employers do?

Following the rise of a second Covid-19 wave in many countries, vaccines are in high demand. While desperate to resume pre-pandemic operations, businesses in South Africa find themselves in a tricky position. Should they enforce vaccinating workers to ensure a safe work environment, as well as operational continuity? If so, they risk a legal battle […]

eNCA interview on the South Africa Tonight show with Natashia Barnabas, Industrial Relations Manager at Workforce Staffing

ClassicFM – Agility is the key to employment challenges in an uncertain world

Agility is the key to employment challenges in an uncertain world. Listen to Donné Nieman speak to Classic FM and Fine Music Radio’s Michael Avery about how business can utilise temporary employment services to survive the pandemic and thrive in a post pandemic economy.

High demand for TES in blasting sector

The use of temporary employment services (TES) is common among South African blasting companies, and demand for this service is high, says TES provider Workforce Staffing area manager Hendri Poolman. The scarcity of skills in the field presents a challenge for blasting companies. “As blasting is dangerous, it is a rigorous, time-consuming process. Therefore, it is […]

An agile workforce is key to navigating the pandemic

By Money Marketing Donné Nieman, Commercial Manager at Workforce Staffing Applications for the UIF/Temporary Employment Services (TES) grant to alleviate employee layoffs has closed. But this was always going to be a temporary measure. The long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy will continue to resonate and be a permanent part of the foreseeable future. […]

Temporary staff can ease the demands of AARTO regulations

PUBLISHED ON 14 JUL 2020  BY NATASHIA BARNABAS, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SPECIALIST AT WORKFORCE HOLDINGS LIMITED In a bid to help improve South Africa’s road safety record, President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act into law. This law brings far-reaching changes to the liabilities faced by, and recourse […]