Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020.
The coronavirus outbreak has sent shudders around the world. Markets have taken a tumble as investors fear the impact on businesses and the global economy, and travellers are cancelling flights to affected regions as concerns spread about the risk of infection.
On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and issued advice as Temporary Recommendations (TR) under the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Cross-functional collaboration is essential for today’s multi-layered, large scale businesses. All too often, different departments have little to no alignment with the next, and few employees have a thorough view of the company’s overall goals and the big picture as a whole.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about great change, driven by the interdependent forces of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), network-based logic, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality and quantum computing. This has led to many CEOs making digital initiatives their top priority. But for CEOs in Africa the path is less clear.
The cost of replacing an employee can be equivalent to 50 – 60 percent of their annual salary, this is according the Society for Human Resources Management. Good management can contribute to a business’s bottom line because when a business has good staff, who are well managed, the result is a high staff morale which also inadvertently pushes up productivity.
Strategic HR management and planning is a very important part of organisational development for saving costs and meaningfully contributing to the overall goals of the company.
Not much creates anxiety for an employee like asking for a raise. It can be hard to argue on your own behalf when it comes to money, and even if you have an extremely good case, the conversation can still be uncomfortable. That doesn’t mean you should avoid it entirely like 40% of all professions, however.