How to… Stay Relevant at Work

After an increase in retrenchments during the pandemic, many people worry they may also lose their jobs. But there are ways to make sure you are viewed as an essential service. “Since the pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in job losses. I have had conversations with newly unemployed candidates who are distressed and the phrase ‘I didn’t

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How to avoid getting on colleagues nerves

A recent survey by Primer Inn found that more than half (53%) of office workers find their colleagues less annoying when working remotely, while 38% found their colleagues to be just as annoying whether in the office or remote “Though many organisations have returned to the office, many are working remotely, meaning work and communication still happen virtually for many,”

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As the rollout of vaccinations gathers pace, employers are eager to know whether they can order employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 “The Department of Labour has published guidelines stipulating that Covid-19 vaccinations can be made mandatory by employers, but this raises a number of questions, including whether or not any organisation can implement such a policy,” says Louise Woodburn,

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The implications of Covid-19 for Employers – Part 2

How should an employer manage employees who travel outside of South Africa? The employer should issue clear travel guidelines to these employees on international travel, particularly to affected countries – The employer should distinguish between employees travelling for business or for personal reasons Given the scale of the illness and if it is practical, the employer may elect to place

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The implications of Covid-19 for employers

What is the Coronavirus? The Covid-19 is a highly transmissible disease that starts off as a common cold. General symptoms of the virus are associated with the respiratory system and they include a fever, coughing and shortness of breath If left untreated or not treated correctly, infection can lead to Pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and, in worst

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