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Worldwide companies are increasingly paying more attention to tax compliance, recognising the risk of both hefty fines and the potential of damage to corporate reputation. Governments, policymakers and the public are paying closer attention to corporate tax practices, with more risks around tax than ever before.




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HR Professional Practice Standards to strengthen the HR Management System

Professional Practice Standards must now be developed to ensure the 13 HR Standards can be implemented. By Marius Meyer During 2013, the National HR Management System was developed by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in association with HR Future. The HR Management ...

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Auditing the National HR Standards

Use this “Three Lines of Risk Defence” model to ensure sound governance in the practice of HR. By Michael Robbins and Marius MeyerHaving developed the first National HR Standards in 2013, the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), in association ...

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Next move in South Africa's National HR Standards

Move from application to internal and external audits in 2014. By Marius Meyer and Penny Abbott In 2013, 13 HR Standards were developed for HR management in South Africa by SABPP in association with HR Future. Now that these Standards have been ...

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Review of 2013 HR Standards initiative

Get ready for a move from 13 Standards to 13 governance actions in 2014. By Kate Dikgale-Freeman The year 2013 has been the most exciting year in the history of HR in South Africa. SABPP and its alliance partner HR Future ...

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Making the SA HR Standards work

HR Application Standards take the National HR Management System Standard to the workplace (Phase 2). By Marius Meyer The year 2013 will be remembered as a crucial turning point in the history of HR in South Africa. While many top HR professionals ...

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HR service delivery made easy - SA's National HR Standards Case Study

A case study of the HR function at Bidvest TMS (TMSG). By Leon SteynThe value proposition of a service or commodity provider is something which can take the executive committee (Exco) of a particular enterprise quite some time to reduce ...

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Firm foundation laid for HR practice

HR professionals are working together to see the national HR Standard firmly established. By Dr Linda Chipunza The first version of the much heralded HR Management Standards (HRMS) was presented to the HR community at the National HR Standards Roll Out ...

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HR Standards highlights package

A summary of the importance, benefits and key features of each of the first formal HR Standards for South Africa provided by the facilitators at the HR Standards Development Summit in May 2013. Standard 1 Strategic HRM Facilitator: Elizabeth Kumalo Importance South African ...

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National HR Standards are rolled out

First HR Standards move from definitions to definitive outcomes. By Marius Meyer You may by now be aware that, on 21 May this year, 120 senior South African HR leaders became the first HR group in the world to generate draft ...


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#BadValuesGoViral: The Ethical Dilemma in Social Media

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming a popular communication trend in business. Unfortunately, the trend sometimes comes with unforeseen ethical problems for the business. One bad tweet could end up hurting your sales, your image and your ...

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Exec search trends show no “tanking” economy

As blanket reports of an impending recession strike fear into the hearts of South Africans, many still bruised from the global recession four years ago, a glimmer of hope is emerging from an unlikely source – the executive search sector. Trends ...

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Human resources: The impact of social, mobile and predictive analytics

A recent LRMG conference highlighted emerging trends in human resources: The use of social and mobile learning, the need for improved user experiences and the use of predictive analytics. As a leading local performance agency, LRMG used the conference to showcase ...

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Economic growth needed to drive youth employment

The youth wage subsidy is a positive initiative in the battle to reduce youth unemployment, but it’s a band-aid solution. In the longer term, we need to focus on growing the economy to generate jobs and on education to ensure ...

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Flexible working means a greener business

Streamlining and efficiency are always considered good business practices, but before the global economic downturn it could well be argued that efficiency was not as widely regarded as immediately essential. Now, as companies continue to face tougher business conditions, there ...

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Creating a Compelling Mobile User Experience

With millions of apps available today and growing at a rapid pace, consumers are spoilt with choice and have little patience for apps that don’t deliver. In a market where quality and performance always come before brand loyalty, the competitor’s ...

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Employee wellness a key differentiator for employees

Employee wellness isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for companies looking to attract and retain top talent. Companies that want their employees to really invest themselves in their work should also show that they in turn are willing to invest ...

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New online resource helps graduates land – and keep – their first jobs

A free new online resource is set to change the landscape for post-qualification jobseekers. The World of Work, created by The Independent Institute of Education, has been designed specifically to help South Africa’s graduates bridge the gap between studies and ...

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Can free advertising boost your business? Tips for Small Businesses on a budget

Every small business owner knows that cash flow can be a challenge – especially when you are just starting out. In a world of increasingly sparse attention and vast amounts of advertising assailing your customers’ senses, how do you make ...


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Disciplinary hearing held outside the prescribed time limits possibly rendered n

In the case of SAMWU obo T Jacobs v City of Cape Town [2014], the Labour Court considered whether a disciplinary hearing held outside the time limits prescribed by collective ...

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Disadvantaged students given the resources to complete their studies

Civil engineering students from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to achieve their practical course requirements, thanks to a workplace integrated learning and training initiative spearheaded by SMEC South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) ...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It all starts with a business plan

Many, if not all, start-up businesses face the challenge of insufficient capital. For those looking to open a franchise this challenge is still a reality but perhaps less of an ...

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Accountants volunteer to help bridge SA’s mathematics skills gap

SAIPA – the South African Institute of Professional Accountants – says many of its  Professional Accountant (SA) members are willing to help high school pupils improve their mathematics and accounting ...

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

SA trending towards temporary employment in South Africa

Africa is unique in that global labour trends often do not apply to us. Our realities are in many ways so far removed from the US, UK and Europe norms ...

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Results of latest HR Recruitment trend survey

MCI Consultants announced the results of its 2014 SA HR Recruitment trend survey that ran for just over 30 days and received 1263 responses from HR professionals from across the ...

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Four steps to a balanced budget

July is National Savings Month – the perfect opportunity to re-assess your finances. The first step towards achieving this is learning how to draw up a ...

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

New amendment act provides greater protection to indebted consumers

The National Credit Amendment Act signed into law by President Jacob Zuma on May 19 is going to have far-reaching positive effects for deeply indebted ...

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cloud software can help schoolchildren prep for accounting exams

With Gauteng and other provinces looking to move towards paperless classrooms, the time is ripe to start making more extensive use of cloud-based software in educational settings in South ...