HR Webinar Series - COVID-19 and the Workplace

Covid-19: A Practical Guide For The Workplace

Practical information sessions with Adv. Cecilia Brümmer

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Session No.19

The the last webinar in the Covid-19 in the Workplace series. A Q and A session with Adv. Cecilia Brümmer

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Session No.18

The HRToolkit for Covid-19 in the Workplace which will assist you for at least the next 3 months.

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Session No.17

Alternative contractual options; amending existing policies & procedures with emphasis on absenteeism, leave and remote working

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Session No.16

Life after TERS - Adapting to working under Covid-19: Contracts; Consultation and Conditions of Employment.

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Session No.15

Adv. Cecilia Brümmer discuss rights; restructuring; reasonable accommodation; rethinking the way of operating and the road ahead.

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Session No.14

New OHS Regulations (Part 2) - the impact on current workplace plans; dealing with the reality of COVID-19 positive employees at work and when to isolate.

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Session No.13

New OHS Regulations - the impact on current workplace plans; dealing with the reality of COVID-19 positive employees at work and when to isolate.

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Session No.12

Level 3: The now and the next month. What to expect, what to amend and hotspots - contingency planning.

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Session No.11

Unpacking Level 3, looking at additional workplace preparedness and amended protocols.

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Session No.10

Looking at what Level 3 means, along with reintegration and planning beyond June 2020

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Session No.9

Leave options for comorbidities and employees over 60 and UIF Illness Benefits

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Session No.8

Workplace readiness in terms of the latest OHSA regulations and the required protocols that need to be put in place.

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Session No.7

Immigration Implications including information around evacuations; border closures; expiries during lockdown; directives and lifting of penalties for overstays with Leon Isaacson of Global Migration SA

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Session No.6

Reintegration at work on level 4 of lockdown; restrictions; comorbidities; % of employees returning and OHSA

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Session No.5

The new TERS options. The MOU between UIF and employers to claim funds and updates from the Minister of Employment & Labour.

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Session No.4

Funds and schemes: what is working and what is not and planning for the 2nd phase of the lockdown.

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Session No.3

Funding available, i.e., from the normal UIFclaims; the extraordinary claims, i.e., TERSquarantineNational Disaster FundSMME’s. And then the claims processes.

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Session No.2

Lockdown and essential services; Leave and absences around the illness, Policy guidelines; Work from home protocols

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Session No.1

Exploring working conditions – "the reality of being at work, as well as the options of being away from work:.” Essential services, leave and absences around the illness, travel quarantine and self quarantine, work from home protocols

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HR Webinar Series - Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

A high level introduction around equal pay for work of equal value and its origins not only in South Africa but around the world.

Presented by: Bryden Morton, Executive Director of 21st Century


HR Webinar Series - The Human Impact Audit

The Human Impact Audit: Building a business case for people development interventions

Speaker:  Mark Baker  |  Founder & CEO of Mygrow  |  Psychologist

To effectively promote people development interventions in organisations, a strong business case is needed. This involves accurately calculating the impact of numerous salient HR factors in the organisation according to company specific metrics. Being equipped to make accurate calculations of these factors empowers effective investment decisions about people development interventions. 

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HR Webinar Series - Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement vs Employee Satisfaction - How to create an engaged workforce

by Lynette Todkill.

Lynette has a BA Hons in Psychology and an MA in Sociaology Group Dynamics. She is a registered Psychometrist and Assessor with 9 years experience as a Psychometrist. She currently holds the position of HR & Training Manager at Drake International South Africa and has 15 years experience in Human Resources & Training & Development and 2 years experience as a University Lecturer.

Employee engagement is distinctly different from employee satisfaction. Employee engagement is the extent to which employees feel passionate about their jobs, are committed to the organization and put discretionary effort into their work. Employee satisfaction only indicates how happy or content your employees are. It does not address their level of motivation, involvement or emotional commitment. For some employees, being satisfied simply means collecting a paycheck while doing as little work as possible. Our goal should be to engage rather than merely satisfy our employees. This webinar will assist you in understanding the process to be followed to do so.

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HR Webinar Series - Probation

Probation: Know what your rights and obligations are!

Probation is a useful tool, but is has to be managed and administrated properly. The employer should ensure that it does not find itself stuck with an incompetent employee simply because it did not use the available processes properly. On the other hand, probation should not be used by employers to abuse new employees who are eager to please; or see it as a period during which the probationary employee can almost be dismissed ‘at will’ – regardless of whether it is related to performance, misbehaving or simply because the employer does not like the employee.

  • What is the purpose of probation
  • To whom does probation apply
  • Is probation compulsory
  • How long should probation be
  • Is there such a thing as a probationary contract
  • Legal requirements governing probation – assessment and assistance; discussion and counselling
  • Taking a decision – dismissal / extension of probation
  • Risks if the probationary period is not managed properly or timelines are not kept

 

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HR Webinar Series - WSP, skills gaps, critical scarce skills

A New Look At Managing Skills Development - Ensuring That Your Staff Have The Right Skills To Perform The Right Job!

Guest Speaker: Falk Winter, Sales Director of Solutions Connexion

In South Africa’s fast changing skills development landscape, keeping close tabs on your company’s training and development needs is imperative to sustain a competitive edge. We will discuss the importance of knowing exactly where your skills gaps lie in your organisation. We will introduce you to the numerous benefits you can achieve from knowing exactly where your training needs are, including how you can create more accurate Workplace Skills Plans in a fraction of the time. We will talk about how you can identify critical scarce skill requirements and how you can streamline talent development and succession planning.

We will share four important case studies to illustrate the cost implications and negative impacts of NOT addressing skills gaps and critical scarce skills in your organisation.

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HR Webinar Series: Employer Branding

Guest Speaker: Speaker: Celeste Sirin, Founder of Employer Branding SA

Introduction on the topic:

When people hear the word "Employer Branding", they often associate it with talent attraction. Nothing could be further from the truth, as SA companies need to shift their focus beyond attracting the best talent, to that of nurturing, inspiring and retaining them.

Employer branding has moved beyond being an HR, Marketing and Communications function to that of a business function, involving commitment from multiple stakeholders. Insights confirm that economic growth factors don't necessarily hamper implementing an employer branding strategy, but driving the awareness, importance and capability within your executive and leadership team within an organization. 

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HR Webinar Series: Managing Incompatibility in the Workplace

Guest Speaker: Melanie Hart, Partner at Fasken

Introduction on the topic:

An employer is entitled to insist on reasonably harmonious interpersonal relationships within its business.  Incompatibility arises where an employee creates discord and disharmony and is generally unable to fit into the Company’s corporate culture.  During the webinar, we will discuss how to address incompatibility in the workplace which does not fall squarely in one of the three recognised grounds for dismissal and is a more nebulous concept.

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The HRworks Webinar Series: Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace

Guest Speaker: Ali Ncume, LLB , LLM  and Certificate in Labour Law Practice
Director of Maserumule Consulting

Alcohol and drug abuse can affect an employee’s abilities in many ways, ranging from the odd hangover on a Monday morning, to regular absence from work, to a long-term struggle with alcohol or drug dependency.  It remains a difficult problem to deal with in practice.  Ali shares information on the common incidents that may arise as a result of drug and alcohol usage in the workplace and how to deal with same.

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HR Podcast No.4 - Absenteeism

The fourth episode in the HRworks Podcast series covers Absenteeism.

HR professionals from the following organisations participated in this Podcasts:

  • Glacier by Sanlam – Head of Human Resources
  • Ooba (Pty) Ltd – Head of Human Resources
  • Investec Asset Management – Head of Human Resources: Africa
  • Dimension Data – Group HR Business Partner
  • Weylandts (Pty) Ltd – Group Human Resources Manager
  • Clicks Group Limited – Group Learning & Transformation Manager

 

Read more: HR Podcast No.4 - Absenteeism

HR Podcast No.3- Corporate Culture (Part 2)

The third episode in the HRworks Podcast series covers Part II of Corporate Culture.

HR professionals from the following organisations participated in Part II of this Podcasts:

  • Glacier by Sanlam – Head of Human Resources
  • Ooba (Pty) Ltd – Head of Human Resources
  • Principa Decisions – Human Resources Director
  • Investec Asset Management – Head of Human Resources: Africa
  • Dimension Data – Group HR Business Partner

 

Read more: HR Podcast No.3- Corporate Culture (Part 2)

HR Podcast No.2 - Corporate Culture (Part 1)

The second episode in the HRworks Podcast series is on Corporate Culture and will be covered over two parts.

HR professionals from the following organisations participated in Part I of this Podcasts:

  • Glacier by Sanlam – Head of Human Resources
  • Ooba (Pty) Ltd – Head of Human Resources
  • Principa Decisions – Human Resources Director
  • Investec Asset Management – Head of Human Resources: Africa

 

Read more: HR Podcast No.2 - Corporate Culture (Part 1)

HR Podcast No.1 - Onboarding

HRworks are releasing a series of HR Podcasts starting off with Onboarding.

A number of senior HR professionals from large corporate companies were interviewed with the purpose of leveraging their knowledge, experience and expertise which will be shared with you.

HR professionals from the following organisations participated in the first round of Podcasts:

  • Glacier by Sanlam – Head of Human Resources
  • Ooba (Pty) Ltd – Head of Human Resources
  • Weylandts (Pty) Ltd – Group Human Resources Manager
  • Principa Decisions – Human Resources Director
  • Investec Asset Management – Head of Human Resources: Africa
  • Clicks Group Limited – Group Learning & Transformation Manager

 

Read more: HR Podcast No.1 - Onboarding