Remote working has triggered a fundamental change in digital working and nomads now rule the workplace
Payroll is one of the most important business functions but it needs resilience and flexibility to function effectively
Wearing a mask at work is not necessarily a violation of your personal rights, it could be mandated policy and a firing offence if not followed.
The line between employee rights and workplace safety is becoming increasingly blurred in a world where vax meets anti-vax
Make sure that your side hustle is legit before you lose your job over it
Tired. Exhausted. Fatigued. Worn out. Burned out. Done.
Undertaking strike action is one thing. Bringing weapons to that strike is entirely another.
The South African vaccine rollout has been expanded to include people over 50 years old. Nicol Myburgh, Head: CRS Technologies HCM Business Unit, discusses the obligations of companies when it comes to the vaccination, including providing days off for employees who need to get the jab and who may require sick leave if they experience any side effects.
Introduced by government in 2013, the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) scheme is designed to encourage employers to hire young work seekers by sharing costs. Even though it was only intended to run for three years, such was its success and the continued need to support youth employment, that government has extended it until 2029.
While digitalising a payroll has become a business imperative given the geographically dispersed workforce resulting from widespread lockdown conditions, it does not come without its share of challenges.
Contrary to popular belief, migrating to a digital payroll solution is not simply a case of copying and pasting data into a cloud environment.
Payroll solutions in South Africa must be modernised to benefit from the likes of cloud computing, robotic process automation (RPA), and artificial intelligence.
Think the chat you’ve had with a group of colleagues is a secret and won’t cost you your job and reputation? Think again…
With the scale and scope of remote working being largely governed by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations, it is not difficult to imagine the distributed environment becoming part of the status quo.
Ghost employees on a company’s payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation’s profitability and sustainability, declares CRS Technologies general manager Ian McAlister.
By July last year, during the height of the first wave of COVID-19 infections, 44% of employees in the US worked from home. Meanwhile, more than half of respondents in a recent international survey stated they are working completely remotely.
Social distancing, remote working, video conferencing and limited interaction are taking their toll on corporate recruitment
With everything that businesses are faced with today, the last thing managers need is to overlook a critical issue, especially one that can make or break operations… so, we are taking this opportunity to remind the market that the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) comes into effect on 1 July 2021.
International Women’s Day (8 March) highlighted the importance of gender equality while celebrating the efforts by women and girls in shaping a more equal future.
CRS Technologies has partnered with Silver Swan HR Consulting to provide corporate customers with access to an independent employee wellness service that will assist in maintaining the mental and emotional wellbeing of a distributed workforce and alleviate business stress and pressure.
Think that offering your employees unlimited leave is a terrible idea? Think again…
Gender classification in the workplace is not an easy situation and there are no convenient ways to address questions or concerns.
CRS Technologies has entered into an agreement with Tandem Learning & Leadership Solutions to strengthen its corporate training value proposition using the expertise of the prominent player in the learning and development sector.
The workplace whistle-blower isn’t a business liability, they are a window to the organisation’s soul.
What did you take from a year that was defined by uncertainty and complexity? For Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, it was one word – resilience.
Managing gender transition in the workplace is one of the most challenging human resources issues companies are faced with.
CRS Technologies has partnered with financial technology platform PayCurve to provide corporate customers with the means to drive employee financial and emotional wellbeing by providing staff with flexible access to a portion of their earned salaries at any time during the month.
Constructive dismissal remains one of the most difficult things for an employee to prove.
Gender classification in the workplace has evolved beyond traditional concepts of male and female employees.
Even though technology has become indispensable for digital-centric organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to create new habits and management practices for how people adapt, behave, and work in conjunction with the tools available to them.
Limited duration contracts have to be carefully managed to ensure they obey the letter of the current law.
Can an employee lose their job if they refuse the vaccine? The answer isn’t cut and dried.
Putting a smart eye on process management to ensure that the balls stay in the air when it comes to employee, activity and customer.
In February the South African government, via the Department of Employment and Labour, announced updates related to the extension of the UIF TERS benefit period. Employers in sectors that have been targeted for relief have the opportunity to apply for the TERS benefits.
One of the concerns that the rapid rise of remote working has highlighted is the potential for employee burnout.
Drunk at 12pm? Thinking of a quick glass at 1? It can be a fireable offence…
Now, more than ever, companies are looking for ways to help ensure their work environments better reflect the needs of the modern employee in the ‘new normal’.
Admin, payroll, people and process are the uniquely human systems within the business, take care of them
Remote working has become part of the status quo as organisations focus on keeping employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent outage of a popular cloud-based accounting platform in South Africa has highlighted the importance of being always on in a digitally driven business environment to avoid disruptions to mission-critical systems such as human resources and payroll.
How to manage the bullying and toxicity that can arise in the workplace if an employee contracts COVID-19.
Pregnancy discrimination can take many forms, but women need to know that they’re protected and businesses need to know that they should cease and desist.
The CCMA is receiving record numbers of retrenchment referrals, thanks to the pandemic.
Inspire and connect with your employees before the fatigue and disconnect impact their work lives significantly.
Tracking employee behaviour and movement online may fit in legal loopholes, but not ethical ones.
There is one essential thing that defines a successful remote working relationship between employee and organisation – trust. Without it, there will always be concerns around employee performance, productivity and reliability.
CRS Technologies has added Converge Solutions, a technology company committed to empowerment and growth, to its partner ecosystem.
CRS Technologies, a leader in integrated and efficient human resources and payroll solutions and services in the South African market, has launched its Spade campaign, emphasising the importance of fast and efficient patching and upgrades for payroll platforms in the remote working era.
CRS Technologies, a leader in integrated and efficient human resources and payroll solutions and services in the South African market, has optimised payroll processing to reduce the time spent on payroll management and admin to as little as eight minutes.
CRS Technologies, a leader in integrated and efficient HR and Payroll solutions and services in the South African market, has forged an alliance with QBIT, bringing this dynamic solution house into the CRS Technologies ecosystem.
Retrenchment is never easy, but it’s essential that organisations work to the letter of the law.
CRS Technologies, a leader in integrated and efficient HR and Payroll solutions and services in the South African market, welcomes New Leaf Technologies to its partner ecosystem, further cementing its reputation as a holistic service provider in the market.
Leverage the experience of trained HR and legal experts to manage workplace regulations and legalities without the hassle.
The use of emojis in corporate communications can be used in court cases to prove discrimination, sexual harassment and even legally binding agreements.
Risk management is not a box ticking exercise, it’s a critical component of an organisation’s foundation that has to underpin every action and reaction.
Companies need to take preventative measures to stop and remove harassment and to create programmes designed to promote awareness and prevent this type of behaviour.
In a global skills crisis, access to talent has become critical to organisational growth and success.
Employees have been hard at work since the lockdown started but the isolation and long hours are starting to take their toll.
Companies have been facing tough decisions over the past few months, particularly those with employees who cannot work during the crisis.
Remote work. Remote people. And a complete lack of visibility. At what point does the company start watching?
COVID-19 introduces regulatory and ethical challenges to companies and employees returning to work.
The world is changing its approach to work and business, but this doesn’t mean an end to efficiency and growth.
Coffee? Tea? Internet? This is what your company should pay when you work from home.
The global pandemic has had a magnificent impact on industry, economy and organisation.
The global pandemic has kickstarted the growth of an entirely new generation, and it has nothing to do with age…
CRS Technologies, a leader in integrated and efficient HR and payroll solutions and services in the South African market, has become South Africa’s first ever SABPP corporate partner.
In these uncertain times companies have an ideal opportunity to not only reinvent the workplace, but also find more innovative ways of re-engaging with their employees. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HCM Business Unit at CRS Technologies, believes transitioning to a more goal-oriented culture could be key to achieving this.
In 2013 the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was put into motion, with some sections coming into effect from 2014 and others slowly entering the business arena over the years that followed. On 22 June 2020, the Act suddenly got serious.
Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HCM Business Unit at CRS Technologies, discusses the circumstances that may arise where refusing to work is believed to be the only safe option available.
Remote capabilities and implementation tools remain critical success factors for ongoing business success in the post-Covid-19 world.
As more businesses reopen following South Africa entering Lockdown Level 3, management is tasked with ensuring the readiness of their office environment to ensure a safe return of staff.
You need an ally to help you ensure your workplace is ready for the ‘new normal’. Ask yourself this: Is my work environment safe for the return of employees? Does it comply with all the new regulations stipulated by government?
Even though working remotely has become part of the new normal, companies must not neglect maintaining an integrated cyber security approach, especially when it comes to mission-critical functions such as payroll.
The lockdown has illustrated how many job functions can still be performed while working remotely. Virtual meetings and online group collaborations have become standard business practice. The resultant flexible work environment will likely continue even post-lockdown with many companies looking at implementing such policies in more direct ways.
With South Africa already operating on Lockdown Level 4 for almost two weeks, thoughts are turning to when all industries will be able to resume full-scale operations.
How are organisations supposed to manage and pay remote workers in world defined by distance?
As the gradual easing of the strict lockdown conditions approaches, thoughts turn to how companies will begin their recovery. Ian McAlister, GM of CRS Technologies, looks at what to expect.
Fluid gender definitions have interesting implications for the South African workplace.
Social media may be in the public domain but the personality online is not necessarily the person in the real world.
Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, believes remote working is about more than ensuring staff have a reliable internet connection.
Even though the extension of South Africa’s lockdown until the end of April may not have been unexpected, companies would do well to consider the mental impact this prolonged period of isolation could have on their employees.
With South Africa’s lockdown well and truly underway, companies are facing unprecedented times. Even when the country was in the throes of the State of Emergency in the 80s and early 90s, work continued, albeit with strict social controls in place and a strong police and military presence. But business as usual has not been possible for many organisations, leaving employers perplexed about the issue of salary payments.
Processing your company’s payroll should be a breeze, but if your payroll department is living from one crisis to the next, chances are good you’ve either outgrown your HR and payroll software, your solution provider, or both, says Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies.
Employers and employees have rights when it comes to sick leave, but fraudulent sick notes are a rising problem.
The relevancy of the cloud will soon begin to wane as more decision-makers come to acknowledge the hype for what it is and realise that cloud computing is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Retail solutions provider Smollan has once again looked to CRS Technologies to provide a payroll solution for its African operation.
What South Africa’s budget bag looks like for 2020.
A better understanding of the unique market conditions in South Africa is just one of the reasons why organisations should consider adopting locally developed HR and payroll solutions.
Offering a retirement fund to your employees may not be mandatory, but it positions you as a people-centric company.
Employment contracts always include a notice period should an individual decide to resign.
Ageism is a real problem in the South African job market. Even if a job seeker has an impressive CV and experience that stretches back many years, they might not secure the position they apply for because of their age.
With more than a third of employees reporting acts of bullying in the workplace, this has become a significant issue in South Africa that negatively impacts teamwork and morale.
Unless dealt with effectively, office gossip has the potential to significantly disrupt an organisation and negatively impact employee productivity.
While statistics vary, it is widely estimated that smokers take a total of approximately six days of smoke breaks annually.
This year will see HR and payroll data play a pivotal role in business, becoming an increasingly valuable asset that provides a snapshot overview of the current status of the business.
Businesses that embark on a journey to the cloud and open themselves up to this technology find that they have the capability to manage their infrastructure and resources in a more cost effective, efficient way, including people management.
Employees face a two-fold risk if they do not take the leave they are legally entitled to. Firstly, they could forfeit their leave after a pre-dete…
The evolving regulatory landscape in South Africa means companies must ensure they do everything possible to maintain an equal and fair working environment.
It may be the last quarter of the year, but South African employers won’t have much opportunity to sit and reflect on business over the past ten months – the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) has confirmed the Employment Equity Amendment Bill 2018 will be tabled before Parliament before the end of October 2019.
Sexual harassment in the South African workplace is more prevalent than many might care to admit, but false accusations are muddying the waters of those with legitimate claims, according to Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies.
Businesses in Zambia must take cognisance of the country’s new National Health Insurance Fund, effective 1 October 2019, which not only requires employers to register their employees, but also that both employers and employees contribute to the fund.