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  • 7 Tips to Motivating Employees
    Posted by Lorna O'Brien on 29 February 2016

    No matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying. Prof. Leonard J. Glick, Professor of management and organizational development at Boston’s North Eastern University, teaches the art of motivating employees for a living. Below are a few of the tips he shared with FORBES MAGAZINE for entrepreneurs and managers looking to keep their people smiling and producing.

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  • LABOUR COURT: HUGE VICTORY FOR THE TES INDUSTRY – RELIEF FOR BUSINESS
    Posted by Lorna O'Brien on 09 September 2015

    LABOUR COURT: HUGE VICTORY FOR THE TES INDUSTRY – RELIEF FOR BUSINESS The “deeming” clause clarity: the TES is the employer The decision by the Labour Court on the interpretation of the newly amended Labour Relations Act on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - ‘test’ case: Assign Services v CCMA and others - has brought optimism for stability to businesses, temporary workers and the Temporary Employment Services (TES) industry who have witnessed job losses and the folding of businesses during this time of uncertainty. This is according to the Vice President of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), KC Makhubele who notes that all parties now have hope of ensuring the continuation of business and improving job opportunities moving forward. He says, “The uncertainty experienced in the market related to who – the TES organisation or the client employer – is ‘deemed’ to be the employer of TES employees earning less than the earnings threshold (currently R205 433.30 per annum) who have been placed at the client for more than 3 months.”

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