Remuneration committees need independent advisors

Recent reports of shareholders voting against executive remuneration structures have again highlighted the need for increased transparency in the disclosure of not only the amounts paid, but how the amounts were calculated and the link to performance. Many companies...

How HR professionals can prepare for GDPR

There are only two days until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, which will govern the levels of protection and privacy for all individuals. It represents one of the biggest shakeups as to how personal data should be handled. By Paul...

Technology puts the ‘resource’ in human resources

The technology terms ‘machine learning’, ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’, ‘big data’ and ‘robotics’ are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We’ve become very comfortable with these technologies,...

Do’s and don’ts of background screening

Intensive interviewing and background screening are necessities for many companies taking on new employees, as the need to verify a candidate’s background and reliability can mean the difference between disaster and success. Today, serious candidates have come...

Why permanent residency is important for expats

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. By Marisa Jacobs, head of immigration and mobility at Xpatweb One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application...

Common misconceptions about tax and directors’ fees

Many non-residents that derive directors’ fees from a South African tax resident company believe that because they are non-resident and pay tax in their country of residence on such directors’ fees they are not liable to tax in South Africa. This is a...