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, mainly because they are impacting every aspect of life...

Home Affairs clamps down on illegal immigrant employment

It is now a matter of when and not if companies employing foreign nationals will be audited by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The arrest of at least 25 illegal foreign nationals at the beginning of May by the Cape Town Police, accompanied by officials from the...