In an effort to ramp up its inspections, the Department of Employment and Labour’s inspectors will visit 839,000 workplaces over the next five years.
Minister Thulas Nxesi, delivering his department’s 2022/2023 budget this week, said these inspections play an important role in promoting a culture of equality and fair treatment in workplaces.
The Minister says enhancing social security for South African employees is one of his biggest priorities.
Read more on this initiative here.
- Several audits launched to recover funds stolen from State coffers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Government will introduce quotas on the number of documented foreign nationals that can be employed in SA.
- Home Affairs released a list of scarce and critical skills to help employers prioritize employment of skilled people in the country.
In an effort to ramp up its inspections, the Department of Employment and Labour’s inspectors will visit 839,000 workplaces over the next five years, this was said by Employment and Labour Minister, @NxesiThulas https://t.co/Jbgfur4NLA #BudgetVote2022 #LabourBudgetVote2022 pic.twitter.com/GJ6bs6C8Et
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) May 25, 2022
South African employers should, as their staff complement returns to the office on a more full-time basis, make work environments more engaging and stimulating.
Managing Director at Dyna Training, Roland Innes says this would encourage employees to be more eager to return to the office, after almost two years of working remotely.
Innes says many employees, here and in the US, feel overwhelmed with having to be back in the office for a full 8 hours.
He says this can prompt them to resign or find other employment opportunities.
Read more here.
The Great Resignation of 2021 will continue to pick up momentum in 2022 as more people are expected to return to the office on a more full-time basis. In the US alone, more than 65m people resigned in 2021.#Smile904FMNews#NewsThatCTNeedsToKnowNow https://t.co/QxcpRtaN0D
— Smile90.4 FM (@Smile904FM) April 11, 2022
It’s been termed the ‘Great Resignation’. It seems that a wave of people have left their jobs to either move on to something new, or for more of peace of mind.
Poll time: have you resigned in the last 6 months?
— Nelcia Charlemagne (@nelciathewriter) October 28, 2021
The Great Resignation of 2021 will continue to pick up momentum in 2022 as more people are expected to return to the office on a more full-time basis.
In the United States alone, more than 65-million people resigned last year, choosing to rather work remotely or try out new careers instead of returning to the office for a full 8-hour workday.
Managing Director of Dyna Training, Roland Innes says the trend would also gain traction in South Africa as more businesses now re-open fully after months of lockdown restrictions.
Innes says vaccine mandates at workplaces may also deter employees from returning to the office.
He advises employers to consult with their workforce before concreting return-to-work strategies.
Read more on this phenomenon here.
Access Innes’ full interview with Smile 90.4FM’s Benito Vergotine here.
- Covid-19 pandemic had a severe negative impact on the mental health of adolescent girls and young women.
- Women on the African continent have been severely negatively impacted by Covid-19 pandemic.
- UNICEF: Negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic will be felt in education sector for years to come.
.@karaswisher explains that the Great Resignation is not temporary: “There's not enough people to do the work that needs to be done. There just isn't. These companies are going to have to make less money and focus on employees.”
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 26, 2021
— The Great Resignation (@TheBigQuit) October 28, 2021