Written warnings, final written warnings, verbal warnings (or ‘written verbal warnings’, whatever that might be) – how and when do you issue them and what do you do once you have issued them? The Labour Relations Act (LRA), Code of Good Practice: Dismissal (the Code)...Read More
Blog (articles to inspire and guide)
A Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School learner ranted on WhatsApp recently, using the K-word against her fellow learners. What was she thinking? Did she learn nothing from Penny Sparrow? However, this article is not about the young woman’s foolishness, parental responsibility...Read More
What is important to you when you are job hunting? There are many articles that advise us, quite rightly, to look beyond the money...Read More
One of the problems managers have when it comes to difficult, ineffective, poor-performing employees, is our emotional state. By the time we decide we must act, either because the behaviour has been going on for so long or the incident is so serious, we are really angry...Read More
I was in Pavilion’s Exclusive Books Cafe recently (before it suddenly and unceremoniously closed down). I found myself looking out into the very busy passageway watching what seemed like hundreds of people walking, sauntering or rushing past. Some were alone, some in a group, others were with family...Read More
Prince George of Great Britain will, in September, start at a school whose most important rule is ‘be kind’. What about your business?
Are you hiring? What are some of the questions you ask yourself before hiring starts? If you are like most of us, they will include:
- What’s the job?
I saw an advert in one of the local shops over Christmas. It read, ‘It’s the gift that counts’. And I thought not now, surely? All year round, every advert screams at us: ‘It’s the gift that counts.’ It’s the outward show that matters. It’s the latest model, it’s what...Read More
Congratulations. You made it through to another year, and you found your way back to Simply Communicate. Let me tell that I, too, am glad to have made it back to Simply Communicate. Writing took a back seat towards the end of 2016. I plan to rectify that and produce some helpful thoughts and comments as we move...Read More
Winnie Mandela turned 80 in September. I’m not sure how important that was to my readers, but I am happy to announce that, at the other end of the scale, Simply Communicate turned four in the same month! Simply Communicate first saw the light of day on...Read More