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Tragedy at work: Four steps to help your staff cope

28 November 2017

Shuter and Shooter Publishers, a special client of mine, experienced a tragedy last month when one of their long-serving and much-loved employees passed away. It was a humbling experience to join the company in a morning of grief and celebration. There were tears and laughter, as you would expect from colleagues who had spent a…

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Unfair Retrenchment Practice: Severance Pay

11 September 2015

Someone asked a question on a LinkedIn forum recently. Her organisation was ‘downsizing’ and about 20 employees were being retrenched. Some of those being retrenched were offered contracts of service as independent contractors. They specifically asked the employer whether they would remain on the payroll. They were told that they would not as they would…

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