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May 13 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

Department of Labour

The Department of Labour announced on 10th May that they have extended the deadline for submission of the Return of Earnings to 31st May, 2016. This may be somewhat confusing to you, as we had understood that this was the deadline for submission, and had documented this deadline in previous newsflashes.


31st May is also the deadline for the SARS Annual Reconciliation.

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May 11 2016

Meetings, meetings and more meetings

We all know that every meeting should follow a structure if you want it to be effective. More importantly, you want everybody at the meeting to want to be there, and to be able to see the value, otherwise it is just more words that take time out of your day.

The following "W" questions are a guideline that help me:

  1. Why are we having this meeting?
  2. Who needs to be at it to be effective?
Teryl @ Work
May 4 2016

From programming to business challenges

Back in the day when I was a Business Analyst, I was sent on an Advanced Programming course.

We learnt how to follow a business problem from start to finish using logic and flow charting.

It is amazing how often I use this method to understand problems, sometimes just in my head, sometimes on paper.

I also learnt that if I shared the problem with a few people, and brainstormed, the answers came even more quickly.

And at home...

Teryl @ Work
Apr 26 2016

Do you think you do?

Most people are adamant that they do, but I am becoming more and more aware of the influences that move me in particular directions, and am working to be more structured in approaching final decisions.

Any decision?

It constantly amazes me how many people honestly believe that any decision is better than none, and that changing your mind is a sign of indecisiveness and weakness.

Frequently, decisions are made based on the current information at hand, and when more detail becomes available, people believe it is too late to change direction.

Teryl @ Work
Apr 22 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA


The official period for the 2016 Employer Reconciliation opened on 18th April, and will close on 31st May. SARS have updated their website help on this topic, including tips on the version of e@syFile which should be used.

To be sure that you are following the correct processes, follow this link

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Apr 19 2016

Steve Jobs once said, “It’s not the tools you have faith in, tools are just tools. They work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.”

Firstly, it’s important to define how management at Accsys see the difference between a tool and a solution.

Accsys is a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX) and national supplier of people management software and hardware solutions within the HR, payroll and time & attendance space. The company provides businesses with a simple to use solution that is customisable to handle unique requirements.

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Apr 18 2016

Like any other discipline, HR has evolved, and is continuing to do so.

I asked Ngoni Munetsi, head of Accsys People Management Partners Division, for his input. The article below is his response.

Known before as Personnel Management, today we are talking of terms like Strategic Human Resources, Talent Management, and HR Intelligence among other terms. Are there any differences? Or is it just old wine in a new bottle? What are the current trends and what future predictions do we have in the evolution?

Teryl @ Work
Apr 15 2016

Or is it just in public places? All I know is, if I am sitting next to two people having a conversation two seats away, I can barely hear them, but a person half a room away on a cell phone is absolutely clear.

So it is possible that the shared conversation muffles the sound, but it seems to me that many cell phone users think their phone is an under amplified microphone.

Teryl @ Work
Apr 4 2016

KPAs, KPIs, Job Descriptions - and whatever other acronym you might be using, they all do the same thing - define the performance areas, describe the job, lay out objectives, success factors etc

You know what they are, you understand the job, you are delivering according to the requirements, but you have the impression that your boss is not really that happy with you.

It might just be that you don't understand your boss!

During my career, I have reported into a number of people with huge variations of management style.

Teryl @ Work
Mar 30 2016

Although the Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for a few decades now, not all that many people are familiar with the term. According to an article published on the Forbes website, 87% of people have not heard of the “Internet of Things”.

Looking for an easy-to-understand explanation, naturally I turned to Google.

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