I started thinking about it, some years ago, when we hosted social events for our staff at the office.
There were those, both management and staff, who pitched in, but there were many more who had a wonderful evening, said thank you very politely at the end, and left the execs and senior managers loading dishwashers and generally tidying up.
National Treasury issued a notice on the 27th October, requesting feedback by Monday 2nd November regarding the proposed Retirement Reform which was to have come into effect on 1st March 2016 (see here).
The notice asks for input regarding preference between 3 options:
The deadline of 30th October for submission of interim reconciliations for the period 1st March to 31st August 2015 to SARS is rapidly approaching. This is done via the Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501), Employee Tax Certificates (IRP5 / IT3(a)) and, where applicable, a Tax Certificate Cancellation Declaration (EMP601).
Or to be more specific, is it having a real effect on the workplace?
As a concept, it’s been around for 30 years. Every time I mention it, though, I have to explain what it is!
Personal Case Study
Some years ago I was the president of a mostly male IT Association. (I believe I am still the only female president they have had since 1934). We needed to hire a new Executive Director. As a member of the ManCo, we interviewed a number of candidates, shortlisted them to three (two men, one woman) and conducted final interviews.