2019 AFRICAN SALARY INCREASES

For HR practitioners, that dreaded time is fast approaching – when the 2019 salary increase forecasts and then a little later, the actual salary increases have to be proposed for African countries. Formulating salary increases in Africa can be a difficult and daunting undertaking for organisations. A salient reason is that most international salary surveys…
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IS “TOTAL COST TO COMPANY” THE ANSWER FOR THE UAE?

UAE HR practitioners are in a difficult, dichotomous and demanding position. In previous articles, we  discussed the fact that they are currently being required to reduce staff costs through retrenchments (http://www.axiomatic.co.za/news/retrenching-employees-in-dubai-a-scientific-and-strategic-methodology/) while at the same time, they are expected to retain talented individuals (http://www.axiomatic.co.za/news/theres-no-money-for-hr-in-dubai/) – a catch 22 perfect storm. There is no debate that…
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OUTSOURCED PAYROLLS: ONE SOLUTION FOR A DIFFICULT BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The communication company MTN, which currently operates in 22 African countries, has recently dominated the African media. Last week, the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation of Nigeria charged MTN with arrear taxes of $2 billion. This bombshell came in the wake of the allegations that the company had illegally transferred $8.1 billion out…
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HUMAN RESOURCES – WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ANGOLA?

These questions, often asked of HR practitioners, usually come from left field and catch us out! Over the last 18 months, economic conditions and inflation in Angola have been problematic, to say the least. However, a sudden interest in Angola has been sparked amongst South African companies because of the newspaper headlines of 18 July…
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