Empower Your Employees To Further Their Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

A solid education is one of the single most valuable gifts you can hand a child, a teenager, and an adult. Whereas school-based education prepares a child for tertiary education, in turn tertiary education prepares a young person for a meaningful and fulfilling career. And learning doesn’t have to stop there. Throughout an employee’s career, there should be continuous opportunities to keep learning and building skill sets.

Sadly, what is often lacking in the provision of a well-grounded education is the funding to make it possible. This is precisely why bursaries are so important, especially in a country like South Africa where free higher education is not yet a reality.

At Dalitso Holdings we are enthusiastic about bridging the gap between a good education and an illustrious career – including tertiary education as well as ongoing studies within a working environment. We work with employers who have the means to provide deserving students and employees with bursaries and assist them in administering and managing the bursary in a transparent manner.

Our comprehensive online bursary administration process ensures that those who provide the bursaries are always kept in the loop. Our unique online platform works with constantly updated technology which allows us to generate thousands of claims, payments, and reports on a daily basis. Furthermore, we provide student support, liaise with educational institutions on behalf of students, saving employers and employees a lot of productive time.

Employers who use our outsourced bursary administration option to empower their employees have seen an uptick in productivity, vastly improved skill sets within their organisation and early indications of talent gaps which can then be filled with highly skilled employees.

If you are a business owner with funds to spare for much-needed educational purposes, whether for students or employees, we would love to work with you to empower tomorrow’s leaders. Please contact us today for more information on how your bursary can change the lives of those who need it the most: https://dalitso.co.za/contact-us/

Avoid The Great Resignation In Your Business

It started in the US. After the stress of the Covid pandemic that ruled most of 2020, a
lot of workers simply had enough in 2021 and they quit. By November of that year,
the resignation rate in the country reached a 20-year-high. This equated to around
50 million Americans quitting in one year alone.
It wasn’t just the uncertainty surrounding the world economy at that point. Most of the
workers cited a lack of advancement in their career, low or stalled remuneration, a
toxic workplace and inflexibility when it came to working hours as a reason for their
decision to leave. Some took the opportunity of relying on Covid-19 stimulus
payments, left their jobs and took their time finding different opportunities.
The ‘Great Resignation’ has also spilled over to South Africa. By the end of 2021,
employee turnover had increased by 16% across all sectors. This is a frightening
statistic, considering that 35% of people in the country are still unemployed.
Research has found that people are leaving SA’s shores for opportunities abroad
where highly skilled workers are paid well and are always in demand. The growing
gig economy also plays a significant role in workers leaving their jobs behind in SA.
And then, of course, there is the ongoing problem of a toxic work environment, which
in this country, seems to be getting worse instead of better.
The good news, however, is that as a business owner you can help mitigate this
phenomenon in your organisation. While it is not always possible to keep people
from leaving, you can create a healthy work environment with the opportunity to gain
experience as well as an open-door policy to keep communication channels open.
This helps to prevent conflict from festering and workers from getting frustrated and
leaving.
At Dalitso Holdings, we are well versed in the working world, and because we know
how much effort it takes to keep a business healthy and growing, we have developed
a world-class cloud-based HR system to help business owners maintain their
business’ momentum.
Employees thrive in an environment where the rules are clear and where everyone is
treated equally. Our HR system makes this possible, because we help draft
business-specific HR policies, employee HR manuals and employment contracts in
line with the South African labour law. A dedicated HR consultant is assigned to an
account, and this consultant is able to identify issues before they become a massive
problem. Furthermore, we are also able to assist when it comes to CCMA and
Bargaining Council representation.
For more information on how Dalitso Holdings can help you retain your employees
while you focus on growing your core business, contact us today:
https://www.dalitso.co.za/contact/

The Importance Of Labour Relations In South Africa

Labour relations in South Africa have always been a top point of discussion. The
Labour Relations Act regulates the rights of trade unions, facilitates collective
bargaining, and deals with strike action, mediation and more. Furthermore, it also
establishes the CCMA, Labour Court, and Labour Appeal Court as superior courts.
Before the advent of labour laws and the Labour Relations Act, businesses were run
mainly on the ethics of their owners. As could be expected, this led to severely unfair
treatment of workers, discrimination and ignored rights. Fortunately, labour laws now
regulate business practices to ensure that employees are treated appropriately and
that their rights are upheld.
These laws contribute to the success of businesses too because they create an
environment in which both employer and employee can thrive. And due to this,
employees stay longer, which improves overall employee retention. It is common
knowledge that employees feel far more valued when their rights are acknowledged
and their effort in the workplace is appreciated.
Within any business, the human resources department plays an integral role in
ensuring that the labour laws are adhered to. This is over and above dealing with the
breach of labour laws, educating employees on the policies of the business, and
ensuring proper training for new hires.
To ensure that labour laws are always in place, a business cannot do without an HR
department. And while this is the norm in the business sector today, smaller
organisations often cannot afford an entire HR department, especially the salary of
an HR manager.
For this reason, Dalitso Holdings have refined our outsourced HR offering. We
remain proactive in implementing best practice to keep workplace conflict at a
minimum and in doing so, also reduce the risk of dismissals. We have a firm grasp
on trade union collective bargaining and strike handling, which means we will help
keep potential disruptions in your business to a minimum as well.
Dalitso Holdings makes use of a vastly experienced background in HR and labour
relations to help build relationships between employer and employee. We do this by
determining existing conflict management styles and establishing a conflict
management strategy. To that end, we also remain abreast of all new developments
within the Labour Relations Act to keep all our clients in line with the law.
Let us help you streamline your HR function. By outsourcing to us, you will receive
comprehensive HR services including strategy, advice and more. We make use of
only the latest technology to ensure your HR function is always available.
Contact us today and gain peace of mind knowing that your business practices fall
within the law: https://www.dalitso.co.za/contact/

Take A Break From Your To-Do List. You Deserve It!

You probably automatically peeked at your to-do list when you read this blog’s title. And now you’re hyperventilating a little bit at the sight of how much there is still to do today and the rest of the week or month. 

If this rings true, then the following message is for you.

Step. Away. From. The. To-Do. List.

The constant ping of reminders on your phone or a paper list stuck to your fridge or desk calendar is a source of stress. Sure, you’ll feel temporary elation at ticking off some of the items, but at what cost to your mental and even physical health?

No one is debating that ‘the work must get done’ but putting undue pressure on yourself to get tasks done within an impossible time frame is unnecessary, not to mention detrimental to your frame of mind. Too much work stress inevitably spills over to your personal life and before you know it, your work/life balance has flown out the window. 

And furthermore, constantly staring at the items on your list will not only make you procrastinate to the point where you don’t know when or where to start digging in anymore, but it will keep you from experiencing life! Do you really want to be stuck working on your to-do list while your child is performing in a school play? Do you want to be ticking off tasks while your family is on holiday, without you? The list (pun intended) goes on.

It all comes back to a healthy work/life balance and leaving work behind when you shut the office door behind you. If your to-do list truly bugs you, then get started on the biggest tasks first thing in the morning. Once that is done, take a break. Go for a walk or make some coffee. Then get started on the second biggest task and so on and so forth. Before you know it, your list will be smaller than it’s ever been.

If you’re a perfectionist, you’re going to have to let it go (sing the song if you must!). When the job is done, it’s done. Just because it’s not up your way-too-high standards, doesn’t mean it’s half-done.

When you get home at night, switch off completely from anything work-related. Don’t check work emails and don’t be tempted into making business phone calls after hours. Instead, spend time with your family, get back into that hobby you’ve been neglecting or take the dog for a walk. 

Don’t forget to take care of yourself! When it comes to life and work and balancing it all, your health must be at the top of the list too. Exercising and eating right goes a long way in feeling better and living healthier. 

You’re still glancing at your list, aren’t you? That’s okay. You don’t have to force yourself to make drastic changes overnight. Start small. Take one extra break for the first week and then add another the following week. Spread your one-day list over two days. Limit time spent on non-work-related social media browsing and emails and see your procrastination turn into efficiency. 

Once you start taking regular breaks from your list, you will be amazed at how much you will actually get done. 

Are You Putting Too Much Of Your Life Into Your Career?

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How To Recover From Burnout And Keep Loving Your Job

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Its Time to Stop Being The job

When the Covid pandemic first hit, people, especially those ordinary ones who are
not doctors or scientists, had no idea what to expect. As lockdown after lockdown
was imposed, the sense that things had taken a turn for the worse was
overwhelming. Families were, and still are, torn apart by restrictions. Businesses are
still trying to get back on their feet, amid controversies surrounding vaccine
mandates and severe staff shortages.
It is very easy, during this time, to throw yourself headfirst in your job. And some
would even argue that it makes sense, considering how unstable the economy is and
probably will be for a while yet. Working from home is the new normal, even in South
Africa. But this has also caused another problem to again rear its ugly head:
Burnout.
If fear of losing your job during these uncertain times has made you work even
longer hours and put in even more effort, it is time to take a step back and re-
evaluate where you’re headed. Yes, having a job and a career is important, but
measuring success against only your job title and salary is a sure-fire recipe for
disaster.
It may seem counter-intuitive, considering the situation the world finds itself in, but
it’s time to stop being the job. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What am I working towards?
  • Am I neglecting my physical and mental health for the sake of my job?
  • Am I neglecting my family for the sake of my job?
  • Do I have enough free time to recharge and rejuvenate after long work-related
    periods of stress?
  • Do I even like what I do?
    Based on the truthful answers to these questions, you can start to carve out a better
    measure of success for yourself this coming year. Take into consideration the free
    time you have every day or every week. Are you missing important events in your
    children’s lives? In your partner’s life? It may not seem like a big deal at first, but
    conflict always arises out of situations like this, which in turn will affect your mental
    health.
    If you’re neglecting your physical health because you’re in front of your computer or
    in the office at all hours of the day, sooner or later it will catch up to you.
    Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if you don’t even like what you do and simply
    do it because you have to earn money, this will likely take an even greater toll on
    your mental state. If there is no joy, no satisfaction, no goal, no purpose in your daily
    tasks, it is time to reset and regroup. Change your mindset in 2022 and start working
    towards a purpose. Balancing your work life and personal life will go a long way in
    establishing your unique purpose. And the first step towards this goal is realising and
    remembering every day that YOU are more than your job.
    Once you start doing that, you will find yourself feeling freer than ever before and
    ready to take on whatever this new year throws at you.

Make 2022 Your Best Recruitment Year Yet

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The Importance of Efficient Bursary Administration

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How Can Dalitso Holdings Help You With Bursary Administration.

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