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If you are a parent that runs their own business and employs some staff, then HR is going to be one of your biggest headaches! Why try and fumble your way through the intricacies of todays HR laws and practises?
Workplace Strategies (www.workplacestrategies.co.za) are a specialust outsourced HR company that will handle all your HR requirements – from hiring, firing and anything inbetween.
Here is a brief bio of what they do:
Workplace Strategies CC is a Cape Town-based consultancy assisting organisations with workplace issues.
Our core expertise is in providing employers with labour law advice, helping them to navigate complex employment laws and introducing best-practice human resource management.
Labour Law Advice
Workplace Strategies appreciates the challenges employers face to comply with a multiplicity of labour laws and our advice is based on a sound knowledge of legislation and its ramifications. We also understand business and the dynamics of employment relationships and our solutions are delivered with a view to the various commercial and practical considerations of any issue.
Our labour law advice includes methods for ensuring legislative compliance, assisting with disciplinary and performance issues, chairing internal disciplinary hearings, managing redundancy programs and preparation for concilition or arbitration in the CCMA.
Employment Law Advice
Workplace Strategies understands the need for employers to implement valid and up-to-date employment documentation and we appreciate the vital role that employment law plays in risk management efforts, particularly in protecting confidential information and implementing safeguards that continue after an employment relationship as ceased.
Our employment law services include drafting and implementing contracts of employment, independent contractors’ agreements, restraints of trade, non-disclosure agreements and workplace policies. Our employment law offering also extends to workplace conflict resolution, such chairing disciplinary hearings and private mediation and arbitration services.
Human Resource Management
Workplace Strategies offers human resource management services on two distinct levels. For larger clients, our services take the form of assisting internal human resource departments as a third-party advisor. In the case of employers in the SME sector, we provide an outsourced-HR Manager to take control of human resource management within the organisation.
Our human resource management initiatives include implementing performance appraisals programs, introducing workplace policies, assisting with recruitment processes, handling performance and disciplinary matters and chairing disciplinary hearings.
Workplace Strategies also assist organisations in developing skills in the labour relations field and our internal workplace training programs include Labour Law for Line Managers and Conducting Disciplinary Hearings.
Strategic Planning & Other Specialised Services
Workplace Strategies has developed particular expertise in delivering strategic planning programs. We work with companies and Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) to facilitate group meetings of key stakeholders for planning purposes. Our interventions enable an organisation to implement short-term and long-term plans that are achieved through consultation with those involved and which clearly set out objectives, responsibilities and methods of measuring success.
Workplace Strategies also has unique skills in optimising workforces, implementing employee retention programs and managing the human capital issues during corporate restructuring.
If you are like us and appreciate the importance of your human capital, we would like to work with you.
Kinesiology is a wonderful alternative health technique for animals, children and babies. Many alternative health techniques place a great deal of emphasis in taking a case history and then analysing this to arrive at a conclusion for treatment. With babies and young children this can be a challenge for any practitioner. This is where kinesiology has a major role to play.
So kinesiology is an information gathering technique. I work to raise the base level of energy in the body and there are a variety of correction techniques divided into four categories: structural, nutritional, emotional and energetic. These techniques are simple and non-invasive.
How do you test a baby or animal? Obviously, with animals, babies and small children testing can prove a challenge. In this instance I use a surrogate (usually the parent or owner), someone to stand in the place of the baby/child/animal being tested. The surrogate is linked to the baby/child/animal so I can gather information about the baby/child/animal by testing the surrogate. In practice this is very easy and results generated this way are as good as testing the baby/child themselves.
I use kinesiology, quantum touch, EFT and crystal healing to work with babies and children all the time. They usually thrive under this type of care. I have helped babies with a whole range of assorted childhood ailments from colic and sleepless infants to skin conditions, emotional upsets and childhood diseases.
Children and babies are naturally healthy, joyful, energetic and full of life. This is their natural state, and healthy infants are a joy to behold (ask any mother). If your child is not in this state there is a reason – please, for their sake, find out why. Babies only cry when they are distressed or upset – please find out the cause.
If you are interested in getting help for your child please visit www.capetownkinesiology.co.za
Among the numerous attributes that can easily be made to children at an early stage in life, one which clearly stands out is that of swimming; once learnt, it is rarely, if at all ever forgotten. In fact that is the reason that a lot of emphasis is often placed on teaching children to swim right at their infancy stage, viz. when they are still babies. That is because; this is a stage which has practically no fear attached to swimming whatsoever. Otherwise, over time, a lot of young adults develop a fear for water – what is commonly referred to as aqua phobia.
Besides the obvious aspect of more focused and fearless learning, another clear advantage that baby swimming offers is that it can be so much fun for adults! Parents in particular tend to rejoice in the prospect of seeing their infant children being able to swim with complete nonchalance. Along the way, various memories are formed which in turn go on stay for life! Take for instance, the first time that an infant manages to stay afloat in water all by itself; or the first time, that an infant actually takes rapid strides while swimming, once again completely unaided and all by itself. These are memories which when captured on film become a part of lifelong memories which parents and the infant too will cherish, long after it has grown up!
Another clear advantage that baby swimming offers is the feeling and spirit of camaraderie. That comes about since babies tend to learn in an environment which in turn has fellow babies also looking to hone their skills in swimming. In such a scenario, they often end up making friends and acquaintances that go on to become a part of their circle of close associates, even much later in life. The same holds true for parents as well who also get a clear opportunity to enhance their social network amongst other fellow parents also looking to teach swimming to their kids.
Overall, if you are looking to groom your children as athletic and health conscious individuals in their youth and adulthood, then baby swimming would certainly be a very good instrument for you to actually do so. It has in fact been observed that in most cases, once babies are taught the nuances of swimming, they tend to continue pursuing the same, well into their adulthood as well.