Whilst there has been a lot of literature provided from various writers relating to COVID - 19 at the workplace there is not much literature relating to the handling of confirmed positive cases or suspected cases at the workplace. In as much as most organisations have embraced working from home/teleworking…


Can an Employer recall an Employee from leave to institute disciplinary proceedings?

When an employee commits an offense at work, the offense should be investigated and appropriate action taken as prescribed by the company’s code of conduct. In Zimbabwe a company can use its own registered code of conduct and…


SUBSTITUTING SICK LEAVE WITH ANNUAL LEAVE? WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?

The law in Zimbabwe provides for conditions under which employees can take sick leave. The provisions take into consideration the fact that at some point in their working lives employees may fall sick or get injured and will need time…


WORK DURING THE COVID 19 OUTBREAK. ARE ORGANISATIONS PREPARED?

The government of Zimbabwe announced an indefinite extension of the COVID 19 lock-down in line with WHO regulations in a bid to curb the COVID 19 pandemic. A number of industries were given the green light to operate although under strict…


Handling Grapevine at the Workplace.

Effective communication at the workplace can never be overemphasized. This is because it encompasses ensuring that information communicated is clear and understandable and decoded in its intended state by an individual completing the process. The general expectation in organizations is that all communication should happen…


HOW TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE DIFFERENT GENERATIONS AT THE WORKPLACE.

The workplace now has employees from different generations which require management to understand the different employees and their differences in order to properly manage them and ensure work is not disrupted.

According to research generational clashes that occur at the workplace…


In November 2018 the Finance Minister of Zimbabwe presented a 2019 National Budget speech, which had the mantra “Austerity for Prosperity”. The Budget detailed the measures that the government has since taken to address fiscal imbalances and work towards building the economy. As the country braced for the changes the…


RESIGNATION WITHOUT NOTICE IN ZIMBABWE, EMPLOYER’S DILEMMA?

The employment relationship can be terminated through various means, and these range from dismissal, death, retirement and resignation. The main focus of this article is on resignation without notice and the remedy that accrues to the employer.

Resignation relates to the unilateral decision…

Benjamin Brian Makumbe

Human Resources Specialist, Labour Relations Expert and Writer

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