HR Outsourcing: The Smart Choice to Avoid CCMA Headquarters

Have you just read an article about a business that found themselves at CCMA headquarters over an unfair retrenchment and had to pay out a hefty six months’ salary in compensation? It’s easy to ignore the human resources side of your business when things are going right, but as soon as things go wrong, one mistake could see you coughing up vast amounts of compensation…or even losing your business.

Why You Need to Avoid the CCMA

Founded on the principle of conciliating first before arbitrating, and established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) promotes fair labour practices in the workplace. The CCMA can either bring a business to its knees or shut a dishonest employee down. But that all depends on how accurate the employer was in following the correct fair labour practise procedures.

South African Labour Law Is All About Procedural Fairness

South African labour law is all about procedural fairness. So, did you follow the correct procedure? Not doing so is exactly why so many businesses lose their case. The CCMA can be the difference between liquidation and business success, which is why employers must ensure that all their HR procedures are both legally compliant and followed accordingly. Besides protecting you from costly lawsuits, here’s how HR outsourcing can benefit your organisation, especially during such a tumultuous time:

  • Free up time to focus on development and marketing.
  • Reduce risks by minimising exposure to potential lawsuits.
  • Gain an independent perspective on areas for improvement.
  • Comply with ever-changing employment regulations and guidelines.
  • Attract, engage and keep the right people.
  • Improve employee performance management.
  • Increased efficiency.
  • Save money.

Outsourcing is a tried-and-tested business model that has made deep inroads into the HR arena in businesses. Outsourcing to an established HR consultancy with competent professionals can save you money. It can also take the pressure off you so you can focus on things like marketing and sales, and it will give you peace of mind knowing that all your processes and policies are in place.

At CHA Group, we deliver all the above benefits and more. As a leading HR outsourcing company, we assist businesses with employment contracts, policies, disciplinary procedures and processes, disputes and hearings, recruitment, and performance and talent management. We also provide training and skills development, absence management, payroll services, and we assist with all labour relations disputes.

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