A Simple Formula To Solving Problems For HR Professionals

To make it in human resources, one needs to quickly learn how to be an adept tactical problem solver. Nobody in the office can clean up a mess, work themselves out of a jam or be quite so clever as HR can. And if you were to ask many HR professionals what their strengths are, […]

4 Productivity Tools To Better Collaborate With Your Team

Want to increase yours and your team’s productivity? Need the right productivity tools to help you? In this post, we will show you the tools to help you become more productive at work. Whether you want to communicate with your team more efficiently, organise your time better or automate those tedious tasks –  here are […]

When Should I Have A Meeting?

Meetings Have you ever ended an online meeting and thought: that issue could have easily been sorted out via a quick email or text? Although bringing all your colleagues to one table can be the most powerful weapon you have in your communication arsenal – as a powerful weapon, you should be very deliberate about […]

What is being deducted from my payslip and why?

A payslip is one of the most important pieces of paper in your life – it not only provides proof of employment, but without it, you’ll have a hard time applying for a bank loan, a phone contract, a rental agreement and a home loan.   The Basic Conditions of Employment Act states that funds […]

How Does Financial Stress Affect Employee Productivity?

After more than a year of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, finances are proving to be the main cause of employee stress, ranking higher than job, health and relationship stress combined. In South Africa, according to a 2019 survey by DebtSafe, debt-related stress is one of the key factors attributed to negative mental health […]

Your Incentives Drive Your Actions: So Craft Them Carefully

Incentives rule the world. Ask any economist worth their salt and you’ll be bombarded with study after study that shows just how malleable human behaviour is to external incentives. As social creatures, trying to make our way through the world, we are responding to financial, social, and psychological incentives all the time. As a company, […]

SmartWage Quick Thoughts: Budgeting in times of Corona

SmartWage is here to help hard-working people remain financially secure during difficult times, but we recognise that there are many practical and proactive steps anyone can take to ensure they can make ends meet and endure the strains posed by difficult times (like pandemics and lockdowns). One of these steps is budgeting, something not nearly […]

SmartWage Quick Thoughts: The Value of Experience

The SmartWage team has been on a pretty exciting adventure over the past few weeks, doing anything and everything we can to make the most of the many challenges and even more opportunities served up by the continuing lockdown. Since the last Quick Thoughts blog post we shared just over a month ago, a lot […]