How to manage employees and
build sound workplace relationships.

Employers and employees both have rights and obligations within the workplace. These include the need to exercise fair labour practices on the part of employers and the duty to further the employer’s business interests on the part of employees.

This section includes best practice guidelines for small businesses on how to manage the conduct and capacity of employees in compliance with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA).

Although the section has as its focus on how to manage workplace challenges, it is important to stress the ongoing value of building positive relationships within the workplace. The ultimate goal should be to create a workplace where there are good work relationships, adherence to workplace rules and procedures and employees are motivated and productive. A competitive workplace is one where there is respect and trust between management and employees.