Employee-driven workplaces are the future for businesses

Nicol Myburgh - Head - CRS Technologies - HCM Business Unit
Nicol Myburgh - Head - CRS Technologies - HCM Business Unit


Employee-driven workplaces are the future for businesses

The workplace of the future will be employee-driven, which means employers will offer staff much more than just the pay cheque. The post-COVID-19 worker demands recognition and access to resources that will help them develop their skills and nurture their development as people.

It’s a trend that human capital management experts are aware of and continue to monitor.

“That’s because it has a direct and significant influence on how businesses run today,” says Nicol Myburgh, Head: CRS Technologies HCM Business Unit. “The pandemic forced a level of introspection by both employers and employees, and as a result, today more emphasis is placed on people development, on work-life balance, and recognition of the value that an employee has in an organisation.”

But that doesn’t mean financial reward is no longer relevant. “No, that’s not the case at all. The cost of living has increased and employees want a fair deal – hard work should be rewarded with fair pay. The basic premise in business still applies… if you work hard and are dedicated and committed, you should see a difference in your salary, if profits allow,” Myburgh adds.

CRS Technologies underlines the fact that business models have had to change, irrespective of in which industry or sector a business trades.

These models need to align to the post-COVID-19 framework which is based on outcomes over output – the actual tangible benefits that a company derives from the efforts of a worker, not necessarily how many hours have been put in or how much time is spent on tasks and projects.

“If one thinks about it, the days of clock-watching and micro-management are over. The metrics upon which a person’s performance is measured have changed,” says Myburgh.

A review of labour and recruitment websites shows that payment and well-being rank high on the list of employee priorities, along with aspects like job security.

CRS Technologies has conducted its own research and, together with the experience gained from decades of working in human resource and payroll management, it has identified several important factors that employers want.

Sites Gallup.com, linezero.com and workramp.com detail how the employee value proposition (EVP) has emerged as a critical differentiator in today’s market.

Linezero.com offers a clear definition of EVP: “The EVP represents the distinctive package of benefits and opportunities an organisation extends to its employees in recognition of their skills, capabilities and experience.”

Myburgh believes that while different countries that make up Africa will differ in terms of sought-after skills, market dynamics, strength of economy, unemployment rates and regulations, there is one common denominator that levels the playing field – today’s workers want security, wellbeing, recognition and fair pay for an honest day’s work.

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About CRS

CRS Technologies is a leading provider of solutions and services to the growing human capital management industry, and an authorised South African distributor of the Engage™ suite of human resource and payroll products. The system leverages the best that cloud computing has to offer, whether SaaS (Software as a Service), hybrid or on-premise, and incorporates cutting-edge functionality and robust security features that can be tailored to suit the needs of any business.

Following its establishment in 1985, the Johannesburg-based company quickly found its niche in the human resources, people management and payroll sector and, owing to its ability to successfully manage the most complex scenarios, soon matured into the specialist of choice for blue chip organisations and SMMEs across the globe.

Today CRS is acknowledged as the most proficient international human resources and payroll company and is soon to become an accredited Microsoft payroll solution provider, integrating seamlessly with SAP Success Factors, Oracle Slack and SAGE, and helping to create workplaces of inspired, engaged and rewarded employees.

CRS’s approach to market is about maximising value between employer and employee, integrated with innovative technology that unlocks human potential and grows businesses.

CRS achieves competitive advantage through its commitment to global best practice in human capital management and its drive to transform human resource departments into strategic, value-added business units, be it through bespoke software and services or shared industry insight.


For more info, go to www.crs.co.za


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