Labour relations services
"I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people not on strategies”
– Lawrance Bossidy
PetroCONNECT continues to play a proactive role, creating industry-wide solutions. Our Labour Relations product has been tailor-made for partners in the Energy Industry, to provide solutions for problems unique to Fuel Retailers. We recommend strategies and implement practices which seek to increase staff performance, reduce workplace conflict, and minimize risk when dismissing employees. All clients are allocated a seasoned dedicated Advisor to provide ongoing support and to ensure that there is continuity for our clients.
Our comprehensive Labour Relations department provides the following solutions, JobCONNECT, POPI Act Compliance, Performance Management and Retrenchments, DRC Representation and Collective bargaining, and Strike Management.
Finding an employee with the required amount skills and the right attitude to positively influence your business can prove to be difficult. We have developed a pool of candidates available in different areas of the Country. This way our clients does not have to worry about spillages, contaminations, shortages, or overs when a new employee has to hit the ground running.
Fuel Retailers deal with pertinent and private client information regulated by POPIA. Misuse of such information could pose a serious threat to the entire business as the Employer can be liable for a fine of up to R10 Million or face criminal prosecution. We ensure that employers are equipped with all the required systems and processes to comply with POPIA.
The success of any business model or strategy is heavily reliant on Human Capital productivity. PetroCONNECT provides processes and systems designed to encourage and align employees to meet organizational objectives. PetroCONNECT assists in designing and implementing strategies that fit the needs of the business. Such strategies are compliant with relevant legislation and are aimed at increasing productivity and profitability of the business.
PetroCONNECT provides representation and assistance when disputes are referred to the DRC or CCMA. This covers a wide range of disputes such as compliance orders, unfair Labour practice and unfair dismissal disputes. We also provide collective bargaining assistance, this includes facilitating relations between the employer and Trade Unions, on matters of mutual interest.
PetroCONNECT provides the necessary support through collective bargaining to avert industrial action. Should employees decide to embark on industrial action PetroCONNECT will provide the necessary support to ensure that the business suffers the least amount of damage.
My Labour Space
It is an unfortunate reality that any employer would have faced these scenarios in their business, often complicated by staff who do not understand the importance of HR administration or compliance with the correct procedures. Over a four year period, My Labour Space has been developed as a "global first of its kind” HR system for employers that prevents all of these unfortunate scenarios. We believe alignment to the current digital age is pivotal for every growing organisation. That is why we have designed a user-friendly, cost-effective system that allows employers total control over their Human Resource Administration. The system provides employers with a unique knowledgebase which enables employers to have access to industry related legislation. The system further provides employers with an employee verification functionality which allows employers to conduct thorough checks on job candidates.
The system provides assistance with: