Volume 5, Number 2


The tenuous link between remuneration, workforce planning and employee relations: Creating innovative HR practices for universities
L. Govender

Universities are currently experiencing challenges with regard to student protests, balancing the commitment to absorb previously outsourced functionsand other macro factors impacting on the human resources function. This requires the human resources function to think critically about balancing the staff headcount, contractual commitments and adherence to legislative requirements amid growing pressure on budgets.This requires a more robust, innovative way of thinking and practice in the HR space.This paper is a case study analysis of the challenges facing South African universities during challenging times. 

Keywords: Student protests; human resources; legislative requirements.