INNOVATIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS GUARANTEES NO STRIKES FROM EMPLOYEES

November 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The South African government has recently released a draft aimed at amending picketing rules for public comment. The amendment is intended to alter how unions embark on a protected strike, effectively tipping the scales in favour of the employer, some pundits have argued. “Whilst these [proposed] changes have been met with mixed emotions in the labour industry, Innovative Staffing Solutions has taken a more inclusive approach, making history by being [...]

SAFETY FIRST: DRIVERS DISMISSED FOR TESTING POSITIVE FOR CANNABIS

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Innovative Staffing Solutions has dismissed 300 drivers after they tested positive for marijuana use. This follows the recent legalisation of cannabis consumption in South Africa for private use. Arnoux Maré, MD of Innovative Staffing Solutions, says the legalisation of cannabis consumption does not mean drivers who test positive are not in violation of their work code and conduct. “A trucker driving under the influence of cannabis can be likened to [...]

INNOVATIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS TRAINS 2, 000 DRIVERS AHEAD OF TRANSPORT MONTH

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

October is Transport Month and a reminder that a well-developed and properly maintained transport infrastructure is critical for economic sustainability and growth in South Africa. This year’s theme – Transport, the Heartbeat of Economic Growth and Social Development – underscores this reality. Innovative Staffing Solutions Managing Director, Arnoux Maré, says transport is a key contributor to the country’s GDP. “The sector is an important driver for development and job creation [...]

SOUTH AFRICA SHOULD AMEND RESTRICTIVE LABOUR LAWS IF IT IS SERIOUS ABOUT CURBING UNEMPLOYMENT

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

South Africa must create jobs for the many unskilled workers in the country and not the skilled workforce it wishes it had, says Arnoux Maré, Managing Director of Innovative Staffing Solutions. “It is shocking that only 43% of adult South Africans can be considered as the ‘official working force’. In the majority of other countries this figure is about 60%. Amongst the many factors contributing to our high unemployment rate [...]

STAFF OUTSOURCING A LOGICAL CHOICE FOR ENGINEERING INDUSTRY

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Engineering, manufacturing and fabrication industries would do well to consider outsourcing their staff, especially in uncertain economic times when projects may or may not be given the green light. While this year’s National Budget prioritised spending on social and economic infrastructure in line with the medium-term strategic framework and the National Development Plan, estimated public-sector infrastructure spending for 2018 has dropped since 2017. Innovative Staffing Solutions Managing Director, Arnoux Maré, [...]

HOW TO KEEP YOUR FUEL COSTS DOWN

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The recent fuel hike, which reached an all-time high in June, will have a significant impact on transport companies and their customers. With the fuel price expected to increase yet again this month, the pressure is on to find ways to save fuel and reduce costs. Innovative Staffing Solutions managing director, Arnoux Maré, says the fuel hike is particularly challenging for small and medium-sized transport companies. “They have to make [...]

OUTSOURCING COMPANY PRIORITISES EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

While employee happiness is fundamental to business success, many employers forget this fact when times are tough, and they need to tighten their belts and keep costs down. Innovative Staffing Solutions understands that the wellbeing of its staff is non-negotiable. A subsidiary of Innovative Solutions Group™, Innovative Staffing Solutions makes sure its employees are well taken care of so that they can, in turn, deliver the industry-leading services that the [...]

HARD-WIRED FOR SUCCESS

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Entrepreneur extraordinaire, Arnoux Maré, is a rising star on South Africa’s business stage. Driven to push through difficulties and transform challenges into opportunities, the award winning, self-made millionaire grew his turnover from R32 million in 2013 to an astonishing R780 million in 2017. His motto - adapt and thrive – has served him well since starting a labour consultancy back in 2011 with a mere R500 in his pocket. He [...]

INNOVATIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS SAYS N4 STRIKE AVERTED

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Innovative Staffing Solutions says that some 100 truck drivers, at Izusa Carriers, have returned to work. This is after they embarked on strike action on the N4 near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga last night. The Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU) and staff members have signed a strike resolution agreement, presented to them by senior representatives from Innovative Staffing Solutions, early on the 19th of June, 2018. The agreement states that the [...]

AN INNOVATIVE STAFFING SOLUTION!

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Innovative Staffing Solutions goes the extra mile to take care of its employees, who are thus in turn able to deliver industry-leading services to the company’s clients. The Managing Director of Innovative Staffing Solutions, Arnoux Maré, explains that the company is all about doing what it can for its employees and their families. “If you look at statistics, for every person that’s employed at least 11 others are able to [...]

ENABLING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR SME SUCCESS

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Through providing a comprehensive offering of outsourced services and solutions, Innovative Solutions Group™ is able to ensure that businesses reach their full potential...  Arnoux Maré had been employed in the corporate environment for many years, and noticed that HR departments across the board shared similar problems. While these large companies had human capital specialists on hand to deal with these complexities, he realised that the same could not be said [...]

Truck driver competency can strengthen the economy

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The City of Johannesburg recently announced the arrest of seven licensing department officials for illegally allowing motorists to obtain drivers licenses, license discs, and for illegally registering their vehicles, resulting in a loss of R14.7 million for the City of Johannesburg. The figure of R14.7 million, while material in terms of fraud, is but the tip of the iceberg in terms of the damage done to our economy. When unlicensed [...]

We’ve got them covered

February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Innovative Staffing Solutions has joined hands with one of the largest medical aid schemes in South Africa to offer the company’s 5500 truck drivers the most affordable and comprehensive medical aid package in the country. “Following months of negotiations, we have managed to negotiate an affordable medical aid plan for our truck drivers. Ordinarily such a plan would cost R1,900 monthly, making the cost prohibitive for truck drivers who earn [...]

Good drivers are an invaluable asset to any fleet

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

With trucks an ever-present reality on South African roads, it is important that their drivers adhere to strict health and safety standards. This is not always easy when they have to deal with heavy work schedules, poor roads, bad fellow drivers and numerous other challenges. Innovative Staffing Solutions Managing Director, Arnoux Maré, says South Africa’s truck drivers play a critical role in the economy, transporting more than 88% of cargo [...]

Cost Effective Ways to Train Staff

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Training budgets are usually the first to undergo cuts when an economic recession knocks on the door. Yet having a skilled workforce is a critical element of success for any organisation and company. The importance of training your employees, both new and experienced, cannot be overemphasized. “Effective training of new employees will ensure a workforce that is proficient, effective and productive. But the importance of employee training doesn’t end with new [...]

Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economy

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Arrive Alive figures suggest that 27.5% of accidents on our roads are caused by trucks and light delivery vehicles. Truck accidents accounted for 4.8%. Although relatively few in number, some truck accidents have made headlines because of the high number of fatalities when a large vehicle loses control. The direct cost to the economy was recently estimated at R306 billion, which includes clearing accident scenes, hospital care and police time. [...]

LEISURE RESORT’S DECISION TO OUTSOURCE REAPS BENEFITS

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The decision to outsource its staffing requirements has enabled a popular Mpumalanga-based leisure resort to focus all its efforts on extending its footprint in the region and growing its market share. Pienaardam Leisure Resort has described its outsourcing to Innovative Staffing Solutions, a subsidiary of Innovative Solutions Group TM, as one of the best decisions yet. The self-catering resort, which is located just off the N4 highway next to the [...]

Fatigue is Top Safety Issue for Truck Drivers on SA Roads

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

“Driver fatigue is one of the greatest challenges faced by South Africa’s truck drivers. This is why we are so adamant that our drivers take regular breaks and get the necessary rest when they are on long trips,” says Arnoux Maré, CEO of Innovative Solutions Group TM and Managing Director of subsidiary, Innovative Staffing Solutions, which outsources its 7,500 full time employees to clients in the transport. mining, industrial and security industries. [...]

Tips from an Entrepreneur who has done the hard yards

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Having grown his business from a seedling of an idea to a multi-million-rand operation, Innovative Solutions Group™ CEO, Arnoux Maré, is proof that entrepreneurial success can be achieved with the right amount of guts and determination. It also qualifies him, more than most, to offer advice to aspiring entrepreneursStart with a solid foundation Maré says before starting their own businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs need to work out exactly which direction they [...]

Outsourcing, a potential solution to South Africa’s unemployment

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

This may help to address the present-day situation facing the country, this being that 6,18 million people are currently unemployed. As of the second quarter of 2017 South Africa’s unemployment rate is at 27,7 per cent, the highest it has been since 2003. Managing director of Innovative Staffing Solutions, Arnoux Maré shared his opinion of how this problem could be fixed:”This figure can only be reduced through sustainable development, which [...]