Business management of HIV/AIDS: case study of a South African contract cleaning company

Gow, Jeff and George, Gavin (2011) Business management of HIV/AIDS: case study of a South African contract cleaning company. African Journal of Business Management, 5 (11). pp. 4100-4106. ISSN 1990-3839

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Abstract

The aim of this paper was to outline the costs, options and scope for a company in the South African Contract Cleaning Industry to implement effective HIV/AIDS workplace programmes. Case study methodology is used. A cost model which estimates the costs associated with replacing an AIDS affected employee over time is used. The costs are not significant to the company as they are able to transfer most of the cost of illness onto their employees. There are significant risks for the company however, to the existence and costs associated with insured employee benefits into the future. This company has minimised their risks to the negative impacts of HIV/AIDS by adopting several cost saving strategies. This is however, to the detriment of their employees.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Jeffrey Gow
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting and Finance
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 04:43
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV/AIDS; cost impact; contract cleaning industry; South Africa
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.5897/AJBM10.051
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20793

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