The global war for talent is intensifying, making it increasingly difficult for businesses without strong employer brands to be competitive. In South Africa the talent supply/demand curve is particularly skewed...
By Elsa Gouws 5 Dec 2014 14:30
It's an understated fact that employees are the foundation of every business. It's not easy to find people who are motivated and ambitious - especially in an entry-level position - so if you do, best hold on to them...
By James Timpson 29 Oct 2014 13:45
More skeletons have fallen out of the National Prosecuting Authority's closet, throwing security flaws within government into the spotlight once again. Could this happen within your organisation?
By Jenny Reid 15 Jul 2014 07:43
Social media is a bit like a naïve teen's house party. Think of it as an endless online party where everyone is invited, everyone can listen or join in, or watch, at any time.
By Jenny Reid 14 May 2014 07:44
Within some of the most powerful media groups in SA, often there are many business units. Each of these units is mandated to drive creativity and innovation into their markets by telling the stories of their clients to the audiences that consume them.
By Travis Bussiahn 17 Feb 2014 09:15
"The senior management at the SABC couldn't even be bothered to do the numeracy test that was required for a proper skills assessment. The entire senior management of the SABC is in a dire, dire state." Marian Shinn, Parliament 4 February 2005
By Ed Herbst 10 Feb 2014 08:08
South African enterprises that want to drive better operational performance from their investments into new IT systems and business processes, must focus heavily on providing their people with the context, insights, thinking and skills they need to make the most of the tools they have to do their jobs.
By Lyndsey Moorhouse 27 Jan 2014 14:30
2013 saw some definite shifts which give indications for 2014 - some necessitated by economics, others by the changing world of technology. There are some clear and significant trends that are being seen in the employee engagement world.
By Michelle Caldeira 24 Jan 2014 07:31
Are you charged with the adrenalin from having endured more than your fair share of 'flack' in your job? Then you may feel justified in diving headlong into the abyss of perceived 'instant freedom' of the self-employed. But first read on, before you hand over 'The Letter'.
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 12 Dec 2013 16:14
A serious dichotomy is haunting the global economy with millions of unemployed people but also millions of positions which can't be filled due to a lack of suitable skills. Hence a few prevalent truths and trends have become apparent when observing the global employment landscape...
At business school they taught me that diversity in the workplace is a good thing. I can still remember the intensity on my lecturer's face when he explained how bringing people together from different walks of life would foster a creative environment, and bring us untold riches.
By Walter Penfold 16 Nov 2013 08:42
A question I've asked myself personally - the Society team started as two people in 2011, it's now 12, so we ask this in one way or another pretty regularly. This is also a question clients wanting to build their own teams have regularly asked us.
By Daniel Pinch 5 Nov 2013 05:50
Tackling multiple tasks at once means faster results. Also, it's a great way to impress a boss. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'll bet 'good multitasker' appears on every CV you've ever sent. But the newest thinking is, however, that multitasking is actually a weakness, not a strength. (video)
By Tiffany Markman 30 Sep 2013 08:40
Then there was life and a lot of opportunities and challenges that come with it. There are many moments of glory created by the perfect clash of either fate, luck, dreams and your efforts. And there are "damp" moments; cold, uncomfortable, less strong and less of what you would like.
By Katlego Ledimo 18 Sep 2013 14:00