Social media and the proliferation of smart devices are sweeping in a new era in HR management, offering businesses an opportunity to engage with the market.
By James McKerrell 5 Dec 2013 14:36
I always thought that you were either creative or not. I also felt that I had an uncanny ability to determine whether an applicant would be a good planner or not. Either you had it or you didn't. Boy was I wrong.
By Sid Peimer 22 Nov 2013 06:40
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
As I write this, I've just come back from a networking breakfast of communications people. There were several common issues that came up, but none more urgent than the lack of young talent.
By Marion Scher 13 Nov 2013 09:29
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
In an employment landscape where the talent you need may be scarce, expensive, or otherwise occupied, how far will you go to find the right people to meet your organisational needs and objectives? How innovative are you?
By Cole Rautenbach 17 Sep 2013 07:06
Often when it comes to marketing, we get fixated on the message that we want to transmit to potential clients and forget to actually listen to what our target audience actually wants from us.
By Donna Rachelson 3 Sep 2013 07:30
How to give your marketing team the skills it needs, when it needs them.
By Matthew Jankelow 29 Aug 2013 08:48
MANCHESTER, UK: Labour costs are one of the biggest business expenses, so it makes sense to ensure your workers are as productive as they can be. Here are some steps you can take to achieve that.
By Julie Cheung 29 Aug 2013 05:43
High quality people are scarce in South Africa. A number of factors - from emigration and government mandates to poor education - are putting pressure on our talent, making it increasingly important to hold onto that handful of people who are your game changers.
By Rowan Belchers 28 Aug 2013 09:26
Recruiters, in general, get a pretty hard time, and there's always a beating drum in the media signalling the end of the recruitment sector. We've been tossed onto the pile along with travel agents - the notion being that the growth of the web, social media and networking sites such as LinkedIn will hammer the nails into the coffin.
By Alex Martin 21 Aug 2013 09:23
South Africa is in a very difficult life cycle. We are in the inclination stage, where there are a higher number of jobs available, but a larger number of people needing those jobs.
By Katlego Ledimo 13 Aug 2013 15:34
Employee complaints have a legitimate place in business, with some tempering needed - in some cases more than others.
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 31 Jul 2013 13:13
Google has become the definitive source for web search, handling 65.2% of all searches worldwide - more than four times the number of pages indexed by runners-up Yahoo! and Bing combined. In 2006, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary even included the word "Google," as a new transitive verb as in, let's "google it."
By Matthew Gray 23 Jul 2013 10:02
What's your take on some of the fancy-pants titles doing the rounds on the circuit currently? Happiness Advocate. Social Media Trailblazer. Head Cheese. Digital Dynamo. Copy Cruncher. I can't decide.
By Dylan Balkind 19 Jul 2013 05:34
I was always intrigued by the many reasons people put forward as to why they felt 'unchallenged', and every time I ask: "What will challenge you in the current space you are in?"
By Katlego Ledimo 17 Jul 2013 15:22
Why is it that some leaders have their employees 'eating out of their hands', while others consistently face resistance, apathy or even chagrin?
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 11 Jul 2013 07:00
There is a trend within companies to use the personal LinkedIn profile of one of their HR employees in their e-recruitment efforts to find potential candidates. In this scenario, the employee will either use a shotgun approach, pushing out vacancies to their network, or they will be tasked with trying to find a specific skill set.
By Matthew Gray 4 Jul 2013 14:02
From a young age I was taught that the mind is a very powerful thing and that actions are as powerful. My siblings and I were very careful of what we dedicated our minds to because we knew that meant we would need to follow it through and 'make it happen'. Luckily, that works really well when aiming for growth and excellence within a particular industry.
By Katlego Ledimo 2 Jul 2013 10:18
Getting the approval of a creative director can be a tough feat. Getting their attention can be even harder.
By Dana Leavy-Detrick 28 Jun 2013 09:00
While it's prudent to take direction from the experts, it's as important to heed feedback from those at the receiving end of leadership.
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 10 Jun 2013 09:20
You are a young, go-getting, want-to-know-it-all marketing and communications employee, but you
are not sure if this is it... The main reason being that you are young and you have a 'lot of years ahead of you' as your boss always reminds you.
By Katlego Ledimo 9 Jun 2013 06:09
One third of employers will make a hiring decision in the first 90 seconds of a job interview. Research shows that a positive, upbeat attitude when you walk through the door accounts for 55% of the impact you make in an interview, while confident communication accounts for 38%.
By Tasneem Mohamed 21 May 2013 08:54
Business is about maintaining and growing a healthy bottom line. Satisfied customers are what make that bottom line possible. The missing piece in this puzzle is the motivated employees.
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 16 May 2013 08:52
Carducci. Chanel. Prada. If only a positive leadership image stopped at good dress sense. The impression that employees hold of their leaders is as critical as the messages that they deliver.
By Catherine Milward-Bridges 3 May 2013 08:01
Often, in business or personal encounters with other people, we hear the phrase, "So, tell me a bit about yourself." Yet many of us don't have a well-packaged answer ready. And that means that we miss out on an opportunity to quickly convey all the most important things we want people to know about us. Instead, we ramble and leave out key bits of information.
By Donna Rachelson 23 Apr 2013 14:33
NEWSWATCH: MyBroadband, quoting the Sunday Times, reports how Communications Minister Dina Pule allegedly bypassed Treasury rules to appoint an employment firm, Mindworx, to handle key appointments to various parastatals, such as the SABC. MyBroadband also reports how the internet's amateur sleuths got involved in hunting the Boston bombers. Madiba has taken over Times Square reports BD Live, which also reports that Cell C is looking for a father figure, and you'd better ensure your PC is protected, reports Digital Trends.
By Rod Baker 22 Apr 2013 06:25
Social recruiting brings about a powerful new way of finding hard-to-reach candidates as talent increasingly shifts online.
By Matthew Gray 15 Apr 2013 08:45
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