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
Our selection of trends is broad - but cherry-picked - to give you a sense of what the trends are, across a wide variety of industries.
By Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg 29 Jan 2014 09:26
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
There seems to be a growing shift towards advertising marketing managers within the South African advertising industry. This trends piece looks at the top three forward-looking ideas affecting the industry.
By Tarryn Pitchers 27 Jan 2014 08:45
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
Companies spend an enormous amount of money mapping out customer touch points but why is the same approach not applied to employees?
By Jurgen Vogt 21 Jan 2014 09:07
Creativity is at the core of this industry and both employers and employees need to ensure that they never run out of this precious resource. One way that is increasingly gaining momentum is the policy of flexi-hours.
By Laura Chiweshe 13 Jan 2014 11:19
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
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
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...
By Francois van Dyk, Issued by Ornico 18 Nov 2013 10:41
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
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