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
The annual office year-end party is usually where some of the craziest communication of the year takes place. Colleagues are usually beyond drained and exhausted at this time of the year and yet over-jubilant and excited at the same time. Add in to this equation free food and booze and we often see a terrifying communication cocktail in which employees often commit career suicide and take far more than just a day to recover!
By John French 4 Dec 2013 09:34
Eye contact is one of the most important interview techniques to master. You can verbally tell the interviewer absolutely everything they want to hear, but your eyes can subconsciously tell a completely different story.
By Matt Harris 2 Dec 2013 13:49
Companies today are very different to how they were 20 years ago. What was commonplace for the previous generation would be laughably outdated these days: gold watches for long service, company cars, secretaries bringing tea on trays, the office computer room, going home for lunch...
By Rowan Belchers 28 Nov 2013 13:24
In the digital world, the old management adage "you can't manage what you don't measure" has taken on new meaning. Staying on top of the numbers in a social recruitment campaign is crucial to achieve the best results.
By Matthew Gray 27 Nov 2013 10:50
Research shows that the most stable economies in the world, including Switzerland, Finland and Singapore, share a common trait - they have invested heavily in developing the SME sector in their respective nations. As a result of their special focus on helping small businesses to grow, they have managed to encourage innovation, create more jobs and decrease their crime and poverty levels.
By Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel 27 Nov 2013 08:45
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
In an ideal world quality higher education would be available to everyone, all educational resources and technologies would be free, no student would be left behind for financial reasons - education would be a right and not a privilege.
By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2013 11:05
Poor communication costs South African businesses billions of rands every year. South Africa has a corporate communication landscape shaped by 11 official languages and a myriad of different cultures with their own ways of communicating and expressing themselves.
By John French 21 Nov 2013 09:26
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
Should an employer use only national demographics when setting employment equity targets or should both national and regional demographics be taken into account?
By Jacques van Wyk 14 Nov 2013 11:22
The new-generation approach to attracting talent is through social and mobile digital channels. The key to maximising these technological connections is balancing them with the human connection.
By Niteske Marshall 14 Nov 2013 10:17
Pay attention to gossip and office politics in your team - unattended to, your great talent will flee for a healthier climate.
By Colleen McLintock 8 Nov 2013 10:30
The BBBEE Revised Codes of Good Practice (RCoGP) are out and have been perceived, to some extent by some, as a mechanism to job creation and retention of employees. This idea borders on Vision 2030 of the National Development Plan (NDP) and other policy instruments that the government has introduced over the years.
By Trevor Tshabangu 8 Nov 2013 09:45
As a small business owner having moved premises to Braamfontein a year ago, I am struck by what seems like a shift in values in doing business. I am yet to see any other neighbourhood in South Africa display this level of social cohesion.
By Lesley Donna Williams 7 Nov 2013 12:50
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
Amendments to the Codes ("Amendments") were published in the Government Gazette on 11 October 2013. The Amendments state that they will take effect "within twelve months" from the date of their publication and this is understood as providing a one year transitional period before the Amendments take effect (presumably this means 11 October 2014).
By Pieter Steyn 31 Oct 2013 12:12
Facebook's growing focus on recruitment will usher in a new era in online talent search as companies can now get access to more than 1.15 billion active users on the world's largest social media site.
By Matthew Gray 31 Oct 2013 10:22
The revised Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Code of Good Practice (the "RCoGP") has highlighted government's desire to see more small black businesses gaining access to economic opportunity.
By Olga Meshoe 30 Oct 2013 09:28
You are probably in pursuit of that first client, an investor, funding from an institution or seeking assistance with professional skills. In that midst, don't lose your most valuable asset, the business in your idea.
By Banele Rewo 30 Oct 2013 08:23
Employees are often employed in terms of fixed-term contracts for the purpose of completing a specific project. If the project consists of multiple phases and employees are required to complete a specific phase rather than the entire project then this should be made clear in their contracts of employment.
By Jacques van Wyk 23 Oct 2013 08:13
With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises.
By Ayanda Dlamini 22 Oct 2013 16:06
When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.
By John French 22 Oct 2013 10:57
It is the first day of your new job. You arrive, bright and early, eager to get started and make a good impression. You struggle to get into the premises. The security staff all but strip search you and can't tell you where to park. You park down the street and walk in.
By Suzanne Patterson 21 Oct 2013 10:59
Training doesn't work - unless it's got a few features built into the process (more on that later). But let's take a step back before making sweeping statements.
By Rowan Belchers 21 Oct 2013 10:31
NEWSWATCH: channel24, quoting City Press, reports that many of the cast of Generations are not at all happy with their new contracts.
By Rod Baker 15 Oct 2013 06:33
It is that time of the year again where many of our clients are getting ready to complete their annual performance appraisal cycle. This is a process that (in many companies) seem to bring with it feelings of dread, when in fact getting honest, clear and constructive feedback is critical for personal development and realising your full potential. It should therefore be welcomed and embraced with excitement.
By Su-Mari Du Bruyn 14 Oct 2013 12:24
We have a lot of lost potential in our organisations. It is believed that if you direct focus at elements such as your company's strategy, structures, products, processes and systems, you will be able to achieve the results you want in your organisation.
By Lia Marus 9 Oct 2013 13:07
As a general rule, litigants are entitled to legal representation at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) arbitrations unless the issue relates to an alleged unfair dismissal and that the reason for the dismissal relates to the employees alleged misconduct or incapacity.
By Nicholas Preston 9 Oct 2013 11:38
We usually think that bigger is better, but there are advantages to being small, be it a marketing agency, service provider or whatever - which is how every entrepreneur starts out.
By Banele Rewo 8 Oct 2013 08:04
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