JOHANNESBURG: Over the past decade, social media has metamorphosed from being a college student pastime to a fully-fledged corporate phenomenon, resulting in a surge of interpersonal communication, the exchange of information and ideas, and virtual community building. The use of enterprise social networks (ESNs) is also on the rise. They work just like traditional social networks, but are designed with the business in mind.
By Yolandi Nortje 26 Feb 2014 11:40
In most countries, the concept of retirement is relatively recent, having been introduced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Until then, short life expectancy and the lack of financial provisions (pensions) meant that most workers continued to work until death. Germany was the first country to introduce an old-age social insurance program, in 1889, and thus the notion of retirement.
By Patrick Barker 26 Feb 2014 10:05
Kris Jarzebowski, the current CEO of Interactive Junction Holdings, will be retiring in June 2015.
By Vivian Warby, Issued by CareerJunction 24 Feb 2014 14:56
South African organisations are struggling to close the chasm between the skills of most of the people who make up their workforces, and the competencies these employees need to use complex enterprise business applications to their full potential.
By Lyndsey Moorhouse 24 Feb 2014 13:40
The Master of the High Court in Cape Town has authorised a warrant for the arrest of Anthony (Tony) Vaughan, director of Media Nova and various other publishing companies.
By Glenda Nevill 19 Feb 2014 10:05
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her report on the SABC yesterday. The report - 'When Governance and Ethics Fail' - paints a damning picture of abuse of power, mismanagement, waste and corruption, and outright dishonesty at the public broadcaster.
By Rod Baker 18 Feb 2014 07:38
In the opinion of Andy Preston - global authority on cold calling and new business sales techniques - one of the biggest mistakes recruiters make is focusing more on recruiting for positions than on attracting clients and candidates.
By Lia Marus 17 Feb 2014 12:00
Flexible working used to be a benefit of salespeople and a few senior managers whose commutes were particularly long, but new technologies and the need to increase productivity have radically changed this landscape.
By Kirsten Morgendaal 17 Feb 2014 10:14
The latest Adcorp Employment Index (January 2014) indicates that the South African economy lost 36,290 jobs during January 2014. Unemployment, according to StatsSA, sits at 24.1% (or 4.8m people actively looking for work being unable to find jobs).
By Johan Botes 17 Feb 2014 09:42
"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
At the risk of being utterly boring once again banging on about the SABC, I feel as though some sort of bizarre sense of duty requires me to comment on the completely predictable findings of a PriceWaterhouseCoopers audit on the national broadcaster...
By Chris Moerdyk 7 Feb 2014 06:19
As a nation, we tend to be morbidly hung up on dividing and giving away what exists. It's the classic 'less for all' approach. (Video)
By Douglas Kruger 29 Jan 2014 10:25
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
Every January, we begin the working year with high hopes of making it our most successful 12 months to date. While it is often overlooked, a critical place to start is your working environment.
By Linda Trim 24 Jan 2014 11:54
My first training assignment for 2014 was to train a new marketing manager in sales skills and strategy. The directors he was working for were less than happy with his sales performance and they were especially worried about his communication skills and Emotional Intelligence when it came to dealing with their valued customers.
By John French 24 Jan 2014 10:18
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
Every January, we begin the working year with high hopes of making it our most successful 12 months to date. While it is often overlooked, a critical place to start is your working environment. Indeed, having a great workspace is almost half the battle won - and with minimal effort and expense you can get it right!
By Linda Trim 23 Jan 2014 10:41
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
When the costs of hiring, training, and employment law compliance are all taken into account, most Human Resource (HR) departments realise quickly that saving a sub-standard employee through training, positive reinforcement and motivation is far more cost effective and desirable than firing one.
By Karen Burke 15 Jan 2014 06:33
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
Do you align your reward management model with your overall business strategy or vice versa? The usual management model is to create wealth and then share it, as in the company first focuses on business strategy, then HR management (people management), which is then followed by business results.
By Frew Murdoch 13 Jan 2014 11:07
The Supreme Court of Appeal, in rejecting the decision of the Labour Appeal Court, found that the employee in this case had been unfairly discriminated against by being denied an opportunity for promotion where no other suitable candidate, aside from herself, was present for the position.
By Jacques van Wyk 13 Jan 2014 10:27
Everyone's sauntered off for the holidays and you're left at the office posing for selfies and trawling the web for entertainment. Don't waste all that extra bandwidth on Twerking for Dummies or Babies Taste Lemons, rather be inspired by Steve Jobs et al in some of the top-rated TED Talks on success. (video)
By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2013 09:26
Depending on your industry sector, you may or may not be gearing up to an especially hectic year-end. But whatever the nature of your work, doing business during the festive season can be tricky.
By Kirsten Morgendaal 18 Dec 2013 06:54
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
During the last few months of 2012, we had the privilege of attending a number of year end functions to celebrate successes with clients and do talks for a number of others. During the holiday period we also made it a point to discuss with friends and family to find out how they experienced and perceived their year-end functions.
By Su-Mari Du Bruyn 12 Dec 2013 11:14
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
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.
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
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