HR & Recruitment contributor articles



John French
Employee engagement equals business results

'Employee engagement' is the buzzword we are hearing more and more about in today's corporate world...

By John French 30 Jan 2015 14:14

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
HR, is it strategically supporting your organisation?

There is an increasing emphasis among business leaders on leveraging organisational capabilities in order to be more competitive...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 21 Jan 2015 14:02

De Beers launches entrepreneurial hub in Cape Town
De Beers launches entrepreneurial hub in Cape Town

De Beers Consolidated Mines has launched the De Beers Marine Zimele Business Hub in Cape Town...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jan 2015 10:44

James McKerrell
HR in 2015 - the need for focus

If there is one key takeaway from 2014 for businesses it is the need to retain focus on core services/ solutions...

By James McKerrell 12 Jan 2015 07:01

Which businesses are under threat in 2015?
Which businesses are under threat in 2015?

While everyone enjoys progress, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll be benefitting - discover the true impact of digital media...

By Tauriq Moosa 6 Jan 2015 05:03

Boris Dzhingarov
Why most entrepreneurs fail in the US

When you take a look at the statistics, you instantly notice that most people out there in the US will fail as entrepreneurs...

By Boris Dzhingarov 23 Dec 2014 08:11

Amendment Act aims to streamline labour environment
Amendment Act aims to streamline labour environment

On 1 January 2015 the Labour Relations Amendment Act, No.6 of 2014 (LRAA), will take effect - with the exception of s37(c) - and South African businesses will have to comply with the new obligations created in the Act...

By Aadil Patel 22 Dec 2014 10:02

TED Talks to help make work work
TED Talks to help make work work

Is work not quite working out for you at the moment? Feel like a change? Perhaps that change needs to come from within. Here are a few 'ideas worth spreading' that put a spin on the traditional work environment... (videos)

By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2014 07:30

The importance of reference checks
The importance of reference checks

Recruitment is becoming an increasingly risky business. There's been a disturbing increase in deceitful behaviour by job seekers and this can be linked to high levels of unemployment, heightened competition for jobs and an apparent decline in levels of honesty amongst the general population...

By Niteske Marshall 10 Dec 2014 06:45

Do's and don'ts of office parties
Do's and don'ts of office parties

It's that time of the year where most companies shutdown for the festive season. Normally, companies have end year functions, where the staff indulge in fun activities, hard beverages, food, music etc...

By Abram Molelemane 9 Dec 2014 07:34

Ingrid von Stein
Technology can cause office rage!

Technology is great if you know how to use it and understand it, but if you are not all that clued up it can lead to frustration and irrational outbursts at the office, often inflicted on your co-workers...

By Ingrid von Stein 6 Dec 2014 09:00

Elsa Gouws
People first: the role of employer brands in driving growth

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

Mari Lategan
Transform your organisation - in hours

You're facing some leadership issues at work. So - what's the answer? Just a few years ago, your team may have agreed to call in a facilitator to guide you through possible solutions...

By Mari Lategan 3 Dec 2014 09:50

Gizelle McIntyre
The importance of educated training choices

Building a career path isn't quite as easy as enrolling at university, completing a course and seeking employment...

By Gizelle McIntyre 28 Nov 2014 15:05

Pieter Scholtz
Without systems your business is managing you

Systems is the most misunderstood area of business, yet it's one area that's paramount to implement. Systems at every level of the business will make you and your team more empowered and committed...

By Pieter Scholtz 28 Nov 2014 14:03

Val Bourdos Nichas
Leadership skills should remain fine-tuned

Educating management or leadership is an ongoing process that requires formal interventions as well as valuable development through mere experience and years of trial and error...

By Val Bourdos Nichas 27 Nov 2014 14:09

Ivanna Granelli
Cloud computing brings agility to corporate learning environment

Cloud computing and mobile business solutions are clearing the way for companies to be more agile and efficient in the way that they use technology to support their training efforts...

By Ivanna Granelli 27 Nov 2014 10:18

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
Building accountability

I think Coca Cola's 2020 Vision sums up nicely what accountability is all about: "If it is to be, it's up to me". In the words of Ghandi, "be the change you want to see in the world"...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 26 Nov 2014 07:31

Abram Molelemane
SA's youth challenges can be solved through entrepreneurship

The first time I went to Khayelitsha was on a Sunday afternoon. I had spent the day lazing around when a friend called to say he was going there to drop somebody off and asked if I wanted to tag along...

By Abram Molelemane 25 Nov 2014 14:59

Katlego Ledimo
Self-editing, for self-improvement in the workplace

Sometimes, we learn lessons from people that we least expect. That is why it is important to give everyone credit and allow yourself to learn a thing or two each day...

By Katlego Ledimo 20 Nov 2014 11:58

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38

Peter Davidson
Strategies and tools to help you start and run a business

When you are planning on starting a small business, no matter what type of business it may be, you probably can't help but notice all the technology that is available to help you start, run and grow that business.

By Peter Davidson 11 Nov 2014 07:10

Professor Paul Benjamin
Change in law may lead to big claims

A change to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which came into effect on 1 September 2014, could have a big effect on practice in the CCMA and on employers who face claims of underpayment.

By Professor Paul Benjamin 5 Nov 2014 11:29

Change in BCEA can lead to claims against employers
Change in BCEA can lead to claims against employers

A change to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), which came into effect on 1 September this year, could have a big effect on practice in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and on employers who face claims of underpayment.

By Professor Paul Benjamin 3 Nov 2014 09:52

Labour Appeal Court almost doubles judgments
Labour Appeal Court almost doubles judgments

This year the big question in labour law has been when the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Amendments will come into effect.

By Professor Paul Benjamin 3 Nov 2014 07:37

How to not squander skills development budgets
How to not squander skills development budgets

Overspending on irrelevant employee training hinders return on investment, results in a frustrated workforce and is, essentially, nothing more than an unnecessary waste of time and money.

By Gizelle McIntyre 31 Oct 2014 13:30

Why hiring the right employees is the key to business success
Why hiring the right employees is the key to business success

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

Jacques van Wyk
Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value

The Minister of Labour published the Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value ('Draft Code') on 29 September 2014. The Draft Code is available for public comment until 31 October 2014.

By Jacques van Wyk 29 Oct 2014 12:42

Draft Code on equal pay available for comment
Draft Code on equal pay available for comment

The Minister of Labour published the Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value (Draft Code) on 29 September 2014. The Draft Code is available for public comment until 31 October 2014.

By Jacques van Wyk 29 Oct 2014 07:39

Robert Reddick
Recruitment advertising is not doing the job

Most employers are not getting the quality they deserve from their recruitment advertising these days...

By Robert Reddick 29 Oct 2014 06:22

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