[Anja Hartman] Talent management adds strategic value to a business and, if implemented correctly, will help a company to achieve its business goals. In a nutshell, it is all about placing the right people in the right role for current and future business plans.
[Catherine Milward-Bridges] 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.
[Yolandi Nortje] With business needs changing, along with recruitment budgets and staff demanding more flexibility, organisations are increasingly examining the available options for both the employer and the employee. Based on these factors, one of the main questions being asked is how you determine what is best for your business, in the short and long term.
[Linda Trim] Today work is across many countries, many provinces and many cultures. We are all widespread. Globalisation has taken over and work is 24/7 across various time zones. Work never stops or shuts down. Somewhere, someone is always at work.
[Kay Vittee] It's not what you know, it's who you know is a phrase we often hear and use when referring to getting that proverbial foot in the door of a business, either in terms of finding employment or forging business partnerships.
[Su-Mari Du Bruyn] Too often we find that someone is appointed to a specific position, shown how the system works and then left to his own accord - that is it. Then, later when things go wrong, other people in the organisation are very surprised to learn that this individual gave poor customer service or does not know the first thing about the email program that he must use, for example.
[Tasneem Mohamed] 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%.
[Catherine Milward-Bridges] 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.
[Catherine Milward-Bridges] 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.
[Portia Sokkie] The importance of Human Resources (HR) in an NGO as a means of ensuring sustainable growth for an organisation cannot be overemphasized, as it is the fundamental strength upon which people; strategies, processes and operations are based.
[Kay Vittee] For many, the countdown to the festive season is a cause for great excitement, but for business managers, it can be a dread. Between planning holiday destinations, being exhausted from a year of hard work and the distractions caused by work parties, keeping staff motivated and productive when the end-of-year syndrome sets in can be a challenge.
[Kay Vittee] The final examinations for Matrics and tertiary students alike are in full swing, and while many learners are focusing on studying, writing and passing, the impending question of what to do next is still a concern for many.
[Mark Gray] Corporate HR recruiters in South Africa looking for high-quality candidates should move beyond general job boards, which have become costly, ineffective black holes for targeting anything other than non-specialist skills.
[Yolandi Nortje] The rise of social media has moved beyond social interaction to providing a powerful HR tool in the recruitment process.
[Dr Felicity Coughlan] Top private education experts have found a good way to improve the employment prospects of new graduates by focusing specifically on what employers want, over and above the skills and knowledge that come directly from the curriculum.
[Frank Reinelt] In order to help you think about how people enable one another in a healthy team environment, or hinder each other in an unhealthy one, Mindjet has built a system called "Workology", which aims to help colleagues understand the innate personality characteristics of their co-workers.
[Linda Trim] When considering the value of the office space, traditional methods usually take into account the initial investment, but what if the value of space was thought of in terms of the return on investments that companies can realise if they plan and manage their spaces strategically?
[Anja Hartman] The impact of employees who intentionally refrain from adhering to company rules, as well as the cost, time and energy wasted to solve such issues are counter-productive. For this reason, organisations should try to avoid the appointment of a "toxic" employee as far as possible.
[Catherine Wijnberg] The level of unemployment in South Africa officially decreased in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 0.1%, down from 25% to 24.9% (2012 Fourth Quarter Labour Survey). Sadly though...
[Paddy Hartdegen] I never know whether it's safe to trust opinions or commentaries from unions in South Africa because I always suspect that there is probably a hidden agenda somewhere.