by Jenny Reid
While being in debt isn’t a crime, reckless lending and irresponsible credit laws are sending people into a brutal credit storm, one that can have repercussions on business owners throughout South Africa - especially with the Credit Amendment Bill being pushed through by government. What does this mean for HR?
The blanket credit amnesty, proposed by this bill, will remove about two million names from credit blacklist databases, and…
Added by Lia Marus on December 3, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
by Debbie McCarthy
Good is the enemy of great; however, it’s really difficult to be great when things are good and there is no need for change. People don’t often give up smoking until they have a major health issue. Companies rarely take business improvements seriously until these threaten the company’s survival. So rather than having change forced on you, force change on yourself!
We all know that change…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on November 20, 2013 at 8:19 — No Comments
by Mark Gray
While large companies will often look to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to assist with the recruiting process, they should rather be considering the benefits of using a dedicated application tracking system (ATS).
It’s understandable that recruiters will look to their ERP systems as these have the functionality to support recruitment. However, ERP systems are cumbersome for several reasons:…
Added by Lia Marus on November 15, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
The current buzzword in strategic HR is talent management as organisations develop, integrate and reward their employees. They have realised that if they want to take their businesses to the next level, the most important area they need to focus on is the talent they need to acquire so they can achieve their business goals.
Effective talent pipelines need people with different skills sets and fresh ideas, which are linked to succession planning. This will make…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on October 18, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments
Performance management, execution and delivery are crucial moments for any organisation, says Helene Vermaak, clinical psychologist and co-founder of The Human Edge. Crucial moments are periods when you experience inappropriate behaviour and if you do the right thing in these moments, it will significantly impact on your results and relationships. Conversations during these moments are sensitive, emotionally charged and risky. Unfortunately, many tend to shy away from having…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on October 14, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
by Irwin van Stavel
Creating a high-performance culture can serve as an equaliser for the rich diversity in the South African workplace with employees generally perceiving high-performance team environments as less stressful and more productive. A high-performance culture allows employees to focus on what they can achieve together. It's therefore in a…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on September 27, 2013 at 8:17 — No Comments
We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the Worst Case Scenario Handbook, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how much we have on our plates when we communicate about our work.
My favorite “busy” humble-brag was that of a potential client who apologized for lack of communication due…Continue
Added by Karen Hardman on September 17, 2013 at 9:16 — No Comments
Recruitment management is shifting gears to favour the quality over quantity of CVs received as HR inboxes overflow with large numbers of applications that don't meet the minimum criteria stated in the job advert. HR managers are beginning to realise that they can do more with fewer but better-quality candidates.
Especially in South Africa, with a very high unemployment rate of around 25%, general job boards generate huge volumes of irrelevant applications.…
Added by Lia Marus on September 17, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments
The purpose of disciplinary codes and procedures is to regulate standards of conduct and behaviour of employees in a company.
The aim of discipline is to correct unacceptable behaviour and adopt a progressive approach in the workplace.
The employer needs to establish that all employees are aware of the rules and standards of behaviour that are…Continue
The Role of Visio Meditation
Dr Wynand Goosen
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2. Meditation, Visualisation and Self Hypnosis in creating a new reality...............…Continue
Companies spend billions every year on change management initiatives that are predominantly process driven. However, the most important factor you need to take into consideration in a change management process is often ignored: Every process is driven by aperson.
During the past year, the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Africa has hosted a series of networking events that specifically placed people dynamics in change processes…
Added by Lia Marus on August 12, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments
When any change is introduced in to a business, people immediately become fearful. They start to worry. This worry and doubt in their conscious (thinking) minds is then impressed on the subconscious (doing) mind as fear, which translates as anxiety in the body.
Nobody wants to display to their colleagues openly that they are anxious.…
According to Ricardo Semler, most executives’ typical knee jerk response to a strike is to make the strikers’ lives as miserable as possible. A firm believer that labour unions are more than a necessary evil, Semler sees these institutions as one of the few legitimate agents of workplace change.
“Not all union leaders are sensible, nor is every union’s position reasonable. But to pretend a union does not exist, or to try and defeat it whenever possible with whatever…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on July 29, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments
by Mark Peters
Fast-evolving, emerging markets mean today’s executive must exercise all the strategy and focus of a storm chaser to survive the extreme conditions global business presents.
Today’s reality is that executives must transform their organisations’ management practices and strategies if they are to have a long-term sustainable competitive advantage.
Ivory towers are a thing of the past.…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on July 10, 2013 at 13:49 — No Comments
While there are more women in leadership and management positions than ever before, the workplace remains a male-dominated terrain, with men still holding the majority of top positions in government, commerce and industry.
Though Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook CEO ranked as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World, is widely known for her…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on June 21, 2013 at 7:36 — No Comments
There are 1,000’s and 1,000’s of books on leadership and management. I have an idea that there is just as many courses and training on the topic.
I read the following and thought that this is an…Continue
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Many, specifically engineers and economists argue that it is time to mechanize mining, given the current labour unrest and also the wake of Marikana. The basic idea is that it current depths and other physical considerations actually demands it and at the same time will the cost savings eventually benefit the economy as a whole. Here are some of my ideas on the issue:
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