Good day and compliments of the new year,
the is the period when training providers are busy trying to build a value added database of seasoned facilitators, assessor and moderators.
For a seasoned project management (US 50080) facilitator, assessor and moderator coupled with many other programmes, my story is simply; check my personal website for details at www.teyim.webs.com
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Added by DK Teyim on February 13, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments
For a long time, IQ was lauded as the measurement of how likely one was to succeed. Many years and much research later, it was shown that in actual fact one’s EQ (emotional intelligence) is a clearer indicator of potential business success than not only a high IQ, but even of relevant previous experience.
The EQ is closely related to interpersonal skills. For someone in a managerial position,…Continue
Managing people within the South African labour-legislation framework can become a nightmare of us versus them, management against the unions, the boss cajoling employees. It may be any or all of these, but that is not where it starts or where it has to…Continue
Added by Ian Webster on February 11, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments
I read, with horror, that around 200 members of the National Union of Mineworkers marched to the Mining Indaba, which was held in Cape Town this week, to protest against how Rio Tinto miners are supposedly being ill-treated in other parts of the world. Don’t they realise that another strike in the mining sector will merely 'strike' (pun intended) another nail in the coffin of our economy?
Don’t get me wrong - I do empathise with what the miners are trying to…Continue
by Ivan Israelstam
Many employers fire poor performers hastily while others wait too long before taking strong action. One reason for unnecessary delays in firing bad performers is the employer fears being taken to the CCMA and forced to reinstate the employee and/or to pay compensation.
Part of the solution to this nagging problem is for you to understand how the law judges dismissals for poor performance:
Added by Lia Marus on January 23, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments
by Ian Hurst
It’ll be different this year! This year, don’t make resolutions, for your payroll department, with a definitive end goal in mind that have a measurable result and a defined due date. This year, rather, focus on these five processes, which will bring you the results you want.
1. Automate where you can
Examine every manual process carefully to see if you can automate it. See if you can eliminate punching in any data and look…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on January 23, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments
by Sandra Burmeister
Turmoil, uncertainty and risk are the watchwords of the global economy today. Businesses operate in a complex, unstable environment where old models and systems are no longer reliable.
The rules have changed, which demands a new kind of leadership. We are in the midst of one of the greatest changes in modern times:
Added by Lia Marus on January 22, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments
by Frew Murdoch
What came first: The chicken or the egg?
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. Only after all this is a performance and rewards strategy considered. But isn’t there…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on January 13, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments
by Ingrid Ashwin
Before I even contemplate who’s responsible for talent management, I think it’s best to clarify the "what and why", "What is talent management" and "why do we need talent management?"
What is talent management?
In recent years, I’ve asked my clients how they define “talent management” and am yet to receive a common or clear definition. In fact, at times they are almost contrary. While…
Added by Lia Marus on December 13, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
by Portia Moyo
Considering that having women in the workplace has been a common occurrence since at least the 1960s, why do we still harp on about the issue? As long as women at all levels continue to express their dissatisfaction with working conditions, South African companies will have to address the issue of what they should do to make their workplaces more attractive to the fairer sex because, in short, is that it makes economic sense: research has shown that…Continue
Added by Lia Marus on December 9, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
There comes a time in your career where you think you’re ready to step up and become a manager. But are you really ready? On the flipside, perhaps you don’t think of yourself as being quite ready to take on the added responsibility, when actually it is the right time to move into the new role.
To help you know whether you’re ready or not, here are some questions to ask yourself.
Are you an organiser?…Continue
Added by Chantel Harris on December 6, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments
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