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As the New Year and dreams of a new job approach for many South Africans, hiring managers have revealed the top seven soft skills they look for on applications and during interviews.


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NATIONAL HR STANDARDS

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HR service delivery made easy - SA's National HR Standards Case Study

A case study of the HR function at Bidvest TMS (TMSG). By Leon SteynThe value proposition of a service or commodity provider is something which can take the executive committee (Exco) of a particular enterprise quite some time to reduce ...

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Firm foundation laid for HR practice

HR professionals are working together to see the national HR Standard firmly established. By Dr Linda Chipunza The first version of the much heralded HR Management Standards (HRMS) was presented to the HR community at the National HR Standards Roll Out ...

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HR Standards highlights package

A summary of the importance, benefits and key features of each of the first formal HR Standards for South Africa provided by the facilitators at the HR Standards Development Summit in May 2013. Standard 1 Strategic HRM Facilitator: Elizabeth Kumalo Importance South African ...

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National HR Standards are rolled out

First HR Standards move from definitions to definitive outcomes. By Marius Meyer You may by now be aware that, on 21 May this year, 120 senior South African HR leaders became the first HR group in the world to generate draft ...

Overview of the HR Standards definitions

HR STANDARD ELEMENT DEFINITION Strategic HR Management A systematic approach to developing and implementing long-term HRM strategies, policies and plans that enable the organisation to achieve its objectives. Talent Management The proactive design and implementation of a talent-driven business strategy...

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South Africa: HR gets national Standards

Why should HR have Standards and what are they?By Kate Dikgale-Freeman On 21 May 2013, over 100 HR Directors convened under the leadership of SABPP and HR Future to develop the first set of draft HR Standards for South Africa. The ...

HR chiefs write national HR Standards

Historic event sees first formal HR Standards for South Africa defined. By Marius Meyer On 21 May, a hundred and twenty HR Directors and representatives from eight HR professional bodies and associations gathered in Johannesburg to write the first formal HR Standards ...

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Help us create HR standards and metrics

A national project launched to create HR standards and metrics provides an opportunity for you to play a significant role in HR in South Africa. By Marius Meyer Building on the development of the National HR Competency Model in 2012, the HR ...

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How to move HR from the backroom to the boardroom

Ten competencies in the National HR Competency Model will elevate HR to the level at which it is required to operate. By Marius Meyer PART THREE In Part One of this series of articles you were introduced to the new South ...

LATEST OPINIONS

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#BadValuesGoViral: The Ethical Dilemma in Social Media

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming a popular communication trend in business. Unfortunately, the trend sometimes comes with unforeseen ethical problems for the business. One bad tweet could end up hurting your sales, your image and your ...

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Exec search trends show no “tanking” economy

As blanket reports of an impending recession strike fear into the hearts of South Africans, many still bruised from the global recession four years ago, a glimmer of hope is emerging from an unlikely source – the executive search sector. Trends ...

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Human resources: The impact of social, mobile and predictive analytics

A recent LRMG conference highlighted emerging trends in human resources: The use of social and mobile learning, the need for improved user experiences and the use of predictive analytics. As a leading local performance agency, LRMG used the conference to showcase ...

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Economic growth needed to drive youth employment

The youth wage subsidy is a positive initiative in the battle to reduce youth unemployment, but it’s a band-aid solution. In the longer term, we need to focus on growing the economy to generate jobs and on education to ensure ...

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Flexible working means a greener business

Streamlining and efficiency are always considered good business practices, but before the global economic downturn it could well be argued that efficiency was not as widely regarded as immediately essential. Now, as companies continue to face tougher business conditions, there ...

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Creating a Compelling Mobile User Experience

With millions of apps available today and growing at a rapid pace, consumers are spoilt with choice and have little patience for apps that don’t deliver. In a market where quality and performance always come before brand loyalty, the competitor’s ...

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Employee wellness a key differentiator for employees

Employee wellness isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for companies looking to attract and retain top talent. Companies that want their employees to really invest themselves in their work should also show that they in turn are willing to invest ...

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New online resource helps graduates land – and keep – their first jobs

A free new online resource is set to change the landscape for post-qualification jobseekers. The World of Work, created by The Independent Institute of Education, has been designed specifically to help South Africa’s graduates bridge the gap between studies and ...

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Can free advertising boost your business? Tips for Small Businesses on a budget

Every small business owner knows that cash flow can be a challenge – especially when you are just starting out. In a world of increasingly sparse attention and vast amounts of advertising assailing your customers’ senses, how do you make ...

NEWS

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Counterfeit credentials are killing our country

The fish rots from the head, declares that ancient Chinese proverb. If it’s true that the buck starts and ends in the boardroom, it’s little wonder that more shameful revelations ...

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Temporary employment contributed over R265m to SA GDP in 2013

Research shows TES sector biggest contributor to employment especially of ...

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

ERP doesn’t fail projects, projects fail ERP

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects have a bad reputation. Like wayward children, they can be difficult to control and expensive to bring to full ...

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

More South Africans are exposed to online fraud

Education about the different types of online fraud is key to avoid becoming a ...

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The difference 1% can make on an investor's living annuity investment

Every 1% per year in extra returns or fee savings can sustain your retirement income level up to 12[2] years longer. Every 1% matters when investing in a living ...

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Department of Home Affairs sheds light on the nature of intra-company transf

If a foreign national wants to work in South Africa, they must be in possession of a valid work visa issued in terms of the Immigration Act, No13 of 2002 ...

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Cloud is not just about hosting

Cloud computing is not just about moving your data to the internet. Hosting, virtualisation, and storage are all vital components when it comes to something that has become an accepted ...

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Monday, 17 November 2014

There can be no business without social

Any credible venture today cannot seriously engage their markets, manage customers and partners or even compete without including social media in the marketing ...

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Local companies confident about their prospects, but gloomy about the SA economy

South African businesses are confident about their own growth prospects, though they are generally less optimistic about the state of their country’s economy than their peers in other parts of ...

 

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