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      “The HR and Talent function are in the midst of a transformation…”

      ‘Reskilling the HR Function’ as one of the top three most urgent global trends in the field of Human Capital. The report suggests that “the HR and talent functions are in the midst of a transformation. HR is not making the grade as companies move away from HR as people administration to a focus on people performa


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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 ...

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      Wednesday, 5 August 2015

      Practical solutions for storing information help organisations gear up for PoPI

      The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is currently a hot topic, given the imminent nature of its implementation. Since the penalties for contravention of the Act can be severe, ...

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      Wednesday, 5 August 2015

      Partnership approach key to maximising value from recruitment providers

      Partnering with a recruitment agency should be a rewarding experience for a business. Your recruiter saves you time and delivers tangible value to your business through the quality of Candidates ...

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      Wednesday, 5 August 2015

      Global best practice keeps employers & candidates safe

      The recruitment industry has come in for some bad press in the recent past due to some eyebrow-raising practices. But the next tier sector, that of high-level headhunting of SA’s ...

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      Tuesday, 4 August 2015

      ID and passport fraud likely to increase because of government bottlenecks

      It was vitally important that there be closer cooperation between the Department of Home Affairs, SAPS and the Hawks in order to stem the growing tide of fraudulent identity documents ...

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      Tuesday, 4 August 2015

      Derivative misconduct in the workplace - new limitations?

      Employers are often faced with scenarios where theft or other misconduct occurs within the workplace and the culprits cannot be identified. Very often, there is simply no direct evidence against ...

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      Tuesday, 4 August 2015

      Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

      The concept of the ‘smart city’ is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions, however, at its most basic level, a smart ...

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      Monday, 3 August 2015

      Standard Bank Rising Star Awards winners celebrated at glittering event

      Winners of the fourth annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards were announced at a glittering event held at the Hilton Sandton Hotel. Young South African business talent stemming from various ...

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      Monday, 3 August 2015

      Pay equality challenge puts South African employers to the test

      Major changes to the way that South African labour laws and regulations treat the concept of pay equality could cause upheaval for employers who have not taken the necessary steps ...

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      Monday, 3 August 2015

      A class of emolument attachment orders declared unconstitutional

      In a judgment delivered on 8 July 2015 in the case of The University of Stellenbosch and 15 Others v The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and 17 Others ...

       

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