|Be the one to ramp up performance and productivity |
|Be the one to ramp up performance and productivity|
Performance and productivity “go together like a horse and carriage” – if you recognise the song that line comes from you’re giving away your age – and they also go together if you want to succeed.
No business will become a success without high performance and productivity levels. That might...
|Balanced Scorecard still relevant |
|Balanced Scorecard still relevant|
Nicola Tyler, CEO of the Business Results Group, discusses the relevance and role of the Balanced Scorecard with Prof. Robert S Kaplan.
For those who may still be focusing on financial measurements, what is the Balanced Scorecard?
The Balanced Scorecard translates mission and strategy into objectives and measures, organised into...
|Have your “ugly cry” in China |
|Have your “ugly cry” in China|
All expat wives in foreign countries have to break through the “ugly cry” in order to make a go of things. By Jane Steinacker-Keys
I was on my way back to our apartment in Shanghai from the Carre Four (like South Africa’s Pick ‘n Pay)...
|Sustainability needs HR |
|Sustainability needs HR|
HR needs to become a part of the movement to make a difference on the planet. By David Creelman
The success of the sustainability movement in corporations came as a surprise. There is a good argument for the business value of sustainability practices, but that isn’t the...
|Step into a room full of mirrors |
|Step into a room full of mirrors|
To be effective, leaders need to manage paradox, ambiguity and complexity. By Bryan Hattingh
Can you imagine being a professional sports person playing in a game where the rules are continually changing and what was previously acceptable no longer is and what was not acceptable now is?
|Find a remuneration philosophy that works |
|Find a remuneration philosophy that works|
Should we be going back to a fixed rate for a job remuneration philosophy? By Peet Kruger
The concept of performance-based remuneration has grown in popularity over the years and research shows that more and more organisations introduced this concept in some or other form. The degree...
|What drives the wage differential |
|What drives the wage differential|
We need to correct the trend of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. By Chris Blair and Bryden Morton
Last month we proposed that South Africa should adopt a new remuneration framework to combat a growing wage differential. This month, in...
|Ongoing textbook debacle |
|Ongoing textbook debacle|
Behind the scenes: greed and self-interest shafts our children’s education opportunities. By Marietta van Rooyen
By now few people in the country are unaware of the textbook delivery problems in Limpopo. There are now at least four different commissions of enquiry looking into it.
The media frenzy over...
|Future role of HR |
|Future role of HR|
Embrace the opportunities that beckon HR departments from the future. By Rob Bothma
As organisations evolve, so too must their HR departments, in order to meet the ever changing demands from all their “clients” – that is, all the employees of the organisation including the board of...
|Mobile empowerment vital to CRM |
|Mobile empowerment vital to CRM|
Focus on this before rolling out mobile applications and social media engagement. By Craig Leppan
Modern technology has equipped the average consumer with a greater level of choice than ever before. The connected nature of the world we live in has fundamentally changed the way in which...
|Practical tips to teach your people ethics |
|Practical tips to teach your people ethics|
These ideas will help you build an ethical environment in your company. By Cynthia Schoeman
Creating an ethical workplace is increasingly being recognised as an important corporate goal. This can be accomplished via a combination of numerous factors such as leadership, values, culture, a code of conduct,...
|We need foreign skills |
|We need foreign skills|
Is it worth applying for permanent residence under the Immigration Act? By Julian Pokroy
In terms of the Immigration Act 13 of 2002 (as amended), “the Act”, it is possible to apply for permanent residence in South Africa. Indeed, the preamble to the Act specifically states that,...
|Good people for good times |
|Good people for good times|
Get your retention and attraction strategies right for an economic upturn. By Kim Meszaros
Businesses today are finding themselves in a new and dynamic environment, where challenging decisions are made in the name of success and sustainability. These types of decisions have a direct impact on employees,...
|Set yourself free |
|Set yourself free|
An action that seems contrary to what we want to do holds the key to genuinely empowering us. By Alan Hosking
Anybody who has lived a few decades will testify to the fact that they’ve had “stuff” done to them by other parties – stuff that wasn’t...