|Be proud of what you achieved |
|Be proud of what you achieved|
When we get to December, we just can’t help looking back at the year that was. Many of us are tempted to see only the bad and the ugly and gloss over the good, if indeed there was any good (or so we think) to come out of the past...
|Lead without a title |
|Lead without a title|
Robin Sharma explains his views on leaders and leadership.
How do you view leadership?
Leadership has nothing to do with the title on your business card or the size of your office. Leadership is not about how much money you make or the clothes you wear. Leadership is a philosophy....
|Mentor and develop for career power |
|Mentor and develop for career power|
Mentoring and career development play a critical role in retaining talent top talent becomes more and more sought after.
By Dr Diane Sukkiennik
The risks for losing top talent, physically and psychologically, are especially high. Eighty-eight percent of managers believe it is difficult to attract and retain talent and even...
|Embrace the training revolution |
|Embrace the training revolution|
Learning and training experts need to embrace the changes that have emerged in the way people acquire new knowledge and skills.
By David Creelman
I recently helped an organisation re-think their approach to training. This exercise really brought home to me how much training has changed. It is not just...
|Change your mind, change your life |
|Change your mind, change your life|
Use these practices to manifest happiness and success in your life.
By John Kehoe
Let’s be clear that there is no one formula, cut in stone, that guarantees happiness and success to each individual. Each person lives their life according to what they feel is important, and this is as...
|Put talent at the top of your list |
|Put talent at the top of your list|
You need to move beyond the buzz-words and catchphrases if you want to really grow your company.
By Bryan Hattingh
We live in an age of ever-changing terminology that overtly or covertly implies new levels of insight, learning, impact and the ever-hoped-for silver bullet.
Take the term “Talent Management” as...
|Why do people quit their jobs |
|Why do people quit their jobs?|
Different remuneration components can help you keep your people.
By Dr Mark Bussin and Elmien Smit
Would you rather get a 15% pay increase to stay in a company with a bad culture, or move for the same salary to a company with a great culture? If you resigned from...
|Behaviour problems batter bottom line |
|Behavioural problems batter bottom line
Entrench sought-after staff behaviour in your human resources policies, feedback and measuring structures.
By Erik Vermeulen
Behaviour is defined in the World English Dictionary as ‘a manner of behaving or conducting oneself’. Staff behaviour in the corporate sense can be defined as ‘conduct by employees’, that is, what employees do....
|Empower your HR team |
|Empower your HR team|
While you should use technology to empower your people, don't see it as a replacement for human interaction.
By Rob Bothma
In this month’s article, I thought it would be pertinent to focus on the most important component of the organisation – its people. With the labour unrest we have...
|Assess your company's ethics |
|Assess your company's ethics|
Use this workplace ethics checklist to assess the ethics in your company.
By Cynthia Schoeman
The effective management of ethics in the workplace includes a few basic prerequisites. Knowing and understanding what constitutes ethical behaviour and what is considered unethical are primary issues. The ‘doing’ part of ethics is equally...
|Learn from what others have said |
|Learn from what others have said|
These light yet profound thoughts will refresh and challenge you at this time of the year.
By Yusuf Mahomedy
With the silly season upon us, I thought that I would share some pearls of wisdom this month. From business icons to sports stars, there is a quote below waiting for...
|Fair hearings and fair ultimatums |
|Fair hearings and fair ultimatums
There are different requirements to be met to establish fair ultimatums and fair hearings within the strike environment.
By Brian van Zyl
The labour court, in South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union and Others v Yarntex (Pty) Ltd t/a Bertrand Group (2010) 21 SALLR 87 (LC), recently had an...
|Accompanying family member's permit and visa requirements |
|"Accompanying" family member's permit and visa requirements|
The needs of a spouse are an important part of the expat equation.
By Julian Pokroy
I have dealt extensively over the years with the dynamics surrounding the deployment of foreign nationals to South Africa, either on secondments or intra company transfer permits or on general and other appropriate permits....
|Work life balance is important |
|Work life balance is important|
Address work life balance and employee wellness to get the best out of your people.
By Dr Fundile Nyati
The most commonly accepted definition for Work Life Balance is the following: “a satisfactory level of involvement or fit between the multiple roles in a person’s life” (Hudson, 2005). The right...
|Show up in the now |
|Show up in the now|
Forget the workplace of the future. Make sure you're working in the workplace of the present.
By Alan Hosking
Has it ever occurred to you that you might be living in the wrong place? No, I’m not talking about a dodgy suburb, city or country. I’m referring to your not...