Strategic human resource is the connection between a company’s human resource and its objectives, strategies and goals. The main aim of strategic human resources management is to boost a fit for the purpose-planned culture and increase flexibility, modernization and competitive advantage. The Human Resource Manager must play a significant role as a strategic partner when the company guidelines are created and applied.
Since our previous article on vulnerable employees and the workplace the Minister of Employment and Labour has published a revised Covid-19 Direction on Health & Safety in the workplace (Direction).
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020. Companies that process data regarding their employees, clients and service providers now have one year to ensure compliance with POPIA’s data processing provisions.
Knowledge management is a set of activities and processes aimed at creating value through generating and applying intellectual capital. Carla O’Dell and Jackson Grayson define knowledge management as a “conscious strategy of getting the right knowledge to the right people at the right time and helping people share and put information into action in ways that strive to improve organizational performance”. Executives direct practices that create value from intangible organizational resources. For executives, it is clear that the objective of managing knowledge is to add value to organizations. The focus this article is that executives consider the fact a firm’s knowledge is positively associated with its outcomes.
The day we finally receive our university degree feels like the end of a long journey. With our education finally finished, we are ready to take on our roles in the world of business. Little do we realize that, not only is the journey not over, but it has actually just properly begun.
With every business aware of the benefits engaged employees can have on their performance and constantly working to make their team part of the statistic that represents engaged workers, disengagement can at times seem like a distant threat.
Employment is an ongoing job for the human resources department of any organization. The process begins right from when you decide to hire an employee. These processes continue until, and even after, the employees leave the organization.