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Disability Awareness Month: How to employ people with disabilities

Disability Awareness Month: How to employ people with disabilities

Securing employment in a country that is grappling with unemployment figures that are amongst the highest in the world can be a daunting task, it is made increasingly difficult by the various socio-economic challenges that…

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Why keep your options open with retrenchment over retirement

Why keep your options open with retrenchment over retirement

Many employers who are retrenching staff for operational reasons differentiate between employees who are over age 55 and under, but there are a number of considerations that should be taken into account to benefit the…

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Why SA companies have a retention problem

Why SA companies have a retention problem

Nearly half of young South African professionals are unhappy in their jobs and are looking to change jobs within the next 12 months – but the focus on the true cost of the talent drain…

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How big is big enough?

How big is big enough?

You know the scenario all too well. You and one or two partners spot a niche in the market and decide to start a business. A year down the line the business has exceeded even your…

What should you do when workers disagree?

Conflict between people is an inevitable part of being human. It’s not going to go away, but we can get much better at managing it. And conflict isn’t always a bad thing – debate and…

How helping staff save is good for your bottom line

Assisting employees to prepare for retirement is not a legal obligation, but many employers see it as a moral imperative that has benefits for everyone, including themselves. While many people find the prospect of retirement…

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What is the impact of growing a remote workforce?

What is the impact of growing a remote workforce?

Flexitime, home based jobs and remote workforces are a growing trend in South African businesses. While this type of flexibility is a selling point for employers and something that workers are actively seeking out, companies…

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What are the new training methods used by employers?

What are the new training methods used by employers?

Improving your employee onboarding and training is one of the most valuable HR investments you can make. It has become common knowledge that Millennials and the upcoming Gen Z are staying in one job for…

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Deal with your problem employees

Deal with your problem employees

How to handle unreasonable employees in an organisation. In every large organisation, we find some employees who are difficult to deal with. We refer to them as “problem employees”. Problem employees are those who may…

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Why do modern managers need people and self awareness skills?

Why do modern managers need people and self awareness skills?

Managers at middle and senior level have the power to make or break an organisation. Making sure they have the right skills to be effective is therefore critical. Business leadership has seen a big shift…