how to take care of my employees coronavirus

What can you do for your employees during a time of Coronavirus?

As the business world feels the effects the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and takes steps to adapt, companies are asking what they can do for their employees during this difficult time. "Instead of punitive changes being...
generation flex

Generation Flex, and how to manage it

Meeting the needs of a flexible workforce (Generation Flex) means changing the way you manage it. More and more, the prospect of flexibility in working hours to improve quality of life and achieve a better...
Top interview questions to ask

The top interview questions to ask, and what to learn from the answers

When it comes to a company’s interview process, no matter the type or size of the company, there is one common goal that they all strive for; to find the right professional who is...

Diversity Management: Stronger together

As leaders of an organisation, you may have a team vary in age, have different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. This may not always be easy to manage, but as the leader you have to...
job negotiations

The 5 ground rules of job offer negotiation

As companies and candidates enter a fresh hiring season in 2020, the time will come where both parties stand at the door of a potential new partnership - arguably the most fragile period of...
HR Trends

Remuneration, rewards and HR trends

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire It’s always important to remember that loyalty has never come from “cracking a whip”. French philosopher...

Salaries and candidate value within a highly competitive market

In a tough economy where there are more highly skilled and value candidates actively in the job market, and an increasing skills shortage, the battle to attract and retain the best candidate for a...
new laws parental leave

Get your business ready for the new parental leave laws

With South Africa’s new parental leave laws having been promulgated, but only likely to take effect at some stage in 2020, employers that have not yet done so should fast-track their efforts to comply...
keep you staff engaged

Keep your people in the game

The staff that work for you determine: 1. How happy your customers are with your business. 2. The quality of the things that you sell. 3. The costs that you incur to sell your products and services. 4....

What South African employees want

NEW WORK: The term describes a structural change of the working world in the global and digital age. It replaces the traditional working environment with a more meaningful and collective experience. Central values of...

Assessing brand health from the inside out

A lead indicator on a brand's health dashboard is how engaged your employees are. There are numerous indicators of brand health to be measured: awareness, perception, competitors, propensity, segmentation, satisfaction and goodwill are just a...

Retrenchment: Having tricky conversations during tough times

It’s always important to have open, frank conversations with your staff. The reality of the situation is that they actually know more than you think, and by being open and honest with them, you...
managing your people

Managing People: Happy people, more profit!

I have never come across a business that has succeeded without people, yet managing your people can be complicated - even when you have hired the best. It is critical that as an...
employee engagement

Connect, Engage, Action and Perform!

Tips to improve your employee engagement levels to influence your business performance. I have often wondered why certain employees are so passionate about their work and consistently outperform the rest of their team members, while...

Seven reasons businesses should promote flexible working

The world of work as we know it is changing. With new technology making it easier to work anywhere, anytime, the traditional 9-5 is effectively dead. Having flexibility in their working schedule is now a...