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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....

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 People: Happy people, more profit!

I have never come across a business that has succeeded without people, yet it can be complicated to manage people - even when you have hired the best.

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

By Paul Burrin, VP, Sage People What hours did you work yesterday? Chances are, it wasn’t 9-5. The world of work as we know it is changing. With new technology making it easier to work anywhere,...

It’s not just about the money

A key driver of the success of your business is your ability to attract talent. And, while the remuneration on offer is an important factor here, it's not the only one. A salary range provides...
meetings

Make your meetings more productive

You check your watch and sigh; another meeting running over time. The arguments go round in circles… you try not to think of the mail flowing into your inbox as you make doodles on the agenda. Agenda?! The discussion...

How to convert employees into INTRAPRENEURS

A culture of intrapreneurship means an empowered workforce that is ready to step up and help grow your business. And, who wouldn't want that? "Intrapreneurs" – employees who are constantly looking for ways to make...

Top Tips for Build a POWER TEAM

As a sports enthusiast, I have watched many teams play at their best and for some, at their worst. The way in which players on the field either synchronise their efforts for success, or...

The secret to inspiring staff

When it comes to education, every company is looking for the perfect formula to make learning easy and exciting for their staff and stakeholders. And it turns out that there is a secret to inspiring...