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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...

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,...

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...
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...

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...
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...

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...
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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...
lead your team from home

Tips to lead your team from home

Concern about the spread of the Coronavirus is changing the way most businesses are operating in South Africa, and has triggered the largest 'work-from-home' mobilisation in history. Lauren du Plooy, Director at Rae & Associates,...

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...

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...
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...
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...
as the business owner, you are in the driving seat for building a great team

Top tips for building your 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...