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....

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...

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 department digital

Preparing the HR department for the digital workplace

The world of work continues to evolve, altering our assumptions about the jobs and tasks we do, the tools we use to perform them, and the ways in which we collaborate with our colleagues....

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,...
teams

Why do teams fail? Unpacking 5 dysfunctions

If your team's not heading the way you want them to, it's time to find out why.
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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...
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,...

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.