Archive for Human Resources

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE WORK PLACE

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE WORK PLACE

By: Nkosinathi Buthelezi Why employment equity South Africa has a legacy of discrimination in relation to race, gender and disability. The legacy saw access to opportunities denied in relation to education, employment, promotion and wealth creation to the majority of South Africans. The Employment Equity…

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FINDING AND MANAGING ENTHUSIASTIC EMPLOYEES

FINDING AND MANAGING ENTHUSIASTIC EMPLOYEES

By: Wanda Olszewski There is no doubt that two key qualities employers look for in their employees are initiative and motivation. But many don’t know how to assess these during the recruitment process. The answer is to structure your interview questions to draw out specific…

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CAN YOU JUST SAY “NO”?

CAN YOU JUST SAY “NO”?

By: Claire Stewart We’re living in tough economic times. Big businesses are retrenching and some firms are even going under. SMEs are also battling, business is slow, sales are down and cash-flow is tight. Companies big and small are searching for ways to cut costs…

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GIVING EMPLOYEES FEEDBACK

GIVING EMPLOYEES FEEDBACK

Recruitment and selection is not an exact science. Even when it provides exactly the right candidate for a job, it is only the starting point in the process of ensuring that a person performs to the best of their abilities. Managing the performance of people…

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LOW-COST WAYS TO REWARD EMPLOYEES

LOW-COST WAYS TO REWARD EMPLOYEES

Research shows that feeling appreciated – which comes from recognition from others – is one of the top three drivers of employee engagement. Great news is that showing appreciation doesn’t have to cost tons of time or money: – A sincere word of thanks is…

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UPSKILL YOUR STAFF

UPSKILL YOUR STAFF

Now’s the time to grow the people in your business  Most business owners will acknowledge that well-trained employees are the cornerstone of a successful operation. However, when it comes to the implementation of this training many falter, either because they don’t truly understand the value,…

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SPOT THE WARNING SIGNS

SPOT THE WARNING SIGNS

How to pick up if your employees are unhappy, and how to react…  Your employees are unlikely to tell you if they are unhappy. These conversations are seen as a surefire way to darken one’s career prospects, and most work environments don’t lend themselves to…

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THANK YOU – SHOW THEM YOU CARE

THANK YOU – SHOW THEM YOU CARE

How to show your staff that you value them as much as you value your customers… We know that the degree to which employees feel valued correlates directly with how happy and engaged they are. But like most business owners you probably find yourself spending…

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WHEN TRAINING TAKES ROOT … THE VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS IS CLEAR!

WHEN TRAINING TAKES ROOT … THE VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS IS CLEAR!

There’s a simple line item on the annual budget that tends to be one of the most contentious or most frequently overlooked. Training. Much of the wrangling usually centres on the value, perceived worth (not the same as value), the time investment, the effort and…

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7 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR VALUABLE TALENT

7 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR VALUABLE TALENT

And hurt your company’s competitiveness Recruiting the right people is difficult in a market where many important commercial, technical and management skills are in short supply. Keeping employees once you’ve recruited them can be even harder. Every time you lose a good employee, it costs…

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