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Today’s challenging business environment is a reminder to organisations that talent management, wherein employees’ skills are appropriately deployed to optimise performance, is a critical function.

JOHANNESBURG: Some of South Africa’s finest analytical minds joined REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL*, a member of Honoris United Universities**, in Johannesburg to share their thoughts on how Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, plans to weather the socio-economic storm in his Budget Speech to Parliament later this month. 

Employees are taken on to perform fundamental functions in a business and contribute towards the overall success of the operation. Regardless of the job, each and every employee has the potential to have a lasting impact on the business, whether positive or negative. However, should an employee turn out to be problematic, your business stands to lose more than just time, money and effort. Understanding how to avoid making a poor hiring decision is, therefore, vital during the recruitment process.

The world is changing in some fundamental ways that requires a rethinking of many, if not most organisations’ design. Most organisations are reformulating their strategic positioning which requires a consequent rethinking of their design. Crafting the operating model of an organisation is one of the actions making up the portfolio of key tasks that have to be performed by management in an organisation.

Companies are increasingly appointing Hospitality Management graduates to senior positions outside of their ‘traditional’ roles, because of the tremendous breadth of transferable skills gained during their studies and practical training - particularly their ability to interface effectively with the public and handle diverse crises.

Checklists are very necessary. They are used daily and in doing any project or managing any team’s tasks. Steven Levitt verifies this and said, “No matter how expert you may be, well-designed checklists can improve outcomes.”

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen is assisting a Gugulethu school for differently-abled learners.

 

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NSFAS has warned young people to be wary of scams as the last minute rush to complete applications for NSFAS funding kicks in.  

Your first job search after graduation can be both exciting and terrifying, particularly in South Africa where many qualified people compete for a limited number of vacancies. But the experience can be made much more rewarding, and the chances of success greater, by following a few simple guidelines, an education expert says.

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