Human Resource

Facing retrenchment can be a frightening experience. Its unchartered territory for most people, who end up feeling vulnerable because they’re unfamiliar with the legal processes and options.

“Employees are no longer content with just a pay cheque and good benefits. There is a soul-searching epidemic afoot in the workplace where they want meaning and passion,” says Mias de Klerk, professor in Human Capital Management and Leadership Development.

A number of recruitment innovations emerge annually which enable businesses to work faster and more efficiently when sifting through candidates to find the perfect fit for their companies.

Advances in digital technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers which enable employees to work at home and elsewhere are rapidly transforming the traditional model of work.

Advances in digital technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers which enable employees to work at home and elsewhere are rapidly transforming the traditional model of work.

Working with millennials can be challenging for older generations who might not understand aspects of their workplace behaviour. But addressing these differences and learning from their approach can be very beneficial. This is according to Frances Okosi, Partner in the Finance & Banking Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg.

When you hire someone, you obviously hope they’ll succeed and grow with the business. You don’t want someone who you’re going to have to let go after their probationary period is over. No, you want someone who is going to be part of the company for years to come.

Generation Z, those born between 1995 and the early 2000s, is transforming the workplace. But what do you know about how these new entrants operate in the workplace?

In many organisations, performance management is approached as an annual performance review, with the main aim to determine the employee’s increase and possible bonus.

The new era of talent acquisition in an ever-evolving and fast-paced business environment.

While some steps have been made towards integrating women into the workforce African women still face many barriers to obtaining decent employment.

Suggesting flexible working hours to alleviate traffic congestion as suggested by City Officials could have a serious impact on employees and company productivity says Professor Anita Bosch, associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

If you've recently landed a new job you may be eager to start earning a salary but before you sign your employment contract make sure you understand the implications.

Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions.

As businesses continue to introduce new digital tools and services within their organisations, for the benefit of both customers as well as employees, they are faced with a host of new opportunities and challenges. Among the challenges is the need to effectively educate, manage, and empower employees as they work through transitions and become accustomed to the changing workplace and business landscape. 

Social media is an ever-evolving channel, which has taken the world by storm over the last decade. 

The 17th Annual Report of the Commission for Employment Equity indicates 68.5% of top management positions at South African companies are still occupied by white South Africans.

Breaking up is never easy to do – especially when it’s a professional relationship. Yet understanding the reasons why employees resign is one of the most valuable tools in an organisation’s arsenal.

Retrenchment being a process and not an event, may play itself out over a long period of time, and affect an individual’s emotional well being. 

With a steady year-on-year increase in organisations choosing to screen existing and potential employees, job-seekers who are planning to lie about – or omit – information regarding their qualifications or criminal history in an upcoming job interview will most likely find themselves exposed, unemployed and stuck with a bad reputation.


Today's workforce is more knowledgeable, diverse, and empowered than ever. This also means that there is more pressure on employees and job seekers to constantly be learning, up-skilling and challenging themselves.

Financial demands, career ambitions and family responsibilities are some of the issues at war within the modern working woman. Yet women want to have it all.

The world over, savvy businesses are rapidly moving beyond shared desks to flexible workspaces, which is having a profound effect on job satisfaction and staff turnover.

The digital workplace is where people, processes, technology, and the company converge to improve business productivity and employee engagement.

Whether you are considering a career in coaching or need someone to guide you this article will help you understand the purpose and function of an executive coach.


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