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Hiring first-time work-seekers can appear to be a little tricky for employers. Young, inexperienced staff seem to be a business risk because of the time and money needed to train them up, which can result

By Carol Butcher -  “Buildings are usually a venue from which to serve our customers, but the bricks and mortar play a small role in our business. It is the people that are important,” says retired

I am really excited by the prospect of this column and hope to make it as practical and useful as possible. I am by nature a collaborator, and would like to use this as an

By David Cohen -  Performance management is on the way out. In its place, “Agile Performance” Improvement is on the way in. Agile Performance Improvement calls for frequent and ongoing conversations between manager and direct report, eliminating

By Camilla Pennington -  According to the 2016 South African Graduate Employer’s Association (SAGEA) Candidate Insights survey of 2 052 new or future employees from 108 South African organisations, 85% of candidates feel that an employer’s

By Marius Meyer -  South Africa is blessed with a thriving retail and wholesale sector.  In fact, the country has the 6th most shopping centres in the world making it one of the top ten retail

By Marius Meyer -  On 5 December 2013 South Africa and the world lost one of the greatest leaders of mankind, Nelson Mandela.   It is now three years later, and the question is whether the world

By Agustina Mendez -  Succession management is vitally important to an organisation’s sustained success. But, to drive future strategy, you must develop a robust leadership pipeline. It is clear that succession does not go deep or

By Marius Meyer -  Since the end of 2014, the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) has audited 20 companies against the National Talent Management Standard. These audits have revealed some interesting outcomes.  While pockets of

By Carol Butcher -  Many multinationals and retailers and banks in South Africa are looking to invest in Africa; this is not surprising since Africa has some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Africa is a