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Technology is vital to retaining top talent

Posted on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 in Talent

If you’re looking for ways to improve your employee acquisition and retention strategy then you might want to consider upping your game in terms of your video strategy. "Your Video Strategy May Hold the Key to Hiring Top Talent" is an article that was recently published by CIO Magazine and written by Sharon Florentine, in which surprising statistics concerning how much vested interest employees have in their company’s technological proposition were revealed.  

A New Era in the Work Place

Posted on Friday, 19 July 2013 in Diversity in Business

Will the future of the office place involve the absence of an actual office? Today’s Workers Demand Flexibility, Mobility--- and Facebook was the title of an article recently published by CIO Magazine in which somewhat surprising statistics around modern employee aspirations were revealed.    

What Really Matters To Your Employees

Posted on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 in Diversity in Business

One of the hardest tasks of an employer is to keep their employees motivated and rewarded to ensure that they retain their employees and attract new recruits.

But do employers really understand what makes their employees tick?

The traditional role of HR within an organisation is often defined as “managing the employees within a company, who collectively contribute to the achievement of the company’s strategic objectives”. It is the individual people who make up an organisation and contribute to its success.  HR assists the organisation by attracting new employees, developing the skills required to meet the organisation’s goals, and ultimately creating a loyal and motivated workforce. 

 

 

Do you feel like your employees have fallen 'out of love' with the organisation?  We have summarised a few points on why they’re just not that into you

The death of the resume

Posted on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 in Unemployment, skills shortages and wages

Businesses need new types of employees who are not going to step into the “same old same old” routine, but unleash their creative and innovative juices to bring new blood, fresh ideas and bold solutions. How can they use the recruitment process to attract, identify and engage this rare but vital potential?

Apparently not with the antiquated one-dimensional resume but with a live demonstration of applicants’ skills, innovation and daring through contests, social media challenges and a display of the knowledge and competencies they can bring to bear on business problems, ideas, products or services. Professional resume writers, change your profession!

According to Forbes, the resume has died, do you agree?

 

Innovation in Recruitment

Posted on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 in Creativity

The social media channels are frequently represented as the new silver bullet for communicators of all ilk, from recruiters to advertisers, from corporates to bloggers with a cause but is it an innovation that will truly launch recruitment into a new sphere of effectiveness and impact?

At a recent Think Tank in the UK on the future of innovation in recruitment, effective technologies combined with the importance of personal “human” interaction and the power of “story telling” took centre stage as the best solutions for tangible ROI and success.

We were not surprised at the findings that web-based technologies can save time and indeed money when it comes to search, but when it comes to placement, human interaction by a skilled and experienced practitioner is essential.

“Stack Ranking” an impediment to Human Resources?

Posted on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 in Leadership

The article below, entitled 'Can Bad Human Resource Practices Kill a Company?' may be one of the most important reads this week.  If human resources departments are increasingly losing employees’ trust, companies may be at risk of losing one of their most precious assets - their people.
 
Human Resource practices such as 'stack ranking', which have been around for decades and are widely used in South Africa, are increasingly coming under fire.  The merit-based scale may seem good in theory but if it is causing dissension, distrust and potentially unfair labour practices, perhaps it is time to re-think how to evaluate and manage the performance of employees.
 
The article focuses primarily on trends in the US and Ireland, but the HR practices in question are sure to impact on South African companies in much the same way.  Is there a uniquely South African solution that could emerge?  We would love to hear your thoughts. 

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