Archive | October, 2009

Talent Lesson from Murder, Cataract and Property

For the past three years, I have penned a monthly column in HR Future Magazine, “Rattling the Cage” – an irreverent, insightful and hilarious glimpse behind the corporate glass. I have examined everything from talent mismanagement, annoying sales agents, generational conflict, overpaid executives to jobs of the future,unwieldly systems, performance farce and the end of […]

Don’t Slash and Burn Talent

During the bull run from 2003 – mid 2008, many South African companies competed for talent by throwing money in their direction and hoping the returns followed. They invested in the employment brand that was nothing more than a marketing pitch. Need to hire talent? Just bid higher than competitors and sweeten the deal with […]