Archive | April, 2011

Climbing the wrong corporate ladder

Meet George. In 2004, he completed a three year degree at a leading university. He joined the job hunting crowd, looked at dozens of positions and got interviewed for three. In the end, George went for the world class company that offered competitive remuneration, extensive training and opportunities to travel abroad. He put in the […]

Job & Pay Caps

Create jobs? Cap pay? For the “average” South African, government’s latest plan, the New Growth Plan (NGP), tried to do again, what they have tried to do repeatedly without success (create jobs). NGP would have been a yawn… for this Stone Age proposal: Cap pay and bonuses for senior managers and executives that earn over […]

Job hunting? Uphill Struggle

  (Source: Flickr)   Yesterday the front page of Business Report carried two disturbing articles, side by side: “Recovery of Jobs will be a struggle” and “SA needs labour reform – IMF”.   Without going into the nitty gritty, during the recession SA shed more jobs than other emerging markets and the recovery has been […]

HR & Payroll in the Cloud

Benefits of HR and payroll “over the cloud” outweigh perceived threat Companies with apprehensive attitudes towards technology are losing out as a result of a deferred shift to cloud computing In recent research findings on Cloud Computing and its’ benefits to the HR function by IQPC South Africa, the obstacles for companies to taking up […]