Archive | October, 2011


  With the days heating up and workplaces cooling down, it is a sunny forecast for staff crossing off the weeks until their annual leave. Leave, is something to look forward to and the earlier you start the clock, the less you have to be concerned about the daily irritations. You just have to survive until your leave […]

Retiring Retirement – AMC Reform Conference

Retirement The third annual Retirement Reform Conference kicks off today in Cape Town! The conference is organised by AMC International and brings together various stakeholders in the retirement fund industry. I’ve perused the conference brochure and was impressed by the expert line up of local and international speakers. Retiring Retirement This year, I will be delivering […]

Job Offer

On any given day, HR is making an offer to a (hopefully talented) candidate for a position. Line management are breathing down their neck, the position was supposed to be filled last month. (Something about the manager angrily dismissing the previous employee under circumstances that HR will have to defend at the CCMA). I digress. […]

Remuneration & War for Talent

Remuneration As the economic recovery gathers momentum over the next year, local employers should be prepared for a new phase in the war for talent – those individuals that possess the necessary values, skills and experience, already have one foot out of the door. From IT to financial services, employers are likely to experience challenges […]

Social Media, Pay & Pleasure

Social Media A lot can happen in 24 hours. Fly to Dubai. Advertise a dozen vacancies for free. File your tax return. Manage a HR team. Chat with old friends. Deliver a EE report. Update your performance agreement. Share your holiday pictures with others. Play a game. Go home. Unless you are already at home, […]