Archive | April, 2012

Talent Management, Retention and Succession Planning

  Talent Management, Retention and Succession Planning   The IIR Talent Management, Retention and Succession Planning Conference from 23 to 26 April, is designed to assist HR professionals develop effective strategies to find, retain and develop their talent.  The conference covers aligning performance management with talent management, managing talent risks,  talent management strategies, keeping your […]

Manager : 5 Desirable Qualities

Simon Nko Desirable Qualities of an Effective Manager 1.         Manager is patient A manager needs patience, as Arnold Glasow explains in a poster, “you get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it” Many managers forget this when at first they do not succeed in achieving their objectives. The manager forgets that achievement […]

Job Hunt by building Relationships

Job Hunting So you’ve been job hunting for months without positive results.  You have been actively job hunting – spreading the word that you are available in the market and looking (urgently) for another job. During your job hunt, you are likely to interact with a lot of people online and offline – family, friends, […]

Public Holidays, Talent & Performance

Public Holidays Let me get off the ground with a sensitive topic: public holidays. As we prepare for the long weekends ahead, it is worthwhile to consider the impact of public holidays on your talent and performance. Rewind: in the second week of December 2011, government, acting in accordance with the Public Holidays Act, 1994, […]