Tag Archives: management

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 : 4 Key Roles

Guest post by Simon Nko Manager According to the Walden University, management is  ‘the organization & co-ordination of the activities of an enterprise in accordance with certain policies and in achievement of defined objectives”. Let us examine the four roles of a manager 1.    The Educator A good manager is a good educator who enables […]


  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 […]

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 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 […]

Money, Happiness & Talent

  Money buys happiness For many years, consultants, especially those in the reward profession, have contended that there is more to attracting and retaining talent, than money. While that assertion may be valid for those occupying the seven figure levels of the organisation or those paid to do nothing, the masses would disagree. Money is the […]


Just B.S Throughout our life we are subjected to B.S, with the office taking the grand prize for generating truck loads of crap each day. B.S is used to: Get out trouble Lie your way out of trouble Dress up stupidity as intelligence Confuse others Detract from the real issues For the professional B.S, the […]

Europe increasingly popular among African and Middle Eastern MBAs

Europe increasingly popular among African and Middle Eastern MBAs International survey found that Europe is increasingly popular among African and Middle Eastern MBA candidates Germany displaces France to become 5th most preferred MBA destination Top European business schools arrive in Johannesburg to recruit African candidates According to the latest QS TopMBA.com Applicant Survey 2010, there […]