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Private Sector can’t compete with inflated public sector packages

March 29th, 2012 (0)
Prior to the 2008/9 global crisis the private sector largely offered competitive remuneration packages for top talent. However this changed due to private sector budget cuts and salary freezes coupled with government's ever growing wage bill. Now the average ...

Beware exploding bridges – Your resignation is part of your brand March 2012

March 27th, 2012 (0)
A more spectacular resignation is hard to imagine. Last week, South African-born Greg Smith walked away from his workplace of more than a decade, Goldman Sachs, in a manner that had global company leaders blanching over their croissants and ...

How can Training in South Africa help in the Retention of Employees

March 24th, 2012 (0)
Many organizations in South Africa are now realising the importance of retaining quality employees. Retaining quality employees adds to an increase in productivity and morale, while reducing the associated costs of turnover. The right employee training, development and education, ...

An Approach to Performance Management

March 18th, 2012 (1)
Performance management is considered to be a key factor for organisations. This is simply because  an organisation that it is considered to be “unwell” is regarded to have no strategic focus,  and that with low productivity (Crawford, 2005). Performance ...

Training in South Africa

March 14th, 2012 (0)
Training in South Africa is a major part of our economy because of the countries history. South Africa has many unskilled labourers in the field therefore training these employees to reach their potential is a crucial element of today’s ...

Human Resource Management

March 14th, 2012 (0)
The two main goals of human resource management are based on the efficient utilization of employees achieving success within the organisation. The first of the goals is to successfully make use of the knowledge, skills and abilities of the ...

CHALLENGES IN TALENT MANAGEMENT

March 13th, 2012 (0)
Talent management strategies tend to be complimented by BBBE and skills development initiatives. Because the South African legislation requires companies to leave a certain percentage of key managerial posts for Affirmative action candidates, these post are filled just for ...

IMPORTANCE OF TALENT MANAGEMENT

March 10th, 2012 (0)
In traditional organisations back from the 1950s, talent was developed from within an organisation, as senior employees were availed the opportunity to apply for highly ranked positions. Only those individuals who could not advance to the higher hierarchies of ...

Performance Management: A Tool for Strategy Execution

March 8th, 2012 (0)
Performance management is considered to be a key factor for organisations. This is simply because an organisation that it is considered to be “unwell” is regarded to have no strategic focus, and that with low productivity (Crawford, 2005). Performance ...

THE TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND THE EMERGING TALENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

March 7th, 2012 (0)
Two main strategic choices emerge when managing talent. The first one refers to a drive towards recruitment, training and development, which Cunningham (2007 in Van Dijk, 2008) refers to as aligning people with roles. In this aspect lies the ...