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“Culture fit” makes all the difference when recruiting

Competency based interviewing does prove valuable in drawing out the required competencies, consideration for the soft skills, such as communication, creativity and emotional intelligence- personal qualities play a critical role in a potential employee’s ability to succeed are equally as important, and the most critical factor being “culture fit”. Research increasingly shows that hiring people [...]
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SA Labour law amendments 2020- summary

Despite re-designing the way we work and prioritising employee wellness in the daily management of employees, we have had to build a strong level of trust in accommodating remote working since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic. If navigating the new “business un-usual” experience due to the pandemic and staying relevant with the latest […]

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POPI & PAIA Compliance

WHAT IS POPI AND PAIA ALL ABOUT? The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is just one of many Acts that govern South African law.  When looking at the requirements of the POPI Act, the requirements of other Acts should also be taken into consideration. The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and the Promotion […]

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Shifting your focus to the human experience will generate more revenue-18 Employee Engagement Ideas

.Employee engagement and the human experience are not interchangeable terms. The Human experience influences engagement. What can you do to lead the future of the “Human experience” in your business? Firstly, If you haven’t already accepted that AI and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (the term for technology used to mimic human behavior) are here to [...]
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Benefits of investing in an HR Mentor

Set your HR Professionals and or Line Managers up for success by investing in a HR Mentor. We offer affordable guidance and support from Senior HR Professionals providing invaluable insight beyond education. Whether you are a newly appointed HR graduate or a mid-career HR Professional who has been identified for succession within your organisation or [...]
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Start Over to foster a happy workforce

Is your business becoming a daily GRIND? Leadership development is a process and change may not happen overnight. I engage with leadership who find themselves exhausted because they have had to step in and micro-manage their people in order to get the job done in fear of losing business. They know their employees are unhappy [...]
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Why does my business need a human resources expert?

In the current economic climate, the cost of employing a full time HR professional does not make financial sense if the headcount doesn’t warrant it. Partner with a subject matter expert who will ensure legal compliance is therefore a financially viable solution. SME’s generally require their new starters to hit the ground running so recruiting [...]
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How to prevent labour relations issues

Sourcing an HR professional should be feature at the top of your priority list when starting up your business to establish good employee relations. You and a few partners have marketed your profitable product or service and your business has grown substantially after a year or two. The orders are increasing and the pressure is […]

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Daily practices for every woman to cultivate a positive mindset

As I reach over to the bedside table to press the dismiss button on my smartphone alarm, I think, “just another 5 minutes”, instead, I CHOOSE the thought, “5-4-3-2-1-GO!” #the5secondrule by Mel Robbins, which is so simple and yet so effective! I sit up in bed, light a candle, meditate, harmonize heart and mind. These daily practices set [...]
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It’s here, working remotely, our new reality.

We have been one of the fortunate small business enablers of working remotely going on three years. It does take time to adapt to the new way of work and designing a balanced way of living. The coronavirus pandemic has forced us into the “Future world of work” sooner than anticipated, and literally overnight, our businesses [...]
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Aspects to consider when designing a staff wellness program

Staff wellness matters. We appreciate how motivated you are to make positive changes in your organisation to address staff wellness and know your time is limited, with managing the day to day challenges in your business.  Lean on our team of professionals to create a wellbeing culture that allows your employees to THRIVE! This can [...]
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Bonus, to pay or not to pay?

It is that time of year again where your staff start wondering whether you will be paying them a 13th cheque or Christmas bonus. I am often asked by employers if this is a mandatory payment. The answer is NO. This is a discretionary payment and therefore not a statutory requirement in labour law. Typically employees want some sort [...]
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Increase employee engagement with workspace design

Our Workplace Wellness initiative, Wise Worx Warriors, offers a service, H.O.W. (Hands-on Workspace) design, where we provide you with practical, quality, and aesthetically pleasing work spaces to address productivity, employee engagement and labour law compliance and workplace ergonomics issues. We partner with you to develop your ideal workspace design, whether you are designing a work […]

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Do your employees know what is expected of them?

Job profiles are instrumental in career development, goal setting, resolving disputes around performance and prove to be a legally defensible document in which the inherent requirements for the job are stipulated. We often come across employers who have not issued their employees with job descriptions and or job/role profiles. There seems to be much confusion around these [...]
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Employee handbooks employees will want to read- 6 Pro-tips

Employee handbooks are not a legal requirement so many organisations have not prioritized developing one, or considered getting Creative with it, consider these benefits of creating this resource. It is the first step towards building a great culture, it will open up the lines of communication and serve as a comprehensive guide which defines the rules [...]
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Introducing employee recognition through feedback.

I completely get that motivation starts with the-self. However, there is also a part that you can play in supporting the processes of job satisfaction and employee retention through the implementation of continuous feedback which will cultivate a positive and productive organisational culture. How are you currently measuring, reviewing and rewarding your employees for their commitment and hard work? I [...]
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