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      As the festive season draws near, shopping online is increasingly attractive to consumers as it provides a more convenient way to buy everything that they need for the holiday season. However, consumers must remain vigilant while using online retailers as fraudsters may use this spike in online sales to target unsuspec


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      NATIONAL HR STANDARDS

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      HR service delivery made easy - SA's National HR Standards Case Study

      A case study of the HR function at Bidvest TMS (TMSG). By Leon SteynThe value proposition of a service or commodity provider is something which can take the executive committee (Exco) of a particular enterprise quite some time to reduce ...

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      Firm foundation laid for HR practice

      HR professionals are working together to see the national HR Standard firmly established. By Dr Linda Chipunza The first version of the much heralded HR Management Standards (HRMS) was presented to the HR community at the National HR Standards Roll Out ...

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      HR Standards highlights package

      A summary of the importance, benefits and key features of each of the first formal HR Standards for South Africa provided by the facilitators at the HR Standards Development Summit in May 2013. Standard 1 Strategic HRM Facilitator: Elizabeth Kumalo Importance South African ...

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      National HR Standards are rolled out

      First HR Standards move from definitions to definitive outcomes. By Marius Meyer You may by now be aware that, on 21 May this year, 120 senior South African HR leaders became the first HR group in the world to generate draft ...

      Overview of the HR Standards definitions

      HR STANDARD ELEMENT DEFINITION Strategic HR Management A systematic approach to developing and implementing long-term HRM strategies, policies and plans that enable the organisation to achieve its objectives. Talent Management The proactive design and implementation of a talent-driven business strategy...

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      South Africa: HR gets national Standards

      Why should HR have Standards and what are they?By Kate Dikgale-Freeman On 21 May 2013, over 100 HR Directors convened under the leadership of SABPP and HR Future to develop the first set of draft HR Standards for South Africa. The ...

      HR chiefs write national HR Standards

      Historic event sees first formal HR Standards for South Africa defined. By Marius Meyer On 21 May, a hundred and twenty HR Directors and representatives from eight HR professional bodies and associations gathered in Johannesburg to write the first formal HR Standards ...

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      Help us create HR standards and metrics

      A national project launched to create HR standards and metrics provides an opportunity for you to play a significant role in HR in South Africa. By Marius Meyer Building on the development of the National HR Competency Model in 2012, the HR ...

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      How to move HR from the backroom to the boardroom

      Ten competencies in the National HR Competency Model will elevate HR to the level at which it is required to operate. By Marius Meyer PART THREE In Part One of this series of articles you were introduced to the new South ...

      LATEST OPINIONS

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      #BadValuesGoViral: The Ethical Dilemma in Social Media

      Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming a popular communication trend in business. Unfortunately, the trend sometimes comes with unforeseen ethical problems for the business. One bad tweet could end up hurting your sales, your image and your ...

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      Exec search trends show no “tanking” economy

      As blanket reports of an impending recession strike fear into the hearts of South Africans, many still bruised from the global recession four years ago, a glimmer of hope is emerging from an unlikely source – the executive search sector. Trends ...

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      Human resources: The impact of social, mobile and predictive analytics

      A recent LRMG conference highlighted emerging trends in human resources: The use of social and mobile learning, the need for improved user experiences and the use of predictive analytics. As a leading local performance agency, LRMG used the conference to showcase ...

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      Economic growth needed to drive youth employment

      The youth wage subsidy is a positive initiative in the battle to reduce youth unemployment, but it’s a band-aid solution. In the longer term, we need to focus on growing the economy to generate jobs and on education to ensure ...

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      Flexible working means a greener business

      Streamlining and efficiency are always considered good business practices, but before the global economic downturn it could well be argued that efficiency was not as widely regarded as immediately essential. Now, as companies continue to face tougher business conditions, there ...

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      Creating a Compelling Mobile User Experience

      With millions of apps available today and growing at a rapid pace, consumers are spoilt with choice and have little patience for apps that don’t deliver. In a market where quality and performance always come before brand loyalty, the competitor’s ...

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      Employee wellness a key differentiator for employees

      Employee wellness isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for companies looking to attract and retain top talent. Companies that want their employees to really invest themselves in their work should also show that they in turn are willing to invest ...

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      New online resource helps graduates land – and keep – their first jobs

      A free new online resource is set to change the landscape for post-qualification jobseekers. The World of Work, created by The Independent Institute of Education, has been designed specifically to help South Africa’s graduates bridge the gap between studies and ...

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      Can free advertising boost your business? Tips for Small Businesses on a budget

      Every small business owner knows that cash flow can be a challenge – especially when you are just starting out. In a world of increasingly sparse attention and vast amounts of advertising assailing your customers’ senses, how do you make ...

      NEWS

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      Friday, 12 December 2014

      When Recruitment Goes Wrong - the role of reference checks

      ecruitment is becoming an increasingly risky business. There’s been a disturbing increase in deceitful behaviour by job seekers and this can be linked to high levels of unemployment, heightened competition for ...

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      Friday, 12 December 2014

      SA Students believe financial education at basic school level is necessary – sur

      A survey conducted among South African students has revealed that 90% of the respondents feel they would handle their finances with more confidence if they had been taught about financial ...

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      Thursday, 11 December 2014

      Traditional 13th cheque still used by companies throughout South Africa: PwC Res

      The traditional guaranteed 13th cheque used as an employment benefit for senior management and other employees is still alive and used throughout many organisations in South Africa in addition to ...

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      Thursday, 11 December 2014

      Does it pay to lie on your CV?

      Lying does not pay, is the clear message for job applicants who exaggerate on their CV’s, following a recent Labour Appeal Court ("LAC") judgment. In the case of the Department of ...

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      Wednesday, 10 December 2014

      Life after Sidumo: clarifying the review test

      Introduction Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd & Others [2007] 12 BLLR 1097 (CC) is a landmark case in South African labour law, which among other things, established the test to ...

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      Wednesday, 10 December 2014

      SA consumers cut back on socialising as tough economic conditions bite, Deloitte

      South African consumers will cut back on travel and socialising in favour of food purchases over the festive season as tough economic conditions force people to be more pragmatic in ...

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      Tuesday, 9 December 2014

      Companies looking for external support to streamline payroll and HR environments

      South African companies are increasingly looking towards external payroll and human resources (HR) consultants to help them maximise the performance of their workforces, attract and retain the best talent, and ...

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      Tuesday, 9 December 2014

      BMS – addressing South Africa’s energy crisis with a long-term solution

      South Africa remains locked into an energy crisis – there is not enough power to run the country and there are delays in building new power stations. This is going ...

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      Monday, 8 December 2014

      Is reinstatement necessarily retrospective?

      In the recent case of David Themba v Mintroad Sawmills (Pty) Ltd (J 1683/2012), Judge Snyman was required to determine whether reinstatement is coupled with retrospectively. Essentially, the issue which ...

       

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