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NATIONAL HR STANDARDS

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HR Professional Practice Standards to strengthen the HR Management System

Professional Practice Standards must now be developed to ensure the 13 HR Standards can be implemented. By Marius Meyer During 2013, the National HR Management System was developed by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in association with HR Future. The HR Management ...

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Auditing the National HR Standards

Use this “Three Lines of Risk Defence” model to ensure sound governance in the practice of HR. By Michael Robbins and Marius MeyerHaving developed the first National HR Standards in 2013, the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), in association ...

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Next move in South Africa's National HR Standards

Move from application to internal and external audits in 2014. By Marius Meyer and Penny Abbott In 2013, 13 HR Standards were developed for HR management in South Africa by SABPP in association with HR Future. Now that these Standards have been ...

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Review of 2013 HR Standards initiative

Get ready for a move from 13 Standards to 13 governance actions in 2014. By Kate Dikgale-Freeman The year 2013 has been the most exciting year in the history of HR in South Africa. SABPP and its alliance partner HR Future ...

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Making the SA HR Standards work

HR Application Standards take the National HR Management System Standard to the workplace (Phase 2). By Marius Meyer The year 2013 will be remembered as a crucial turning point in the history of HR in South Africa. While many top HR professionals ...

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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 ...

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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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Adopting a hub and spoke ERP model

The two-tier enterprise resource planning (ERP) model, also referred to as hub and spoke, is gaining global market acceptance. Take a closer look at this approach and the benefits it ...

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Retirees: Why your return may not be quite what you realise

Many pension fund members faithfully contribute to a pension fund with clear expectations of the quantum of return they will receive upon ...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Understanding the legal liability on homeowners for pool accidents

With summer on its way, many homeowners will start using their swimming pools again. However, it is essential that consumers make sure they are aware of the legal and insurance ...

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Do high executive earnings translate into building sustainable businesses?

As the year draws to a close and bonus season being just around the corner, the contentious issue around exorbitant executive salaries, compensation packages and incentives will raise its ugly ...

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Henley Business School offers a family-friendly MBA

Recognising the significant sacrifices its Master of Business Administration (MBA) students have to make throughout their study programmes, the African campus of the world-renowned Henley Business School is increasingly working ...

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Virtualised desktops - transforming the workplace, “anywhere, anytime”

How the emerging trend of virtualised desktop environments will redefine the way South African companies ...

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Tax break for disability claimants may result in behavioural changes

According to an Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (Asisa) study, South Africans are underinsured by about 60% for disability. Amendments to the Income Tax Act, which take effect ...

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

On-the-job performance support is changing the face of workplace training

On-the-job performance support solutions have emerged as a powerful supplement or alternative to classroom based training and e-learning for companies that want to drive higher return on investment (ROI) from ...

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Managed Solution Partnerships are key to talent strategy success

In today’s fast changing global business environment, adaptability and responsiveness have become non-negotiable components for the sustainable success of any ...

 

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