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      Leaders who are aware of their emotions make the best decisions

      Emotionality is often portrayed as the opposite of rationality in the workplace. At the most, managers or supervisors will caution employees to leave their emotions at home; at the minimum, employees are advised to keep their affective experiences within a relatively neutral range. In an ideal world, fear and anger wou


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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, 30 January 2015

      Social Media and Employment Law - Book review

      About this publication: Social Media and Employment Law thoroughly analyses the intersection between social media and workplace law. The rapid growth of social media has led to the development of legal issues ...

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      Thursday, 29 January 2015

      Plan ahead for public holidays

      South African firms have been reminded to prepare properly for the 12 public holidays still to come this ...

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      Wednesday, 28 January 2015

      Private higher education boosts education outcomes in SA

      Private higher education is becoming the study route of choice for an increasing number of young South Africans, in line with international trends. Although in the past private education at tertiary ...

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      Wednesday, 28 January 2015

      CEOs less optimistic about global economy for 2015

      But confidence in growth of their companies remains steady US has overtaken China as top target for growth for the first time in five years Fewer CEOs than last year think global ...

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      Tuesday, 27 January 2015

      Running your business as a project

      Over the last 14 years I have been involved in some way or another with the discipline of project management. One thing I have come to realise is that although ...

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      Tuesday, 27 January 2015

      CIOs and HR directors should partner to deliver business value

      As the human resources (HR) function in most companies becomes more tech-driven and automated, so does the business partnership between the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the HR director become ...

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      Monday, 26 January 2015

      Intrapreneurship: innovating from within the corporate cubicle

      In today’s era of digital innovation, tech-savvy start-ups can launch new services and products at lightning speed. Some examples of companies that have done just this include WhatsApp, the mobile ...

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      Monday, 26 January 2015

      Technology transforming healthcare in 2015

      As technology has become more integrated with healthcare, consumers and medical professionals alike are adjusting to new ways of doing things. Here are some of the trends to watch out ...

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      Friday, 23 January 2015

      Take advantage of technology when seeking a job in the digital age

      Technology has not only changed how people search, apply and interview for jobs but also recruiting strategies and the way businesses hire staff. Candidates no longer have to manually scan through ...

       

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