Anyone in charge of a business, whether it’s an energetic startup to a large national or global organisations, feels the often unbearable pressure of just being able to survive through to the next month. As Elon Musk has quipped, it’s like eating glass and staring into the abyss.
As the war for talent is growing stronger, employers find themselves having to build their brand to attract, engage and retain top talent. Judging from a couple of recent surveys, many employers have some work to do to ensure they’ll be viable players in the contest for strong candidates.
Human Resource management is both a science and an art. The ‘science’ side includes adherence to legal compliance, systems and methods. The ‘art’ requires understanding and managing human nature.
When you think of out of control debt - what image normally comes to mind? Probably someone who is losing sleep at night. It may seem counterintuitive, but the people who are struggling to keep head above water aren’t necessarily people earning minimum wage.
Across the globe, diversity has become a regular feature of almost every sociological structure out there. From this year’s first Middle Eastern-born Best Actor Oscar winner to Taiwan’s first transgender member of parliament, we’ve started seeing impressive advances by talented people bringing a new voice to their niche (and sometimes hitherto underrepresented) demographics.
A bad hire may seem as though it does not have much effect on the business but as we will see from the experience of one CEO, Vivek Agarwal, how this can have serious repercussions.
South Africa’s alarming statistics on absenteeism have a direct bearing on many businesses, large and small, which are plagued by unplanned absenteeism. However, a proactive management approach affords business owners the best possible outcome in dealing with this challenge.
Over the last 3 years, the perception of flexible working options for remote workers has grown from a luxury to a new minimum standard. What was once reserved for those bold, lucky few living the dream from their laptops in Bali now resonates with over 75% of all employees in the UK, who want the option to work flexibly as a standard condition of their employment.