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Minimise regrettable turnover

Minimise regrettable turnover

Dr Rob Bogosian explains to Alan Hosking what every manager should know about employee turnover. Why has employee turnover become a priority? It may seem that undesirable employee turnover can come out of nowhere, especially…

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When to hold on and when to let go

When to hold on and when to let go

Today’s leaders must learn how to travel light. It is in our nature to want comfort, stability and security. We sometimes think, “If we had the choice, we would have preferred to stay in our…

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How to manage a disgruntled employee

How to manage a disgruntled employee

We’ve all seen disgruntled employees. They’re unmotivated, decline to join in on team activities, and don’t seem to respect the company much. Perhaps they’re amazing at what they do, or maybe the company can’t afford…

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How to battle employee turnover

How to battle employee turnover

If you believe that your employees are your biggest resource, then you know the damage high employee turnover does to your business. The time and money you’ve invested in finding, hiring, and training employees walks…

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Why the CHRO Challenge is adding value to the business

Why the CHRO Challenge is adding value to the business

We have long been discussing about HR’s presence in the Boardroom. This debate has done innumerable rounds, some veering completely off the highway. As recently as a year back, Ramcharan created a stir by publishing…

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5 lessons on why diversity isn’t black and white

5 lessons on why diversity isn’t black and white

South Africa’s most sought-after employers are increasingly recognising that diversity is a key driver of performance, recent data has shown. Indeed, the business case for diversity is compelling with an increasing number of global studies,…

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Why South African CEOs need to focus on cultivating resilience

Why South African CEOs need to focus on cultivating resilience

South African companies operate in a constantly connected, “always-on,” highly demanding work cultures with their widespread risk of stress and burnout make it true to say that companies that do not cultivate resilience have very…

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Why unlegislated ‘other’ leave not a right

Why unlegislated ‘other’ leave not a right

Employers are free to offer staff various types of leave, not covered by legislation, but recognised and governed by company policy and contracts. However, this ‘other leave’ is not a right and ought to be…

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How to conduct a fair retrenchment

How to conduct a fair retrenchment

Most employers and employees have a broad understanding that the fairness of a dismissal rests on both a substantive and a procedural leg. On the one hand, substantive unfairness, in broad strokes, suggests that an…

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Cost transparency critical to making informed choices

Cost transparency critical to making informed choices

The Association for Savings & Investment South Africa’s (ASISA) decision to implement an industry-agreed standard method for comparing charges on individual investment savings products is to be welcomed. Introducing a similar model to occupational and…