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HR professionals have what it takes for C-Suite

Latest research published in the July-August 2022 edition of the Harvard Business Review  show that your social skills is now making it easier to open the C-suite door. The role of a C-Suite Executive has changed substantially over the last decade or so. What we see now is that executives need to be able

By |2024-04-30T13:48:09+02:00July 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Why South Africa is Losing the War for Talent and How to Fix It

By Wilhelm Crous July 11, 2022 Given how global talent has become, cities are increasingly being viewed as talent magnets. Unfortunately, South African cities have been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. Gqeberha is running dry, Cape Town and Johannesburg have extraordinarily high murder rates, Durban has been devastated by severe

By |2024-04-30T14:54:15+02:00July 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

How to Build a Culture that Supports Strategy and Purpose

Harvard Business Review recently released an article by Hubert Joly, former Chairperson and CEO of Best Buy and Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, where he discussed the interaction between strategy, purpose, and culture. When these factors align, Joly contends, “magic happens”— and it is this magic that make companies like Microsoft, Netflix and Best Buy

By |2024-04-30T13:26:34+02:00July 4th, 2022|Human Resources, Hybrid Work, Uncategorized|

Your “How to” for Hybrid Working

Hybrid work, while initially an anomaly, has now settled in to be a permanent fixture in the working world. With 90% of business leaders opting for a hybrid working environment and 75% of survey respondents believing that flexible working models will become standard practice within the next three years, the time to “wait and

By |2024-04-30T14:44:04+02:00June 23rd, 2022|Human Resources, Hybrid Work, Uncategorized|

Where is your leading leading to?

By Tracey Swanepoel I clearly recall the rock band, Talking Heads’ mid 80’s hit, Road to Nowhere. Its somewhat anthemic rhythm tends to reverberate around my head in frustration, post an encounter with a business that is unclear about its strategy. For many of us that use Waze or Google Maps we know that

By |2024-04-30T14:46:30+02:00April 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

OD and Politics: Organisational Development’s role in a changing Africa

By Amy Gray Industrial and Organisational Psychologists are not politicians, but perhaps they should have been. South Africa’s ongoing transformation from 1994 brought many policies for Organisational Developers to enact, but the Industrial and Organisational Psychology field provided little relevant support and education. We recently discussed these issues and the highly politiciced

By |2024-04-30T14:13:01+02:00February 11th, 2022|Human Resources, Leadership, Uncategorized|

Assess and Transform the People Creditworthiness of Your Organisation:

THE PEOPLE EXCELLENCE STAR AS STRATEGIC ORGANISATIONAL STRESS TEST by Theo H Veldsman Ongoing disruptive innovation has become the key competitive edge for organisations in staying ahead of the game in the inimitable, experience-based economy. As the sole source of imagination, creativity, innovation, and invention, people have moved centre stage in the continued viability

By |2024-04-30T12:46:54+02:00December 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

How to Eat Your Way to Better Mental Health

By Guest Blogger: Dietician Kim Martin If you’ve ever witnessed a toddler tantrum after they’ve hit a sugar-low, you’ll know that poor food choices can impact mental health. What we put into our mouths really matters, and choosing a diet rich in whole foods is key to improving mental health. We should really consider

By |2024-04-30T13:37:55+02:00November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Should employees still get leave in a Post Covid World?

In KR’s recent interview with Dr Mark Bussin, remuneration expert and speaker for the upcoming HR: The New Agenda conference,  we asked him to comment on his views of a leave policy in a post-covid and pro-hybrid working world. His answer may be surprising to the HR community, and certainly to employees everywhere.  “If

By |2024-04-30T14:29:09+02:00October 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to various aspects of professional life being highly detrimental to mental health. Professional loneliness, isolation, increased stress and burn-out have all been symptoms of the pandemic, and mental health has seen widespread deterioration despite many companies taking steps to assist employees with their mental wellness. In order to readjust

By |2024-04-30T14:37:35+02:00October 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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