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Progress made on new universities

by Frew Murdoch, 20 Oct
Progress made on new universities

Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande says he is satisfied with the progress being made towards building the University of Mpumalanga and Sol Plaatje University in the Northern Cape, reports Skillsportal. Will this mean better equipped graduates will be entering the workplace and in greater numbers?

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PPC struggles to find successor

by HR Pulse News Desk, 20 Oct
PPC struggles to find successor

If PPC upholds former CEO Ketso Gordhan's initiatives on executive pay and worker empowerment, it will thrust into the spotlight the ability of companies to attract quality CEOs when pay is not the biggest draw card, as well as the saleability of the idea of "conscious capitalism", reports Business Day.

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You can’t dismiss an employee beyond a reasonable doubt

by Lia Marus, 20 Oct
You can’t dismiss an employee beyond a reasonable doubt

Reports are rife this morning with news about the allegations that a cell has already been prepared for Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison ahead of his sentencing tomorrow. As Pistorius faced a criminal case, he had to be found guilty of his crimes 'beyond a reasonable doubt'. In a disciplinary hearing, this standard doesn't apply. The chairman, in a disciplinary hearing, has to make his finding 'on a balance of probabilities'. What does this mean?

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Employees are not assets

Employees are not assets

Rob Bothma,02 October
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard from organisations the following statement: "Our employees...
Trust may be the missing link in the South African education system

Trust may be the missing link in the South African education system

Prof. Jan Heystek,04 September
South Africa regularly finds itself languishing near the bottom of global basic education rankings....
How great HR professionals affect strategy success

How great HR professionals affect strategy success

Ingrid Ashwin,25 July
The balanced scorecard has been around for three decades or more and this methodology has evolved with...

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