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Telkom's turnaround strategy: Time to develop a talent pipeline

by Frew Murdoch, 17 Apr
Telkom's turnaround strategy: Time to develop a talent pipeline

Telkom's chief executive - Sipho Maseko - has opened up about its turnaround strategy and his aim of cutting costs at Telkom. According to Bizcommunity, this is a necessary step as the company's profitability has been drained for years. He hopes to save as much as R1 billion a year through cost cutting, a move that will most likely include layoffs. Unfortunately, Maseko's strategy could cause conflict between Telkom, unions and even the ANC, which is seeking...

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SAB's soft drinks unit aims for 400 job cuts

by HR Pulse News Desk, 17 Apr
SAB's soft drinks unit aims for 400 job cuts

According to Bizcommunity, the soft drinks division of South African Breweries (SAB) plans to cut more than 10% of its workforce in a restructuring programme aimed at reducing costs.

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Becoming a career activist is key to your professional success

by HR Pulse News Desk, 17 Apr
Becoming a career activist is key to your professional success

Pro-activeness and planning are the keys to achieving a successful career – which is something you need to teach your staff. That is the view of Gina Davidson, HR executive of talent management at Nedbank who says South Africans need to become career activists.

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HR opinion: the shift in management and leadership training

HR opinion: the shift in management and leadership training

Kerryn Gregory,09 April
As a cornerstone of any organisation, management and leadership development has received a lot of focus....
Employee management for public sector HR professionals - from the outside-in

Employee management for public sector HR professionals - from the outside-in

Ingrid Ashwin,02 April
Serving customers and shareholders vs political leaders Loosely translated, HR from the "outside-in"...
Is the National Development Plan the answer to SA’s unemployment problem?

Is the National Development Plan the answer to SA’s unemployment problem?

HR Pulse News Desk,25 March
The South African economy is in a crisis – even the World Bank thinks so. In its economic update...
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