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Attracting female talent is not one-size-fits-all

While a lot of organisations recognise the importance of gender diversity as essential to business success, too many treat related attraction, recruitment and retention activities as one-size-fits-all. This approach won’t move the needle as, despite being well-intentioned, what works for one person might not for another.

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INVESTIGATING MISCONDUCT REQUIRES SKILL

Two common mistakes that employers make on receiving misconduct allegations against employees are:Firstly, they ignore the reports because acting on them is ‘too much trouble’ or because they are scared of infringing the myriad of legal rights that employees enjoy. This constitutes dereliction of duty or ignorance of the legal process on the part of the management.

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The case for up-skilling senior management during a recession

Patterns from the previous global economic downturn suggest that while senior executives may instinctively focus on survival during recession, taking time out to up-skill may hold the key to long term success for organisations. A number of resilient businesses in the 2008/9 global recession opted to invest not only in training overall, but particularly in the strategic capabilities of their senior executives. This ensured that a pared-down approach to management did not come at the expense of much-needed soft skills.

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Risk readiness is decreasing

As South Africans grapple with what the real implications are of South Africa’s sovereign downgrade, several other economic and political developments both locally and around the world will further impact how risk mitigation and insurance is managed in a post-downgrade economy.

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Drawing up a cloud transformation blueprint

HR and Finance are pioneering their company’s shift to the cloud. There’s no longer any ambiguity about the future of cloud in business. Companies of all sizes and across every industry are shifting their systems to the cloud to keep up with the demands of a faster and more unpredictable market.

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