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Substantively fair discipline?

When it comes to discipline in the workplace, South Africa’s labour law covers all aspects – including how cases are evaluated and if procedures were followed correctly. It is critical that employers adhere to the conditions of what is prescribed as being ‘Substantively fair’, otherwise it could place the business and the outcome into disrepute, according to CRS Technologies.

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How to manage your career

Your company is embroiled in a reputational crisis of such magnitude it could bring down the business and with it your previously stellar career as a senior executive … what do you do to protect your own good name? It’s no idle question. Some huge organisations – from BP to Ford to Volkswagen to KPMG – have recently been in the reputational crosshairs and in the era of non-stop communication, whistle-blower hotlines and tighter regulation more will follow.

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DELEGATION: THE CLOUT NEEDED FOR PRODUCTIVITY

A large managerial role entails making people work, driving productivity and reducing inefficiencies. Part of making people work is making work for people. Too often management holds onto the reigns, gathering all the more balls until they simply cannot be juggled any longer.

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Who you are is up to you

The 30 second elevator pitch, your next social media update, your LinkedIn profile, and the answer to the question ‘tell me about yourself’ are all opportunities to make a great first impression. According to Donna Rachelson, founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, they are also ideal occasions to showcase your own personal brand.

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4 Ideas to ensure you are ready for the agile workforce

Most companies are under pressure to grow their businesses while they try to get a grip on the changing business landscape, technology and also customer behaviour. This means leaders need to become better equipped to lead the organisation’s people through constant and rapid change. They need to build a more agile workforce that is ready to adjust to the evolving needs of the market. I must also add that this goes beyond offering flexible working hours or the ability to work from home.

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