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Motivate Your Staff Through the Right Kind of Performance Acknowledgement

The workplace is all about teamwork. When employees recognize that they are contributing to the success of their company together, they become more individually creative, cooperative, and effective in their jobs. But, they need more than self-recognition and self-motivation to feel that they are valued. Study after study has shown that workers perform better with performance feedback and recognition from their managers that highlights their strengths and contributions.

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT DOES NOT ALWAYS MERIT DISMISSAL

The Employment Equity Act (EEA) effectively prohibits sexual harassment of employees by other employees and holds the employer liable in such cases even if the employer does not know that the sexual harassment is going on. Specifically, section 60 of the EEA provides that, if the employer fails to take the steps necessary to deal with unfair discrimination or sexual harassment and it is prove that an employee has contravened the relevant provisions, the employer must be deemed also to have contravened that provision.

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The value of integrated selection assessments

Recruitment and selection is one of the most important, time consuming and costly processes that all companies need to go through. The ultimate goal is to find the most talented employees to support and grow the business - yet there is always the risk of making the wrong hiring decision, with all of the expensive implications. With this in mind, it makes sense that 75% of Fortune 500 companies make use of psychometric assessments to help them make more objective selection decisions.

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BODY WORN CAMERAS; THE SAVIOUR OF SECURITY

Across the globe, security technology is constantly developed, improved upon and provided in order to create an environment that is truly safe and secure. According to a report issued by the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), violent crime remains an ever-present threat in South Africa. The findings, based on the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) major crime statistics for 2015/2016, common crimes include: “murder, rape, armed robbery, carjacking, home invasion, property theft, smash-and-grabs, and ATM robberies. Victims who resist or fail to comply with demands may be killed or seriously injured.”

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Texting Will Change How You Think About Recruiting

The old way of doing things is not always the best way, especially in the business world. Yet, so often successful professionals get stuck in their own ruts and have trouble seeing the changing tide. If you have been against implementing texting for the recruitment process, then here is a strong case to change your mind. These are the common arguments we hear and why we just don't think they hold up:

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