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Recruitment practices may stifle diversity

Whether organisations are using a recruitment consultancy or an internal HR department to recruit, the role of the recruiter is critical when hiring the most applicable and capable candidates. Yet, recruiters are overlooking an indispensable element, diversity, in favour of the X-factor.

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How to make meetings bearable for millennials (and everyone else)

Think back to the last time you attended a meeting with millennials. Did they seem disengaged? Distracted by their devices? More interested in what was happening on the other side of the window? Could you not help but think back to when you were that age, when you diligently recorded appointments in paper diaries; when you paid attention to every word that was spoken during long internal meetings; when email and mobiles were only just entering the workplace and collaboration was a face-to-face exercise?

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Financial stability and lack of support structures prevents SA women owning businesses

If you’re a South African woman who is thinking of going into business for yourself, yet fear the financial risks of doing so, you are not alone. New research conducted by Livingfacts commissioned by Sage Foundation, reveals that more than 50% of women believe corporate jobs are ‘a safer option’.

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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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