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Speak up or face the consequences

Most people believe that they will speak up when something negative happens, but in reality few actually do. Helene Vermaak, Director at organisational culture experts The Human Edge says that if employees do not speak up when they are frustrated, or see something that isn’t appropriate happening, there can be real consequences for the organisation.

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THEFT IN THE WORKPLACE: ARE YOU BEING SOLD THE ILLUSION OF SECURITY?

Earlier this year, a report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners revealed shocking facts about employee theft. The report confirmed that approximately 27 percent of large companies have seen an increase in theft cases and up to seven percent of annual revenues are being lost due to fraud, 37.1 percent of which was committed by managerial staff.

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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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