General people management

  • Office workers engaging in retail therapy by Rose Sneyd

    Research has shown that productivity levels around Christmas can drop dramatically. Could this have anything to do with a little too much online retail therapy?

  • Christmas and redundancies a volatile mix by Stephanie Zillman

    If you’re about to commence, or in the midst of, rolling out redundancies in order to start 2013 with the right headcount, think again – it can lead to unwanted resignations.

  • Performance conversations: Life threatening for some by

    Giving and receiving performance feedback should be mutually beneficial for both manager and employee - but it often isn't. Dr Tony van Rensburg provides some tips to maintain control when emotions are threatening to take over.

  • Are you asking the right interview questions? by Stephanie Zillman

    Post job, read resumes, interview, hire: are you taking on the first candidate who passes through your basic recruiting system?

  • Obscene Facebook photos and workplace consequences by Stephanie Zillman

    How would your workplace respond to an employee posting obscene, offensive or plainly inappropriate content on Facebook? In the wake of a scandal in the US, it’s high-time to consider.

  • Pressure to do more with less taking over by Stephanie Zillman

    HR leaders are under increasing pressure to boost productivity by getting more out of staff – but with finite time and resources, is this a case of the emperor without his clothes?

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