How did your HR department do this year?

As the year draws to a close and we wrap up work, we naturally find ourselves assessing our efforts, our wins, our learnings. And no better way to put it all together than in the form of an annual report. Doing an annual report helps take a step back and get a more strategic view of the year gone, and help us plan for the year ahead.

Three Metrics that every HR Department Should Track

We’ve created a list of 3 interesting and different ways to look at your HR department performance that you can use as part of your overall business strategy. Tracking employee retention metrics is a good indicator of employee satisfaction and overall management of hiring and recruitment. A high employee retention number means the cost of […]

Two Things to Consider when Choosing Your HR Software

The role of tech in HR has become more and more prominent over the years, and it is undeniable that no HR department can function optimally without some software support. From day-to-day workforce management, to value adding touch points; HR softwares can support virtually every step of the employee journey, while streamlining admin and ensuring compliance. […]

How can software help you optimise the performance of your HR team?

Trying to understand how tech can better support your HR team? Don’t miss our article on how to choose the right HR software solution for your company. Recruitment On average search, it will take at least a full day of screening through 100s of CV’s in order to select the best candidates that match the […]

Performance Management Best Practice

In this infographic we explore how long it takes to prepare for a performance management session, which components are typically used and what the recommended frequency is.   TWO HOURS It takes 2 hours of preparation work for each performance session.     1:20 In one of twenty sessions HR reports a finding of misalignment […]

Are you Paying Enough to Attract and Retain Top Talent? For companies to be able to attract and retain the best talent, it is crucial to ensure compensation remains competitive and in line with industry standards. This is not only important when hiring new employees, but salaries should be regularly reviewed to avoid excessive employee turnover. Salary benchmarking is a popular tool used by […]

4 Key Insights for Entry Level Recruitment

This article compiles the latest 2022 data on entry-level recruitment in South Africa, including the most successful platforms for job seekers, the most sought after skills, and average stipend.   Indeed and LinkedIn are the most popular platforms for Internship Applications. 87% of total entry-level applications come through Indeed. LinkedIn has absorbed the applicants that […]

Four Powerful Insights that Speak Volumes of the SME Progressive Discipline Landscape

When embarking on a disciplinary journey, we are often asked what the likely outcome will be. We work with SME businesses across South Africa, and have recognised certain patterns over the years. Here is a snapshot of the most common issues faced by SME organisations and potential outcomes. Check out our Offences Schedule, a guide […]

Restructuring Your Workforce

Retrenchment and Other Creative Workarounds By Tim Germond, BSocSci – LLB UCT Following the COVID pandemic, the decline in the global and local economy has resulted in thousands of businesses around the world, both large and small, being forced to liquidate and thus hundreds of thousands of employees losing their jobs. The financial crisis has shown […]

Four Disciplinary Sanctions You Need to Know

By Tim Germond, BSocSci – LLB UCT Following a disciplinary code is necessary for the efficient running of a business, the safety and fair treatment of all employees, and ensuring sound labour/ management relations. This code provides guidelines for management to ensure the fair, just, and uniform application of disciplinary measures and provides a reference for […]