Strategic HR

How to end Poverty – Do not Confuse Education, Internships, and Entrepreneurship

There is a clear relationship between low levels of education and poverty. Can Internships make a contribution to reducing youth unemployment, and where does entrepreneurship fit in? This article discusses some recent research reports and raises questions on the proposals.
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What is the wildcard for learning practitioners in 2014?

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Building an integrated learning strategy that is driven by intelligent business data will be where many South African organisations need to focus their efforts in the next 24 months.

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Unlock your power by focusing on your people

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Local companies need to provide their people with the context, insights, thinking and skills they need to make the most of the tools they have to do their jobs.
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Social media is the new frontier of HR management

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The advent of social media, marked by the proliferation of smart devices and increasing numbers of users on social networks, represents not only a clear opportunity for businesses to better engage the market – but also a new era in HR management.

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SA’s HR industry sets a new standard

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South Africa’s HR industry received a much-needed ‘shot in the arm’ and achieved a milestone with the rollout of national HR standards, the culmination of the HR Standards Project initiated in 2012 by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP).

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Surprising new trends in talent management for 2014

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A number of key trends in talent management have been identified following the Top Employers Institute’s global research into the world’s leading employers – and business leaders will have to adapt rapidly to stay on track.

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Human resource development council meets

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) today held its first meeting of its second term in Pretoria. Chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, the HRDCSA is a national, multi-tiered and multi-stakeholder advisory body.

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Strategic HR answers the call of human capital battle

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Human capital is at the top of the priority lists of organisations worldwide, but confusion as to how to leverage human resources effectively prevents many companies from reaching their full potential.

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Whose responsibility is skills development?

In companies with quality management systems all employees can answer the question: who is responsible for quality? The answer: everyone. Equally when inculcating a safety culture – who is response for safety? The answer: we all are – everyone. Now try asking the question in your – or any company - who is responsible for skills development?
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HR manager juggles careers

In light of Women’s Month, University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) 2010 MBA graduate Lebo Thagane shares her views on what it is like to simultaneously juggle two very different career fields.

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