HRM roles and how they are changing

If we’re honest, the Human Resources department has always had a slight ‘stigma’ amongst employees. They’re often seen as the ‘police department’ of an organisation; associated with hiring, firing, issuing warnings and handling grievances. Employees believe HR is watching their inputs; ready to strike with a performance appraisal that’s less than favourable. Thankfully, the HR […]

Interview with Kevin Henderson, the HR man

Kevin is a clinical psychologist, facilitator and motivational teacher with over 30 years’ experience in education, training and development, private practice and employee wellness work. In addition to running a private practice in psychology, Kevin is a seasoned facilitator focussing mostly in the areas of leadership, EQ and people management at the Business School (Executive […]

An HR dilemma: hiring the perfect candidate or upskilling an existing employee?

As a manager, at some point, you may have thought to yourself  “I have a great performing team, but they lack the level of expertise we require to grow”. In such instances, conducting a skills assessment of your current staff complement can be beneficial. Perhaps you need to hire new employees or upskill existing ones. […]

The most important lesson I learnt in HR

‘People are our greatest asset’, is a phrase that can be loudly heard from the sky’s of high-rise glass boardrooms to the canals of mine-shafts beneath the earth’s surface. Conglomerates to small enterprises, sole proprietors to corporations, ‘people first’ is the vision, mission statement and goal of most businesses. Especially when you play in a […]

Motivating people to excellence

Employee motivation is important when management is looking to meet the company’s goals. This is especially important when wanting to achieve higher levels of output. Watch an enthralling talk by Cheryl Ferguson, music clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor, on motivating people to excellence. Delivered with great energy and passion and filled with insights that you […]