A recent Harvard Business Review lead article analysed why Diversity training programmes in corporations generally fail. One of the main reasons cited for this failure is that people don’t change simply because they’re sent on a workshop to learn more about one another. If we really want to transform South African organisations, being legally compelled… [Read More]

Selling Human Resources to Senior Management

HR people are well aware of the need to be strategic business partners in order to add value to the business (and secure our jobs!) – but what does this actually mean, and how can people in non-line or service functions prove that they are adding value? How do you sell “soft issues” such as… [Read More]

Job Competency Profiling – the Key to Successful HR Management

Imagine in your company you have Joe Soap performing a job as a debtors clerk, and Jane Doe is a receptionist. Joe wants to move up to being a debtors team leader, and Jane wants Joe’s vacant post. You’re struggling to tell Joe that he isn’t ready for the position yet, because he has a… [Read More]