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TRANSFORMING HUMAN RESOURCES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

The world has seen Human Resources technology evolve in time in order to catch up with the digital environment. From Paper-Based Systems where the HR department operated in isolation and not integrated to other business-related functions, to Early Personal Computer technology through which had minimal functionalities of storing employee data on servers, moving to Electronic Database Systems which allows for integration to other business functions and production of reports and finally now to Web-Based technology which focuses on automating as many transactions as possible to achieve effectiveness [...]

The future looks digital! An era of the digitised HR function

The future looks digital! An era of the digitised HR function Human resources or people management is often seen as an independent function with the sole responsibility of managing employee affairs, performance and industrial relations. Some would even go further to say human resources and or people management is often the least prioritised in terms of budget for digitisation and innovation. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, most organisations have been found unprepared in terms of adequate Technology to support [...]

The perks of working remotely: Employees and Managers

The perks of Working Remotely: Employees and Managers While the concept of working remotely or “working-from-home” is categorically what it says, it offers the opportunity of commuting from your bedroom to your designated work station, with your pyjamas being your choice of dress for the day. However, remote work can be defined as working from anywhere outside of the traditional borders of an office space. Technology is evolving, and so is the need for breeding new innovative ways of work. [...]

Remote working in South Africa – Are we ready?

Are we ready for remote workers or working from home? One of the ways organisations are dealing with #CoronaVirus is to encourage employees to work from home. Remote working is identified as one of the “new ways of work” that we have seen being adopted in recent years. For some organisations, it’s business as usual as they use remote skilled workers to do work they do not have skills for internally and for others it is a way to cut [...]

Performance Management in South Africa

Performance Management and its importance for the South African public Sector. Let me start by asking why is performance management important in South Africa? As I am writing this blog I have 2 notifications on my EskomSePush app (An app which notifies you when electricity will be cut in your area).  It is letting me know that there is going to be load-shedding in my area from 20:00hrs to 00:30hrs. So, I basically have 3 hours 29 mins left before the [...]

Consistency in performance management

Why do our managers and employees hate it so much? Performance Management is that topic that makes managers and employees go “aargh that again…” But the truth is, there are only a few organisations, if any, that can say “we have nailed our performance management process and all our staff members look forward to it.”   Why do we hate it so much? The reasons are endless. But the biggest issue is the corporate culture, established in the mid 1950s, has made the annual performance [...]

Empower your employees through HR

With times changing and the competition for talent becoming more and more fierce, HR has to take a proactive role to empower employees. We have a created a short list of things you can do, as HR, to get the most out of your employees.   1. Give them analytics they can understand HR is the backbone of the organisation and plays a vital role in the employee’s life. As HR, we need to empower our employees by giving them analytics they [...]

Making work Fridays better for Employees

Fridays are always the most tedious day of the week for most employees. The weekend air starts to seep in but you still have to spend the whole day at work. Some of us are in hurry to go and spend time with our kids, some of us are just in a hurry to go home and sleep. Whatever your plans are, your corporate culture should be supportive of your lifestyle. Here are 3 simple tips your corporate culture could [...]

Trying to balance all of your money

How to make your money last to the next month and beyond

Financial education is a very scarce resource that only a few of us have been taught. With rising debt default rates and increasing cost of living, it is important now more than ever that we teach each other how to manage our money so we stop living from paycheck-to-pay-check.   By 2022, roughly 40% of the workforce will be millennials meaning that they have only had a few years of having access to disposable income. This means that there is a [...]