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Tag - Performance management

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rewards Management and Why your organisation needs it

The landscape of competition is constantly changing and so are the organisations that compete in this landscape. The rise of ultra-competition means that organisations have to achieve more by motivating employees to produce better results. The Japanese call this constant improvement Kaizen. But the question now comes: How can organisations drive employee adoption of Kaizen? Rewards. That’s how! Incentivising performance From a young age, people have always been incentivised to achieve more. Whether it was accolades and certificates in schools, or [...]

9 Steps to establishing a Performance Driven Organisational Culture

 “Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.” – Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO, Airbnb The culture of an organisation is one of those intangibles that define how an organisation carries itself as a collective. Culture is sometimes perceived to be the soft and fluffy stuff that is defined by individuals that studied psychology and human behaviour sitting in the HR department. My definition of a performance culture is: how organisations create systems and ways to deliver superior [...]

iStratgo wins big for being User-friendly

FinancesOnline, a top review platform for B2B software systems, has recently lauded iStratgo for delivering on its value proposition. In their iStratgo review, they praised our Human Capital Management Software for equipping businesses with “all the tools they need”. This meant it helped improve employee performance, increase workforce engagement, and gauge employee performance, to name a few. This was achieved while being user friendly. With this, we received their prestigious Great User Experience award. FinancesOnline reserves its Great User Experience [...]

The Impact of Colour in your Business

The Power of Colour: How to use Colour to attract more Customers. By Chrissie Kafalinji   Have you ever considered the impact that colour might have on your Business?   If not, then this article might shock you as research proves that the attraction of customers may be based on your colour scheme…   Colour Associations: Red: This colour creates a sense of urgency and is often associated with movement, excitement and passion. Blue: This colour simulates productivity, while creating a tranquil and reliable environment. Green: This colour is [...]

10 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur is difficult and not having guidance makes it even worse. Here’s a tip or two that could help. 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs by Chrissie Kafalinji   Tip 1: “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.”- Li Keqiang Entering the Business world is not as easy as it may seem. One of the hardest issues is convincing people that your product or service is somehow better than the rest and actually worth their time. The fact is if you’re entering [...]

Performance Management: The real Truth

The opinion of most Corporate ICT companies is that Performance Management is simply a time-consuming task and costly investment. The entire process is seen as ineffective and irrelevant. Let’s drill-down to the core issues regarding Performance Management and Why it has been labeled ineffective by so many organizations.