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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]