iFacts Blog


April 18, 2017

  Research shows that the cost of losing an employee can cost a company anything from 16% to 213% of the annual salary of that particular employee.  These costs are never shown in the bottom line analysis of a company but the HR department can add huge value by preventing high turnover. At iFacts we do a number of employee satisfaction and employee engagement surveys and together with our research and other statistics we have dis...

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Hiring Trends In South Africa

April 11, 2017

According to the recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook survey for 2017 where employers were asked what they thought would change in their workplace in the second quarter of 2017, it was felt that changes in South Africa would be minimal but 12% of companies believed they would increase their staff complement but over 80% believed that there would be no change.  The area expecting the most improvement is the Western Cape with Gauteng report...

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March 16, 2017

  I thoroughly enjoyed going through the State of the Industry: Employee Wellbeing, Culture & Engagement in 2017 produced by Workforce and Virgin Pulse. The highlights for me were: 78% of companies measured engagement using annual surveys 48% of companies found employee participation to be the biggest hurdle to having successful surveys completed By improving employee engagement 74% of employees were more satisfied i...

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Employee Communication

March 9, 2017

  iFacts is thrilled to have gone into partnership with Farosian, enabling us to offer Social Media Screening checks as part of our People Risk Management Solutions as one of our new vetting tools. Analysing the statistics around social media and the risks employees pose to an organization has been incredibly interesting and I am sure you have seen these statistics in our iFacts social media campaigns. Please view our Face Book pag...

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March 2, 2017

  Many discussions regarding the different generations are taking place in the workplace currently and one of the employers’ concerns is that millenials are not staying in jobs as long as other employees. (A recent survey by Deloitte, the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, found that around two-thirds of millennial employees have expressed a desire to leave their organizations by 2020). The reason for the employers’ concern is th...

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February 23, 2017

I am still reading articles on trends for 2017 and the one item I found interesting was that 61% of companies believed that their staff communication needed to improve and they felt that by doing that, it would improve employee engagement. 57% believed that technology would help them achieve this. Whilst we talk about staff communication, we cannot ignore the fact that more and more people are communicating and expressing their opinions via s...

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February 21, 2017

A frightening review of the Victims of Crime Survey (https://goo.gl/gw1h99) has made me realize that whilst many South Africans are aware of the high levels of violent crime and causes, there appears to be little awareness of the people risk in our country and the affect that this could have on individuals and our economy Some of the main crimes associated with people risk are ID Theft, Bribery and Corruption and the perceptions of law en...

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Performance Appraisals

February 17, 2017

I have followed this subject closely for the past few years. Many people feel that the standard appraisal is a thing of the past, but even with the changes in the industry it has been said that employee engagement levels have not improved over the last ten years. John Bershin however says that the key to successful performance management programs is to align the talent strategy and business strategy of the organization. People understand the go...

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February 17, 2017

What are your thoughts on company culture and changes in 2017? Every company should promote an engaging and ethical company culture. This will not only create a happier workforce, but we know that happy employees are productive and will give you the competitive edge. The Deloitte 2016 research shows us that 86% of business leaders believe company culture is on of the most urgent talent issues. To ensure employees are fitting into company cultur...

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February 17, 2017

We have seen the world of HR moving into a more technical environment, which can often lead to an overwhelming amount of information coming through. While the actual human intervention cannot be done away with in terms of interviews and assessments, technology is being effectively used to screen CV’s, select a suitable number of candidates, vet them according to the organisation’s employee screening policy and then create a personal developm...

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