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Employee Satisfaction Surveys

November 14, 2018

I (Jenny Reid) have personally been on a upgrade this year and from the days to when I refused to go to university because the thought of studying something I could not relate to, to now is vastly different. The last 12 months have been very interesting for me and at time I have felt like an “Apple” gadget with an upgrade available periodically. I have just come out of my NLP Masters course and am thrilled to be able to call myself a Maste...

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Master NLP Training Course

November 5, 2018

I have just come off the Master NLP Training course and am so impressed with what can be achieved with the NLP techniques and one of them was the corporate module where company values and individual values were assessed to ensure harmony within the organization. With the fast changing world that we are living in, constant assessment needs to be done with companies to ensure that current matters are being addressed, staff needs are being met an...

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Lifecycle of Employee – Part 2

November 5, 2018

ON-BOARDING Once the candidate has accepted the job offer and is excited to be part of the organization it is the company’s responsibility to ensure that the on-boarding process is professionally managed. No new employee wants to land at a desk with stationery and be left to “get on with it”. Company responsibilities include: •Induction which should include information about the company (external and internal), company policies a...

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Lifecycle of an Employee – Part 1

October 29, 2018

It is often a challenge to take care of employees when they are dishonest, disheartened or downright disappointed. At iFacts we have developed a life cycle of an employee with some suggestions on how to keep employees engaged and productive. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be unpacking the Life Cycle of an Employee. Pre-employment screening is an essential part of ensuring that honest, loyal and productive employees are enrolled i...

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Corruption Watch

October 22, 2018

Corruption is a word that on the lips of most economically active South Africans and deep down we would all love to rather be able to discuss sport, hobbies, happy families or something that warms our heart. Sadly this is not the case because of the political situation we live with and this is apparent in many other countries as well. The recently released Corruption Watch report shows that they received 2744 reports in 2017. The trends are...

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Future of Jobs 2018

October 3, 2018

The recent World Economic Forum report on Future of Jobs 2018 made interesting reading. I have extracted the section for South Africa for ease of use and the one section I found most interesting was the jobs of the future. Click here to view statistics This past year I have been very involved in the development of our new organization The Orange which specializes in wellness, career and retirement coaching and I find the jobs of the future ...

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South Africa Crime Statistics 2017/2018

September 27, 2018

I have always had an issue with criminal record checks being part of the pre-employment or background screening industry. I know that it is the most common check globally but with the new GDPR and Ban the Box initiatives I do wonder how this is going to change. In South Africa I do not believe that by having a policy that allows anyone with no criminal record to be employed is a safe option. Sadly our convictions rates are very low and many pe...

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Uniforms

September 27, 2017

I read with interest recently that pupils at a school were going to boycott lessons because they were not allowed to wear skinny pants. This sparked a whole debate about whether or not schools should have uniforms etc. I remember being at school (albeit many years ago) and not being happy that we had to wear white ankle socks in summer and this created a sock tan - heaven forbid we should have to walk around like that. Now when I look back...

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Retail Industry

September 20, 2017

I am a huge fan of online shopping – I find it a time waster to have to get to a shopping centre, find a parking, deal with unhappy staff who don’t want to necessarily help customers, queue to pay for my goods, pay for my parking and move on to the next activity I have to deal with. I had to go into a large shopping centre the other day to sort out a problem with my phone and I was horrified how many empty shops there were papered up with...

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Unemployment

September 13, 2017

I am sure we have all driven down the road and seen a lady with young children either begging or just sitting on the pavement. I am always torn with the feeling I must give them something and the notices we constantly get saying that we need to support an organization that encourages such people to stay off the street. I continue to choose to support Adventures for Love which is a charity organization that gives back to the community in a mea...

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