iFacts Blog

Hiring a Toxic Employee

Mar 11, 2019

$12,489 The estimated saving, calculated by Harvard, by companies who avoid hiring a toxic employee. When looking up “toxic” the most common words that arose were “unprofessional”, “harassing”, and “discriminatory” and the biggest concern was how they were going to enter the organisation. I found this sad because we know how many tools there are to prevent toxic people from entering an organisation but in my experience I...

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Corruption on a daily basis

Mar 1, 2019

This morning I opened the newspaper and was more horrified than normal with the news. ·      A vetting lapse in teachers is putting pupils at risk ·      A pilot without a license had transported passengers for 20 years ·      R22 billion has been lost with fraudulent medical claims I know we live with corruption on a daily basis but 3 stories on one screen...

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Lifecycle of Employee – Part 5

Dec 4, 2018

DEPARTING EMPLOYEE Sadly it is a reality that employees resign and move to other employment opportunities. Companies should be viewing this as an opportunity to gather information that could improve circumstances for existing employees and also protect the company from future risks and fraud. •An exit interview is essential and may not always be conducted in person. An online exit interview can often give a company more information as the...

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Nov 26, 2018

GROWING EMPLOYEE All companies want their employees to develop and grow. This is something that should be part of the assessments conducted annually or possibly even more regularly. To ensure an employee is motivated and growing it is recommended that the following be considered: •Training – this can be informal or formal / in house or external / paid or unpaid. There are so many training methods available today and companies need to...

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Nov 19, 2018

EXISTING EMPLOYEE Once the employee is in place, settled in and productive we need to ensure the continued happiness and productivity of the employee. On-going assessments are essential and should include: •Performance Assessments / Appraisals / Scorecard Assessments or similar engagement – this will ensure that any shortfalls or misunderstandings are addressed and noted in a formal environment. This allows for discussions to take pl...

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Employee Satisfaction Surveys

Nov 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

Nov 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

Nov 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

Oct 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

Oct 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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