iFacts Blog


Jul 4, 2017

Recently I have lost a few friends, all of whom had family that experienced numerous problems when trying to wrap up their loved one’s estate. I have also just read about the fact that Joost van der Westhuizen did not have a valid will. The scary thing is that his death was by no means unexpected. It shocks me that this situation still occurs, particularly when I thought iFacts was being quite forward thinking in terms of adding social medi...

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Put Foot Rally 2017

Jun 26, 2017

Today, I consider myself extremely privileged. I am sitting in a campsite in Maun in the middle of the 2017 Put Foot rally where we have the opportunity to travel through Southern Africa, meeting amazing people and giving back to the community. Travelling the thousands of kilometres obviously gives you time to think and being the connectivity freak that I am I also have had time to read many news articles and opinions.  What has struc...

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Jun 19, 2017

Sadly I often read articles stating that only one third or sometimes less of the staff complement are satisfied and the true HR leaders are often at a wits end as to what to do about it. Research shows that one of the major reasons for this dissatisfaction is that there is a lack of respect by management of the employees.  We know that the millenials are dead set on respect and more women than men feel the need for this. With the recent gende...

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Match Fixing

May 30, 2017

I have always been a great fan of sport, and I strongly believe there is so much to learn from the teamwork, the discipline and pure enjoyment that sport has to offer. I was saddened to see recently that Lonwaba Tsotsobe (former Protea cricket player) is another player that has been implicated in match fixing.  At the heart of it this is pure corruption, and it immediately makes me think of the examples set by our very own South African P...

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Growth & Development

May 16, 2017

The team here at iFacts have just gone through an exciting phase during which we have updated our scorecards and incorporated them into our monthly company review. The result of this is that we have gained a much better understanding about the direction in which our company is heading. Like every other company, iFacts does aim at growing. However, in present times we can easily be sucked into the negativity that surrounds us and we can jus...

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Screening those who care for our Loved Ones.

May 12, 2017

While there is much to love about South Africa, one of the biggest concerns many of us have is maintaining our personal safety. We all know how much is spent on securing our homes and possessions. However, how much attention do we give to those who are responsible for our children during the day We have sadly recently seen a school incident where a coach and hostel master were employed by a school governing body and he is now in court for ...

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Your Digital Life after Death

May 3, 2017

It seems amazing for many that this is even a real issue, but digital life after death is now something we all need to think about. Microsoft estimates that the typical web user may have anywhere up to 25 different online accounts. This includes everything from email accounts, to social media, to banking accounts. Of course these all come with their own usernames, passwords, and a variety of other login details, and we all know how impossible...

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Apr 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

Apr 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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Mar 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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