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Mental checks for pilot

With regards to a proposal that originated in the SA Aerospace Medical Association, a database accessible through the internet that would allow examiners to check on the mental health of pilots might one day red-flag individuals with psychological problems.

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How the future of every industry will require the average employee to be a “techie”.

 When one looks at the direction businesses are taking to ensure profitability in an increasingly competitive globalised environment, operational efficiency remains one of the primary objectives. Operational efficiency strategies are, in many cases, directed towards the automation of skills, to ensure that a task can be done quicker, and without the need for an increased human workforce.

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Old-fashioned conversation: The top tool for talent management


Arguably the foremost tool for hanging on to a company’s most strategic human resources, is putting in place pro-active systems that allow leadership to close the gap between what they think is going on, versus what is actually happening in the minds of their employees, an expert says.

Often companies are lulled into a false sense of security when their core talent performs well, produces results and appears motivated and happy with the status quo.

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Old-fashioned conversation: The top tool for talent management (2)


Arguably the foremost tool for hanging on to a company’s most strategic human resources, is putting in place pro-active systems that allow leadership to close the gap between what they think is going on, versus what is actually happening in the minds of their employees, an expert says.

Often companies are lulled into a false sense of security when their core talent performs well, produces results and appears motivated and happy with the status quo.

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Is money the right lever to retain top black talent?


Almost twenty one years into our democracy, we are still struggling to generate employment for the majority of our matric and university graduates. However, the irony is that the demand for top executive black talent is increasingly greater than the supply.  According to the sage principles of Economics 101; when Demand is far greater than Supply, the price will inevitably rise.

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