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African business adopts on talent management software


Businesses across Africa are starting to focus on the selection, development and retention of skilled employees in the light of increasing competition for skilled resources across the continent. Talent management technologies are not only automating the talent process but also driving talent management practices to support business operations. Talent management is becoming a competitive advantage which is enabled through new technologies available to business. 

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Brain Gain: Structure pay packages to attract top talent


South Africa is desperate for skilled professionals to urgently bolster economic growth.

Fragile markets, stringent visa laws and a surge globally of violence against foreigners have done little to curb businesses sending staff on assignments abroad. South Africa is coming out as a top location for international professionals finding employment, along with its developing BRIC counterparts.

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TALENT DRAIN AND BATTLE OF THE GENERATIONS


Vuyo Lekhelebana, executive consulting psychologist and regional head of Work Dynamics Eastern Cape, shares some relevant HR insight into key areas such as South Africa’s talent drain,  staff churn and the relationship between Generation Y and Generation X in the workplace.

With the lure of the Dollar and Pound, is it becoming a struggle to retain young talent in South Africa?


Not sure if this can be entirely attributed to the appeal of the pound and dollar, but this could be a contributing factor. I think South Africa’s economy and unemployment rate may also negatively affect upward mobility of young talent as older and experienced people hold on to their jobs longer, thus contribute to the struggle of retaining talent. SA faces another challenge of graduates without experience who find themselves unemployed. This is a talent pool on its own as these graduates may have a lot to offer but they get turned down for job opportunities due to lack of experience. So inevitably, if there are better opportunities abroad, young talent will seek those out.

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HORRIBLE BOSSES: TOXIC LEADERS DRIVE OUT TOP TALENT


The vast majority of top executives will consider changing jobs to get away from a bad leader, a recent survey shows. According to the survey, more than 97% said it was of the utmost importance for them to respect and work well with their direct superiors in an organisation, and that leadership concerns would definitely contribute to a decision to look at career options elsewhere.

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South African employees return to Kenmare’s Moma mine in Mozambique


62 South Africans working at mineral sands producer Kenmare Resource’s Moma mine, in Mozambique, have returned to work.

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