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Surviving economic anarchy: Five strategic steps to growth

 

Dr Grant Sieff, director of the Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth Programme at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, offers five steps you can take towards thinking strategically and allow your company to grow in tough times.

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Information is empowering the PA

The abundance of information available online, from weather patterns abroad to the rules of etiquette in different locations globally, has helped to establish a new generation of personal assistants – people who use general information to make the lives of their bosses easier.

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The hiring lesson I learned on the road to Mandalay

I admit it, I am a ‘recruiting tragic’.

And a symptom of this condition is that I can’t help but think about the hiring implications of almost any situation.

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General job boards: Not dead but dying

Corporate HR recruiters in South Africa who are looking for high-quality candidates should move beyond general job boards, which have become costly, ineffective black holes for targeting anything other than non-specialist skills.

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Technology and training can solve many labour-related headaches

South Africa is no stranger to labour disputes. Issues plaguing the mining and agricultural sectors of late reflect growing concern over the rights of workers and the need to balance these with keeping the business afloat. The potential behind HR- and payroll-management technology should not be overlooked as stakeholders try to find practical, lasting solutions.

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