‘AFORE YE GO’

So you have decided that the time has come to move on.  Consider carefully just why you have reached that decision before acting on it. There are some specific and valid reasons to move on and move on quickly: Sexual harassment Violence Danger Being forced to perform illegal, immoral or unethical acts. There are many […]

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STOP THE TECHNO WORLD – YOU NEED TO GET OFF

We often hear about the drawbacks of modern communication technology.  They come with many names, CYBER-BULLYING, CYBERSTALKING, CYBER-HARRASSMENT, there are possibly others.  For victims who decide to fight back a number of strategies are available, including registering a complaint with the South African Police Services or employing a specialized (and expensive) service provider. Attorneys and […]

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RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY – DO YOU ACQUIRE TALENT OR RECRUIT STAFF?

People? Staff? Employees? Personnel? Human Resources? Talent? Barbra Streisand sang that ‘people who need people are the luckiest people in the world’. Well, when it comes to the world of work describing the human beings who do the work, the lexicon has developed over the past two centuries. Probably incorrect is the idea that ‘staff’ came to […]

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THE JOYS OF MATCHING PEOPLE AND POSITIONS

It is surprising that the golden rules for employers seeking talent and talented employees seeking employment are nearly identical. Of course, there are no golden rules, more a wish list of what a recruiter would like to see and experience. Paid for recruitment is only worthwhile when substantial value is added by the newly placed […]

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WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN GOLD

As we approach the end of the year our thoughts start to lead to the future. Should I stay or go? Should I negotiate my package or await the answer from above? Do I need to study further? Do I want a more/less pressured role? Do I want a new employer, town or country? Do […]

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MINIMUM WAGE – MINIMAL HAPPINESS

The experts have spoken. R20 an hour or R3500 a month. The response so far has ranged from reserved support to rejection. The writer’s premise is that the debate is compromised because people who are in work should not be ‘impoverished employees’ and that people who want to work should be able to find work. Therein lies the […]

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WHY LAW TRUMPS POLITICS

Law and politics should be what underpins society.  The law in practice emerges when the needs of people coalesces with the decisions of the political class.  This coalescence is the result of negotiation, mutual comprehension of these two groups’ needs. Of course the relative power between parties become a major determinant of what eventually becomes ‘the law’. […]

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ARE WE LOOKING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE LEGAL PROFESSION?

R&D Susskind, father and son, legal technology expert and economics professor have published a book (OUP, 2016) suggesting that the future of the professions will be transformed by technology. Attorneys, as professionals, are treated by society in a special compact. The professionals who provide and apply specialised talents in an ethical manner and in return, […]

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STAFF RETENTION: NOW YOU’VE GOT ‘EM, KEEP ‘EM – PRESERVING YOUR HUMAN CAPITAL

FRRW CONSULTING has been successfully recruiting legal talent for many years. Probably the most important lesson that we have learned is to treat clients and applicants with whom we deal fairly, honestly and equally. It is not coincidental that these are the basic principles of staff retention. Indeed, when we recruit someone on behalf of a client we […]

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A marriage made in?

So now you have appointed an employee or you are the appointee. How long and with how much difficulty did it take to decide whether this was a date or a marriage? Let us say that the relationship has developed into an on-going one. Is it a marriage? Is it even valid to liken an […]

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