AFTER YOU GO – A TALE OF DEPARTURE FOR ETHICS

In the previous blog ‘Afore ye go’ one of the reasons for moving out of a job was when an employee is expected to carry out an instruction which is in conflict with one’s ethics.  In another blog the warning was given about the possible abuse of electronic means of communication. Well, almost as though […]

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THE WEIRD WORLD OF WORK

THE WEIRD WORLD OF WORK A MESSAGE FROM THE ANNALS OF FRRW CONSULTING The life of a recruiter can throw up some curious insights into employees and employers. An example from the employer side is a notice in the Economist newspaper (yes, it calls itself a newspaper). Headed “A MISSION LIKE NO OTHER’ it is […]

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MY CAREER – IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Anyone who has ever thought of changing jobs has been faced with questions such as ‘How can I tell my boss?’ ‘Is this the right time?’ ‘Should I take the risk?’  ‘Will my career be stronger if I stay longer?’.  I would like to suggest that your career is not only the greatest asset you […]

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‘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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