Communication will determine business success in 2021

The speed with which the C-Suite was tasked with managing monumental change as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold is unprecedented, writes Annelize van Rensburg, director: executive search at Signium Africa. One thing is becoming clear: no "new normal" is possible...

Money isn’t the most powerful motivator

Most companies have unique methods for motivating people. When it's done right this delivers an energised workforce, inspires progress and pushes teams to excel. But motivating employees can be tricky and with the ongoing upheavals we're experiencing, keeping your...

Managing retrenchments in tough economic times

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) received 28 000 retrenchment cases from May to June 2020 during the lockdown. In August it revealed that it had received 190 large-scale retrenchment referrals and 1 307 small-scale retrenchment...

Preliminary 2021 Critical Skills List paves way for SA to compete globally

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has submitted its preliminary Critical Skills List to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for review. "The list is publicly available from the DHET's website and companies should start reviewing it in...