Three Tips to Implement Continuous Performance Management

If your organisation is setting performance goals at the beginning of each year, mothballing them and then reviewing them either annually or bi-annually – it’s time to consider switching to continuous performance management. The results of the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2018 Report revealed that 76% of companies have adopted a more inclusive and[…]

WHAT YOUR EMPLOYEES EXPECT FROM YOUR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

With the focus of performance management moving away from competitive assessment and towards continuous performance improvement, so too are the expectations of employees. Inspired and supported by continuous technological advancements in both the workplace and their private lives, employees have switched from passive recipients to being actively engaged in their own learning, development and careers.[…]

“Moments that Matter” for your Contingent Employees

Jacob Morgan in his book “The Employee Experience Advantage” talks about “moments that matter” within the employee lifecycle. These are the significant and often distinctive moments during the employee journey which are critical in shaping the employee’s experience within your organisation. To attract and engage the best and most talented contingent employees, your organisation needs[…]

Improving Employee Experience for your Contingent Workforce

The steady growth of the contingent workforce is a global trend and one which is becoming increasingly familiar to South African business. Contingent workers are most often characterised as contractors, consultants, temps and advisers, hired by an organisation, on an on-demand basis to provide services to that organisation.  According to a Statistics SA employment outlook[…]

Profile of a 21st Century Collaborative Employee

By Natanya Rutstein Working in collaboration with others is a highly productive way of realising a successful outcome, solving a complex problem or creating a superior end-product. The value of organised workplace collaboration is widely recognised across industries and is used both formally and informally often incorporating   a range of innovative and technologically advanced collaboration[…]

KNOW YOUR CORPORATE BUZZ

By Nomali Sibeko We achieve our work objectives through a blend of formal and informal networks in the organisation. Natural interaction allows for informal networks and structures to flourish, strive and flow on their own, making goal achievement easier.  The informal organisation fills the gaps in the formal organisation by creating and facilitating points of[…]

The Power of Mindfulness at Work

By Natanya Rutstein A recent article in the New York Times, “The Latest in Military Strategy: Mindfulness” reports on how mindfulness techniques are is being rolled out in the US military, British Royal Navy and New Zealand Defence Force as a means of helping soldiers to increase their focus and reduce distraction. This approach is[…]

Finding Your Zen Through Mentoring

By Natanya Rutstein Acquiring contemporary insights and fresh perspective from your mentee coupled with gaining satisfaction from sharing your hard-earned knowledge and expertise with them are just some of the more obvious and commonly discussed advantages of being a mentor. However, new research shows that being a mentor may have the potential to reduce your[…]

What Kind of a Mentee are You?

By Natanya Rutstein While so much attention appears to be focused on the behaviours and attributes of a successful mentor, by comparison successful mentee behaviours are often neglected. I recently came across an interesting  article in The Journal of the American Medical Association titled Mentee Missteps: Tales from the Academic Trenches which examines six potential[…]