Employee Management

Tips for performance appraisal, providing employee feedback, retaining your top employees, setting goals for employees, delegating, outsourcing, and more.

6 reasons why you should train your staff

Should you only hire people who already have the skills and qualifications needed for the job or should you be investing in the staff you do have?
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Authentic Leadership

Leadership that moves us towards making real, person to person connection is what we should be aiming for.

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Department of Labour

Govt department dealing with labour/employment issues
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Give Constructive Feedback

Some employers find it difficult to provide job performance feedback. Find practical tips here to prepare and manage the conversation effectively.
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How digital workplaces better your employees and improve your business

Without employees, a business will not succeed. As a business owner, one of the most critical aspects of your role is, therefore, is to ensure your employees not only have what the need to do their jobs well, but are also sufficiently motivated to do and find satisfaction in the work that they do. Employee management is a multi-faceted and on-going task. This article explores one of those facets by looking at how introducing digital technology (and creating a digital workplace) leads to more motivated and satisfied employees.

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How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

Create an employee handbook to cut down on misunderstandings. Your staff will be clear on what the policies are and what to consult if they have a question.
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How to Run a Formal Meeting

Need help organizing a formal business meeting? Set objectives, assemble attendees, create an agenda, maintain control and follow up. Voila!
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Improve performance with effective performance management

One of the fundamental truths of total quality management is that what cannot be measured cannot be improved. The same is true for performance management. All companies measure the performance of their employees in some fashion, mostly by a best guess on the part of managers at specific points in the business year. The ideal performance management system is not one where the line manager quickly scores an employee once a year when it is time for bonuses or increases. Here is how to better approach performance management.

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Letter of warning

This document can be used as a formal letter of warning or final warning for an employee who is not performing or is guilty of misconduct.

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Make the most of performance reviews

Many managers and business owners make the mistake of seeing performance reviews as just another thing they have to do. And many employees make the mistake of seeing performance reviews as simply a way to ask for a raise. But these evaluations and discussions are so much more than that and can be highly beneficial to any business, especially SMEs.

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Managing debt in the workplace

Download the presentation prepared by Nigel Willmott. The topic was presented at a workshop held in Johannesburg for SME Toolkit members on Managing employee debt in your business and why it is important to do so. The workshop was arranged in response to a survey done with small business owners to assess the risk employee debt poses to a business.

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Receiving Feedback from Employees

Employee morale problems can be the result of many workplace problems. Use the script attached to conduct job satisfaction reviews with your employees.
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Resignation in the face of discipline

It is not uncommon for an employee to resign in the face of a disciplinary hearing. But what if the employee does not resign – may the employer offer resignatio
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Services Sector Education and Training Authority - Services SETA

Services Sector Education and Training Authorities have been established to ensure that the skill needs for every sector of the South African economy are identified and that training is available to provide for these skill needs.
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The secret all successful SMEs know

HR can make or break your business. However, small, micro, and medium enterprises (SMMEs) often wait for something to go wrong before they consult an HR specialist. Putting a few basic policies and procedures in place from the outset could save you both time and anxiety. This article looks at tips to help you handle all things HR-related in your business.

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Think you’re too small to become a top employer? Think again!

Becoming an employer of choice is not only for large companies and corporations, nor is it as unattainable as you might think. It does matter! Let’s start with why? If people are at the heart of your business, you want to employ the best you can possibly afford. How do you become an employer of choice? It’s all about creating a culture and work environment that people want to be part of. Here are some ideas.

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Top trends to watch for office coffee

Coffee is so much more than just a way to alleviate the afternoon slump or wake up in the morning. There are trends to watch out for when it comes to office coffee, from cold brewing to coffee meetings between clients and businesses. Here are some trends that are important to watch out for, especially when it comes to your office, as keeping your kitchen and coffee up-to-date can help to keep your staff happy too. 

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Why are communication skills important in management?

Not sure why you need to be a good communicator? Well, being a manager means that you have to do more than, well, manage people. You need to be able to communicate clearly and build a relationship with your colleagues and employees. If you do not improve your interpersonal and communication skills, you might find that your employees are unable to speak to you about issues they might be facing. Outlined in this article are just some of the reasons why communication is important to management.

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Why skills development courses are worth the trouble

Often, when business owners review their business's performance to find out how they can improve, they re-allocate budgets, change their marketing tactics, review their sales statistics, and consider the clients and customers they have. When it comes to their employees, they often address poor performance with additional recruitment or termination rather than training and skills development. This article highlights why it is better for your business to invest in skills development courses.

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