The hiring of a new employee is an important decision to make. You want to end up with the right candidate as you'll be investing a lot of time, trust, hope and capital before knowing if the new hire is a good fit. And it's never a good idea to make such an important decision…Read more Your team co-decides on new hires? Think again.
Just the other day, I’ve heard someone say that the definition of a great culture and a happy workplace is people laughing together. I say, that's not it. To define a workplace as happy because there is much joviality is the same as saying your company culture is great because there is a ping-pong table…Read more Is your work turning into a passion-killer?
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By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. I’m sorry, are these numbers right? I’m not 100% sure, I hate numbers. One of the non-threatening leadership strategy tips for women, advertised in the latest The Cooper Review post. It got my blood boiling. Don’t take me wrong, I love their sarcastic sense of office humour – and as Holly…Read more Do you climb the mountain to be seen, or to see?
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. How do you define your workplace? Is it the desk you plonk down at every morning, or is it standing next to a patient in a hospital bed, or perhaps the booting up of industrial machine? As an employer, is it the space that your employees share, one that can clearly…Read more Striving for workplace transformation beyond lip-service
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. Change is never easy - especially not if suggested by someone else, or if it's enforced through circumstances beyond your control. And change in the workplace is a challenge to itself. Employers may introduce changes to working conditions, structures and business models as a fait accompli. Employees often wish for certain…Read more What to do when change is slow, or doesn’t fit our own truth at work
Workplace cross-collaboration tips and advice that are out of the box.
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. As a working parent in South Africa, you are entitled to 3 days of paid family responsibility leave (depending). If you are a single parent, you pray your child will never get the Measles. If you are a single mother, it may be even worse due to the fact that…Read more Single working parents: double the burden, half the benefits
This blog is not another blog about Labour Law. It's not about dismissals, CCMA arbitrations and Labour Court judgments. It's not about misconduct, disciplinary hearings and written warnings. It is all about how we can create a workplace that prevents conflict in the first place. Not by suppressing it, or turning a blind eye. But…Read more About