UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND NEW RELEASES
HR IN MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING CONFERENCE
Two-day Conference | 08 – 09 November 2017
Raddison Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton
Despite the challenges of recent years, which continue to persist, emerging HR trends in the mining industry may offer solutions — or at least opportunities for improvement industry-wide. The KR Conference on HR in Mining and Mineral Processing is a unique platform created for HR practitioners which provides an invaluable opportunity for all in the fraternity to share knowledge, gain new perspectives, and increase capability and capacity so that the mining and minerals processing industry can thrive. Learn more.
NEW BOOK: A JOURNEY OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN SOUTH AFRICA
This is a groundbreaking new book that addresses inequality, prejudice, injustice, racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination in society, and in particular the workplace, in a positive way. Using entertaining stories from her own experience and a light-hearted writing style, diversity expert Nene Molefi offers a comprehensive approach to help any organisation achieve a more inclusive and positive working environment.
NEW EGYPT HUMAN CAPITAL AND LABOUR FORCE REPORT AVAILABLE!
The new Egypt Human Capital and Labour Report has just been released. Other new reports include: South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mauritius, DRC and more! Some of the organisations who have already accessed these reports, include: Massmart, PwC, Group Five, Imperial, AngloGold Ashanti, UJ, UTI, Old Mutual, Transnet, Monash, KFC, Media24, Mr Price and many more!
ARTICLES FROM HUMAN CAPITAL REVIEW
The Philosophy of Performance - Part 2
Many people are threatened by both the process and surrounding activity of performance management. This is mainly because managers use the process to wield “the big stick” of punishment in a negative rather than a positive way. The reality is that, with sound use, performance management can actually become a positive, daily conversation that leads to better results and performance throughout the organisation. The key to this is the understanding that the overall philosophy of performance management is development – improved people performance leads to improved company performance. — Dr Mark Bussin, Chairperson of 21st Century
Strategic Change Is All in the Timing
Large organisations have many different heartbeats, and change managers need to listen to them all. At the end of the 20th century, perhaps no American business leader was more admired—and emulated—than former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. He became legendary for almost single-handedly remaking the massive Boston-based conglomerate into a global leader. During his 20-year tenure, which ended in 2001, Welch presided over a 40-fold increase in share price and vaporised tens of thousands of jobs—earning him the nickname “Neutron Jack”. — Quy Huy, Professor of Strategic Management at INSEAD