Be all you can be … provided you can pay the fee

Low and behold, yet another bogus degree scandal has hit the local headlines. Last week the Sunday Times broke the story about the sorry state of affairs playing itself out at the University of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal. Apparently more than 4,000 fake degrees have been purchased from insiders working within the institution for the past 20 years. 


Building your manufacturing talent – can you afford to be complacent?

Developing talent and the discussion around the scarcity of skills is somewhat a boring topic these days.  Every day organisations are confronted with the experience of talent shortages and the challenges thereof.  What is however becoming a desperate plight, is the speed at how quickly organisations respond to this people challenge.  In the past, doing somewhat what we have always done, has been acceptable, but this is no longer the case.  Creativity, innovation and the ability to deal with the complexity of business and key talent today, has become a scarce skill all in it’s own right.


Growing discontent forces relook at pay models, packages and strategies

The rising levels in executive pay packages continues to come under increasing scrutiny from remuneration committees, social and ethics committees and main boards. The gap between the top wage earners and those at the bottom of South Africa’s largest companies continues to grow amidst recent strikes in the platinum mining sector and uncertainty in the market. “Growing discontent about pay differentials between executives and low income earners has forced many organisations to relook the entire approach toward pay models, pay packages and strategies,” says Gerald Seegers, PwC Head of Human Resources Services for Southern Africa.

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