Steve Jobs once said, “It’s not the tools you have faith in, tools are just tools. They work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.”
Firstly, it’s important to define how management at Accsys see the difference between a tool and a solution.
Accsys is a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX) and national supplier of people management software and hardware solutions within the HR, payroll and time & attendance space. The company provides businesses with a simple to use solution that is customisable to handle unique requirements.
Although the Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for a few decades now, not all that many people are familiar with the term. According to an article published on the Forbes website, 87% of people have not heard of the “Internet of Things”.
Looking for an easy-to-understand explanation, naturally I turned to Google.
Closing the productivity gap and ensuring that new recruits are engaged and effective early is more and more important.
How it used to be
In the gold watch era, when people used to stay in jobs for 10 plus years, it made sense for companies to invest both time and money in training and upskilling employees.
In the 21st Century
The average tenure in the US is less than 6 years, but it is the under 30's who are moving after short periods. According to Stats SA, the median employment for the 25 to 34 year old South African worker is 31 months.
William Shakespeare said that "Parting is such sweet sorrow", and Sheryl Sandberg said "don't leave until you leave." And for me it comes down to that jet stream (or wake) again, do you want it to be a beautiful memory, to fade quickly or to leave a stain?
As important as the first day is for companies to get right, with effective inductions and warm receptions, that last month post resignation, is when the employee becomes re employable, or a bad penny!
Workplace bullying is widespread, that is very clear from research, reading and conversations, I have had over the past few years.
I have also received mails and responses to articles, which indicate bullying in the workplace is ongoing. While there are many, many definitions, case studies and examples, Tim Field's (footnote) is a very clear one.
Being bullied is not about one isolated incident, it is about consistent negative behaviour that damages self image to a point where the bullied leaves, and the bully remains, sometimes with greater status.
Bullying remains a very emotive issue. I have a few friends who openly admit that they were bullies at school, and that they didn't mean any real harm, and were "just teasing". Comments that people overreact, and that the victims often bring it on themselves are also made.
It is a reality that the bullied person's reaction can lead to further bullying, or their lack of reaction could move the bullies to a new target.
You might have noticed that some bullies are quite charismatic, may be natural leaders, or, very often, lead through their followers fear of being turned on next.
What is overwork? When is it bullying? When does the job requirement tip from high expectations to unreasonable requirements?
Since I first published this article, part of a series on workplace bullying, over a year ago, I have had regular input from readers, sharing their experiences and asking for advice. Many have shared that it began slowly, built up, and felt irreversible.
Cashbuild, a leading local retailer of quality building materials and associated products, has been successful in establishing a firm footing in the market and has used this position to apply strategy and support growth. It recently invested in the services of an established provider to maintain the efficiency of its HR department and ensure that this discipline could keep up with the progress of the business.
Employee and Employer Self Service is one of the most significant changes to Human Resources.
HR experts make this claim based on the fact that solutions are available that empower employees with the ability to initiate, control and manage a number of HR processes themselves. At the same time employers have at their disposal technology that offers an immediate, birds-eye view of the organisation in order to track the progress of the HR component in business.