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Mar 1 2016

HR Intelligence

What does your business know about your people?

  • Skills
  • Expertise
  • Qualities
  • Competencies

Ngoni Munetsi, who heads up the Accsys People Management Partners Division shared his thoughts on this with me.

It seems to me that our systems have become data-led instead of information-led.

He asks “How are we leveraging the data we have about our people to create competitive advantage?”

Teryl @ Work
Feb 25 2016

Or being all things to all people…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice:

“You can’t have it all at once. Over my lifespan, I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time, things were rough.”

As a mother, a wife and a business woman, I have thought a great deal about this. My article about #OutsideWork generated some personal mail that asked me, inter alia:


Teryl @ Work
Feb 24 2016

The 2016-2017 South African Budget Speech was presented by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday, 24 February 2016.

South African Budget 2016 - 2017
Feb 19 2016

The link to the Treasury Press Release is below. It appears that the annuitisation is delayed, however the document released is a proposal and the final information will be covered in the budget speech on the 24th February, 2016 by Pravin Gordhan, current Minister of Finance.

Much time and expense has been incurred by many companies to ensure compliance with the new act.

It appears that both Nedlac and Cosatu are objecting to a lack of consultation, with two major issues on the table:

Teryl @ Work
Feb 19 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

Retirement Fund Reform

This has been a week of uncertainty with regards the Retirement Reform, which are due to change (amongst other things) the way payrolls process retirement contributions.

The Ministry of Finance released a media statement yesterday, 18th February 2016, clarifying the situation (see the official notice here).

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Feb 16 2016

We are holding our breaths at the moment, and anxiously speculating on what the Annual Budget speech will bring us this year.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who was reappointed at the end of last year, will be presenting the budget speech to Parliament on the 24th February 2016, at 2pm.

Rumours of leaked information, predictions and statistics are steadily making the rounds.

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Feb 11 2016

Outside work, away from the office...

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” J.M. Barrie

And, old faithful, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”

We aspire towards balanced lives, talk constantly about work/life balance (as if work were not life) and often make work sound like the grudge part of the day.

Teryl @ Work
Feb 5 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

Tax calculation changes for March 2016

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Feb 2 2016

Which Wolf are you Feeding?

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: (Sources – See below)

A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

Teryl @ Work
Jan 27 2016

Embracing change? How do you react?

Most people think that they react well, but, of course, it has to make sense to them!

I believed the same thing - then I came up against the changes in my drive to the office. It has been a long process, at least 18 months, and is still ongoing.

There has been a huge amount of work. There is change in the road structure without change in the signage. Note the two photos taken this morning. Not so much as a white directional line in the road.

Teryl @ Work
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