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Diversity can produce dividends.

Recently I was with a large group of staff discussing the positive aspects of their work culture. They were emphatic about one thing: ‘We are a very diverse group.’ Indeed, there were men and women, old and young, Asian and … Continue reading

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Inhuman relations

Human Relations professionals in East Africa are facing new challenges. It’s rarely enough these days for an HR Manager to be a good administrator. Maintaining personnel files, redrafting the HR Manual, and handling disciplinary procedures are simply hygiene factors. Recruitment … Continue reading

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Beware the gig economy

A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. It’s was coined during global financial crisis of 2009. Newly unemployed professionals sought short-term compensation by ‘gigging’ – working a series … Continue reading

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Invest in employee education

Here in East Africa there’s never been a lack of interest in training. Twenty years ago diners seeing the Training Levy added to their restaurant bill used to joke:  ‘Good heavens, we’re not still training him are we?’ A substantial … Continue reading

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Meetings medicine

Researchers in the UK have recently put a figure to the time senior managers spend in meetings every year. 550 hours they reckon. That’s four working months. I’ve no reason to suppose the figure is any less in Africa. Indeed … Continue reading

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Does sex still sell?

Doing anything in East Africa these days means spending a long time stationery on our crowded roads. Even if you have a driver – and I don’t – you rarely manage more than two city centre meetings a day. So, … Continue reading

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Personal Superbrands

There’s a good deal of talk these days about personal branding. Here in East Africa we have experts running event, training sessions and personal consultations to aspirant leaders and established public figures alike. It’s a growing market powered by an … Continue reading

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Workplace breakdown

I’ve just returned from a brief business trip in UK where yet another global brand is under fire for its treatment of employees. The BBC have reported a story that comes from the US, but UK media have picked it … Continue reading

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Good induction is critical

As our thoughts turn to the New Year and the business challenges ahead, we should spare some for the new employees that we will hire in 2016. Can we put hand on heart and say that we will give them … Continue reading

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Building your own Employer Brand

Advertising no longer has the impact it once did. We are now firmly in the age of the well-informed and critical customer. Aligning employee behaviour to deliver the Brand Promise is now a strategic imperative for businesses that expect success. … Continue reading

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