“Employer of Choice” — What is It?

We’re seeing this term used a lot these days. “An Employer of Choice” say the recruitment advertisements, but you’re right to wonder what it really means. The term has as yet no universally-recognized legal or professional standing other than...

A New Look at the Workforce

The implications of what has been termed the “skills shortage” need to be understood by every business owner. The ways we hire, train, remunerate and manage people will have to change, and so will the way we run our businesses. Most countries have an aging...

Overcome the Skills Shortage with Branding

The “skills shortage” is in the news and likely to stay there. What it means for employers is that the present rate of expansion in most industries will increase the level of competition for much-needed skills in the marketplace, and as skilled employees...

Overcoming the Skills Shortage

The skills shortage is about to be felt across most industries and yet very few businesses have a training plan in place to counteract its effects. Compounding the problem of replacing existing skills is the probability of changes to so many of the factors that will...

Recruiting a Top Marketing Manager

While there are a lot of people with marketing qualifications, it is a matter of finding the right person for your business. Personal qualities such as passion and good commercial sense are among the attributes you should look for. When the time comes for a small to...

So What if They Were Fired?

You’ve got a hole in the team and need the right person to fill it. What happens if someone applies for it and you find that they were fired or laid off from their last position? They might be just right in every other way but this one fact has understandably...