Thinking through ethical dilemmas

After a year of running the SABPP Ethics in HR workshops for members, it is clear that HR practitioners are constantly faced with very difficult choices to make in the workplace. Some situations are pretty clear in that legal or regulatory issues are involved, so analysing and deciding on what to do is more an interpretation of compliance requirements. However, …

EQ research identifies four top leadership styles

Emotional intelligence is twice as important as IQ and technical skills for successful leadership, psychologist and author Daniel Goleman says. Speaking at the World Business Forum in Sydney on Thursday, Goleman noted comments his mentor made: “If you want to hire someone, don’t look at their IQ, don’t look at their personality test, don’t really look at their business expertise. …

Complementing qualifications leads to candidate differentiation

For graduates and current students, the need to differentiate themselves from their peers in the job market is leading to them extending their studies into alternate qualifications to their main field. Thus, BA graduates could add finance or B.Com students could add communications. “Savvy jobseekers understand that the job market is tough but that they are not helpless and they …

Infographic: The 20 best countries to work in

happy employee is a happy citizen. And the countries on the list of best countries to work in around the world are aware of this fact. To compile this data, researchers looked at individual countries’ statistics regarding working hours, annual salary, distribution and compensation of leave days, and the world happiness index. Before packing your bags and relocating to Denmark, …