HR keys to managing a multi-generational workforce

Failure to implement a generation-specific talent management strategy is the biggest mistake businesses make in managing a multi-generational workforce, according to a recent research report. It found that half of business owners do not have any generation-specific talent management strategies, while there is also a significant disconnect between what employers believe to […]

There is increased demand for the hiring of contract HR professionals with specialist expertise. Source: iStock

Change projects increases demand for contract HR specialists

Many organisations are currently going through significant transformation processes, and this has led to increased demand for professionals with experience in change management, organisational development, instructional designers and trainers to support systems, process improvement and leadership, according to a global recruitment firm. However, companies are taking a very selective and […]

Pay is still the critical lever above most non-financial incentives. in terms of employee motivation Source: Thinkstock

5 ways to motivate employees more with less

Simple bonus plans with fewer metrics and limited managerial discretion could result in greater employee motivation at lower cost, according to a recent PwC research report. “We felt the need to debunk highly publicised studies that promote the idea that financial incentives don’t work,” said PwC partner Emma Grogan. “Our […]

Employer branding will play an increasingly important role for companies

3 ways HR can build a top employer brand

Top employer brands dedicate an average budget of 70 percent more on supporting employer brand initiatives compared to other brands, while twice as many top brands have a defined and documented strategy as compared to other brands, according to recent research. It found that companies need to differentiate between their […]

High performing companies design their executive compensation programs differently from many other companies

3 ways top performing companies reward executives

High-performing companies do not take a “one size fits all” approach to executive pay program design, but instead place a greater emphasis on stock options and target compensation levels at market median rates, according to recent global research. The Towers Watson study found that high-performing organisations, unlike other companies in […]