Business Systems

Human Resources for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEíS)

Many SMEs do not have an HR function, which is explicable in organisations with few employees. A full-time HR person would be costly and probably not fully utilised if the headcount does not warrant it. As Human Resources is ultimately a management responsibility, management should bear the full brunt of this in an SME. However, many managers are not well versed in the full HR functions, and HR mistakes due to a lack of understanding of the current HR environment can be costly and time-consuming. We can help Read More

Talent Management

Talent management is just another one of those annoying Human Resources terms. Right? Wrong. Talent management is an organization's commitment to recruit, retain, and develop the most talented and superior employees available in the job market. So, talent management is a useful term when it describes an organization's commitment to hire, manage and retain talented employees. It comprises all of the work processes and systems that are related to retaining and developing a superior workforce. We can help Read More

Succession Planning

Succession planning is not an issue that many enterprises address in any systematic way. There are many reasons why enterprises need to be thinking about succession planning. The most important reason, of course, is that we rely on staff to carry out our missions, provide services and meet our organization's goals. We need to think about what would happen to those services or our ability to fulfil our mission if a key staff member left. Another reason to focus on succession planning is the changing realities of workplaces. The impending retirement of the baby boomers is expected to have a major impact on workforce capacity. We can help Read More

Business Coaching

Business coaching is about making improvements and changes so that you and your business perform at a much higher level, continually growing.  These areas of growth occur both on a personal level, the way you run your business and ultimately the profits you generate.  Business coaching helps to get the most out of your time, resources and investments.   Although business coaching is regularly used when companies aren't performing well, itís also extremely beneficial when a company is successful to build on the success and take it to an even high level. We can help Read More

Ethics and Governance

Corporate governance is as vital to SMEs as it is for large corporations. Implementation of cost-effective and simple mechanisms and processes will establish structure, improve operations, contribute to business growth and ensure effective compliance with the law. Generally, individuals who are entrusted to run a business, even a small business, have a certain degree of power and control over that business. This creates ethical responsibilities and behaviour that may violate or fulfil those responsibilities, such as handling business finances or paying oneself a salary. This in-turn creates a need for warranting standards of ethics and integrity. We can help Read More

Regulatory Compliance

In November 2010 the new companies act came into effect. Small and medium enterprises must take note of this new act.

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