Durban Business Fair 2011

Synergistic Outcomes shall be participating for the 4th year in the Durban Business Fair (formerly known as the Ethekwini SMME Fair).

The Durban Business Fair boasts being the leading small business event in Southern Africa, where small business owners are given the opportunity to showcase their products and create awareness for their services.

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Putting Right People in Right Jobs

Successful companies put right people in the right jobs. Talent management, job fit profiling and people development are keys to winning. Learn more in this article.

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Pressure can be good during a recession

If we all buy into the notion of doom and gloom, then consider what starts to happen. We live in fear, worry and concern; we communicate to others the same negative information and criticism; those around us start to shrink; people start to save the little money they have/ no one buys; we seek pity; we may resort to quick and numbing ‘fixes’ (drugs, alcohol, gambling etc); we become unnecessarily dependent; our health and mental well being suffers and the spiral continues. STOP!

The key is to assess and choose wisely. It does not hurt to know the facts (or agenda/ propaganda) of the news; what is more important is to habituate the mindset of hope, solution and courage.

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How Employees Respond to Job Dissatisfaction

ob dissatisfaction affects all employees in different degrees at different times. Like stress, how we choose to respond is more important than trying to deny or painfully suffer the consequences.

Many years ago, I learned about the EVLN Model in an organisational textbook. The simplicity of the model has always stuck with me, and often when in a teaching or facilitation moment, I share the model as an awareness tool for where dissatisfied staff may find themselves.

Employees respond to job dissatisfaction in one of the four ways:

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Am I right for my job?

• “66% of your hiring decisions will prove wrong in the first 12 months, and these will be the people who will stay” – Peter Drucker, the great management guru

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