The ACSG (Assessment Centre Study Group) is happy to announce that in 2016 they will be hosting their annual 36th conference. The theme of this year’s conference is: Addressing leadership challenges using Assessment and Development Centres.

In an increasingly competitive business world, top talent is in high demand. Not only are there financial repercussions, a high turnover rate can also lower the knowledge base in the company. These retention methods can have a significant and positive impact on an organization’s turnover rate. Here are ten tips to ensure retention.

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The aim of apprenticeship recruitment is to find potential. The real power, though, lies in an organization’s ability to turn that potential into recognizable performance, ensuring a steady flow of talent. Essential to this is a supportive culture and a well-defined structure which will allow the apprentice to work effectively and flourish in the organization. 

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TTS -Top Talent Solutions will be hosting a two-day Client Conference on 15th and 16th September 2016 at The Butler Caterers in Midrand, South Africa. The conference theme is “The fourth industrial revolution – technology and people assessment”.

On the 6th November 2015, TTS hosted a networking and interactive information session focused on the challenges faced by senior and executive leaders in the prevailing market turbulence and disruption. Among the leaders present were HR Executives from leading business and academic institutes. During the session delegates shared insights on how the leaders in their respective organisations were responding to the current reality and the actions they were taking to prepare future leaders for the challenges ahead. 

Recent research by Contact Babel has shown that HR accounts for 75% of the operational cost of a typical call center. This cost is split mainly between attrition, recruitment and training. While some recruitment and training will always be necessary, there is opportunity for significant cost saving by addressing attrition. Lowering attrition rates will decrease the number of new recruits brought on board to fill vacancies, and in turn lower training costs.

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Our brains love stories. According to recent studies from neuroscience, when we read words brain areas that are related to language are activated. However, depending what the word or expression is there are also other areas that are activated: areas which are associated with motion when the word or expression refers to something that is moving, olfactory or sensory areas when the word or expression refers to odour or texture, and so on.

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