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Labour stability crucial to SA''s economic goals Establishing open communication and labour stability among South African industries is crucial to SA''s ability to meet the economic objectives set out by the National Planning Committee''s (NPC) vision for 2030, according to Chris Jacobs, Director at OIM....

Keeping open the channels of communication and ensuring labour stability were important for the country’s ability to meet the economic goals set out in the National Planning Committee’s (NPC’s) 2030 vision. Chris Jacobs, a director at OIM International, a leading business consultancy firm, said the economy...

Communication and labour stability crucial The South African economy cannot afford costs such as those incurred recently by Implats and Exarro as a result of widespread industrial action and striking. Businesses are urged to establish open communication channels to foster productive relationships and enable grievances...

As budgets are tightened and resources are re-considered, employees are urged to take steps to enhance their job security in an increasingly competitive market. All indications are that 2012 will be tough economic year. As budgets are tightened and resources are re-considered, employees are urged to...

IAN Farmer, head of Lonmin plc, the world’s third-largest platinum producer, says operating in South Africa has become more and more challenging. Speaking at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town yesterday Farmer said major issues included safety, escalating costs related to managing labour, skills shortages,...

Addressing low productivity levels, which is costing the local mining industry billions of rands every year in lost revenues, is critical if SA is to capitalise on the opportunities that global resources currently present, says Arjen de Bruin, Operations Solutions MD at OIM. De Bruin...

All indications are that 2012 will be tough economic year. As budgets are tightened and resources are re-considered, employees are urged to take steps to enhance their job security in an increasingly competitive market. The catch phrase in 2012 will be productivity. Employers will be...

This year, invest some money into improving your skills. And with the economy still struggling, it is going to be difficult to go to your employer and say you need more money to make ends meet. Your lifestyle and financial issues are not what drive your...

With indications that 2012 will be tough economic year, as budgets are tightened and resources re-considered, employees are urged to take steps to enhance their job security in an increasingly competitive market. This is according to Tjaart Minnaar, MD of business consultancy OIM, who urges employees...

South African companies, many of which are operating at between 50%-60% of their potential productivity, will need to urgently address inefficiencies in several key areas if they are going to remain competitive in global markets. Current low levels of labour productivity have the potential to...

Improving productivity levels critical to enhancing SA’s global competitiveness. South African companies, many of which are operating at between 50%-60% of their potential productivity, will need to urgently address inefficiencies in several key areas if they are going to remain competitive in global markets. This is according...