When the story of 2017 is told, it might well be described as the year that saw job hunts take a totally new dimension and brands carve out a new marketing plan that actually included jobs more than it had previously. This begs the question, what will we talk about in 2018?

While certain things stood out in 2017, some things looked quite different at work and seemed like they will be the things that might create a better workplace. …


Nigeria, like many other countries in the world, is experiencing the entrepreneurial wave, and this is usually an interesting development for the government of the nation. Businesses are treated as entities, which means they have to pay taxes and taxes are like the country’s own revenue source. So to Nigeria, each business that opens shop joins a long list of customers who they expect patronage (tax) from. Sadly, so many businesses don’t comply, which has forced Nigeria to place strict measures to help avoid such defaults.

Tax default isn’t something you want your company to be identified with especially if…


It was Albert Einstein who said, “it’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer”. Considering his achievements, one would actually rank him as one of the smartest people the world has ever seen, a feat only possible due to his problem solving skills. For business people today, one problem confronts every trade and every idea — people. Selling an idea is simple, it is executing it that’s hard and you can’t execute an idea with more ideas. What you need is people; the right people.

We won’t try to give a definition for whom…


Life comes with many challenges, and with the world’s pace it’s easy to become overwhelmed by what you do… no matter how much fun it might seem like you’re having. For instance, football fans were shocked to hear Brazilian Star, Kakà say he no longer found joy in the beautiful game. How weird.
Unfortunately, many people are in a bubble just waiting for each day to end; for the next to begin and gradually the week runs out. …


It’s a nightmare to spend so much on a new hire only to have them leave in six months or less. Ironically, one third of new hires know how long they will stay at a company after the first week, and that same fraction leave in the first six months. That must mean a lot of nightmares. Recruitment costs money, a lot of it; not to mention investments in an employee’s short stay and them leaving. We do feel there are some ways HR technology can help. Here they are:

Find the Right People
It’s the era of big data which…


A lot of business people like to talk about technology until it is time to talk about an inevitable job loss that is already here. The statement about machines taking up jobs has been one of the most profound discussions of the 21st Century, with many people asking — how can a machine do what I do?

We’ll try to explain this by showing some jobs that may have been lost to machines or are soon to be lost to machines with the capacity to do them better.

Banking
What started off as bringing in machines to help bank cashiers do…


The importance of payroll in business operations cannot be understated, and same can be said about how much resources it takes to manage payroll effectively. Payroll typically takes up to 35% of business expenses, and to not plan this properly is like shooting one’s self in the foot. The key to understanding how to minimize the cost of managing payroll is first understanding the specific tasks you wish to accomplish, and how to simplify them.

We are going to share five tips that will help you simplify your payroll.

Automatic Tax Deduction

All the amazing things we want the government to do for…


When companies started to get into the social space to recruit people, not many people felt it was a good place for them to be. While some people still feel this way, many others have moved on and quickly accepted this as a norm, because the only thing that is constant they say is change.

2014 could be pointed to as the year companies discovered they could use social media for more than just communicating with consumers. This revelation has changed recruitment forever. But why exactly is this more important than how recruitment has been previously done? …


Virgin Boss, Richard Branson once said; “clients do not come first, employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” This is not just true, it is the golden rule of the modern big brand. Every day that passes, it becomes harder to keep talent at your company. So many people are starting businesses and need people with the smarts to help them excel. Millennials who make up the bulk of this changing workforce, point to the opportunity to learn and grow as one of the key factors they consider when choosing…


When people are asked what they think of Human Resources personnel, the first thing most people pull out is their hire fire capabilities. Over the years, HR practitioners have tried to explain at every opportunity, how their job transcends just that and other compliance related roles, to include a lot more, but people have not caught on because of those explanation. Kudos to the technology revolution, people are learning at an even faster rate and exploring more territories that were formerly ignored.

So how exactly has technology changed how we see Human Resources?

Data & Recruitment

Yes, we have always known that recruiting…

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