A chance to gain wings
March 6, 2019
Editors Note, 2019-01 Edition
April 29, 2019

Executive Insights – Mel Van Vreden (ERF Chair / Abantu Staffing Solutions)

The Human Resources focus for 2019 is to create a thriving, productive, engaged workplace culture. East London companies need to recruit, hire and retain top talent knowing and acknowledging people are the heart of all successful business. The old-fashioned saying “everyone can be replaced” is an outlook that could easily put your business into a “recruit, train, recruit” merry go round that is expensive, makes you dizzy and keeps your focus off your key business and loss of valued skills.

For companies to attract and retain diverse and competitive talent, they need to increase their focus and spend more on HR solutions, engaging all employees, improving people training and expanding the concept of wellness into health, finance as well as general well – being.

“The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and the intellectual capital are managed by the human capital. You’d better get the human capital part right.” Dave Bookbinder.