Is company culture undermining COVID-19 containment efforts?

COVID-19 and it’s rapid spread globally led to President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing a National State of Disaster in response to the pandemic on Sunday, 15 March 2020, and outlining Government’s measures to contain the spread of the virus. Since then, businesses in South Africa have responded quickly and comprehensively. This week I have received e-mails…

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3 Low-cost employee engagement ideas for SMMEs

Low-cost employee engagement initiatives may sound like an oxymoron. So many of the approaches used by top employers can be expensive to develop, implement and maintain. In our recent South African Company Culture Health Index survey, we asked respondents to tell us which engagement initiatives really matter to them, and guess what? It wasn’t the…

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Employee Engagement: Achieve results with benefits that matter

Employee engagement is a key concern for any purpose-driven business. In our South African Company Culture Health Index, we asked our respondents to tell us how their companies are trying to engage with them, and how important each engagement effort is to them. The results might surprise you.   Employee engagement efforts and their value…

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How culture-led brands drive better engagement

Culture-led brands represent the sweet-spot where a strong brand meets a clear purpose and a healthy culture. As customers and employees become more and more demanding – seeking employers with a purpose, brands with a conscience and above all customer or career experiences that raise the bar – finding this sweet-spot becomes increasingly important.   In…

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Results from our 2019 South African Company Culture Health Index

28 October 2019, Johannesburg – In August 2019, simon-pure Consulting launched the first South African Company Culture Health Index survey. Born of the boutique consultancy’s belief that culture can make or break a business, the survey aims to generate insights into how healthy South Africa’s companies are in terms of culture, and what can be…

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Why you should create an Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP)

Employee Volunteer Programmes (EVP) are a relatively new concept in South Africa, but there are many excellent reasons to implement them. An increasing demand for businesses to be more socially conscious is a global trend, and South Africa is no exception. Today, 5 September, marks the UN’s International Day of Charity. It serves to promote the UN’s number…

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