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MANDISI FENI, HR DIRECTOR, RICOH
This week, Emma was in Johannesburg catching up with Mandisi Feni, HR Director at business solutions company, Ricoh. Here’s what she learnt over a coffee in Ricoh’s South Africa head office.
I asked Mandisi what were the most pertinent HR challenges facing Ricoh and other companies operating in the region: “Recruiting for executive positions can be a difficult task” he said. “Often we have to rely on international talent due to shortages in the local market, which means persuading people to relocate far from their home countries.” Mandisi felt that many people are put off by some of the fears around relocating to developing regions, such as instability and high crime rates. More
NOVARTIS PHARMA WINS HR AWARD
We were delighted to hear that yet another one of our jam clients, Novartis Global Pharma HR, has received an award for the jam we ran with them. The award was part of the Novartis annual Global HR Awards which recognise achievements and major contributions within the key strategic pillars of the HR function.
The Culture & Energy award recognised the HR Jam as an innovative use of social media and a successful experiment which has since been replicated in other parts of Novartis. The motivation behind the jam was a desire to connect all Pharma HR associates in a structured and moderated online conversation to exchange opinions and ideas on how HR can help the Pharma business fulfil their strategy by leveraging, in particular, Organizational Agility. More