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The APSO Conference 2016 will be held on 8 & 9 June at the Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre situated North of Sandton, Johannesburg, a picturesque venue, nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains. The Hashtag for the Conference is #APSO2016… See You There!

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#WesleySocial at APSO National Annual Conference 2016

As the schedules for 2016 fill up….

APSOThe APSO Conference 2016 will be held on 3 & 4 March 2016 at the Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre situated North of Sandton, Johannesburg, a picturesque venue, nestled beneath the vista of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains.

This conference is open to all management, recruiters, suppliers and clients that provide services to the staffing industry

The 2016 Conference boasts one of the most sensational line up of speakers that we have ever had, including:

  • Clem Sunter – One of South Africa’s most thought provoking and entertaining speakers
  • Shane McCusker – CEO at 1ntelligence Recruitment Software and a top recruitment specialist in Social Media sourcing
  • Lorne Sulcas – International speaker, respected corporate leadership trainer
  • Dr Lyal White – Widely published in news media, academic journals and books
  • Celynn Erasmus & Joni Peddie – The FAB Quotient: offering you practical solutions to the Challenges of high stress
  • Siphiwe Moyo – Humorous motivational speaker and learning specialist
  • Marc Kahn – Global Head of Human Resources for Investec
  • Johnny Goldberg – Nationally acclaimed authority on subjects of labour law, industrial relations and BBBEE
  • Tabea Kabinde – Past President of APSO, Past Chairperson for the Employment Equity, Business Owner, Transformational Specialist and ILO Participant
  • Wesley Madziva – Passionate about Social Media Management & Training within the Human Resources and Recruitment sphere

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Think About This…. – Pavlo Phitidis

Pavlo Phitidis presented on Entrepreneurial Actions to beat tough times during the APSO 2012 Owner/Manager’s Conference. One slide stuck in my memory and the heading was Think About this.

Think About This…

Think About This… It’s Your Business and YOU are in Control

Think About This… The Future Ain’t What it Used to be

Think About This... Risk has multiplied; It’s No Longer Liner

Think About This…Every Business has Risk but Risk doesn’t kill every business!

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10 Actions for Growth & Competitive Advantage – Paul Naidoo

I  must say that I really enjoyed Paul Naido‘s presentation at the APSO2012 Owner/Manager’s Conference. One of his two presentations was on “10 actions for growth and competitive advantage” Here are the 10 Actions

1. ME PTY LTD .. Get a designated accountability coach. Compete with yourself. Be better than yourself constantly.

2. Belief Systems .. Know your recession and work with your recession. Forget the worlds recession
3. Business Success Principles…what do you subscribe to. Choose what will never change. Only tactical approach will change
4. Information is Currency . Meanful information to stakeholders
5. Numbers Don’t Lie.. what will customers say about you
6. Goal Renewal
7. Change … Initiate change . What has changed since we last met?
8. Networking … Who are your stakeholders. Network . Where is it happening? Where your stakeholders are be there.
9. Low Budget Marketing.. Look for as much free publicity as you can.
10. Attitude.. My Values (what do I value. I can lose the business today but never my customer) my actions. My Behaviour ( work on your ego.) find out why you got the business and why you didn’t get the business.

Ten Tweets from APSO 2012 Conference

WeszMadz selection of the top ten tweets (in no particular order) during the APSO 2012 Owner/Manager’s Conference 13 June 2012

Michael Jackson ‏@the_other_mj
#apso12 looking forward to speaking at, and MC’ing the conference today! Morning APSOnauts….

Michael Jackson ‏@the_other_mj
#apso12 begins, with an intro from the President….Tabeo Magodielo talks 35 years of history and a new future

Vanessa Raath ‏@Its_About_Peopl
Let’s kick it #APSO12 – arrived late but to be expected when you come through the airport??

Natalie Singer ‏@nats_singer
Super successes #apso12 APSO recognised globally as an outstanding example of an active staffing organisation! Members should be proud!

APSO SouthAfrica ‏@APSOZA
Let’s embrace the opportunities rather than dwell on the obstacles and focus on positive contributions we make to our stakeholders #apso12

WeszMadz ‏@WeszMadz
Be afraid of your customers because those are the folks who have the money #apso12

Georgina Barrick ‏@GeorgieFB
@the_other_mj fantastic presentation @ #apso12 very dynamic interesting – highly recommended

APSO SouthAfrica ‏@APSOZA
His Excellency the Most Honourable Clem Sunter on the podium #apso12 The World & SA beyond 2012. Scenarios, flags & probability

Natalie Singer ‏@nats_singer
23000 of our 28000 schools in SA are dysfunctional. How do we fix this? Educate, empower & performance manage the principals #apso12

Vanessa Raath

“@Its_About_Peopl: Well done @APSOZA – great conference again 🙂 #apso12”

7 Deadly Business Sins – Michael Jackson

The Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO) is committed to the upliftment and professionalisation of the labour recruitment industry in South Africa. APSO hosted their Owner/Manager’s Conference on the 13th of June at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo.

The other Michael Jackson was the MC and he also presented “The Challenge of Change”. Part of that presentation he pointed out what he terms the 7 Deadly modern business sins

Michael Jackson 7 Deadly modern business sins

1. Believing business has become justified and craving constant growth from unchanged products goods and services

2. Coveting image at all costs without regard to ethics people or the environment

3. Seeking to reduce every business cost possible with the sole objective of making profit

4. Allowing poor performances to persist and go unchallenged. These kill your brand 

5. Laziness and indifference wrapped in complexity, policy and procedures 

6. Resenting what your colleagues or competitors have ,that you perceive rightfully should be yours

7. Pride. The deadliest of business sins. Glorifying everything you perceive you have built and done