Accelerator Unzipped 12: HR

It’s a widely known fact, teamwork makes the dream work. When people are emotionally invested in your fashion company, they want to contribute and help it grow. But how do you find the right talent? How do you make sure everyone on your team stays motivated and enjoys working with you? How do you manage leave days, sick days and regulation? This week is all about Human Resources.

We started the module off with HR Experts, eXtraordinary Solutions Director Pascale Hoare. She shared key HR insights from staff health & wellness, recruitment tips, retention regulations and organizational design. Enabling our entrepreneurs to evaluate their own recruitment processes and work environment & policies.

Our next guest speaker was Stanbury Consulting Managing Director and former SA Fashion Council CEO, Anita Stanbury. The discussion went from general management (crisis) situations, employment contracts, labour law, finding talent, skills development and more.

Her hands-on approach invited the entrepreneurs to reflect and discuss their current HR practices. Collectively finding the best approach to improve their existing work environment.

That’s it for week 12 of the Business of Fashion Accelerator Program, Threads Stitched by Standard Bank. Stay tuned for next week’s module on Funding Strategies.


Threads Team

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