Recruiting and onboarding the right culture fit employees for a business is a tough and delicate process. Human staff – unlike elements, machinery, and tools for trade, are not inanimate with universally fitted specifications – have personalities, ideas and varied levels of expertise that must be treated and compensated differently according to different outputs.  It […]


Although Africa has never been a sleeping giant awaiting to be roused by any foreign aid, the “Africa Rising” narrative is not without merit. Undoubtedly, Africa has always been rich with mineral resources, arable land, diverse markets, and human capital. Political upheavals have wrought instability in African countries since colonial seizures and subsequent freedom fighting […]


Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a scientific brief stating that in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression shot up by a massive 25%. In addition, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, continued to say that “the information we have now about the impact […]


Ashleigh supports the AIMS South Africa teams with talent management projects, including assessments, research and development of HR offerings. She has a special interest in sustainable organisational development and the future of work. While teaching English in China, after school, her interest in different cultures and how this relates to organisational culture was born. She […]

Junior Consultant

So, you work in HR.  An HR Professional. Living the dream. But behind that super(wo)manly smile, you are fighting to keep head above soup laced with minimising your carbon emissions, pandemic requirements and PPE, remote work issues, pay demands, grievances and grudges not to mention the usual processes and recruitment challenges….Oh yes and May is […]


Many African people have an innate ability to adapt during times of shortage and hardship and can find gratitude and happiness in the mundane of everyday life. Why is this? With many African countries suffering from lack of infrastructure, extreme poverty and even lack of basic needs like running water and electricity, visitors often comment […]


4 November 2021 During the week of 25 – 29 October 2021 AIMS International hosted it’s second virtual Annual General Meeting. The opening session managed to garner attendances from nearly 100 colleagues, spread over 50 different countries across the globe The week saw key focus being put on topics such as “Digital Transformation”, “Sustainability”, “Partner […]