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Newsletter August 2020

As the world of work has changed since lockdown was implemented in South Africa at the end of March 2020, we have all had to adapt and change the way we conduct business. At Shadowmatch, we always aim to remain relevant and address the current challenges our clients face, using our knowledge and sharing our expertise.

Because we cannot gather together, we have had to move our engagements and knowledge-sharing sessions virtually – enter webinars! We have hosted a number of interesting and insightful webinars over the last few months. Thank you to those who have joined us online, but if you have missed any of our webinars, you can still watch and grow and learn with us.

You can access our webinars on our YouTube channel under ‘Playlists – Shadowmatch Learning’ or alternatively from the below list:


Career Report Explanation

In this webinar Pieter de Villiers will take you through your Career Report.

5-Year Career Plan

This webinar will aid you in designing a 5-year career plan with the help of Shadowmatch and our Career Report.

Career Guidance for Parents

We live in an ever-changing world, and the jobs that we qualified for will not exist going forward.  We need to guide our children to choose careers that will stand the test of time, and that will ensure a sustainable income in a new and automated tomorrow.  This webinar provides guidance regarding the challenges of emerging adults, and you will receive important tips and pointers to help your child make the right career choice in an automated and technology-driven world.

Career Guidance for Teenagers and Students

This webinar equips teenagers and students with knowledge about open and closed careers and provides guidance in choosing a career.

Gap Year or Not?

I don’t know what to do after school… I am considering a gap year! Although a gap year is a very expensive year… many young people still consider it. Is it a good or bad idea? This webinar provides interesting research, information and directives.

Non-Academic Career Options

What is the best a parent can do if a son or daughter just doesn’t want to, or cannot study further after school? This webinar will assist to understand how to help your child build a meaningful career without further academic studies. It is possible! There is no recording for this webinar but it will be hosted again so please keep an eye out for it on any of our social media platforms.

Career Report in Business 

Career coaching in business.  If you want to build and develop a business, build and develop the people, this webinar is for you!

Coping with Stress in a Changing World

This webinar looks at how your habits define the way in which you react to stress.  It also enables you to deal with stress in a positive way.

Work-From-Home The pandemic brought the world to an almost full economic halt! It had a profound impact on the psychological well-being of many people. It had a financial impact on many businesses. How do we deal with this and how do we take this forward? How do we turn this into an opportunity and how do we help our employees cope with this new reality?

Recruitment in a Work-From-Home World

Lockdown, work-from-home and recruitment.  It’s a new game…  Recruiting an employee vs recruiting an entire work-from-home unit.  This is a completely different reality.  Suddenly it is not taking a new employee into the business but pushing the business into the home of the new recruit.  What are the implications?  How do we do this optimally?  This webinar will provide you with practical tips on a recruitment process in the “new normal”.

Employee Development

Employee development is critical.  No business can grow without a strong employee development program. If you want to make a business smarter, make the people smarter.   Employee development is however not a blanket approach – it is an individualised progressive growth path of knowledge, skills, behaviours and many more.  It is one of the best investments a company can make.  The returns are certain.

Fairy tale versus Factual Recruitment

This video explains how recruiting based on facts rather than fairy tale principles improves a business' ROE.



We launched a new look and feel to the Shadowmatch system in 2019 as well as some exciting features and functionalities. We would like to prioritise some time in our webinars to show you how to optimally use the system as per the four main business applications; Optimal Placement, Employee Support and Development, Team Analysis, and Personal Fulfilment.

Please diarise the below dates and join us for these system webinars:

 26 August 2020 15h00 – 16h00: System Enhancements and Practical System Tips

In this session you will learn about the following:

- Great new system enhancements such as ‘Stats and PDP Exports’.

- How to optimally navigate the system and use functions such as ‘Marked Individual

(basket)’, ‘Sending Worksheet Invitations’, and various ‘Search’ options.

- How to optimise the layout of your organogram on the system.

 2 September 2020 15h00 – 16h00: Optimal Placement

 9 September 2020 15h00 – 16h00: Employee Support and Development

 16 September 2020 15h00 – 16h00: Team Analysis

 30 September 2020 15h00 – 16h00: Personal Fulfilment


Career planning is a process…not an event. Join us for the most efficient career planning process. You get a Career Guideline Report and four live career coaching sessions. All for the price of two pizzas! Not to be missed!

Career Coaching


Want to know which event is taking place next? We’ve made it easy for you! We’ve added an Events Banner at the bottom of the login page. To book your seat for the event being shown, just click on the event button.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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