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Shadowmatch Newsletter - December 2018

Exciting News of the Month

We are extremely excited to announce that the new Shadowmatch system will officially be launched on the 3rd of April 2019. We have worked tirelessly to improve the system's functionalities to optimise the value offered to clients. All new functionalities and look and feel will be demonstrated at the launch, so please don't miss it! The switch-over to the new system will be discussed in detail and we will also share the training plan to have all users familiarised with the working of the new system.


Dates to Remember

Personal Growth Workshop

We have already hosted two very successful Personal Growth Workshops in 2018 and will again host a workshop on 13 February 2019 at the Brooklyn Theatre, 08h30 to 13h00.

Shadowmatch and Skillsgrid Demo Sessions

31 January 28 February 16 May 13 June

25 July 22 August 12 September 17 October

14 November

New System Launch and Training

We will be launching the new system on the 3rd of April 2019 at the Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria, 09h00 - 13h00. Don't miss out on this exciting event and book your seat now.

After the launch of the system, there will be training sessions from 8 - 12 April at the office for all system users. There will be 2 sessions each day, 10 seats per session:

Session 1: 09h00 - 11h00

Session 2: 13h00 - 15h00

All events must be booked on the Shadowmatch bookings page.


Building Habits for Success

As 2018 is coming to a close, we would like to leave you with the following quote in preparation of 2019:

"People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures."

- F.M. Alexander -


System Tip of the Month

Shadowmatch has a powerful team analysis functionality which assists to bring cohesiveness in teams by interactively working through team behaviours and dynamics.

By helping team members understand themselves, how they relate to their peers and the team overall, a team can perform at its best and mitigate potential conflict areas and pave the way for more efficient communication between team members.

If you are interested in booking a team session for your team or a team in your organisation, facilitated by one of our Shadowmatch consultants, please contact the office on (012) 430 2431 or for a quote.


Client Feature

Return on Employment

In most companies, the return on the cost of employment is never discussed. In some instances, finance has never even presented senior executives with a return on employment index. This is a challenge because salaries are (in most companies) the single highest expense item on their financial expense list. When the business faces difficult times, and they have to cut costs, they normally start with a 'headcount freeze'. This is an instruction not to appoint any new employees unless it is business critical. It is during this phase that employees become uncertain and they hunt for new jobs. Who gets the job first? The ones who are best qualified and most skilled. This is, in many instances, a direct financial loss to the business and in most instances, the losses are not calculated.

Please click here to read the full article.


Price Increase

Please take note of the annual price increase effective 1 January 2019.

For PAYG clients, a Worksheet as well as PDP will cost R 450.00 each and a Work Relationship Report will cost R 160.00.

On the renewal anniversary of subscription clients' contract date, a 5% increase will apply, or the increase will be as per the subscription contract.

For bulk purchase costs, please contact the office (012) 430 2431 /


Have a wonderful festive season

The Shadowmatch Team

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