HR Trends 2018

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Still a ways to go for gender equality underground

Women are participating more actively in the South African mining industry compared to 15 years ago...

15 Feb 2018

Microsoft 4Afrika launches AppFactory in Kenya

The United States International University - Africa (USIU-Africa), in collaboration with Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, has launched Kenya's first AppFactory at the Incubation and Innovation Center (I2C) in Nairobi, aimed at improving local IT skills...

By Tom Jackson 13 Feb 2018

Mining could play a critical role in growing jobs

South Africa's bleak employment outlook underscores the pressing need for the country to revisit its policy on mining...

By Thuthukani Ndebele 13 Feb 2018

A closer look at 2018 recruitment trends

While top talent will always be an objective of recruitment, technology, big data and new generations entering the workplace means that the industry is dynamic and constantly evolving...

By Jake Willis 13 Feb 2018

How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?

The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organisations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics. A fundamental consideration is how such changes disrupt and affect the world of work and long-standing traditions about the role human beings play in it...

By Lusanda Raphulu 8 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

The role of AI in the Future of Work

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution disrupts every facet of our lives, business leaders and HR practitioners face a challenging but exciting time...

By Cameron Beveridge 2 Feb 2018

Agricultural education and training: The landscape, challenges and opportunities

Many leading South African farming entities share the common sentiment that agricultural colleges are no longer delivering well-rounded, technically skilled professionals...

By Prof Charlie Reinhardt 2 Feb 2018

Official Ferrari dealer announces 2018 internship programme

Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer is calling for applications for its second internship programme...

1 Feb 2018

Absa TVETS and the Awethu Project Cash Up winners

Last week, 26 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students from around the country battled for top honours in the Absa TVETS and the Awethu Project Cash Up competitions...

29 Jan 2018

The real ROI of leadership development

There is surely no longer any doubt among leaders of successful organisations that people are the only sustainable competitive advantage, given that the definition of success today considers sustainability in the commercial, social and environmental sense...

By Malcolm Ferguson 26 Jan 2018

Business lessons on diversity and cultural sensitivity from H&M

Global retailer H&M may need to take a look at its human resources strategy and in particular at staff awareness and insight into diversity and intercultural competence, says a business school professor...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Jan 2018

How we can support special needs students in a failing school system

With only an estimated 5% of youth with disabilities matriculating every year, and companies with job placements and employment equity requirements to fulfil, how do we bridge the educational gap to help these learners become employable?

25 Jan 2018

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

How to select the best business structure for your startup

Registering your business is one of the most important things you can do at the early stages of your startup. It helps you to solidify your business legally and prevents the business being exploited when it comes to trademark and patent matters or contracts.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 24 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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