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The evolving workplace: The working environment and its impact on business and culture

Why workspace design not only reflects - but also drives - culture...

By Henke Naudé, Issued by Ackermans 16 May 2018

Paid leave for volunteering is about more than giving back

If you've ever donated your personal time to help others, you've likely experienced what psychologists call the 'Helper's High', or the feeling of euphoria we experience when we help others. It's addictive and we want to experience it again and again...

By Joanne van der Walt 18 Apr 2018

Digital lunch scheme boosts productivity in Kenya

An innovative, low cost, digital lunch scheme for staff that's been implemented by over 60 companies across major Kenyan cities, is being hailed as pivotal in boosting staff productivity, retention and companies' profitability...

28 Mar 2018

Putting the human in HR with Lee Watts

Human resources is generally considered the 'babysitters' of the corporate world. Besides the hiring and firing, they tend to the new employee integration and overall employee wellness, while functioning in the thankless task of mediator and buffer between staff and management...

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Mar 2018

Education and career paths: Is there still a connection?

Even though it's common that people with a degree, diploma, or some form of tertiary education earn more money than those without, it has become more and more prevalent that people don't necessarily end up working in their field of study - or for very long, for that matter...

Issued by AMcomms 8 Mar 2018

How company culture affects productivity

In the same way they say, 'you are what you eat', so you become where you work, as company culture affects your productivity, your personality, your positivity and your pursuit of your greater goals...

By Shae Leigh 2 Mar 2018

#Newsmaker: Brendan Cooper talks internal communications

Ex-Sports Illustrated editor and Heat magazine editorial director, Brendan Cooper now heads up New Media's internal communications division...

By Jessica Tennant 14 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

Reputation is the be-all and end-all

In light of the Capitec/Viceroy debacle, Clare O'Donovan takes a look at the top five risks that could impact reputation and which she believes should be the top priority for corporate South Africa...

By Clare O'Donovan 31 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

#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018

The internal communications sector has to gear up to deal with a whole new world of communication...

By Brendan Cooper 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How to get more value from your PR partner

Your PR agency should be able to deliver a full spectrum communication service that can play a pivotal role in most areas of your business. If not, rethink how to use your PR partner to ensure you are taking advantage of their specific skills set.

By Jane Belchers and Jane Gordon 16 Jan 2018

Is your digital footprint enhancing your networking efforts?

As we start to reflect on resolutions for the New Year, one resolution that wouldn't make the list (but should be on top) is the "art of networking" and "growing our personal brand and voice"...

By Anja van Beek 15 Jan 2018

Top five trends driving the HR agenda in 2018

The relationship between employees and employers is strained. People want to feel a sense of purpose and belonging at work, but many companies are still struggling to deliver...

By Ronnie Toerien 11 Jan 2018

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