From left to right: Anelde Greeff, Marina Tokar and Johannie van As at the first SheSays Cape Town event
#WomensMonth: The inclusive, unstoppable power of SheSays

SheSays is all about having each other's backs and listening to each other. Here's how the local Cape Town chapter is set to snowball its efforts...

By Leigh Andrews 14 hours ago

The power of real-time recognition
The power of real-time recognition

As little as an increase in 5% of employee engagement can increase bottom line by as much as 3%, which is why companies invest millions to increase the stats in their favour. But are some of the simplest solutions overlooked?...

By Martin Lamberti, Issued by Level180 17 Aug 2018

Here's how unconscious bias can affect your company's performance reviews
Here's how unconscious bias can affect your company's performance reviews

As we head into the second half of the year, many managers and employees around the world are probably still licking their wounds after undergoing the biannual trauma of performance reviews...

By Rob Jardine 15 Aug 2018

How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa
How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa

Contracts are an important part of our lives. We need to sign them if we want to have a job, a place to live, medical services, insurance, a bank account, a loan, or to send our children to school. The list goes on...

By Andrew Hutchison 15 Aug 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#WomensMonth: SA companies fail in C-suite gender equality

Only one of the country's JSE Top 40 listed companies is led by a woman CEO, namely Maria Ramos of Absa Group...

14 Aug 2018

Women don't need to 'grow a pair' to be successful
Women don't need to 'grow a pair' to be successful

"As women, we are often told we need to grow a pair of balls if we want to succeed in the business world... women should not buy into the fallacy that they need to mimic men to achieve great success," says Jennifer Da Mata, managing director of Strata-G Labour Solutions.

13 Aug 2018

#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace
#FairnessFirst: Code-switching and dealing with queen bees in the workplace

The negative impact of code-switching and tokenism, why females speak almost three times as many words a day as men and how to deal with queen bees in the workplace were hot topics at the most recent Future Females Cape Town morning session. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2018

Is your organisation paying women what they are worth?
Is your organisation paying women what they are worth?

Women tend to have higher levels of emotional intelligence and empathy compared to their male counterparts, and often promote delivery of soft benefits that may be overlooked in a purely commercial approach to business...

By Janine van der Merwe 10 Aug 2018

A look at gender pay legislation around the world
A look at gender pay legislation around the world

The World Economic Forum's most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress...

By Lauren Salt 10 Aug 2018

Beware of job scams on social media
Beware of job scams on social media

The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned the public to be aware of employment scams on social media claiming to come from the department...

8 Aug 2018

Are you the next Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss?
Are you the next Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss?

The search is on for the 4th annual Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss: one woman who is redefining the world of business with her entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, creativity and determination...

8 Aug 2018

King IV: 3 reasons your business should be compliant
King IV: 3 reasons your business should be compliant

Corporate governance is often seen as an issue to be dealt with by large organisations only. This is no longer the case. The current King IV Report contains principles for corporate governance that can be applied by SME's as well...

By Sixolile Timothy 8 Aug 2018

PepsiCo's first female CEO steps down after 12 years at the helm
PepsiCo's first female CEO steps down after 12 years at the helm

PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi will be stepping down after 24 years with the food and beverage company, the last 12 holding the position of CEO. She will be replaced on 3 October by company veteran Ramon Laguarta...

7 Aug 2018

5 ways to make your office a well-oiled productivity machine
5 ways to make your office a well-oiled productivity machine

Employee productivity is no longer based on hours spent staring at a computer screen but rather the amount of time workers are doing their best thinking alone and in collaboration with colleagues...

6 Aug 2018

Executive pay the right way - Reward Awards last call for entry
Executive pay the right way - Reward Awards last call for entry

Sara's annual Reward Awards, which aims to encourage and promote the development and improvement of total reward practices - combining financial remuneration and non-financial benefits - is open for entry...

3 Aug 2018

Why are exit interviews so important?
Why are exit interviews so important?

When businesses think about talent strategies, their thoughts normally go to talent acquisition and on-boarding. However, managers should never underestimate the importance of following the right strategies around talent outplacement...

2 Aug 2018

The road to conscious capitalism
The road to conscious capitalism

The world is caught in a never-ending chase. Without even realising it, we seem always to be hurrying after something - something we can't even describe - a chase to nowhere...

By John Sanei 2 Aug 2018

#CEMAfrica2018: Why we need to talk about emotion in the boardroom
#CEMAfrica2018: Why we need to talk about emotion in the boardroom

In the first keynote session of the Customer Experience Management (CEM) Africa Summit 2018, Diane Magers of the CXPA explained how to build and execute a CX strategy in an ROI-driven world. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Aug 2018

Resist the reflex to cut back in tough economic times
Resist the reflex to cut back in tough economic times

"For CEOs and business leaders this is undoubtedly a challenging time," says University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) academic, Paul Maughan...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 Aug 2018

Unemployment increases in second quarter of 2018
Unemployment increases in second quarter of 2018

South Africa's unemployment rate jumped to 27.2% in the second quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced...

31 Jul 2018

Beware fake health officials scamming business owners
Beware fake health officials scamming business owners

At least six businesses in the Cape Town area have been conned into paying for inspections and certificates, that are usually issued free of charge, by people posing as City health officials...

31 Jul 2018

5 essentials of purposeful communication to become an inspiring leader
5 essentials of purposeful communication to become an inspiring leader

Communicating on purpose is not about changing you into an inauthentic communicator. It's about making sure that your message does not get lost in translation...

By Brian Eagar 27 Jul 2018

Importance of judgment on TES
Importance of judgment on TES

The Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter, CCT 194/17: Assign Services (Pty) Limited v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Others, yesterday 26 July 2018.

By Craig Kirchmann 27 Jul 2018

3 tips to mitigating third-party risk
3 tips to mitigating third-party risk

Today's organisations very rarely exist in a vacuum. Companies depend on a multitude of third parties in order to achieve core business functions. As your company is responsible for the actions of your partners, the onus is on you to be in the best possible position to survive the disruptions that result when third-party risks manifest...

By Warren Green 27 Jul 2018

New recruitment scheme to make public service a career of choice
New recruitment scheme to make public service a career of choice

In a bid to attract the best graduates to the public service, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will tomorrow launch the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme at the University of Johannesburg...

24 Jul 2018

Guilty by association: Why it's become critical to vet clients
Guilty by association: Why it's become critical to vet clients

In a world where media and the public are quick to assign blame, undertaking comprehensive background screening and vetting of clients - to mitigate and minimise possible reputational damage by association - has never been more vital...

24 Jul 2018

Eskom fires whistleblower
Eskom fires whistleblower

Eskom has summarily dismissed its suspended head of legal, Suzanne Daniels, following the outcome of a disciplinary hearing...

23 Jul 2018

4 signs you need HR support
4 signs you need HR support

When you're dealing with employees, it's almost impossible to anticipate or control what will happen. Everything is fine until something is not, right? So when is the right time to get HR support...?

By Celeste Dickinson 23 Jul 2018

Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't prepared
Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't prepared

Businesses around the world are cottoning on to the value of transferring labour from human workers to machines...

By Daniel B. le Roux 18 Jul 2018

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