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Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad
Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 1 day ago

Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?
Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?

Last week, Liberty reported that hackers had infiltrated its IT system and threated to reveal critical customer data should a ransom not be paid...

By Nicol Mullins 2 days ago

Winners of the first all-Africa Employee Engagement Awards
Winners of the first all-Africa Employee Engagement Awards

The inaugural Africa-wide Employee Engagement Awards and Conference hosted 150 people at the Hyatt in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on 14 June 2018...

3 days ago

What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?
What does the workplace of 2030 look like... and are you ready for it?

From automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to flexible work hours, mood-matched workspaces and fast-paced learning to bridge skill gaps, the workplace of 2030 will emphasise ingenuity and idea generation - plus empathy and doing good...

14 Jun 2018

7 ways startups and SMEs can create loyal first-time employees
7 ways startups and SMEs can create loyal first-time employees

As an entrepreneur, a key moment in your first business is hiring your first employee - often young, first-time workers because that's what you can afford. But how do you gain their loyalty as you navigate the teething troubles of a new business venture...?

By Alex Hadfield 13 Jun 2018

Challenging and contrarian teams are key to business innovation
Challenging and contrarian teams are key to business innovation

Being open to new things and the ideas of others should always be part of the strategic conversation, as it is in this environment that business innovation can thrive, says business strategist and advisor, Dr Grant Sieff...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 12 Jun 2018

Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme
Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme

Applications are open for the 2019 Stanford Seed Transformation Programme - Southern Africa, with entries closing for this highly competitive programme on 1 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

Temitope Iluyemi, associate director, global government relations, Procter & Gamble.
Brands need to lead gender equality in Africa

Gender equality is a powerful driver for change and prosperity on the African continent, but brands need to take a leadership role...

By Temitope Iluyemi 7 Jun 2018

Employees are more productive and motivated in a digital workplace - study
Employees are more productive and motivated in a digital workplace - study

A new global study has revealed that employees who work in digital workplaces are not only more productive, but also more motivated, have higher job satisfaction, and report an overall better sense of well-being...

6 Jun 2018

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture

Taking a proactive approach to occupational health and safety will help small contractors to build their businesses and the industry to transform and realise its potential. Even better, there is a way to achieve this...

By Boitumelo Thipe and Makhosazana Kunene 6 Jun 2018

Prasa appoints new group CEO
Prasa appoints new group CEO

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has appointed Sibusiso Sithole as its new group CEO for a period of 12 months effective from 1 June 2018...

5 Jun 2018

SA, India CA institutes sign recognition agreement
SA, India CA institutes sign recognition agreement

Following approval from India's Union Cabinet in May, a Pathways to Membership Agreement between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has now been signed...

5 Jun 2018

New blood to bring SANBS into the new millennium
New blood to bring SANBS into the new millennium

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has formed a young, dynamic new board to inject new "blood" into the service...

4 Jun 2018

How just one derogatory word can get you fired...
How just one derogatory word can get you fired...

Using derogatory language is an issue that has been in the public domain quite frequently. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable...

By Jonathan Goldberg 4 Jun 2018

KPMG to cut 400 jobs in salvage operation
KPMG to cut 400 jobs in salvage operation

After a turbulent 10 months for KPMG South Africa, the audit firm announced its plans to restructure its operations, which will result in about 400 job losses...

4 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training
#FairnessFirst: What you can learn from Starbucks' anti-bias diversity training

Starbucks made the drastic move of shutting all 8,000 of its stores across the US on Tuesday afternoon for compulsory 'anti-bias' diversity training sessions. Here's what other brands can learn from this...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2018

Why employee promotions should only come with proper training
Why employee promotions should only come with proper training

Investing in human capital is necessary to adequately prepare the South African workforce for promotional positions and to fast-track business growth...

30 May 2018

5 key ingredients for long-term digital success
5 key ingredients for long-term digital success

The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate with creative, digital start-ups challenging established organisations...

30 May 2018

Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?
Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?

In the High Court judgment of Laser Junction v Karl Leeson Fick, Laser Junction sought to enforce a restraint of trade agreement against Fick, following the his promotion and the transfer of his employment contract from his previous employer...

By Motheo Mfikoe 29 May 2018

How HR professionals can advocate employee engagement
How HR professionals can advocate employee engagement

When the work environment is supported by HR, it contributes a greater business attainment. Here are some dynamic ideas to motivate employee engagement...

By Khanyie Dlamini, Issued by Damelin Correspondence College 29 May 2018

Recent bus strike shows how not to negotiate
Recent bus strike shows how not to negotiate

The four-week bus strike, which inconvenienced hundreds of thousands of commuters and resulted in conflict as well as loss of income for workers and commuters, could have been handled differently, says an expert in the field of negotiation...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 29 May 2018

How to create an effective virtual team in 5 easy steps
How to create an effective virtual team in 5 easy steps

Whether you're looking for skills you can't find locally, want to reduce the number of people in-office, need to expedite a project, or simply have some employees who might be better suited to working remotely, creating a virtual team may be the solution...

By Hendrik Geyser 25 May 2018

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How to improve driver and fleet manager relationships

Driving long-haul is not an easy job. Long hours of negotiating traffic, roadworks and bad roads, as well as fending off fatigue and boredom, can take their toll on a long-haul truck driver...

By Arnoux Maré 25 May 2018

How does the proposed minimum compare to a fair salary?
How does the proposed minimum compare to a fair salary?

With the passing the proposed minimum wage bill currently on hold, the Human Science Research Council conducted a study to determine South Africans' view on the ongoing income inequality in the country...

24 May 2018

The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy
The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate's status above the noise of normal work permit requirements...

By Marisa Jacobs 24 May 2018

Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?
Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?

On 9 May, raids were conducted in China City in Milnerton and Canal Walk in Century City where 25 foreign nationals were arrested for contravening the Immigration Act...

23 May 2018

Why remuneration committees need independent advisors
Why remuneration committees need independent advisors

Recent reports of shareholders voting against executive remuneration structures have again highlighted the need for increased transparency in the disclosure of not only the amounts paid, but how the amounts were calculated and the link to performance...

22 May 2018

Four good reasons why SA needs to invest in new managers now
Four good reasons why SA needs to invest in new managers now

Business and government would do well to invest in first-line managers - because they have the greatest potential to help create smooth-running organisations that can make a difference in the economy...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 May 2018

Africa's leaders in HR share all
Africa's leaders in HR share all

HR professionals, don't miss out on the latest e-book, Africa's Leaders in HR. You'll find incredible tips and today's best HR practices from renowned companies in Africa...

Issued by Top Employers Institute 21 May 2018

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