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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

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

Boris Dzhingarov
Millennials want a company with values: Here's how to offer one

Why are millennials so flaky? Some people might chalk this up to feelings of entitlement, impatience, or demand for instant gratification, but the real root cause might be a more philosophical one...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Jan 2018

Controlling the narrative from the glass box
Controlling the narrative from the glass box

Brands are more accountable than ever in an age of radical transparency...

By Leon Ayo 30 Nov 2017

Company culture cornerstones: Making culture 'go viral' across large workforces
Company culture cornerstones: Making culture 'go viral' across large workforces

Instilling a common vision, purpose and values in a company of 500 or more employees presents a hurdle that many large organisations grapple to overcome...

Issued by Ackermans 30 Nov 2017

Employer branding: Is loyalty becoming unfashionable?
Employer branding: Is loyalty becoming unfashionable?

Loyalty is a misconceived concept in business. Whether you are an employer or employee, assuming that someone may remain loyal to you until death do you part, is positively delusional...

Issued by AMcomms 17 Nov 2017

Employer branding
Employer branding

Branding is the domain of the 'creatives' or the marketing team. But there is a brand that is as important as the one your organisation projects to the public; that is your employer brand...

By Vanessa Gibb 6 Nov 2017

Your company in the digital space - are you attracting the best candidates?
Your company in the digital space - are you attracting the best candidates?

It's a well-known fact that employers 'Facebook stalk' candidates, but it goes both ways...

By Elzette Fourie, Issued by EF Creative Recruitment 6 Nov 2017

How to manage your career in a corporate crisis
How to manage your career in a corporate crisis

Your company is embroiled in a reputational crisis of such magnitude it could bring down the business and with it your previously stellar career as a senior executive ... what do you do to protect your own good name...?

By Auguste Coetzer 9 Oct 2017

Brands should worry more about culture
Brands should worry more about culture

Culture has become a marketing asset. If your company culture is well identified and articulated, then there is an opportunity to understand these values and align both your internal and external communications...

By Sue Morris 2 Oct 2017

International employer branding expert bringing world's best practice to South Africa
International employer branding expert bringing world's best practice to South Africa

Brett Minchington, chairman/CEO of Employer Brand International, will be giving a hands-on, practical International Employer Brand Leadership Masterclass in Johannesburg on 12 October...

Issued by Employer Brand International 14 Sep 2017

Team Halo.
#EmployerBranding: The importance of company culture

How an organisation can define, refine and design a company culture that attracts the best talent and creates the best work...

By Louise Marsland 4 Sep 2017

#EmployerBranding: Key trends for 2017
#EmployerBranding: Key trends for 2017

In this new world of tech disruptors and the rise of robotics, employer branding becomes even more important in talent acquisition and the crafting of internal brand strategies to transform organisations to meet the challenges of the decade to come...

By Louise Marsland 1 Sep 2017

Constructing millennial growth on old-school family values
Constructing millennial growth on old-school family values

As companies grow from small, often family-owned enterprises to larger operations, it's easy to lose the original company values upon which the business was founded. GVK-Siya Zama, however, has sought to hold onto these values...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

#EmployerBranding: Implementing a successful strategy
#EmployerBranding: Implementing a successful strategy

What's the secret behind Getsmarter's mission to become the best place to work in Cape Town?

30 Aug 2017

#EmployerBranding: A strong employee brand creates healthy culture
#EmployerBranding: A strong employee brand creates healthy culture

When a company has a strong employee brand, it infiltrates through every aspect of the business and will be noticed by the consumer...

By Dave Nemeth 28 Aug 2017

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