HR Trends 2018

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#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 19 hours ago

National minimum wage to be reviewed annually

The national minimum wage will be reviewed on 1 May of each year, in line with government's aim of alleviating poverty in the labour market...

15 hours ago

#HeadStart: Meet Cornel Amariei, the next Elon Musk

Cornel Amariei has started three companies, created a device called the Lumen that helps blind people get around, he's written a book called the Arduino Development Cookbook, is an Innovation Manager at Continental, is a Forbes 30 under 30 Standout Member and he has a girlfriend!

By Shivad Singh 19 hours ago

New Eskom board members announced

Government has announced the appointment of new board members at Eskom, as an immediate measure to strengthen governance and management at the parastatal...

18 hours ago

A proper fleet safety plan might just save your business

A fleet of vehicles is often one of the biggest operating costs for any business. It is also one of the most prominent representations of a company's brand.

13 hours ago

Golden handshake for Eskom boss on table

Embattled electricity producer Eskom, which has described its financial situation as "very dire", is in secret discussions to terminate the employment of controversial executive Matshela Koko...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 3 days ago

Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline...

By Daniel Schwartzkopff 3 days ago

Scaling up for your best year ever

The New Year's Resolution is dead. Setting goals is what the beginning of a new year is all about...

By Louw Barnardt 3 days ago

Government needs ensure its recruitment practices are aligned with its goals

Leaders can build or destroy the organisations they are mandated to lead. Selecting a leader without the proper due diligence can invite trouble - at worst, catastrophe - whether the organisation is a corporate business, government department or non-governmental organisation.

By Jennifer da Mata 3 days ago

Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputes

The South African Students Congress (Sasco) and the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) have joined forces to shut down the University of SA (Unisa).

By Sipho Mabena 18 Jan 2018

How to fill SA's immediate skills gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, titled Critical Skills Survey Results 2017, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Jan 2018

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018

Former Mbeki advisor appointed KPMG chairperson

KPMG South Africa announced the appointment of a new chairperson and independent director on Wednesday...

By Nico Gous 18 Jan 2018

ACSA and Tshimologong design security challenge call for entry

Maths geniuses, mad scientists, engineering wizards, IT wonderkids and tech boffins - ACSA needs your skills...

18 Jan 2018

What the amended B-BBEE Sector Codes mean for your industry

The long-awaited amendments to the Financial, Agricultural and Construction Sector Codes were announced recently - but what changes do these codes mean for companies in 2018...?

17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace

The mouse maze of cubicles of yesteryear are long gone, but the open plan office that replaced it has proven to have its fair share of issues too. Here's a look at workspace trends for the coming year...

By Linda Trim 17 Jan 2018

Barney Selebano resigns from Gauteng health department

Suspended Gauteng health department head Dr Barney Selebano has resigned. This was confirmed by a senior official in the department...

By Penwell Dlamini 17 Jan 2018

National Minimum Wage briefing sessions resume

Briefing and engagement sessions aimed at educating workers about the National Minimum Wage (NMW) policy, which takes effect from 1 May 2018, are set to resume this week...

16 Jan 2018

Careers24's 2017 job market stats show candidates are highly selective about job applications

One of South Africa's leading online recruitment sites, Careers24, has released their review of recruitment and jobseeker statistics for 2017...

Issued by Careers24 16 Jan 2018

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How to start a business selling precious stones

Precious stones are beautiful and exciting to own, but what's more exciting is running a precious stone or gemstone business. Other than the fact that they're beautiful to have around, precious stones generally don't depreciate in value - gemstone value is usually based on supply.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

Five leisure activities that can boost your productivity at work

Whether you're the CEO of a company or an employee, working becomes very stressful and monotonous at some point - doing the same thing every day, meeting the same people and dealing with the same issues over and over again.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

Three ways to failure-proof your business in 2018

If you plan on starting a business in the year 2018 or have one established already, there are some important questions you might want to consider. Some are: what you're going to do to stand out from the crowd; how you'll manage your revenue enough to ensure you don't fall into any debt; how you'll ensure your products and services are topnotch; how you'll ensure your employees are putting in their best to achieve the company's growth, and many others.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 27 Dec 2017

Nine items your office first aid box should contain

Hazards happen every now and then in companies hence the necessity of a well-stocked first aid box. In fact, the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulation requires that all employers provide appropriate equipment and well-trained fist aider so employees can receive immediate attention soon as the accident occurs at work - including calling an ambulance.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 27 Dec 2017

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