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Lockdown sees the rise of Generation 'R'

As the world anxiously waits for the lockdown to end, a new generation of workers is evolving and getting ready take on the new world of work...

By Rob Bothma 2 Jul 2020

Reimagining labour at the dawn of 4IR

Before the industrial revolution of the 1780s, most of Europe's population served as indentured labour for a small group of nobles and royals that owned the land. The advent of mass mechanisation changed that picture by creating a new mechanism to share wealth beyond the top stratum of society...

By Thando Gobe 1 Jun 2020

How 4IR is changing the teaching and practice of HR

According to Ashley Motene, industrial psychologist and management and leadership programme developer at Sacap, SA educational institutions face the challenge of not just striving to fill the current skills shortages highlighted by the National Skills Development Plan 2030 and the SABPP People Factor Strategy but to also address the further competence needs to be highlighted by 4IR in the global context...

Issued by SACAP 29 May 2020

The future of work

As part of SAICA's Leadership in a Time of Crisis webinar series, Willem van der Post, CA(SA) and CEO of xTech.Capital shared some thoughts on what the workplace of the future will look like, especially in a post-coronavirus world...

Issued by SAICA 21 May 2020

When IT meets HR to solidify digital transformation...

Did you know that over the last decade, digital transformation projects have had less than a 20% success rate...?

19 May 2020

A practical guide of actions for business leaders

Experts don't know how long it will take to contain the coronavirus so businesses are challenged with not only preparing for the short-term, but also developing new capabilities and ways of working...

By Vukani Mngxati 7 May 2020

Empowering employees through digital transformation is key to improving CX

To create powerful connections between the business, its employees and customers, and succeed in the digitally-driven business environment, organisations need to optimise three things: the organisation, people and technology...

By Diane Meyers 5 May 2020

Merging tech with employee wellbeing

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has been a catalyst for change. As social distancing becomes the new normal, entire workforces have needed to connect as well as collaborate remotely.

By Terence Moolman 4 May 2020

4 ways to build resilience during trying times

Entrepreneurial businesses both small and medium have been particularly hard hit in these challenging times, and many are now facing an existential threat. However, there are ways to rethink their business models and adapt to a world which is unlikely to return to its old habits...

17 Apr 2020

The influence of Covid-19 on SA's work environment

In the last week prior to and during the lockdown, the number of people working from home increased, while some were sent home on unpaid leave. This has distinguished companies that have started adapting to the 4IR through proper systems from those that haven't adapted at all...

By Nomihlali Ntsunguzi 16 Apr 2020

The gig economy can boost employment in Africa

The industries which are playing the greatest role in transforming the global economy all fall under what is termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

9 Mar 2020

When AI meets workplace and the environment

Currently, several developments are dramatically reshaping our everyday lives. In 2020, three themes will heavily influence our private and professional lives: employee experience, artificial intelligence (AI), and sustainability...

By Brendan McAravey 21 Feb 2020

How to unlock the promise of a digital workplace

The business landscape has evolved significantly over the past decade. Driven by the need to remain agile, competitive and productive, organisations are adopting more technologies than ever before as they continue their individual journeys towards digital transformation...

14 Feb 2020

Workplace 2020: People and tech trends

Increased automation, AI, robots, 5G, digital everything - the workplace of the future that we've been talking about for so long, is actually here...

By Andrew Robinson 10 Feb 2020

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