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The human right of psychological safety at work
The human right of psychological safety at work

Human Rights Day in South Africa commemorates ordinary people asserting themselves and standing united to proclaim their rights. It serves as a reminder of people's rights and the costs paid for it...

By Renate Scherrer 20 Mar 2019

SA risks losing indigenous languages
SA risks losing indigenous languages

South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa...

20 Mar 2019

Workplace challenge retains 500,000 jobs
Workplace challenge retains 500,000 jobs

The Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) has contributed to the retention of 500,000 jobs...

20 Mar 2019

How to build a corporate culture for your remote team
How to build a corporate culture for your remote team

Did you know that almost 80% of knowledge workers worldwide work at least one day of each week remotely? By 2020, analysts expect that more than 1,3-billion people will work remotely...

By Dorine Reinstein 20 Mar 2019

Never too small to become a top employer...
Never too small to become a top employer...

Becoming an employer of choice is not only for large companies and corporations, nor is it as unattainable as you might think. It does matter! Let's start with why...

By Alex Hadfield 19 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Blending diversity and professionalism
#WinTechAfrica: Blending diversity and professionalism

Day 1 of the first Women in Tech Africa Conference started with a resounding message: diversity is key, but women must not wait to be recognised...

19 Mar 2019

Don't panic! There's still time to submit for new critical skills list
Don't panic! There's still time to submit for new critical skills list

In September last year, then-Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced that a new critical skills list is expected to be released in April 2019...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Mar 2019

Keeping your workforce engaged through collaboration, gamification
Keeping your workforce engaged through collaboration, gamification

When researching the benefits that having an engaged workforce can bring to an organisation, more often than not, the same two factors on how to improve this keep arising, these being collaboration and gamification...

By Rob Bothma 18 Mar 2019

Hiring plans remain conservative in Q2 - employment outlook survey
Hiring plans remain conservative in Q2 - employment outlook survey

South African employers report conservative hiring plans for the second quarter of 2019. With 12% of employers expecting to increase payrolls, 6% forecasting a decrease and 80% anticipating no change, once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation the Outlook stands at +5%...

15 Mar 2019

Eight names recommended for SABC board
Eight names recommended for SABC board

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has adopted a final report that recommends eight candidates to fill the SABC board...

15 Mar 2019

10 tips to keeping your CV out of the trash
10 tips to keeping your CV out of the trash

Your CV is your professional fashion statement. It is the first chance you have of selling yourself to recruiters. So, if you want to avoid getting a regret letter, keep reading...

By Candice Eaton-Gaul 15 Mar 2019

Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR
Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

15 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top
#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top

$12 trillion - that is the value in additional global GDP that remains locked behind the gender gap...

By Haidi Nossair 15 Mar 2019

Africa Evidence Leadership Award open for nominations
Africa Evidence Leadership Award open for nominations

The Africa Evidence Network at the University of Johannesburg has opened nominations for the second annual Africa Evidence Leadership Award, to honour African champions in evidence-informed decision-making...

14 Mar 2019

Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA
Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients...

14 Mar 2019

How to get a 400% return - and it's not a pyramid scheme
How to get a 400% return - and it's not a pyramid scheme

It used to be that the only way you could get that kind of return, was to start a community of zealots and then get your followers to appreciate the privilege of investing in your cause for a hard-to-believe return...

By Sid Peimer 14 Mar 2019

Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?
Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?

South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (31 October 2018)...

By Sanelisiwe Nyasulu 14 Mar 2019

YPO member James Barty - also ACA chairperson and CEO of King James Group.
#YPOEdge: James Barty on brand humanity and doing good business, beyond ticking the 'CSI box'

Leigh Andrews speaks to King James founder and YPO member James Barty about what he gains from his involvement in YPO and how all businesses can make a better impact...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Bringing men into the diversity conversation
#WinTechAfrica: Bringing men into the diversity conversation

Eighty-five percent of enterprises see diversity as a catalyst for innovative ideas...

14 Mar 2019

National Skills Development Strategy outline
National Skills Development Strategy outline

At the 2019 Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela outlined the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy...

13 Mar 2019

Keyes captions this: "Driving through Cape Town on a sunny day."
#BehindtheSelfie with... Emily Keyes

This week we go behind the selfie with Emily Keyes, founder and CEO of The Talent Boom...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Mar 2019

National Minimum Wage defaulters warned
National Minimum Wage defaulters warned

Government has reiterated its commitment to clamp down on the growing practice of deliberately dodging labour laws, especially the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act...

13 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial
#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial

Humans are social creatures. It's hardwired in us to communicate, collaborate and lift each other to achieve...

By Doug Woolley 13 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 Mar 2019

Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance
Construction Indaba to look into regulations compliance

The Department of Labour will on Thursday host a Construction Indaba that will bring together industry role-players to discuss construction regulations compliance in the country...

12 Mar 2019

Dr Renate Scherrer
The psychology of ethical behaviour

In a country where unethical behaviour and blatant corruption by political and business leaders seem to be the norm, more and more people are asking what causes it and how it can be prevented...

By Renate Scherrer 12 Mar 2019

Sure, you listen to your customers, but do you listen to your employees?
Sure, you listen to your customers, but do you listen to your employees?

Way back in the seventies, Peter Drucker said that business has only one purpose: to create a customer. That's where Marty Neumeier kicks off from in his recent book The Brand Flip...

By Johnny Johnson 11 Mar 2019

Cal Fussman at the CTICC ahead of his YPO talk. Image via his .
#YPOEdge: Cal Fussman on the compelling social impact of storytelling on the long game

Last week, YPO hosted the world's largest gathering of CEOs right here in Cape Town, on 6 and 7 March 2019, for its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. I spoke to master storyteller Cal Fussman about lessons he's learned from interviewing the likes of Simon Sinek...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Mar 2019

Are employees the untapped marketing channel?
Are employees the untapped marketing channel?

Most executives would agree that the single biggest asset of their organisation is their people, their employees and management. Employee advocacy is at its core, the promotion of an organisation through its staff...

By Pieter Groenewald 11 Mar 2019

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