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7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace
7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs. What's for sure is that automation is changing the skills companies require from workers, yet the speed with which this is happening across functions within organisations varies...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 13 May 2019

Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry
Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry

As government plans to make substantial changes to South Africa's Occupational Health and Safety Act - which will place stricter obligations on companies across all sectors - career opportunities in the OHS industry are expected to skyrocket, experts say...

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 10 May 2019

4 key considerations of organisational change for the NextGen workforce
4 key considerations of organisational change for the NextGen workforce

The South African workforce is growing. The number of public university graduates continues to climb, with Statistics South Africa reporting that 203,078 South Africans graduated in 2016, up from 165,995 in 2012. And with this year's graduation ceremony season just passed, a fresh crop of young professionals is hungry to make their mark in the workplace.

By Reneshan Moodley 10 May 2019

9 awkward workplace scenarios and how to deal with them
9 awkward workplace scenarios and how to deal with them

Awkward workplace scenarios... Most of us have encountered at least one of the below-listed scenarios. The big question remains: Should we or shouldn't we discuss the big elephant in the room...?

By Anja van Beek 9 May 2019

Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity
Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) offers clear guidelines regarding employee leave, however employers also need to be aware of emerging trends among progressive businesses, the latest being pawternity leave...

9 May 2019

To be or not to be: In writing
To be or not to be: In writing

In the recent case of Numsa obo Nomanyane and another v Grupo Antolin (Pty) Ltd, heard before the Metal Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC), the Commissioner was tasked with determining whether a fixed-term contract of employment must be in writing or not.

By Aadil Patel 7 May 2019

Free learning centres open in Soweto
Free learning centres open in Soweto

Educo Solutions has opened two new learning centres in Soweto, offering free education to unemployed South Africans between the age of 18 and 28...

7 May 2019

Struggling to recruit people with disabilities (PWD) candidates?
Struggling to recruit people with disabilities (PWD) candidates?

Qunu Staffing takes pride in integrating people with disabilities in the workplace. Become an "inclusive workplace" by meeting their potential candidates!...

Issued by Qunu Staffing 6 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

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#FairnessFirst: Tips to enhance belongingness in your workplace

There's been renewed emphasis on issues of inclusion and diversity in the corporate and advertising world lately, but that often leads to a sense of being the 'first, only or different' - at least in the early stages. That's a lonely place to be. Here's how to enhance a sense of belonging in your workplace...

By Leigh Andrews 6 May 2019

Why Workers' Day is actually about education
Why Workers' Day is actually about education

At over 25%, South Africa's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world. Although alarming, this figure is cast in a different light when one takes the qualifications of those looking for work into account, demonstrating that South Africa's employment crisis is actually an education crisis instead...

By Tebogo Mochine 3 May 2019

Top 500 Best Managed Companies 10th anniversary edition to launch soon
Top 500 Best Managed Companies 10th anniversary edition to launch soon

The 10th edition of Top 500 Best Managed Companies is set to be on the shelves in July 2019. This celebratory edition showcases the leaders of South Africa's new era...

Issued by Topco Media 3 May 2019

The 2019 edition of Top Empowerment celebrates the future of empowerment in SA
The 2019 edition of Top Empowerment celebrates the future of empowerment in SA

Following the outstanding success of the 18th annual Top Empowerment Awards, Topco Media will launch the Top Empowerment publication in June 2019...

Issued by Topco Media 3 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to work

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

10 steps to becoming a BEE compliant business
10 steps to becoming a BEE compliant business

The BEE scorecard encourages businesses to push for economic growth, specifically focusing on people of colour in South Africa. It is based on the concept of offering incentives through additional business...

3 May 2019

Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom
Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom

Internationally, major contributors to the governance discussion use the same tone about gender and ethnics diversity in boardrooms. They highlight the lack of diversity - even though progress has been made in recent years - and find a correlation between board performance and diversity in terms of growth, performance and value creation...

2 May 2019

Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working
Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working

By 2021, only one-quarter of midsize and large organisations will successfully target new ways of working in 80% of their initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. New ways of working include distributed decision-making, virtual and remote work, and redesigned physical workspaces...

2 May 2019

Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap
Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap

On 1 May, South Africa, along with the rest of the world celebrates Worker's Day - a holiday that is over 130 years old to commemorate the hardships faced and overcome by workers and labourers from all over the globe...

1 May 2019

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace

The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

By Johan Botes 30 Apr 2019

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Tomorrow - I am going to stop procrastinating!

Victor Hugo faced a major problem in the summer of 1830. He had promised his publisher a new novel by February 1831, but had spent most of the last twelve months finding every reason to do anything other than write...

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 30 Apr 2019

How to reduce call centre attrition
How to reduce call centre attrition

Despite its growth, call centres struggle with high attrition rates, some as high as 100% per annum! To remain competitive, call centres will need to solve their attrition problem...

Issued by Giraffe 30 Apr 2019

Global executive networking
Global executive networking

Boardroom International is an exclusive online global executive and non-executive director platform, offering a premium service to global board level business executives...

Issued by Bossjansen Africa 30 Apr 2019

2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories
2019 Business Innovation Awards entries open with two new categories

Following overwhelming responses from entrepreneurs, the FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) have been extended to include two more categories, and now represent the entire business landscape in South Africa...

29 Apr 2019

SA needs job creators, not job seekers
SA needs job creators, not job seekers

SA's education system should be reconfigured so it can produce job creators, instead of job seekers, Wits chancellor and entrepreneur Dr Judy Dlamini tells Cape Town audiences...

26 Apr 2019

A look at South Africa's unique work culture
A look at South Africa's unique work culture

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the walls of other companies and how other people experience the workplace?...

Issued by CareerJunction 26 Apr 2019

How companies can help employees and their families gain an education
How companies can help employees and their families gain an education

For South African companies who have the available resources, there is a great initiative from the government which will allow companies to help employees and their families gain an education...

By Christelle Helling 25 Apr 2019

No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness
No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness

A recent study by Columinate reveals that nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace - 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration...

25 Apr 2019

R7.9bn training programmes to aid in skills development
R7.9bn training programmes to aid in skills development

The launch of training programmmes worth R7.9 billion will go a long way to address skills development challenges while also growing the economy, says Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...

25 Apr 2019

Certificate in Labour Law & Advanced Labour Law programme in Durban!
Certificate in Labour Law & Advanced Labour Law programme in Durban!

This programme provides students with exposure to more in-depth labour topics and a wide spectrum of substantive and procedural labour law, as well as a practical understanding in areas of industrial relations...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 24 Apr 2019

Workplace Skills Plans 2019 - Are you ready?
Workplace Skills Plans 2019 - Are you ready?

As I am sure you are aware, all Workplace Skills Plans (WSP) need to be submitted by 30 April 2019 and the question is, will you be ready?...

By Jannie Heyneke, Issued by Wits DigitalCampus 24 Apr 2019

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