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Partnering for decent work - 32nd Annual Labour Law Conference
Partnering for decent work - 32nd Annual Labour Law Conference

With South Africa's sixth national and provincial democratic elections just completed where the rights of workers and service delivery were top of mind in electioneering messages, this year's theme for the Annual Labour Law Conference - Partnering for decent work - could not be more relevant...

Issued by The Conference Company 8 Jul 2019

Communication falls short between security and developer teams
Communication falls short between security and developer teams

Survey reveals there's a shortfall of communication between security and developer teams...

8 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

Courage and fortitude required in transformation of leadership
Courage and fortitude required in transformation of leadership

In order to understand where the modern way of business is headed and how business leaders need to transform to meet the demands of the future way of working, one needs to recognise the underlying factors that have brought us to where we are today...

By Colette Staniland 8 Jul 2019

Anything but soft; EQ is the key to future business success
Anything but soft; EQ is the key to future business success

We know the robots are coming, now what? HR departments have their eyes glued to this development...

By Ashalia Maharajh, Issued by Red & Yellow 5 Jul 2019

Why is the Employment Equity Act important?
Why is the Employment Equity Act important?

Given the diversity of people in South Africa, fair and equal representation is important to ensure that all citizens have the necessary access to employment opportunities...

Issued by Eskilz College 5 Jul 2019

4 tips for starting and staying in business in the current economic climate
4 tips for starting and staying in business in the current economic climate

South Africa's bleak unemployment rate of 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019 highlights the need to develop entrepreneurship and support the rise of SMEs in the country...

5 Jul 2019

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Just-in-time training can get youth working

Martin Pienaar, COO at Mindworx Consulting, shares how technology and just-in-time training including micro-courses can help young people enter the workplace...

By Martin Pienaar 5 Jul 2019

Technology: Putting the "human" back in human resources
Technology: Putting the "human" back in human resources

A study recently published by the Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences confirms that as South Africa's popularity as a tourist destination increases, the need for skilled human capital increases too...

By Jane Thomson 5 Jul 2019

How to avoid distraction from your pursuit of executive success
How to avoid distraction from your pursuit of executive success

A growing mismatch is becoming apparent between the behaviour of international corporate achievers and their South African counterparts...

By Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer 4 Jul 2019

CIOs need to ensure their workforce can catch up
CIOs need to ensure their workforce can catch up

The workforce of the future is a much talked about notion which conjures up images of robots manning the phones and commuters in flying cars...

By Ronald Ravel 4 Jul 2019

Embedding a culture of design thinking
Embedding a culture of design thinking

There is little doubt that technology has fundamentally shifted enterprise goalposts and redrawn the lines that once were the parameters of the business...

4 Jul 2019

Prasa executive fired after internal probe
Prasa executive fired after internal probe

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) company secretary Lindikaya Zide has been dismissed after an internal probe found him guilty of "maladministration and contravention of company policy"...

By Ashraf Hendricks 4 Jul 2019

The digital nomads are coming and bringing economic benefit with them
The digital nomads are coming and bringing economic benefit with them

Have multiple mobile devices, will travel - and earn a living. Being a digital nomad is fast becoming a way of life and work for many people, allowing them to travel in their own backyards and the world at leisure...

By Andrew Robinson 4 Jul 2019

Is one of these five gaps blocking your organisation's high-performance culture?
Is one of these five gaps blocking your organisation's high-performance culture?

Studies clearly indicate that developing and sustaining high performance in an organisation is a learnt competence, however, many organisations still fail in their efforts to sustain high-performance behaviours and practices...

3 Jul 2019

Why sick employees should stay home...
Why sick employees should stay home...

As the winter season leaves many people incapacitated with colds or stricken by a serious case of influenza, it is vital for employers to allow sickly employees to recover from the comfort of their homes, says HR Company Solutions managing director, Madelein Smit...

3 Jul 2019

If best candidate declines the job, is second best entitled to be appointed?
If best candidate declines the job, is second best entitled to be appointed?

In the arbitration between the National Union of Mineworkers obo Donald Andile Mchunu v Tronox Mineral Sands, the Commissioner had to decide whether the applicant, the second best candidate, was entitled to be appointed to a vacant position because the best candidate declined the offer.

By Jacques van Wyk 2 Jul 2019

Free retail training opportunities in Free State, Gauteng
Free retail training opportunities in Free State, Gauteng

RelatED Education is offering free workplace-ready training in the retail sector to students in Gauteng and Free State who have recently obtained a matric certificate, diploma or degree...

2 Jul 2019

Can you still discipline an employee after they resign with immediate effect?
Can you still discipline an employee after they resign with immediate effect?

Employees often resign with immediate effect when facing disciplinary action, leaving employers unsure of whether they can continue with an intended disciplinary action...

By Lizle Louw and Dumisani Ndiweni 1 Jul 2019

Final call for Stevie Awards for Great Employers entries
Final call for Stevie Awards for Great Employers entries

The final competition entry deadline for the fourth annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers is Wednesday, 17 July 2019...

1 Jul 2019

Open-plan offices are not inherently bad - you're probably just using them wrong
Open-plan offices are not inherently bad - you're probably just using them wrong

For decades the trend among workplaces has seen employees moving out of individual offices and into open plan spaces. This has not always been successful...

By Alexander Brem 1 Jul 2019

Empowering women entrepreneurship through digital skills
Empowering women entrepreneurship through digital skills

The latent entrepreneurial capabilities of women have been gradually coming to the fore with the developments in socio-political environment in society, and in this respect, South Africa is no exception...

By Fathima Ussuph, Issued by Regent Business School 28 Jun 2019

Reimagining apprenticeships for the 21st Century
Reimagining apprenticeships for the 21st Century

Apprenticeships first emerged in the later Middle Ages as a way to teach people the skills needed for a career. Today, you may need a COBOL programmer to learn how to be a cloud architect or a help desk service delivery specialist to become a cybersecurity analyst. These are career changes, not just reskilling efforts...

28 Jun 2019

The growing need to reinvent the way people learn - survey
The growing need to reinvent the way people learn - survey

Deloitte's Global Human Capital Trends report reveals that almost 9/10 SA business leaders say they need new ways of learning as technology evolves and with it, the human experience...

28 Jun 2019

Amazing Lives Consulting & Projects (ALCP) launches
Amazing Lives Consulting & Projects (ALCP) launches

Specialising in life, career and business coaching; human capital and change management consulting, ALCP has successfully transformed lives and businesses for over five years...

Issued by Amazing Lives 27 Jun 2019

Woolworths participates in government-led youth employment initiative
Woolworths participates in government-led youth employment initiative

Woolworths has launched its first intake of candidates from the YES programme, a government-led partnership with business, labour and civil society that aims to empower one million young South Africans...

27 Jun 2019

CEO bloodbath is a warning for leaders to screen new employers
CEO bloodbath is a warning for leaders to screen new employers

The past few years have seen arguably the biggest exodus and purge of leaders from the country's top companies and SOEs in recent history, with more heads expected to roll in future...

27 Jun 2019

Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case
Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case

"I ran the guesthouse like it was my own place for 15 years ... Now I'm unemployed and soon to be homeless," says Katrina Zwanota, the former manager of theLAB Lifestyle guesthouse outside Robertson, Western Cape...

By Barbara Maregele 27 Jun 2019

Jobs increase recorded in non-agricultural business sector
Jobs increase recorded in non-agricultural business sector

Jobs in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased by 22,000 in the first quarter of 2019, results of the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) have revealed...

26 Jun 2019

#YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge winners 2019
#YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge winners 2019

The winners of the fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge were announced at a gala event at the Cape Town Civic Centre on 25 June 2019...

26 Jun 2019

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