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Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open
Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?
How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?

Flexible working is close to celebrating its 30th birthday. Advances in technology and societal trends mean it has been a possibility for workers for decades. Yet, while this is not new, the last 10 years have seen working flexibly become widely accepted, and even demanded in South Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset
Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

Wholesale & retail sector minimum wage rates amended
Wholesale & retail sector minimum wage rates amended

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has announced amendments in the wholesale and retail sector wages for employees earning above the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act rates...

7 Aug 2019

SA still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality in the workplace - survey reveals
SA still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality in the workplace - survey reveals

Over a third of South African women feel that that their gender and parental responsibilities are holding them back from advancing in their careers...

Issued by CareerJunction 7 Aug 2019

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Perceptions about retirement can inform whether black South Africans save or not

Every person who is younger than retirement age is encouraged to plan and consistently save for retirement. However, few individuals actively plan for their retirement...

By Bomikazi Zeka 7 Aug 2019

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The candidate experience playbook - Part 2

So, the best candidates have successfully applied for the right jobs on your books. Now what? Does this mean that you can leave the process to unfold naturally? Absolutely not, and this is why...

By Henneri Crous, Issued by Simplify 6 Aug 2019

Research shows companies with pro-disability policies can outperform those without
Research shows companies with pro-disability policies can outperform those without

Businesses not only have a legal and moral obligation to hire people living with disabilities, but they also stand to benefit financially from tax breaks and government incentives...

6 Aug 2019

Department of Labour to conduct inspections in Brits
Department of Labour to conduct inspections in Brits

The farming, wholesale and retail sectors in Brits in the North West will be under the spotlight this week when labour inspectors visit the area...

6 Aug 2019

Retrenchment is not an opportunity to eliminate dead wood
Retrenchment is not an opportunity to eliminate dead wood

With the unemployment rate of economically active South Africans once again rising, and media reports filled with job cuts across industry sectors, companies need to be cognisant of any potential retrenchment mistakes to avoid...

5 Aug 2019

Find your career path at the Epic Job Expo
Find your career path at the Epic Job Expo

The Epic Job Expo, which will be hosted by UCT's Careers Service this week, is the perfect opportunity for students to speak to potential employers, fine-tune their CV and listen to inspiring TED-style talks...

5 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Diversity and inclusion now an indispensable part of doing business
#WomensMonth: Diversity and inclusion now an indispensable part of doing business

The realisation of true diversity and inclusion is a marathon exercise without any manifest overnight fix - and rightly so because its achievement must be meaningful rather than just quantitative...

By Lerisha Naidu 5 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Melissa Jantjies embraces a limitless mindset
#WomensMonth: Melissa Jantjies embraces a limitless mindset

There was a time when you went to a university, studied a specific degree and were then expected to follow a career in that exact field, but there has been a transformation in the job market...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Aug 2019

5 key elements for successful change management in a compliance project
5 key elements for successful change management in a compliance project

Implementing a compliance project within an organisation is always challenging, says Sandi Hager, senior change management consultant at Bizmod...

2 Aug 2019

Facilities management offers great potential career path for unemployed youth
Facilities management offers great potential career path for unemployed youth

The Servest 2018/9 Market Analysis Survey concluded that the local Facilities Management (FM) sector has grown from providing services such as landscaping, maintenance and repairs, security, cleaning services, etc, into an integrated service offering...

2 Aug 2019

Will the Labour Court enforce an employee claim against a company in business rescue?
Will the Labour Court enforce an employee claim against a company in business rescue?

The Labour Court recently ruled on whether employees may approach said court to enforce a claim against a company under business rescue proceedings...

By Jacques van Wyk 1 Aug 2019

Sars suspends three executives
Sars suspends three executives

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has suspended three senior executives who face disciplinary action over serious misconduct allegations...

1 Aug 2019

President to receive Job Summit report
President to receive Job Summit report

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to receive a report by the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) on progress made in the implementation of the Framework Agreement adopted by the 2018 Presidential Jobs Summit...

1 Aug 2019

The threat of ghost employees and how to exorcise them...
The threat of ghost employees and how to exorcise them...

The occurrence of ghost employees on a company's payroll system ranks as the most difficult type of payroll fraud to detect, particularly in larger companies where no proper controls exist. Over time, this can pose a serious threat to the organisation's profitability and sustainability...

31 Jul 2019

What are the new 'essential services'?
What are the new 'essential services'?

Essential services refer to those services that, if interrupted, would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or any part of the population. Once a service is declared as an essential service, employees working in such services may not engage in strike action...

By Kenneth Coster and Shane Johnson 31 Jul 2019

Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution

Franchise opportunities - Africa's economy will grow faster than any other continent's over the next five years and flexible working is a huge part of that future...

Issued by GO Content Lab 31 Jul 2019

How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain
How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain

The South African Breweries sources nearly all of its raw materials - used in the brewing process - from local South African suppliers...

31 Jul 2019

3 ways digital learning can empower star employees
3 ways digital learning can empower star employees

Technology continues to disrupt every aspect of our lives. One sector that is benefitting from this disruption is education and training. The rise of online learning platforms continues to make studying more accessible and convenient to students and employees...

By Desiree Gullan 30 Jul 2019

Personal brand leads organisational brand
Personal brand leads organisational brand

There's a lot of emphasis on personal brand these days, which is not surprising given the power of social media networking...

By Johnny Johnson 30 Jul 2019

Why wellness needs to be a business transformation priority
Why wellness needs to be a business transformation priority

When the acronym VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) was coined by the US Army in the 1990s to describe how crazy the post-Cold War years were, those early proponents had no idea that this would continue to be true for years to come...

Issued by The Change Consulting Group 30 Jul 2019

Unemployment rate rises
Unemployment rate rises

South Africa's unemployment rate has risen to 29% during the second quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistician General Risenga Maluleke...

30 Jul 2019

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Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

How to deal with depression in the workplace
How to deal with depression in the workplace

The World Health Organisation estimates that around 300 million people across the globe suffer from depression. This has become the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is evident that there are many reasons why employers need to be equipped to deal with depression at the workplace...

By John Botha 29 Jul 2019

Do's and don'ts of rehiring previously outplaced employees
Do's and don'ts of rehiring previously outplaced employees

In years gone by, rehiring former employees may not have been accepted as good HR practice; but as trends change, it seems that outplaced candidates are being rehired into their former roles on a contract or project basis to complete critical or time-sensitive initiatives...

29 Jul 2019

Free skills workshop and online platform give youth career confidence
Free skills workshop and online platform give youth career confidence

In support of the UN's World Youth Skills Day on 15 July, Surf Laundry hosted a free Career Confidence workshop in Soweto, Johannesburg, based on their free Surf School of Shine online platform...

26 Jul 2019

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