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Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobs
Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobs

Technology-related gains could triple South Africa's productivity growth - according to a new report on The Future of Work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation from McKinsey & Company...

5 Sep 2019

From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace
From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace

Earlier this week, #AmINext flooded social media as women in South Africa drew attention to the magnitude of gender-based sexual violence, rape and murder taking place throughout the country...

By Nadine Mather and Lusanda Raphulu 5 Sep 2019

HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employees
HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employees

Even with highly skilled and trained human resources (HR) personnel, it is possible for unsavoury employees to get through the cracks of the hiring process. So how do companies strengthen their hiring process, while ensuring that those currently hired by the company aren't a threat...?

4 Sep 2019

UJ launches online mentoring network for graduates
UJ launches online mentoring network for graduates

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently introduced a high-tech platform to drive engagement among its alumni, with the aim of enabling graduates to leverage on the power of mentoring services that the University provides...

4 Sep 2019

Internship opportunities with CoCT for unemployed grads
Internship opportunities with CoCT for unemployed grads

As part of Cape Town's 2020 intake for the Infrastructure Skills Development Grant (ISDG) training programme, unemployed graduates with qualifications in Information Systems and Technology, Cost and Management Accounting, or Environmental Health, are urged to apply for a three-year long internship with the City...

4 Sep 2019

Treating mental issues in the workplace
Treating mental issues in the workplace

The use of anti-depressants in South Africa has increased by more than 50% over the last five years. This, together with the classification of some mental illnesses as disabilities, is resulting in organisations having to rethink how they approach the recruitment process...

3 Sep 2019

SA must rethink hiring models as overseas recruiters hunt local talent
SA must rethink hiring models as overseas recruiters hunt local talent

As South African recruiters battle against a stagnant economy and ever tightening client budgets, there are interesting opportunities being created by global demand for SA talent...

3 Sep 2019

Management Development Programme launch in Durban this October!
Management Development Programme launch in Durban this October!

The Management Development Programme (MDP) is uniquely designed to build your capacity to lead your organisation into the future...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 3 Sep 2019

What the 19th Annual EE Commission Report means for business
What the 19th Annual EE Commission Report means for business

The 19th Annual Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report was recently delivered to the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, by the Employment Equity Commission...

2 Sep 2019

How to attract and retain top sales talent
How to attract and retain top sales talent

Creating a good sales team is key to any commercial business. Joanne Bushell - flexible workspace provider, IWG plc's MD for South Africa - shares her insights on attracting talent...

2 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: Keep the pink cupcakes. Give us real change...
#WomensMonth: Keep the pink cupcakes. Give us real change...

Women's Month is observed in August to honour a profound act of dignity and unity. Instead of turning August into a time to succumb to pink platitudes and pink cupcakes on desks 'to recognise our women', we should honour the actions of the women of 1956 by improving the lives of South African women...

By Donna Rachelson 30 Aug 2019

Melinda Fouché, a clinical psychologist, Tarryn Pickup, marketing manager for Joe Public United and a non-medical hypnotherapist, Sam Wilson-Späth, head of digital and social media at Woolworths marketing, Natasha Reddy, who was the HR business partner at HelloFCB+ and Tinyiko Mageza, who was the executive manager: marketing V&A Waterfront.
#SheSays: It's okay not to be okay

The state of mental health in modern workplaces is bleak. We all work under intense pressure, especially in creative industries where job-induced anxiety, depression and burnout is rife...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 2019

The hidden costs of downsizing
The hidden costs of downsizing

As companies increasingly turn to retrenchments in response to pressures on their bottom line, they should beware the unintended but very real consequences that are likely to flow from a reduced staff complement, an expert warns...

29 Aug 2019

AI meets human capital management at AI Expo in Cape Town
AI meets human capital management at AI Expo in Cape Town

The Propel journey started almost a decade ago, as an ambitious idea to shift from the soft and subjective nature of cultural and behavioural management to an approach centred in hard analytics...

Issued by OLSPS Analytics 29 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Research reveals over half of SA labour force affected by skills mismatch
Research reveals over half of SA labour force affected by skills mismatch

A report published today by global management consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG), WorldSkills Russia and energy company Rosatom has identified new ways for governments and employers to address the growing skills crisis and boost economies...

29 Aug 2019

Is demotivation the new motivation of employee engagement?
Is demotivation the new motivation of employee engagement?

If you want to start engaging your employees, stop motivating them. Please. The reason they're not performing at peak has less to do with motivation and more to do with de-motivation...

Issued by icandi CQ 28 Aug 2019

Balance or blend - a better work-life solution for all ages
Balance or blend - a better work-life solution for all ages

We all know that the way we work has changed considerably over the past few years. So in addition to all the talk around digital disruption and workplace transformation, the topic of work-life balance is high on everyone's agenda too. If it's not, it should be...

By Andrew Robinson 28 Aug 2019

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What do we do outside of work and how does it enable us to do great work?

The vast majority of us have careers where fulfilling our passions every day at the workplace is not as plausible as philosophers or motivational speakers would have you believe...

By Marisa Louw 28 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: How women's hard-hitting soft skills can protect them from automation
#WomensMonth: How women's hard-hitting soft skills can protect them from automation

Skills that women bring to the table, once called soft skills, are now recognised as both profitable and essential. It is critical, then, to consider the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on women in the workplace...

By Tricia Jones 27 Aug 2019

Henneri Crous
The candidate experience playbook - Part 3

How feedback and key learnings will improve overall candidate experience...

By Henneri Crous, Issued by Simplify 27 Aug 2019

3 tips to creating trust with your remote workforce
3 tips to creating trust with your remote workforce

A lack of trust in people and eco-systems is seeping into today's workforce. But this must change. When considering remote working, building a sense of trust is essential...

By Sonika Sharma 27 Aug 2019

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#TourismMonth: Tourism can be the catalyst for rapid job creation in SA

The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane's message for the year ahead is clear: job creation is of utmost priority and tourism can be the catalyst to make it happen...

27 Aug 2019

Testing for cannabis in the workplace: Is zero tolerance justifiable?
Testing for cannabis in the workplace: Is zero tolerance justifiable?

Given that the Constitutional Court's Prince judgment does not deal with the effects of the decriminalisation of cannabis in the workplace, many unanswered employment related questions emerge which we set out below...

By Lizle Louw and Shane Johnson 26 Aug 2019

Voting open for Amara Recruitment Awards
Voting open for Amara Recruitment Awards

The public are invited to vote and decide on the country's most creative and impactful adverts in public, private and education sector recruitment, for the annual Amara Recruitment Awards...

26 Aug 2019

Top 5 corporate gift trends for 2019
Top 5 corporate gift trends for 2019

As the year nears its end and we reflect on the success of the organisation, it is important to acknowledge the people who contributed to getting the company across the finish line...

26 Aug 2019

Future workplaces: What role will women play in the world of AI?
Future workplaces: What role will women play in the world of AI?

Automation may cause job cuts, but it also has the power to level the playing field if women can transition to the new workplace it will bring...

23 Aug 2019

How to secure the 'generation rent' workforce
How to secure the 'generation rent' workforce

Skills shortages and an ageing workforce is a global business dilemma. To overcome this, businesses need to look to the younger generations to find and retain the best skills and talent for continued business success...

22 Aug 2019

Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail
Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail

With a daily absenteeism average of 15 to 30%, big retailers of +1000 employees have 300 staff absent at a time. This has major cost implications that retailers can potentially curb by offering employees access to primary healthcare...

22 Aug 2019

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