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New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

Workplace 2020: People and tech trends
Workplace 2020: People and tech trends

Increased automation, AI, robots, 5G, digital everything - the workplace of the future that we've been talking about for so long, is actually here...

By Andrew Robinson 10 Feb 2020

Six ways to remind yourself of your self-worth at work
Six ways to remind yourself of your self-worth at work

February. The month of love; where love for a significant other is the focus. But what comes to mind when you think of self-love?

By Maiyo Febi 7 Feb 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs
New leave laws may increase mine employee costs

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

By Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

More companies embrace new ways of working
More companies embrace new ways of working

Companies are increasingly softening to the ideas of remote working and flexitime as the understanding of the importance of employee wellness on productivity starts gaining ground...

6 Feb 2020

Myrna Sachs
What you need to know about sick notes

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week, but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time...

By Myrna Sachs 6 Feb 2020

Introducing the new look of VGP Recruitment
Introducing the new look of VGP Recruitment

VGP (Viv Gordon Placements) a leading provider of specialist recruitment services in the marketing, advertising, media, digital and PR/communications industries, has announced the launch of its new corporate identity...

Issued by VGP Recruitment 6 Feb 2020

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion
New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020...

By Rob Cooper 5 Feb 2020

3 steps to a successful graduate onboarding strategy
3 steps to a successful graduate onboarding strategy

Many local businesses have introduced graduate programmes to promote skills development and employment among the country's youth; however, these programmes are often unsuccessful due to poor implementation and planning of onboarding strategies...

4 Feb 2020

UK group buys Recruit Digital
UK group buys Recruit Digital

Digital recruitment company, Salt Recruitment Group (UK) has acquired a stake in Recruit Digital (SA) to form 'Salt South Africa', becoming the firm's 10th office globally...

3 Feb 2020

MDP registrations are still open for the February intake!
MDP registrations are still open for the February intake!

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 Feb 2020

What you should know about the proposed Employment Tax Incentive amendments
What you should know about the proposed Employment Tax Incentive amendments

On Tuesday 26 November 2019, a number of tax-related bills were passed by the National Assembly and are currently being deliberated by the National Council of Provinces...

3 Feb 2020

What managers should look for in effective workflow software
What managers should look for in effective workflow software

Very few people are born great managers; it just comes easier to some than others. Besides the type of management style and trust staff have in a leader, adopting true workflow practices and choosing the right software can help you bridge the gap between counterproductive and effective management...

By Adam Shapiro 3 Feb 2020

How to choose a career path after matric
How to choose a career path after matric

The time has arrived for those who have attained matric passes to make important decisions about their future...

By Elizabeth Campos 31 Jan 2020

Expect the unexpected - 2030 risk management readiness
Expect the unexpected - 2030 risk management readiness

In the constantly shifting realm of corporate-risk management, how can companies prepare for what's coming this decade...?

31 Jan 2020

How the shifts in leadership attitude is altering traditional offices
How the shifts in leadership attitude is altering traditional offices

The speed and ever-changing disruption to the global business environment has leaders rethinking how to create more robust organisations - and the impact is likely to be felt most keenly in the office, the frontline of the change...

30 Jan 2020

Enriching the employee's life through work
Enriching the employee's life through work

Top Employers Institute on the top three trends shaping HR in Africa for 2020 - what organisations can learn...

Issued by Top Employers Institute 30 Jan 2020

Lawrence Mac Dougall
Tiger Brands CEO Lawrence Mac Dougall to retire, Noel Doyle appointed

Tiger Brands chief executive officer Lawrence Mac Dougall will be retiring on 31 January, Africa's largest food and beverage group announced on Wednesday...

30 Jan 2020

5 ways to land that promotion
5 ways to land that promotion

Seek and ye shall find... or at least, know where you stand and what you need to do next...

By Sarah Browning-de Villiers 29 Jan 2020

Workplace Skills Plan deadline? What WSP deadline?
Workplace Skills Plan deadline? What WSP deadline?

The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) deadline is looming which, not only are many businesses completely unaware of, but are also oblivious to the fact that such a plan exists. The Skills Development Corporation (SDC) helps shed some light on the topic ahead of the April 2020 deadline...

28 Jan 2020

ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultation
ConCourt rules on procedural fairness of minority union retrenchments without consultation

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in the case of Association of Mine Workers and Construction Union and Others v Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine Limited and Others. In this matter, the constitutionality of Section 189(1) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) was debated...

27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020

As we embrace a global world, the way that companies reward and remunerate should be keeping pace with these changes. But are they?

By Nicol Mullins 27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts changing the face of HR
#BizTrends2020: 7 shifts changing the face of HR

HR (People) professionals will be expected to continue making a radical shift towards bigger and broader thinkers. The ability to be innovative and to use technology in new and different ways is essential - this will enable them to enhance and lead the human-centricity way...

By Anja van Beek 27 Jan 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution

The African workforce is mushrooming, and by 2035, its numbers will have increased by more than the rest of the world's regions combined...

27 Jan 2020

#FairnessFirst: Right the Ratio of global C-Suite creative diversity
#FairnessFirst: Right the Ratio of global C-Suite creative diversity

Last week saw The One Club for Creativity's first-ever Right The Ratio Summit, aimed at advancing workplace equality and fostering a more gender-balanced environment...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends 2020: Gearing up our people for the future
#BizTrends 2020: Gearing up our people for the future

We can all ponder and debate the trends for 2020 - everyone has his or her own perception as to what will influence our industry most. But looking back on a fairly tumultuous past twelve months, the only thing we can truly be assured of is that, try as we might, it is fairly impossible to accurately predict what exactly will be heading our way in the next twelve...

By Wayne Naidoo 27 Jan 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: 2020 ushers in new importance for HR and payroll data
#EvolutionOfWork: 2020 ushers in new importance for HR and payroll data

This year will see HR and payroll data play a pivotal role in business, becoming an increasingly valuable asset that provides a snapshot overview of the current status of the business. This is according to Ian McAlister, general manager of CRS Technologies...

24 Jan 2020

Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers
Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers

On 11 December 2019, the Minister of Labour in South Africa issued a notice calling for interested parties to make submissions on his proposal to deem persons in the film and television industry as employees for the purpose of selected portions of South Africa's employment law...

By Johan Botes 24 Jan 2020

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Why 2020 should be the year we stop fearing 'the robots'

As artificial intelligence (AI) become increasingly pervasive, so have headlines about robots taking people's jobs. While there's undoubtedly truth in that (in as much as new technologies have always rendered some jobs obsolete), the societal impact of these new technologies is frequently misunderstood...

By Tanja Lategan 24 Jan 2020

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020
Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

As the world continues to change around us, so does the need to keep up. No matter what stage of life you are in, learning never ends...

Issued by Rosebank College 23 Jan 2020

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