Covid-19

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State of disaster - how applying mining principles to other industries could help mitigate risk

With South Africa being in a state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, industries across the country are embarking on an integrated and coordinated approach to prevent and reduce the further outbreak of Covid-19...

By Lili Nupen, Nicole Limberis-Ritchie & Chantal Murdock 23 Mar 2020

Tips on how to manage work from home staff during the Covid-19 outbreak
Tips on how to manage work from home staff during the Covid-19 outbreak

These tips will help you think through how to make a successful transition from office working to remote-based working...

Issued by RecruitMyMom 23 Mar 2020

7 tips to reduce the cyber risk of remote workers
7 tips to reduce the cyber risk of remote workers

The Covid-19 outbreak creates opportunities for hackers. Remote working makes it harder to secure and contain your IT environments, protect confidential information and to respond to incidents...

By Priyanka Naidoo 23 Mar 2020

How to secure your remote workforce
How to secure your remote workforce

For many organisations, the need to suddenly enable a remote workforce at scale has overtaken long-term plans they may have had to gradually extend remote work capacity...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 20 Mar 2020

7 skills for managing remote employees
7 skills for managing remote employees

Following the coronavirus outbreak, South African companies are hurriedly putting social distancing policies in place to keep employees safe...

20 Mar 2020

Cyber risk during Covid-19 outbreak
Cyber risk during Covid-19 outbreak

A common response by businesses to the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has been to implement measures that require social distancing and remote working...

By Rosalind Lake and Priyanka Naidoo 19 Mar 2020

Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak
Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak

Johan Botes, partner and head of the Employment & Compensation Practice at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, addresses a series of questions many South African employees and employers are asking amid the the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak...

By Johan Botes 19 Mar 2020

Stay relevant, keep learning
Stay relevant, keep learning

If the only constant is change, how can you stay relevant? Erica Hannath, Chief Talent Development Officer at DAN SSA, makes a strong case for learning to keep learning...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 18 Mar 2020

11 tips for surviving working from home
11 tips for surviving working from home

You have now been tasked with navigating a new world: working from home. This may sound great until you are suddenly faced with all forms of new and unexpected interruptions - all while doing your job and keeping your customer happy...

By Elmarie Grant 18 Mar 2020

Personal development - the doorway to fulfilment
Personal development - the doorway to fulfilment

When you hear personal development, what comes to mind? An MBA? Improving your emotional intelligence? A time-management course? It is all of the above, plus more...

By Maiyo Febi 16 Mar 2020

How co-working can be good for the bottom line
How co-working can be good for the bottom line

David Seinker, CEO and founder of The Business Exchange (TBE), unpacks why and how co-working is good for your bottom line...

Issued by Irvine Partners 16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus is forcing businesses to go digital, fast
Coronavirus is forcing businesses to go digital, fast

The global onset of the Covid-19 virus will have a drastic impact on the way organisations interact with their staff, businesses, suppliers and customers...

16 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: Relook at remote working for your workforce
#Coronavirus: Relook at remote working for your workforce

With the coronavirus pandemic declared a national disaster in South Africa, businesses need to consider how they are going to maintain normal operations...

16 Mar 2020

Partnership brings youth development programmes to Kruger Park
Partnership brings youth development programmes to Kruger Park

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park...

12 Mar 2020

Tips for secure remote working during the coronavirus outbreak
Tips for secure remote working during the coronavirus outbreak

There are several confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Africa and it's been reported that a school has closed down, meaning that many parents will be required to work from home...

12 Mar 2020

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Does my insurance policy cover me for #coronavirus?

The answer is yes. You and your family will automatically by covered by your existing life, funeral and income protection insurance policies if you contract Covid-19...

12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus - the litmus test for remote working
Coronavirus - the litmus test for remote working

Remote working, the working style that allows people to work outside of a traditional office environment, is already a growing trend around the world but is likely to receive a substantial boost from coronavirus (Covid-19) fears...

11 Mar 2020

Global MBA survey finds workplace sexual harassment is rampant
Global MBA survey finds workplace sexual harassment is rampant

GNAM survey finds women in Africa more likely to report unwanted sexual attention but considerably less likely to report personal experiences of sexist and sexual misconduct...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 11 Mar 2020

Labour dept online services down this weekend
Labour dept online services down this weekend

The Department of Employment and Labour has announced that its online services will be interrupted between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening, as the department refreshes its information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure...

11 Mar 2020

Ergonomics Regulations launched
Ergonomics Regulations launched

Employers have a duty and responsibility to prevent occupational diseases and injuries relating to exposure to ergonomic hazards in their workplaces...

11 Mar 2020

Small business recruitment: Where do you find the best staff?
Small business recruitment: Where do you find the best staff?

Hiring the right staff is one of the most important factors that determine the success of your business. Hire just one wrong person, and you'll spend a lot of time and emotional energy trying to fix your problem...

By Siobhan Zurnamer 10 Mar 2020

Technical recession puts further pressure on employment
Technical recession puts further pressure on employment

Having recently slipped into a technical recession, the South African economy continues to experience dangerously low levels of economic growth, which does not bode well for national employment figures...

10 Mar 2020

VWSA supports YES programme
VWSA supports YES programme

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is supporting the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme by offering work opportunities to 520 unemployed youth...

10 Mar 2020

Implications of coronavirus for SA employers
Implications of coronavirus for SA employers

Following confirmation of SA's first case of the coronavirus (Covid-19), there is a strong likelihood that there will be other cases of Covid-19 across the country. Naturally, employers will need to bear in mind various employment and health and safety considerations to manage the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace...

By Johan Olivier, Kate Collier, Lizle Louw, and Shane Johnson 9 Mar 2020

Introducing Development Stack! A progressive solution to human capital skills development
Introducing Development Stack! A progressive solution to human capital skills development

Omni HR Consulting recently introduced the Omni Development Stack, a purpose-built model aimed to support organisations with industry-relevant training and development solutions...

Issued by Omni HR Consulting 9 Mar 2020

The gig economy can boost employment in Africa
The gig economy can boost employment in Africa

The industries which are playing the greatest role in transforming the global economy all fall under what is termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

9 Mar 2020

You can leave, just not right now...
You can leave, just not right now...

An employee is entitled, at any time in an employment relationship, to resign and walk away from his employer...

By Bradley Workman-Davies 6 Mar 2020

11 ways to protect your workplace from coronavirus
11 ways to protect your workplace from coronavirus

New data has revealed the growing concern from employees regarding the coronavirus outbreak...

6 Mar 2020

Precautionary steps to minimise risk of Covid-19 on business
Precautionary steps to minimise risk of Covid-19 on business

Businesses in South Africa should consider whether the coronavirus outbreak may affect their commercial contracts and if so, which steps they can take to minimise their risk and exposure...

5 Mar 2020

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