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Offices need to go above and beyond for health and safety
Offices need to go above and beyond for health and safety

David Seinker, founder and CEO of The Business Exchange (TBE) serviced office spaces, shares his thoughts on how companies can keep their employees safe during these unprecedented times...

Issued by Irvine Partners 15 May 2020

UIF reaches out to domestic workers, farm labourers
UIF reaches out to domestic workers, farm labourers

The Department of Employment and Labour has begun efforts to reach domestic workers and farm labourers to enable them to benefit from the Covid-19 relief scheme...

15 May 2020

Hiring in the brave new world
Hiring in the brave new world

The coronavirus will dominate our lives for the foreseeable future. But we now have sight of slightly less rigorous restrictions and business is going to have to slowly resume as people find new ways to do what needs to be done. The sooner we adapt to doing things differently, the sooner our economy will recover...

By Lorna Mangel 15 May 2020

Corporate savvy - What you need to know to climb the corporate ladder
Corporate savvy - What you need to know to climb the corporate ladder

The shadow organisation and its associated dynamics can make or break your career...

By Jeff Lomey 15 May 2020

Deal-making in a virtual world - the working environment post-Covid-19
Deal-making in a virtual world - the working environment post-Covid-19

It is difficult to lift one's gaze from the immediate, dramatic impact that Covid-19 has on our working lives and look towards the horizon to see what lies ahead. For those of us not engaged in essential services, however, perhaps now is the time to contemplate our working environment post-Covid-19...

By Johan Botes 14 May 2020

Could Covid-19 create a new normal for commercial teams?
Could Covid-19 create a new normal for commercial teams?

The Covid-19 pandemic has ruthlessly swept away many of the assumptions we once held about how companies, economies and governments should work. Regulations that were once sacrosanct - such as competition laws - are being paused to allow large and small retailers to work together to ensure supply chains are robust in a time of upheaval...

By Ed Flower 13 May 2020

How to create a communications plan for reopening after lockdown
How to create a communications plan for reopening after lockdown

A necessary discussion right now is your organisation's readiness to reopen post-Covid-19 restrictions in South Africa. With some provinces hit harder than others, and economic impact taking a toll, some people are desperate for a return to normal, while others believe in the need to wait a bit longer...

By Sandisiwe Gugushe 13 May 2020

What is a business coach and do you need one?
What is a business coach and do you need one?

Business coaching is more popular now than ever before, but many people don't really understand what a business coach does and how the process works...

By Jeff Lomey 13 May 2020

#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid
#StartupStory: SmartWage is changing the way people get paid

SmartWage is a social impact startup focused on financial inclusion in Africa and was started with the vision to eliminate the payday poverty cycle...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 May 2020

Why transparent leadership is more important than ever...
Why transparent leadership is more important than ever...

If we're learning anything from the current crisis, it's that legacy authoritarian-style leadership has no place in businesses constrained by the Covid-19 virus...

By Michelle Moss 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA
#LockdownLessons: Aim for survival, look after one another - Lisa Ilingworth, Futureproof SA

Lisa Ilingworth, CEO and co-founder of Futureproof SA, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2020

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Is Covid-19 the tipping point for accelerating female leadership in business?

In every crisis, there is opportunity: for introspection, reinvention, and ultimately evolution - for doing better than we did before. The strength of female leadership during this time has been undeniable...

By Maja Smith 12 May 2020

Labour centre closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19
Labour centre closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19

The Department of Employment and Labour has closed its labour centre in Bellville, Cape Town, after an employee tested positive for Covid-19...

12 May 2020

Social Development recruits 1,809 social workers
Social Development recruits 1,809 social workers

The Social Development Department is boosting its capacity to assist families and communities affected by Covid-19 with the recruitment of 1,809 social workers...

11 May 2020

Can we really be productive and collaborative working from home?
Can we really be productive and collaborative working from home?

Many employees do not have access to Wi-Fi or stable internet connections during the pandemic, therefore companies have to think of other ways to ensure productivity at home...

By Mandy Duncan 11 May 2020

UIF pays R9.5 billion to workers
UIF pays R9.5 billion to workers

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed almost R9.5 billion through the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).

8 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teams
#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teams

In my previous article, Embrace your X, I discussed the importance for the leadership of entrepreneurial businesses to make comprehensive contingency plans...

By Allon Raiz 8 May 2020

How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace
How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace

While people can handle change, uncertainty can seriously drive up stress and anxiety levels, especially around the world of work...

By Nicci Botha 8 May 2020

Further tax measures to combat impact of Covid-19
Further tax measures to combat impact of Covid-19

As part of the second phase economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic, National Treasury has published another draft bill to formalise the tax relief measures available to small businesses. The draft legislation aims to clarify several matters which were previously the subject of uncertainty and introduces additional tax measures...

By Juanita van der Merwe 8 May 2020

Make social connection meaningful
Make social connection meaningful

Covid-19 is wreaking havoc amongst us, not because it's causing global physical and economic meltdown, but for exacerbating another pandemic we've been dealing with for decades: loneliness...

By Stefano Migliore 7 May 2020

A practical guide of actions for business leaders
A practical guide of actions for business leaders

Experts don't know how long it will take to contain the coronavirus so businesses are challenged with not only preparing for the short-term, but also developing new capabilities and ways of working...

By Vukani Mngxati 7 May 2020

Quarterly Labour Force data to be collected telephonically
Quarterly Labour Force data to be collected telephonically

Statistician General, Risenga Maluleke, has announced that Statistics South Africa will conduct data collection for key labour statistics using telephone interviews...

7 May 2020

Do you know what your employees need during Covid-19?
Do you know what your employees need during Covid-19?

Responsible leadership has taken on an even deeper meaning, as our workforces and our customers find themselves in an unfamiliar, fast-moving global environment...

By Markus Gschwari 7 May 2020

Workers from Kinross Gold Mine, South Africa. Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images
Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to work

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

By Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunities
The role of TES in creating youth employment opportunities

Despite the increasing rate of unemployment in South Africa, businesses can play a meaningful role in creating sustainable job opportunities for the youth, those that are most affected. The opportunity lies where Temporary Employment Services (TES) can facilitate the sharing of skills...

By Theresa Ackerman 6 May 2020

Video series educates essential FMCG workers on Covid-19 safety
Video series educates essential FMCG workers on Covid-19 safety

The animated videos provide essential workers in manufacturing, retail and supply chain industries with information on Covid-19...

6 May 2020

Empowering employees through digital transformation is key to improving CX
Empowering employees through digital transformation is key to improving CX

To create powerful connections between the business, its employees and customers, and succeed in the digitally-driven business environment, organisations need to optimise three things: the organisation, people and technology...

By Diane Meyers 5 May 2020

Public cannot collect social grants at labour centres
Public cannot collect social grants at labour centres

The Employment and Labour Department has referred the public wishing to collect their R350 social grant to the Social Development Department...

5 May 2020

Where the work things are...
Where the work things are...

Following the recent lockdown and alert levels in response to the Covid-19 virus, businesses except for essential services are opting that employees work remotely...

4 May 2020

The art of working remotely
The art of working remotely

Organisation Development Consultant Paolo Giuricich shared top tips on working and managing remotely at SAICA's Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series...

Issued by SAICA 4 May 2020

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