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YPO member James Barty - also ACA chairperson and CEO of King James Group.
#YPOEdge: James Barty on brand humanity and doing good business, beyond ticking the 'CSI box'

Leigh Andrews speaks to King James founder and YPO member James Barty about what he gains from his involvement in YPO and how all businesses can make a better impact...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2019

Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management Training
Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management Training

There has been increasing emphasis by the Department of Labour on improving the overall health and safety performance of all industries in South Africa...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 13 Mar 2019

National Skills Development Strategy outline
National Skills Development Strategy outline

At the 2019 Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela outlined the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy...

13 Mar 2019

How local businesses are closing SA's education gap
How local businesses are closing SA's education gap

While South Africa's government faces challenges with providing quality education to all, local businesses have increasingly stepped into the learning gap to upskill their staff...

By Jackie Carroll 7 Mar 2019

Jobs of the future - Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jobs of the future - Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Any revolution or change is met with fear and trepidation. Not only is artificial intelligence and automation impacting our daily lives (and what we do to earn a living), but it is also transforming entire industries...

Issued by CareerJunction 7 Mar 2019

Skills levy: Where are the discretionary grants?
Skills levy: Where are the discretionary grants?

The 1% skills development levy is a key funding mechanism originally intended to fund learnerships and recognised occupational qualifications for South African business...

4 Mar 2019

KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR
KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is on a path to produce graduates who will help to ensure that the province adapts to the advent of the fourth industrial revolution...

4 Mar 2019

Labour organisations urged to embrace technology
Labour organisations urged to embrace technology

Worker and employer organisations need to embrace technology to reach those working in non-traditional and informal ways, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

1 Mar 2019

Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa
Why the rise of digital commerce holds promise for Africa

80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030, according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA...

28 Feb 2019

Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat
Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat

As technology rapidly evolves to make our lives simpler through ease of communication and automation, so comes the fear of redundancy as more people wonder if they will be replaced by "robots"...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2019

Chinese, black and white labourers in a South African gold mine probably taken between 1904 to 1910. Source: Carptenter/Library of Congress via pingnews (public domain)
Stats SA's confusing mining employment statistics

Stats SA's mining employment statistics are confusing, leading to many researchers and publications using the wrong data...

By GroundUp staff 27 Feb 2019

The Annual Employment Conference 2019
The Annual Employment Conference 2019

In future when we want to drive business performance, decide on appropriate workplace strategies and get greater returns on resources, the traditional 80/20 principle will be replaced by more detailed data...

Issued by Global Business Solutions 26 Feb 2019

Set yourself up for a successful career in IT
Set yourself up for a successful career in IT

We live in the digital age, and many forward-thinking school leavers and students are considering a career in IT...

By Riccardo Fiorentino 26 Feb 2019

How learning agile is HR? First results from the South African study
How learning agile is HR? First results from the South African study

Are HR professionals ready to meet the increased demands of change? These are some of the questions being asked by the Learning Agility in HR study...

Issued by HFMtalentindex 25 Feb 2019

Engineering internship opens for entry soon
Engineering internship opens for entry soon

Entry for enterprise asset management engineering company, Pragma's student training programme will open for entry on 1 March 2019...

21 Feb 2019

6 D's of disruption and how employees can conquer them
6 D's of disruption and how employees can conquer them

Digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have changed the way we work. Industry has evolved from being powered by steam and weaving looms in the 1700s to today's cyber physical systems and internet of things (IoT)...

By Ryan Knipe 15 Feb 2019

Changing the game: 5 strategies for future-fit learning and development practices in SA organisations*
Changing the game: 5 strategies for future-fit learning and development practices in SA organisations*

Skills development is of crucial importance in SA, and its legislation stipulates that an employer must plan for organisational and individual learning and development as part of its human resource strategy...

By Melinde Coetzee, Issued by Juta and Company 14 Feb 2019

Developing a culture fit: more than just who you hire
Developing a culture fit: more than just who you hire

Given that a healthy culture is what keeps us engaged at our place of work and offers employees a deep sense of purpose, job satisfaction and belonging, it makes sense that many companies are concerned with hiring for a cultural fit...

Issued by Ackermans 13 Feb 2019

4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth
4 initiatives providing ICT skills training to SA youth

An estimated R4-trillion could be added to the African economy by 2026 through the adoption of digitalisation in industrial sectors, a recent report commissioned by Siemens revealed...

1 Feb 2019

Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom
Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom

According to The World Bank Energy project portfolio, there are currently 48 projects lined up for Africa, totalling $3bn, which will create jobs and an associated need to develop skills to match these positions...

30 Jan 2019

Rise of the machine... and the critical need for uniquely human skills
Rise of the machine... and the critical need for uniquely human skills

A lot of people feel like they're becoming less necessary, but they couldn't be more wrong. The things that set us apart from machines are exactly what keep us relevant...

Issued by Red & Yellow 29 Jan 2019

Boost employee productivity using technology
Boost employee productivity using technology

One way of boosting your employees' productivity is by adopting new technologies...

By Brendan McAravey 24 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Workplace 2025 - where humans and machines coexist
#RecruitmentFocus: Workplace 2025 - where humans and machines coexist

The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis.

By Ronnie Toerien 16 Jan 2019

Today is the only day you have to spend - today
Today is the only day you have to spend - today

VETTA Internationale is back to start another stellar year. They have a new logo and an international image. They're making each moment count as they train thousands across South Africa...

By Lionel Bourgeois, Issued by VETTA Internationale 15 Jan 2019

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#FairnessFirst: Making workplace inclusion everybody's business

Microsoft has made inclusion every employee's responsibility in much the same manner as one eats the proverbial 'business elephant' - one bite at a time. Here's how your company can follow suit through encouraging accountability through heightened awareness, curiosity and courage...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Evolution of business coaching
#BizTrends2019: Evolution of business coaching

Back in the early 90's, the concept of business coaching was born and because many people struggled to grasp what it actually was, it was pitched as 'something like consulting'. Today, business coaching is widely understood, well established, and a highly competitive industry that is growing globally...

By Pieter Scholtz 7 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: The secret to career success in 2019 and beyond
#FairnessFirst: The secret to career success in 2019 and beyond

First week back at work for the year and already feeling stuck? Like you're just not progressing in your career? These tips from the Corinium Women in Digital and Data Forum may be what you need to read, to speak up and shine in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019

Working in the youth employment sector, we have seen first-hand the struggles that youth face in trying to attain employment. The economic downturn and political uncertainty that has plagued 2018 has left many young people feeling sceptical and discouraged about finding employment...

By Jake Willis 7 Jan 2019

AP Photo/David Goldman
Do climate policies 'kill jobs'? An economist on why they don't cause massive unemployment

Climate change will hammer the US economy unless there's swift action to rein in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to the latest National Climate Assessment report...

By Garth Heutel 28 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Collaboration is key to creating a successful C-suite
#RecruitmentFocus: Collaboration is key to creating a successful C-suite

The 2018 Deloitte Human Capital Trends report found that the number one human capital issue identified by 51% of 11,000 respondents was 'C-suite collaboration'...

27 Dec 2018

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