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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

When AI meets workplace and the environment
When AI meets workplace and the environment

Currently, several developments are dramatically reshaping our everyday lives. In 2020, three themes will heavily influence our private and professional lives: employee experience, artificial intelligence (AI), and sustainability...

By Brendan McAravey 21 Feb 2020

How to unlock the promise of a digital workplace
How to unlock the promise of a digital workplace

The business landscape has evolved significantly over the past decade. Driven by the need to remain agile, competitive and productive, organisations are adopting more technologies than ever before as they continue their individual journeys towards digital transformation...

14 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

#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

#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

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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

#BizTrends2020: 4 trends driving the evolution of HR into a people function
#BizTrends2020: 4 trends driving the evolution of HR into a people function

Two major forces are shaping the future of work: increasing automation in the workplace, and a global, flexible workforce that can work whenever, wherever, for whomever...

By Pieter Bensch 13 Jan 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: What will define the digital workplace in 2020?
#EvolutionOfWork: What will define the digital workplace in 2020?

The past year has seen companies implement several incremental changes to create a more immersive experience for employees around the digital workplace. Much of this has revolved around driving collaboration and using automation so workers can deliver increased strategic value...

By Ryan Jamieson 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The evolving role of HR as a strategic partner
#BizTrends2020: The evolving role of HR as a strategic partner

The role of HR within the business has come a long way. For many years the HR person within a company was tasked with managing salary cost, ensuring the right talent was attracted and managing performance...

By Sandra Crous 8 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management
#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Management site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

New skills needed in the 4IR
New skills needed in the 4IR

ICT professionals will have to cultivate ethics, professionalism and a range of new skills to thrive in future...

12 Dec 2019

Embrace the opportunities 4IR ushers in
Embrace the opportunities 4IR ushers in

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is already having a hugely disruptive effect on all aspects of our lives, but will arguably have the most profound impact...

11 Dec 2019

#EvolutionOfWork: Jobs of the future - what will they be and how do we prepare for them?
#EvolutionOfWork: Jobs of the future - what will they be and how do we prepare for them?

If you consider how 4IR has disrupted education, business and industry sectors worldwide, we can safely assume that South Africa will also need to make provisions to do the same, but what will the future employment landscape look like...?

10 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

How 4IR is creating more jobs
How 4IR is creating more jobs

With the world on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) that is set to fundamentally change how people engage and interact with each other and business, the focus now is on what the job market of the future will look like...

29 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: New app set to change unemployment, poverty in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: New app set to change unemployment, poverty in SA

South Africa's unemployment rate is at its highest in over a decade, with more than 6 million people now being unemployed...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

SA taking steps towards a 4IR economy
SA taking steps towards a 4IR economy

Ahead of AfricaCom this week, Janet MacKenzie, partner at Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg, has lauded the recent positive steps taken by SA's Government to resolve the challenges that affect the country's ability to implement high-end, 4IR technology and infrastructure...

11 Nov 2019

Amanda Alves, head of digital at Publicis Machine. Image supplied.
Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovation

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

How 4IR is solving unemployment
How 4IR is solving unemployment

There's been much in the media about the fourth industrial revolution and how it has the potential to change South Africa's economy for the better...

31 Oct 2019

The rise of the digital co-worker
The rise of the digital co-worker

While some commentators talk about the 4IR as something that is happening in the future, the reality is a little more immediate...

By Ryan Falkenberg 16 Oct 2019

Humans give meaning to machines in the 4IR workplace
Humans give meaning to machines in the 4IR workplace

Within the evolving scenario of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the big question is what role will people play in the extraction of actionable data and which careers are being created as a result of these expanding possibilities?...

Issued by Nielsen 15 Oct 2019

Preparing the HR department for the digital workplace
Preparing the HR department for the digital workplace

The world of work continues to evolve, altering our assumptions about the jobs and tasks we do, the tools we use to perform them, and the ways in which we collaborate with our colleagues...

By Debbie Tim 14 Oct 2019

5 digital workers coming to a desk near you...
5 digital workers coming to a desk near you...

AI and machine learning are here and working away in a company near you... and on your phone, in your car and in all sorts of places online. Here we outline five types of digital worker you'll likely have on your team in the immediate future, if you don't already...

By Ryan Falkenberg 8 Oct 2019

School of Government to host 20th conference
School of Government to host 20th conference

The National School of Government (NSG) and the Public Sector Trainers' Forum (PSTF) Advisory Committee will host the 20th PSTF Conference from 7 - 9 October 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand...

7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in Africa
The digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and more jobs in Africa

While the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it global concerns of deepening inequality, in Africa new evidence suggests that digitisation and big data could bring more inclusive growth through real job creation...

By Lyal White & Liezl Rees, Issued by Johannesburg Business School 1 Oct 2019

Jobs in SA at risk unless employees are reskilled
Jobs in SA at risk unless employees are reskilled

Instead of worrying that technology will soon eliminate countless low-tier jobs, companies should start reskilling their workers...

1 Oct 2019

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