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Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplace
Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplace

As the oldest of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are well into adulthood, a new generation of workers is now entering and shaping today's workforce. Born between 1995 and 2009, iGen (or Gen Z) is the first global generation of digital natives...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 19 Feb 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

#BizTakeouts: Khumo Theko on corporates and the incoming Gen Z workforce
#BizTakeouts: Khumo Theko on corporates and the incoming Gen Z workforce

Khumo Theko, cultural identity trend spotter at Flux Trends was BizTakeouts' podcast guest on Monday, 10 February, recorded at Workshop 17, the Firestaion in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

By Terry Levin 12 Feb 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

#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

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

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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: 5 trends shaping great company culture
#BizTrends2020: 5 trends shaping great company culture

I believe that in 2020, we will see companies placing a greater focus on leaders becoming more intentional, purposeful and systematic about how they author, create and drive company culture...

By Helene Vermaak 23 Jan 2020

Ntombizamasala Hlophe.
#BizTrends2020: The future of work in adland

Enough has been said about the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution to leave most of us in two camps; nervously awaiting the changes or mildly panicking and signing up for every digital course available...

By Ntombizamasala Hlophe 23 Jan 2020

The (tax) benefit of keeping employees incentivised
The (tax) benefit of keeping employees incentivised

Are expenses incurred in maintaining a content and motivated workforce part of the costs of a taxpayer's income-producing operations...?

By Graeme Palmer 20 Jan 2020

Should leaders trust their gut?
Should leaders trust their gut?

Let's say you're interviewing a new applicant for a job and you feel something is off. You can't quite put your finger on it, but you're a bit uncomfortable with this person...

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 10 Jan 2020

Boniswa Pezisa, CEO of Net#work BBDO.
#BizTrends2020: The rise of essentialism, mindfulness and Boomer apps

I predict we will see a rise of essentialism and discernment, mindfulness and wholesomeness, and Boomer apps over the course of 2020...

By Boniswa Pezisa 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: During the tech revolution, people want work environments to be more human
#BizTrends2020: During the tech revolution, people want work environments to be more human

Previously a pure administrative function, human resources today is a revitalised and revolutionised specialisation, focused on employing a holistic approach to unleash true human capital...

By Jason Stewart 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn
#BizTrends2020: 3 major changes coming to the way we learn

Benjamin Franklin once said: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." In a world defined by flux, education itself is the only certainty of 100% return - and sometimes the only lifeboat we have to remain relevant in a world tossed by constant change...

By Adi Stephan 6 Jan 2020

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Transparency - the first rule of thumb for boards in difficult times

When times are good, pop the champagne. When they're bad, really bad, open up and share the burden...

By Francois Schoeman 2 Jan 2020

5 leadership lessons from key events during 2019
5 leadership lessons from key events during 2019

Some may argue that 2019 has been a tough year - consider organisations such as SAA which continues on what seems to be a downward spiral. It wasn't all doom and gloom though. Whether linked to positive or sad news stories, several local and foreign leaders have made us stop and think about how we are leading and living...

By Brian Eagar 5 Dec 2019

Finding your first job: a step-by-step guide for grads
Finding your first job: a step-by-step guide for grads

The university year has drawn to a close and, if you're a new graduate, you're likely in the process of trying to find your first job. Breaking into the labour market can be extraordinarily difficult if you don't know where to begin or how to navigate the professional world...

By Jackie Carroll 2 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

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi Abel, announced as the FM AdFocus industry leader 2019. Image credit: M&C Saatchi Abel.
#FMAdFocus2019: Creativity holds keys to exciting solutions for old problems

Creativity is a word that carries a magical, if not mystical, aura. Creatives are often seen as different people, in a different room, while the suited folk get on with the business of running companies and the country...

By Neo Mashigo 28 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

How effective entrepreneurs deal with colleagues in denial
How effective entrepreneurs deal with colleagues in denial

When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 19 Nov 2019

UIF parental benefits effective... but what about paternity leave?
UIF parental benefits effective... but what about paternity leave?

On 29 October 2019, a proclamation was published in terms of which sections 8(a)(cA), 11, 15 and 16 of the Labour Law Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (LLAA) become effective as of 1 November 2019...

By Jacques van Wyk 4 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

Boris Dzhingarov
Scheduling meetings across time zones meets dedication - The story of a room booking software's trip to the USA

In an era of co-working and globalisation, finding the right tools to navigate the workplace is vital for the success of a project or a business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Oct 2019

Rules eat culture for breakfast
Rules eat culture for breakfast

There's the saying that culture eats strategy for breakfast. Cute, but from my experience, totally incorrect...

By Sid Peimer 21 Oct 2019

Expat tax exemptions: No double taxation
Expat tax exemptions: No double taxation

On 1 March 2020, an amendment to the foreign employment income exemption comes into operation. There have been misperceptions about those expatriates that will be affected by this change to the tax law...

By Graeme Palmer 18 Oct 2019

USB tackles dearth of women on SA's boards
USB tackles dearth of women on SA's boards

The University of Stellenbosch Business School recently hosted a special business breakfast addressing the current state of boardroom gender diversity in SA...

By Sindy Peters 15 Oct 2019

Uber Works is a new app that connects job seekers with employers
Uber Works is a new app that connects job seekers with employers

Uber on Wednesday announced the launch of a new app that gives job seekers and employers a platform to connect. Called Uber Works, the app provides people looking for work with information about available shifts near them...

By Shereesa Moodley 3 Oct 2019

When do consultancy services become a taxable fringe benefit?
When do consultancy services become a taxable fringe benefit?

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently had to decide whether tax consultants contracted by BMW South Africa to facilitate the tax compliance of the company's expatriate employees constituted a taxable fringe benefit for the employee...

By Graeme Palmer 23 Sep 2019

When completion of probation doesn't automatically mean permanent placement...
When completion of probation doesn't automatically mean permanent placement...

Is an employee considered permanent at the end of the probation period if the employment contract requires such confirmation and the employer does not explicitly verify permanency?

By Jacques van Wyk 12 Sep 2019

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