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Henneri Crous
The candidate experience playbook - Part 1

At the recent Future of HR Summit, I focused on some practical ways to improve the candidate experience...

By Henneri Crous, Issued by Simplify 1 day ago

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How can we establish a pro-youth and entrepreneurship strategy for South Africa?

Entrepreneurial and small businesses have been touted as the panacea to cure South Africa's high unemployment rate, especially among the youth...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2019

CIOs need to ensure their workforce can catch up
CIOs need to ensure their workforce can catch up

The workforce of the future is a much talked about notion which conjures up images of robots manning the phones and commuters in flying cars...

By Ronald Ravel 4 Jul 2019

If best candidate declines the job, is second best entitled to be appointed?
If best candidate declines the job, is second best entitled to be appointed?

In the arbitration between the National Union of Mineworkers obo Donald Andile Mchunu v Tronox Mineral Sands, the Commissioner had to decide whether the applicant, the second best candidate, was entitled to be appointed to a vacant position because the best candidate declined the offer.

By Jacques van Wyk 2 Jul 2019

Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?
Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?

In the recent case of Numsa obo Baloyi and Others v O-Line (2019), the Commission for Conciliation, Arbitration and Mediation (CCMA) had to determine whether an employee who makes a false allegation of racism against another employee can be dismissed...

By Jacques van Wyk 24 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town
#StartupStory: There's a new expense claim app in town

Slipztream, an innovative expense claim app created and self-funded by former professional rugby player, Dylan Des Fountain and his entrepreneur wife, Joy Des Fountain, was recently launched...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jun 2019

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4 incentive travel trends to keep young employees happy this #YouthMonth

There has never been a more critical time for companies to attract, retain and keep young employees happy in the workplace...

By Teresa Richardson 18 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: How the Collen Mashawana Foundation is planting seeds of hope and courage
#YouthMonth: How the Collen Mashawana Foundation is planting seeds of hope and courage

Arriving in 2000 in Johannesburg from Venda, Limpopo, with very little to his name, Collen Mashawana promptly spun his dreams into reality...

By Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2019

Palesa Kgasane, former editor, Between10and5; Robyn Campbell, managing director at HelloFCB+; Emma King, founder and MD at The Friday Street Club; Lani Carstens, group managing and executive director at John Brown Media; Kay Orlandi, strategic partner at 3Verse and Anelde Greeff, one of the directors of SheSays Cape Town. Image credit: .
#SheSays: How to deal with toxic colleagues and finding your tribe

Why do women drag other women down? How can we make it stop? How do you find your best-ever work wife (or husband)? SheSays Cape Town invited a panel of women to unpack 'the pink elephant' in the room...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 May 2019

Prime time: are you using yours effectively?
Prime time: are you using yours effectively?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business...

By Jane Stevenson 23 May 2019

How I applied for a job that didn't exist
How I applied for a job that didn't exist

LinkedIn is one of the best things that has ever happened to professionals. But what do you do when your experience or your LinkedIn profile isn't that exciting? It means you may not be attractive to potential recruiters...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2019

7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace
7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs. What's for sure is that automation is changing the skills companies require from workers, yet the speed with which this is happening across functions within organisations varies...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 13 May 2019

9 awkward workplace scenarios and how to deal with them
9 awkward workplace scenarios and how to deal with them

Awkward workplace scenarios... Most of us have encountered at least one of the below-listed scenarios. The big question remains: Should we or shouldn't we discuss the big elephant in the room...?

By Anja van Beek 9 May 2019

To be or not to be: In writing
To be or not to be: In writing

In the recent case of Numsa obo Nomanyane and another v Grupo Antolin (Pty) Ltd, heard before the Metal Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC), the Commissioner was tasked with determining whether a fixed-term contract of employment must be in writing or not.

By Aadil Patel 7 May 2019

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace

The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

By Johan Botes 30 Apr 2019

Customer satisfaction is not enough. Delight your customers!
Customer satisfaction is not enough. Delight your customers!

Customer satisfaction is simply no longer enough to ensure business success. Customers want to feel important, engaged and valued. They don't want to be satisfied - they want to be delighted!...

By Mornay Roberts-Lombard 23 Apr 2019

Boris Dzhingarov
6 ways to improve business productivity

It is not an easy task to run a business. You have to deal with clients, meet deadlines, set targets...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters
Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters

The DOL has developed a new system that will allow employees to report companies that fail to comply with the National Minimum Wage Act...

By Jacques van Wyk 10 Apr 2019

How to make the digital world work for your business
How to make the digital world work for your business

We frequently hear terms such as the 'digital workplace', the 'internet of things', 'automation in the workplace' and the 'future world of work' bandied about. But what does all of this mean for your business...?

By Rosalind Davey 4 Apr 2019

#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future
#Propak19: Developing artisan skills for the future

Twenty years ago, there were in excess of 50,000 to 70,000 artisans employed throughout the mining, manufacturing, construction and local authorities' sectors in SA...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Mar 2019

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Why character-driven animation is vital to the future of workplace education in South Africa

Thanks to accelerated technological change, no company can hope to survive if it doesn't properly equip its employees to deal with the challenges of the contemporary workplace. Workplace education is no longer a nice-to-have, it's a necessity...

By Glenn Gillis 28 Mar 2019

Build a culture of curiosity to retain clients
Build a culture of curiosity to retain clients

I became curious about curiosity when I came across a nice article in the Guardian that pointed out how unhelpful the expression 'curiosity killed the cat' was to children's development. Why would you want to encourage someone to be less curious?

By Tony Spong 25 Mar 2019

How to build a corporate culture for your remote team
How to build a corporate culture for your remote team

Did you know that almost 80% of knowledge workers worldwide work at least one day of each week remotely? By 2020, analysts expect that more than 1,3-billion people will work remotely...

By Dorine Reinstein 20 Mar 2019

Don't panic! There's still time to submit for new critical skills list
Don't panic! There's still time to submit for new critical skills list

In September last year, then-Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced that a new critical skills list is expected to be released in April 2019...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Mar 2019

How to get a 400% return - and it's not a pyramid scheme
How to get a 400% return - and it's not a pyramid scheme

It used to be that the only way you could get that kind of return, was to start a community of zealots and then get your followers to appreciate the privilege of investing in your cause for a hard-to-believe return...

By Sid Peimer 14 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial
#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial

Humans are social creatures. It's hardwired in us to communicate, collaborate and lift each other to achieve...

By Doug Woolley 13 Mar 2019

Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector
Why biometric vetting should be standard practice in the education sector

The spate of incidents, in recent years, involving offenders posing risk to the safety of learners across various schools in South Africa calls for some serious action to be taken...

By Pine Pienaar 12 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

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