9 similarities between training for work and a marathon
9 similarities between training for work and a marathon

At the first session of 2021's eLearning Indaba, Thijs van Zundert compared his experience training for a marathon to that of training for work and your career...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi Mhlatyana
#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi Mhlatyana

Mhlatyana brings with him over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry and a thorough understanding of the value chain from farm to fork...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Youth in leadership - transformation requires genuine intent
#BizTrends2021: Youth in leadership - transformation requires genuine intent

In his #BizTrends2021 presentation, IAB Youth Council lead Luzuko Tena focused on youth in leadership and transformation in marketing and media...

By Sindy Peters 3 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: How Gen Z is changing the face of leadership
#BizTrends2021: How Gen Z is changing the face of leadership

According to Boniswa Pezisa, the youngest generation currently joining the workforce - Gen Z - should be made a part of the decision-making process...

By Shan Radcliffe 1 Feb 2021

Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired
Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired

Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention...

By Johan Botes 26 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 principles to embrace to become an adaptive leader
#BizTrends2021: 4 principles to embrace to become an adaptive leader

2020 has shown us so many real qualities about leadership. The one that will be most prominent in 2021 and beyond will be the role of the 'adaptive leader'...

By Anja van Beek 25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds
#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind - for example, IoT, AI, and robots. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Communication - how business success will be determined in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Communication - how business success will be determined in 2021

The speed with which the C-suite was tasked with managing monumental change as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold is unprecedented. However, one thing is becoming clear: no "new normal" is possible without robust new communication skills...

By Annelize van Rensburg 12 Jan 2021

What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?
What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?

Unemployment in South Africa remains an alarming issue. The country has among the highest youth unemployment rates globally with 58% of 15-24-year-olds not working. To add to the challenge, we are facing the rapidly changing skill set that is required by businesses...

By Jake Willis 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The post-pandemic workplace - a look at key trends
#BizTrends2021: The post-pandemic workplace - a look at key trends

Putting the brakes on business travel and physical offices due to tech transformation...

By Johan Botes 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restore
#BizTrends2021: Reinvent, redirect, discard and restore

2020 was the year never to be repeated. Or was it? GetSmarter surveyed the future of work, and the unfortunate refrain that keeps repeating is that in 2021 we can expect more of the same...

By Ann-Mari Höfinger 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Race and culture will be at the forefront of the corporate agenda
#BizTrends2021: Race and culture will be at the forefront of the corporate agenda

Traditionally, trends are a continuation of the growth and changes that societies, industries and markets are experiencing. 2020 accelerated some things and caused a complete upheaval in others. These are the three biggest cultural and leadership trends that I believe will shape businesses in 2021...

By Ian Fuhr 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 10 e-learning trends that enhance workforce performance
#BizTrends2021: 10 e-learning trends that enhance workforce performance

Thanks to the advancements in modern-day technology, it was possible for organisations to react quickly to the major disruptions presented in 2020. However, many were stuck having to MacGyver their way into the digital learning space...

By Michael Hanly 6 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: The people management landscape for 2021

Covid-19 has forced most companies to step back and re-think their organisational design and remuneration. The shift into remote work, the need to manage output - and not hours - as well as the financial pressure placed on companies to meet salary and benefits obligations, has created the opportunity to review age-old norms...

By Jonathan Goldberg 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Leadership during Covid-19 and beyond
#BizTrends2021: Leadership during Covid-19 and beyond

Popularised by the US Army as a result of the extreme conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the acronym VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - was widely used to refer to our pre-Covid world... Then the pandemic hit...

By Faeeza Khan 6 Jan 2021

#EvolutionofWork: The 'new normal' is here to stay
#EvolutionofWork: The 'new normal' is here to stay

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, SoulProviders Collective's business unit manager Nosipho Ginindza shares what the future of work looks like from their point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Dec 2020

How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyond
How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyond

We have learned this year the true meaning of digital transformation across every industry. That is, reimagining businesses to better serve customers and understand their needs, and having the agility to respond to changing circumstance...

By Robin Fisher 23 Dec 2020

Leavism: Remote employees, don't let your work hijack your holiday
Leavism: Remote employees, don't let your work hijack your holiday

Leavism is a real trend, and a concerning one. As we are approaching summer holidays in the southern hemisphere, I can't help to think about employees not intentionally switching off from work during their well-deserved holiday - especially after such a different year like 2020...

By Anja van Beek 14 Dec 2020

#EvolutionofWork: There needs to be more diversity in digital and technology-related roles
#EvolutionofWork: There needs to be more diversity in digital and technology-related roles

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, Boomtown's all-female digital department shares what the future of work looks like from their point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Dec 2020

It's leave, Karen, not a savings plan
It's leave, Karen, not a savings plan

Whenever an employee's services are terminated, or an annual leave cycle ends, there will be at least two people arguing about whether the employee's old, untaken annual leave could be accumulated and paid out...

By Johan Botes 10 Dec 2020

Creativity, the gift that keeps us growing
Creativity, the gift that keeps us growing

Theories abound about how organisations can keep growing in the face of a fast-evolving consumer, rapidly changing technology and agile global competition...

By Gareth Leck 9 Dec 2020

#EvolutionofWork: Choose to have a mindset of curiosity, growth and impact
#EvolutionofWork: Choose to have a mindset of curiosity, growth and impact

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, Boomtown's all-female digital department shares what the future of work looks like from their point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Dec 2020

How to beat the burnout
How to beat the burnout

Wellness is not a dirty word. It's also not a trend that's showing any signs of slowing down in the workplace, either. In fact, workplace wellness trends are evolving at a rate that's almost as rapid as technology...

By Chris Ogden 30 Nov 2020

#EvolutionofWork: "I hope to see genuine inclusion in the digital advertising industry," Boomtown's Brenda Ulay
#EvolutionofWork: "I hope to see genuine inclusion in the digital advertising industry," Boomtown's Brenda Ulay

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, Boomtown's all-female digital department shares what the future of work looks like from their point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Nov 2020

Let's talk boundaries: When all work and no play leads to burn-out
Let's talk boundaries: When all work and no play leads to burn-out

Have you ever calculated how many of your 24hrs you are in "work-mode" - whether thinking, doing, or responding to a quick mail at a family braai...?

By Anja van Beek 26 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

#EvolutionofWork: Covid-19 has driven digital work technology adoption forward by nearly 5 years
#EvolutionofWork: Covid-19 has driven digital work technology adoption forward by nearly 5 years

As part of our #EvolutionofWork content feature, Boomtown's all-female digital department shares what the future of work looks like from their point of view and how they're navigating the 'new normal' in the aftermath of Covid-19...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2020

How to cultivate a coaching approach to support team members
How to cultivate a coaching approach to support team members

Over the years, the role of a leader and manager of teams has evolved. It is no longer a command and control scenario, where you give instructions and your team will follow...

By Anja van Beek 28 Oct 2020

Unchartered waters: Our new normal and adjusting to it
Unchartered waters: Our new normal and adjusting to it

None of us expected what 2020 had in store for us, but we all adapted (or didn't) differently. At the same time, the new normal has meant different things for different people and for different organisations...

By Brian Eagar 28 Oct 2020

Why a mental detox is vital for your well-being
Why a mental detox is vital for your well-being

How would you rate your current mental well-being?

By Anja van Beek 8 Oct 2020

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