4 tips for first-time job seekers
4 tips for first-time job seekers

In my career, I have seen many people getting stuck, settling for a job just because it is the first one available. This is not necessarily the best approach...

By Anja van Beek 8 Jun 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Doing a slider into number one spot
#OrchidsandOnions: Doing a slider into number one spot

Doing a Slider into number one spot; About time the Advertising Regulatory Board is reined in by the High Court in Joburg...

By Brendan Seery 1 Jun 2021

The growth of HR into a business priority
The growth of HR into a business priority

The past year has defined the new order of work which is driving a shift in many roles including human resources, which is set to increase by up to 15% as the role grows in importance...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 24 May 2021

5 tips to successfully onboarding newcomers
5 tips to successfully onboarding newcomers

Can you confidently say that you are providing a great and memorable experience to new team members...?

By Anja van Beek 21 May 2021

Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by court
Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by court

Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment...

By Johan Botes 5 May 2021

4 ways organisations can help employees fight burnout
4 ways organisations can help employees fight burnout

Lyndy van den Barselaar offers four ways that organisations can mitigate employee burnout and foster resiliency in the workplace...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 21 Apr 2021

A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021
A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021

Ways of working that go back decades were dismantled overnight in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world. South Africa was no exception...

By Nunu Ntshingila 14 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

By Allon Raiz 14 Apr 2021

When change is the only constant, how do you grow your employees during disruptive times?
When change is the only constant, how do you grow your employees during disruptive times?

In a disrupted workplace, we must use the knowledge gained in 2020 to inform how we keep our people aligned, engaged and empowered...

By Brian Eagar 1 Apr 2021

How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 2
How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 2

In this second of a two-part series, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives' remuneration in the evolving landscape...

By Chris Blair 26 Mar 2021

How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 1
How to approach executive remuneration in the evolving landscape - Part 1

In this first of a two-part series, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives' remuneration in the evolving landscape...

By Chris Blair 11 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

By Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

5 reminders to roll out a more agile approach to performance assessments
5 reminders to roll out a more agile approach to performance assessments

In a business world where the pace of change is so fast, now more than ever, we need more frequent feedback discussions...

By Anja van Beek 10 Mar 2021

Effective WFH streamlined through data management as the next frontier
Effective WFH streamlined through data management as the next frontier

Data management should deliver an increase in the understanding of the forces shaping markets and businesses. This knowledge will help companies outsmart competitors...

By Gary Allemann 8 Mar 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

Anja van Beek
#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

Johan Botes
#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

Michael Hanly
#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

Jonathan Goldberg
#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

Next >
Let's do Biz