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#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

#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

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#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

5 trends shaping payroll and HR management
5 trends shaping payroll and HR management

The world of business is changing quickly, and with trends like the gig economy, global employment and cross-border collaboration on the rise, you can imagine the scale of regulatory and legislative changes taking place...

By Bruce van Wyk 21 Feb 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Communicate and connect - the art and science of recruitment
#RecruitmentFocus: Communicate and connect - the art and science of recruitment

It's no secret that the Finance and IT industries are two of the most rapidly evolving sectors when it comes to jobs. Here Werner Saayman, the managing director of Communicate Gauteng and Tech Pro, talks to us about industry game-changers and the art and science of recruitment...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

By Faith Ngwenya 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top remuneration trends - show me the value!
#BizTrends2019: Top remuneration trends - show me the value!

King IV is set to have a major impact on how companies look at remuneration in 2019 and beyond...

By Mark Bussin 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay
#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay

The 2019 election year brings the normal risk of some tax populist decisions, including much higher social grants. This will add to the fiscus' pressure, desperate for additional tax revenues...

By Jerry Botha 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: More small businesses - because it will be better, easier...
#BizTrends2019: More small businesses - because it will be better, easier...

Entrepreneurship across the world is on the rise as many factors are playing along, leaving both millennials and the older generation, with new opportunities or with no other option...

By Marnus Broodryk 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is coming
#BizTrends2019: Flexible workspaces - the workplace revolution is coming

Until recently, work meant commuting to a nine-to-five job at the same desk in a conventional office. But the world of work has changed...

By Joanne Bushell 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!
#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

By Marisa Jacobs 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Engaging differently in the workplace
#BizTrends2019: Engaging differently in the workplace

The South African workplace is evolving. And while many of these changes have been gradual, based on our engagements and experience, we expect them to become more pronounced in 2019 and beyond...

By Gys Kappers 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Evolution of business coaching
#BizTrends2019: Evolution of business coaching

Back in the early 90's, the concept of business coaching was born and because many people struggled to grasp what it actually was, it was pitched as 'something like consulting'. Today, business coaching is widely understood, well established, and a highly competitive industry that is growing globally...

By Pieter Scholtz 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA
#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA

The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa...

By Claire D’Adorante 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019

In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

By Johan Botes 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019

Working in the youth employment sector, we have seen first-hand the struggles that youth face in trying to attain employment. The economic downturn and political uncertainty that has plagued 2018 has left many young people feeling sceptical and discouraged about finding employment...

By Jake Willis 7 Jan 2019

An end to mediocrity
An end to mediocrity

Are South African communication consultants ready to embrace well-deserved criticism before the emergence of no-collar consultants?...

By Lwazi Piti 9 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: Entrepreneurs redefine SME business travel
#BizTrends2018: Entrepreneurs redefine SME business travel

Jetlag, tasteless in-flight meals and 2pm hotel check-ins can hardly be considered hardships when you've been clocking 16-hour days to grow your SME business. So, what's trending in the world of travel management in the SME realm?

By Ryan Potgieter 24 Jan 2018

#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace
#BizTrends: Eight trends changing the modern workspace

The mouse maze of cubicles of yesteryear are long gone, but the open plan office that replaced it has proven to have its fair share of issues too. Here's a look at workspace trends for the coming year...

By Linda Trim 17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018

The internal communications sector has to gear up to deal with a whole new world of communication...

By Brendan Cooper 16 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Human experience is changing the future of work

Helping people to feel good at work goes far beyond achieving work-life balance...

By Ewout Holst 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?
#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mobile self-service and real-time analysis are big trends in payroll
#BizTrends2018: Mobile self-service and real-time analysis are big trends in payroll

Many of us are enjoying the benefits of access to the internet and connectivity from anywhere in our daily lives. We have become accustomed to having information at our fingertips, and this ability and functionality is likely to increasingly impact payroll into 2018...

By Cathie Webb 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Getting creative with employee rewards
#BizTrends2018: Getting creative with employee rewards

During 2018, reward practitioners must show inventiveness in developing cost-effective reward solutions but also exercise their influence to solve persistent problems that linger in the workplace...

By Mark Bussin 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise and rise of NextGen Work
#BizTrends2018: The rise and rise of NextGen Work

As labour markets dynamics continue to shift rapidly and the lifespan of skills becomes ever shorter, the gap between the skills that people have and those that employers need is widening...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employee
#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employee

Kicking off 2018, the priority for the Education and Training (ETD) and Management Training calendar is planning for the coming year ahead...

By Mark Orpen 8 Jan 2018

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