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#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not alone
#LockdownLessons: Keep it flexible, find the balance and remember - you're not alone

Michelle Moss, director of assessments at Signium Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 20 May 2020

How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace
How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace

While people can handle change, uncertainty can seriously drive up stress and anxiety levels, especially around the world of work...

By Nicci Botha 8 May 2020

Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak
Q&A - pressing issues employers are addressing in light of the coronavirus outbreak

Johan Botes, partner and head of the Employment & Compensation Practice at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, addresses a series of questions many South African employees and employers are asking amid the the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak...

By Johan Botes 19 Mar 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

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

Melinda Fouché, a clinical psychologist, Tarryn Pickup, marketing manager for Joe Public United and a non-medical hypnotherapist, Sam Wilson-Späth, head of digital and social media at Woolworths marketing, Natasha Reddy, who was the HR business partner at HelloFCB+ and Tinyiko Mageza, who was the executive manager: marketing V&A Waterfront.
#SheSays: It's okay not to be okay

The state of mental health in modern workplaces is bleak. We all work under intense pressure, especially in creative industries where job-induced anxiety, depression and burnout is rife...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 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

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

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

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

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

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

Employee benefit marketing: How to ensure your staff know and use their benefits
Employee benefit marketing: How to ensure your staff know and use their benefits

With the current state of the job market and the pressure on offering competitive remuneration, companies should make employee benefit marketing a priority to attract and retain the best employees...

By Sylvia Schutte 20 Feb 2019

Forget macro, micro or nano, 2019 is the year of 'internal-influence'
Forget macro, micro or nano, 2019 is the year of 'internal-influence'

The socialverse has been inundated with one Fyre meme after the other and thanks to the Hulu and Netflix - albeit through the skewed FuckJerry lens - exposés, there has been an amplified discussion about the pros and cons of the influencer marketing space...

By Mike Sharman 13 Feb 2019

Love your job... and live happily ever after
Love your job... and live happily ever after

Valentine's Day is not just about flowers and candle-lit dinners. It's an annual opportunity to contemplate the power of love and the promise of happiness when you find the only one for you...

By Michelle Moss 13 Feb 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: 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

Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide
Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide

A recent report from the CDC showed that the USA is in the grip of a sustained rise in the suicide rate for both sexes and across all age groups. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate rose by 24%. A database from the OECD also shows that the recent uptick is mirrored in Britain and the Netherlands, among other countries...

By Eugene Yiga 31 Dec 2018

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#RecruitmentFocus: 4 trends driving the future of the workplace

Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent...

By Linda Trim 30 Nov 2018

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Are you living curiously in a world of constant innovation?

In a world of constant innovation, business leaders need to engage in curious conversations to uncover new ways to live and work and offers insight five benefits of engaging in curious conversations...

By Joy-Marie Lawrence 26 Nov 2018

#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think
#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think

On the opening day of Start JLM 2018, Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle provided context into the local startup ecosystem, focusing on healthcare, the associated challenges and what he believes is the solution...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

7 ways to create a productive corporate culture
7 ways to create a productive corporate culture

The term "company culture" has been hurled around ad nauseam, but the constant mention of the phrase is evidence of how a positive company culture can create healthier organisations...

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2018

Transformation isn't a programme - it's a way of life
Transformation isn't a programme - it's a way of life

Werner Lindemann looks at ways that you can drive transformation across your organisation in a way that is sustainable...

By Werner Lindemann 4 Jun 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 3)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In the last part of this three-part article, Jon Ratcliffe chatted with him about purpose, well-being, what advice he can give young students entering the industry...

By Jon Ratcliffe 19 Apr 2018

Bruce Daisley, VP for Europe at Twitter. © .
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 2)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter, and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In part 2 of this three-part article, I chatted with him more about Monk Mode Mornings, how one should not mistake collaboration with creativity, the Netflix culture document [Netflix Culture Deck] and more...

By Jon Ratcliffe 12 Apr 2018

Bruce Daisley, VP for Europe at Twitter. Image supplied.
Bruce Daisley of Twitter on the power of amazing culture businesses (Part 1)

Bruce Daisley is VP for Europe at Twitter and runs the Eat Sleep Work Repeat podcast. In part 1 of this three-part article, I chatted to him about Monk Mode Mornings, the power of laughter, his new work manifesto and more...

By Jon Ratcliffe 5 Apr 2018

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