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The crucial role that technology plays in workforce management
The crucial role that technology plays in workforce managementArticle

To manage workforce management, organisations are embracing innovation and turning to advanced technology...

Dereck Sigamoney 13 Apr 2021

CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permission
CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permissionArticle

The CCMA recently reinstated an employee who took leave without permission during the Covid-19 lockdown, in a ruling which delivers an important lesson for other employers...

Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Nivaani Moodley, Shane Johnson and Kgololego Pooe 12 Apr 2021

Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SA
Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SAArticle

The prospect of early Covid-19 vaccination is particularly attractive. However, the subject of compulsory vaccinations is argumentative and there are significant legal and moral facets that must be considered...

Persuade Makore, Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 26 Mar 2021

Register to write your matric supplementary exams before Friday
Register to write your matric supplementary exams before FridayArticle

The 2020 matric class has three days to register to rewrite their matric exams...

23 Mar 2021

Online learning is an opportunity to meet the needs of struggling students
Online learning is an opportunity to meet the needs of struggling studentsArticle

As many have observed, the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare many challenges that students face at school and higher education institutions...

Dr Thelma de Jager and Mashupye Herbert Maserumule 8 Mar 2021

Nerine Brink, principal, PSG Wealth R21 employee benefits
#BizTrends2021: 3 emerging medical scheme membership patternsArticle

For many, medical scheme membership is part of their employee benefits, but that doesn't mean they are under any less pressure to make ends meet, especially in light of the economic strain Covid-19 has caused.

Nerine Brink 4 Jan 2021

Are you struggling to keep tabs on the shop staff?
Are you struggling to keep tabs on the shop staff?Article

Retail is not for the weak-hearted. Staff management is often one of the biggest headaches associated with running a successful retail environment...

Michelle Coetzee, Issued by ERSBio 7 Dec 2020

How to introduce authentication biometrics without additional hardware
How to introduce authentication biometrics without additional hardwareArticle

The South African-based software developer, ERS Bio is using decades of experience in both biometrics and staff monitoring solutions to open doors to businesses of any size and with any number of locations...

Michelle Coetzee, Issued by ERSBio 24 Nov 2020

People wait for care at a Kenyan clinic. Photo by Wendy Stone/Corbis via Getty Images
Why Kenya's pro-poor health financing reforms miss their markArticle

Kenya has made several reforms in recent years intended to expand health service coverage to a wider population, and with a specific focus on the poor, and to reduce financial hardship due to healthcare costs...

Edwine Barasa & Evelyn Kabia 23 Oct 2020

#SUSASummit: Mimi Nicklin says we all have the power to change the empathy deficit
#SUSASummit: Mimi Nicklin says we all have the power to change the empathy deficitArticle

These are the highlights of author and empathetic influencer Mimi Nicklin's talk at the SingularityU South Africa 2020 Summit...

15 Oct 2020

Pros and cons of working from home
Pros and cons of working from homeArticle

An unforeseen work-from-home revolution has caught many companies by surprise as most employees have now been forced to work from home...

Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 9 Sep 2020

Covid-19 testing at Exxaro operations. Photo: Exxaro
Miners outline Covid-19 strategiesArticle

Given it's nature, the mining industry has adopted various approaches to Covid-19 testing to reduce mitigating impact it has on operations...

7 Sep 2020

Lower human activity limiting tyre sales
Lower human activity limiting tyre salesArticle

Reduced human activity will be the reality for the foreseeable future and sustainability necessitates change within Sumitomo Dunlop, which manufactures the Sumitomo tyres, as well as Falken and Dunlop tyre brands...

Tracy Hancock, Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 24 Aug 2020

Inclusivity is key for the future of education in SA
Inclusivity is key for the future of education in SAArticle

Teaching for All, an initiative focused on promoting inclusive education in South Africa through material and teacher development, hosted a digital conference on the topic of inclusive education in South Africa.

13 Aug 2020

A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
10 ways South Africa can step up care for its healthcare workersArticle

South Africa's health system has a longstanding problem: a severe shortage of medical staff. The World Bank estimates that South Africa has only 0.9 medical doctors for every 1,000 people compared with the global average of 1.6...

Kaymarlin Govender, Gavin George, Sean Beckett & Tim Quinlan 23 Jul 2020

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng
Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in GautengArticle

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

2 Jul 2020

5 ways to help fight menstrual poverty in SA
5 ways to help fight menstrual poverty in SAArticle

After Grade 12 and 7 pupils headed back to school in the second week of June 2020, some of them have more than catching up with the academic year on their plates...

Lindiwe Nkuna 24 Jun 2020

Poor mental health is as big a threat as poor physical health in the time of corona
Poor mental health is as big a threat as poor physical health in the time of coronaArticle

The health crisis overshadowing our nation is not limited to physical health. As much as it's a threat to physical health, the threat of the virus itself along with the resultant lockdown are likely to have severe short- and long-term impacts on mental health...

19 Jun 2020

When you see the stone coming, it hurts less
When you see the stone coming, it hurts lessArticle

Sitting beside the main road in Penrith, England is the little noticed and unloved Plague Stone. The story it tells is as fascinating as it is sad. In 1597 the Plague struck in Penrith...

Richard Lewis, Issued by Dentsu 20 Apr 2020

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Bryanston school keeps doors open with online education toolsArticle

Bryandale Primary School in Bryanston, Johannesburg had to physically close its doors - like all other South African schools - on Wednesday 18 March. But just because the school is not open does not mean learning has stopped...

6 Apr 2020

A visitor sanitises hands before entering a state hospital at Yaba, Lagos. Hospitals like this are likely to suffer power cuts as lock down force Nigerians to stay at home and consume more power.
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Covid-19: Nigeria should prioritise power supply to healthcare facilitiesArticle

Nigeria may have to implement a nationwide lockdown to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases. Such a drastic measure would alter the country's energy consumption pattern. This would further burden an already dilapidated power supply system...

Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 Mar 2020

Covid-19 and your small business
Covid-19 and your small businessArticle

We need fast action to make thousands of small businesses throughout South Africa more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions...

19 Mar 2020

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Does my insurance policy cover me for #coronavirus?Article

The answer is yes. You and your family will automatically by covered by your existing life, funeral and income protection insurance policies if you contract Covid-19...

12 Mar 2020

Adopt-a-School Foundation commemorates School Health Week at Meriti Secondary School
Adopt-a-School Foundation commemorates School Health Week at Meriti Secondary SchoolArticle

Adopt-a-School Foundation is facilitating a Health, Sanitation and Sexual Education Programme at Meriti Secondary School starting on 4 March 2020, as part of its Social Welfare drive during School Health Week...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 9 Mar 2020

3 workspace improvements for the well-being of your employees
3 workspace improvements for the well-being of your employeesArticle

In an effort to support a healthier and more productive workforce, employers are increasing spend on well-intentioned wellness programmes such as onsite gyms and standing desks...

10 Feb 2020

Myrna Sachs
What you need to know about sick notesArticle

The validity of sick notes has come under the spotlight this week, but it is not a new issue, rather one which employers have been grappling with for a long time...

Myrna Sachs 6 Feb 2020

TFG Foundation provides food for thought
TFG Foundation provides food for thoughtArticle

Over the last five years, TFG Foundation in partnership with TFG brands invested around R17.2m across various education initiatives, impacting over 500,000 lives...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 4 Feb 2020

Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroom
Everyday South Africans prove education isn't limited to the classroomArticle

2020 marks the second International Day of Education. In South African classrooms, a dire lack of resources is hindering growth. But everyday people are ensuring children never lose their love for learning...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 22 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Telemedicine makes healthcare more accessibleArticle

Forty-three percent of South Africa's population lives in rural regions, with just one physician responsible for 7,700 people, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). With limited options, telemedicine has the potential to make healthcare far more accessible, as technology evolves...

Helen Weber 6 Jan 2020

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Parental leave benefits amended for employeesArticle

Under the Basic Condition of Employment Act, employees who wish to access the revised parental leave benefits of 10 days per annum are now able to do so with full rights. These revised benefits, published on 23 December 2019 in Gazette 42925, came into effect on 1 January 2020...

3 Jan 2020

Sanlam unpacks the epidemic of financial stress and how practitioners can activate employee engagement, health and wellness
Sanlam unpacks the epidemic of financial stress and how practitioners can activate employee engagement, health and wellnessArticle

Sanlam has announced that they will be one of the breakaway sponsors at the 2020 Future of HR Summit & Awards...

Issued by Topco Media 13 Dec 2019

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Corporate reporting should extend to employee wellnessArticle

Current corporate reporting is far more nuanced than ever before, covering financial, environmental, social and governance elements. However, reporting on health has largely been neglected...

18 Oct 2019

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Managing allergies in the 21st centuryArticle

An estimated 30% of South Africans suffer from allergic rhinitis (AR), which ranks the condition above confirmed tuberculosis and other infectious diseases...

14 Oct 2019

Trek4Mandela benefits Eastern Cape school girls
Trek4Mandela benefits Eastern Cape school girlsArticle

Over 700 girls at two Eastern Cape schools will have a greater chance of staying in school to reach their full potential, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a local woman who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in their honour in August...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 Oct 2019

Workplace bullying vs unfair labour practices: What's the difference?
Workplace bullying vs unfair labour practices: What's the difference?Article

Bullying as a tactic for most people is either confined to playgrounds where children hang out, or the internet where trolls sling all types of derogatory comments. But bullying is equally prevalent in the workplace with dire consequences for both victims and organisations...

25 Sep 2019

Change of season's impact on the workplace
Change of season's impact on the workplaceArticle

According to a study by the Global Hygiene Council across 17 countries including South Africa, the average person misses 4.5 days of work due to upper respiratory infections, resulting in a loss of R2-billion to the economy every year...

Nashalin Portrag 18 Sep 2019

Office agriculture and why every workplace needs it
Office agriculture and why every workplace needs itArticle

"Office" and "agriculture" are two words that are hard to imagine together but they describe a new trend designed to improve employee wellness while reducing absenteeism in the workplace...

16 Sep 2019

From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace
From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplaceArticle

Earlier this week, #AmINext flooded social media as women in South Africa drew attention to the magnitude of gender-based sexual violence, rape and murder taking place throughout the country...

Nadine Mather and Lusanda Raphulu 5 Sep 2019

The hidden costs of downsizing
The hidden costs of downsizingArticle

As companies increasingly turn to retrenchments in response to pressures on their bottom line, they should beware the unintended but very real consequences that are likely to flow from a reduced staff complement, an expert warns...

29 Aug 2019

Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail
Combatting high absenteeism in SA retailArticle

With a daily absenteeism average of 15 to 30%, big retailers of +1000 employees have 300 staff absent at a time. This has major cost implications that retailers can potentially curb by offering employees access to primary healthcare...

21 Aug 2019

Why wellness needs to be a business transformation priority
Why wellness needs to be a business transformation priorityArticle

When the acronym VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) was coined by the US Army in the 1990s to describe how crazy the post-Cold War years were, those early proponents had no idea that this would continue to be true for years to come...

Issued by The Change Consulting Group 30 Jul 2019

How to deal with depression in the workplace
How to deal with depression in the workplaceArticle

The World Health Organisation estimates that around 300 million people across the globe suffer from depression. This has become the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is evident that there are many reasons why employers need to be equipped to deal with depression at the workplace...

John Botha 29 Jul 2019

How flexible technologies have contributed to the evolution of office space
How flexible technologies have contributed to the evolution of office spaceArticle

The quantum leap forward in information technology, office equipment, and management practice has changed not just the way we work, but the office space in which we work...

25 Jul 2019

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Health professionals exposed to high risk of violence and aggressionArticle

Dealing with violence and aggression is a difficult area for health professionals, as guidelines are neither consistently applicable nor explicit.

16 Jul 2019

Industrial action has negative impact on citrus exports
Industrial action has negative impact on citrus exportsArticle

The South African transport and port company, Transnet, recently confirmed that activities at the container terminals in Durban and at Ngqura near Port Elizabeth were being affected by industrial action...

16 Jul 2019

Why sick employees should stay home...
Why sick employees should stay home...Article

As the winter season leaves many people incapacitated with colds or stricken by a serious case of influenza, it is vital for employers to allow sickly employees to recover from the comfort of their homes, says HR Company Solutions managing director, Madelein Smit...

3 Jul 2019

Anything but soft; EQ is the key to future business success
Anything but soft; EQ is the key to future business successArticle

We know the robots are coming, now what? HR departments have their eyes glued to this development...

Ashalia Maharajh, Issued by Red & Yellow 3 Jul 2019

#YouthMonth: What can we really celebrate this Youth Month?
#YouthMonth: What can we really celebrate this Youth Month?Article

South African youth, aged between 15 and 24, are the most vulnerable in our labour market with the unemployment rate among this age group representing 55.2% of the population, according StatsSA. With June being a significant month to celebrate the youth, many may be wondering: what is there to celebrate, really?

Dr Sydwell Shikweni 24 Jun 2019

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