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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

5 ways AI is changing the workplace
5 ways AI is changing the workplace

Every now and again, a rising technology comes along and fundamentally changes the way we work. Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been at the forefront of recent discussion...

By Farren Roper 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

Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theft
Why your lack of productivity could be tantamount to petty theft

Productivity is often only measured in blue-collar environments, where staff clock in and out at specific times, and where very specific quotas are to be met within those times...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 11 Feb 2019

Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right
Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right

Change for women in the workplace is happening, but more needs to be done...

By Marian Salzman 7 Feb 2019

An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job
An open letter to guide potential PR recruits in finding a job

The job market is an extremely difficult one and as we see more and more applicants come through the door there are a number of things that seem to be hindering the appointment of these applicants, especially in the PR industry...

By Jennifer Stein 31 Jan 2019

Are your emails building brand trust?
Are your emails building brand trust?

Would you let your employees send out personal letters on the company letterhead? Would you send out company letters on unbranded documents? Have you thought about the risks of allowing employees to send out emails without the correct company branding?...

By Paula Sartini 31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy
#RecruitmentFocus: Why employer branding is vital even in the midst of a stagnating economy

While employer branding has made significant inroads into the South African market, with a number of companies leveraging its benefits, its relevance and how to purposefully implement it does still seem to leave many indifferent...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jan 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

SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic
SA CEOs remain cautiously optimistic

While even the most positive SA CEOs are reining in their expectations, local CEO confidence has improved in the short and medium term...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

Boost employee productivity using technology
Boost employee productivity using technology

One way of boosting your employees' productivity is by adopting new technologies...

By Brendan McAravey 24 Jan 2019

The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, content strategy director Anelde Greeff and senior copywriter Johannie Van As.
#BizTrends2019: The untapped opportunity of female empowerment

Globally, the women's empowerment movement has reached a fever pitch. #Metoo has toppled titans in industries ranging from film to advertising to tech, pushing against the 'boys club' ethos prevalent in senior ranks...

By SheSays Cape Town founders 23 Jan 2019

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Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leave

As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

By Gideon Gerber, Issued by SERR Synergy 22 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Resilience, resourcefulness and other ways to remain relevant in the 4IR workplace
#RecruitmentFocus: Resilience, resourcefulness and other ways to remain relevant in the 4IR workplace

The head of the HR and Labour Consulting for RSM South Africa, Candice Eaton-Gaul, chats about what it takes to make it in HR and maintain a corporate culture, job security in the age of AI and, of course, flak jackets...

By Shan Radcliffe 21 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

#RecruitmentFocus: Future of work will place high value on social science skills
#RecruitmentFocus: Future of work will place high value on social science skills

As part of our ongoing focus on recruitment, we caught up with the founder of Dynamic Talent Acquisition, Lynette Hobson, to get her take on jobs of the future...

By Sindy Peters 15 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

#RecruitmentFocus: What you need to know about the new National Minimum Wage Act
#RecruitmentFocus: What you need to know about the new National Minimum Wage Act

The National Minimum Wage Act came into effect on 1 January 2019, and provides for, amongst others, a national minimum wage; the establishment of a National Minimum Wage Commission...

By Jacques van Wyk 9 Jan 2019

Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?
Workforce of the future: What is driving it and where is it going?

An increasingly rapid pace of innovation is driving forward technological advances in the enterprise at an unprecedented rate, meaning that workforce dynamics are set to change drastically...

By Ronald Ravel 9 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

Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?
Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?

Where an employer or employee fails to comply with a court order, does such failure constitute contempt of court...?

By Jacques van Wyk 8 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

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