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A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%.

By Libby Sander 16 hours ago

Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't prepared
Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't prepared

Businesses around the world are cottoning on to the value of transferring labour from human workers to machines. Automation can increase efficiency and decrease labour costs. It helps employers to avoid complex challenges like wage increase demands, labour protests and strikes. Consumers also benefit from automation when products and services become cheaper because of reduced input costs.

By Daniel B. le Roux 1 day ago

#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready
#Mandela100: Collaborative event helps SA's youth get work ready

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet recently partnered with Better SA to host a collaborative volunteer event to help address youth unemployment in SA. Celebrating what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, the partnership went beyond the traditional 67 minutes of volunteerism, gathering 72 volunteers to help youths from local development organisations change their stars.

1 day ago

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

It's no longer news that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the global economic returns of this revolution expected to be in the region of about $16 trillion.

By Zoaib Hoosen 1 day ago

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Marcus Hörberg appointed head of Volvo Group Southern Africa

Volvo Group Southern Africa has appointed Marcus Hörberg as its new vice president, with effect 1 July 2018.

2 days ago

Apply now for 6-month internship at Boeing in Seattle
Apply now for 6-month internship at Boeing in Seattle

Boeing is calling all students interested in a career in aerospace to apply for its fully paid, six-month International Business Intern Programme (IBIP), based in Seattle, Washington.

3 days ago

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

There's no time like the future
There's no time like the future

Placement Partner ranked among 2018 Future of HR Awards finalists

Issued by Placement Partner 13 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 13 Jul 2018

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These are the Top 10 African Innovators selected for SBC AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC AfriTech) which empowers the top African tech startups, linking them to fast-moving corporates on the continent, has revealed the Top 10 African Innovators who will participate in its accelerator programme for 2018.

13 Jul 2018

Are you failing to prepare your workforce for AI?
Are you failing to prepare your workforce for AI?

A new study by Oracle and Future Workplace, AI at work reveals HR leaders and employees want to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and are ready to take instructions from robots at work, but organisations are failing to prepare the workforce.

13 Jul 2018

This is risk managers' new weapon
This is risk managers' new weapon

The use of flexible working and a connected property strategy as tools for risk management is a relatively new trend, and one expected to grow significantly as more businesses understand the new workspace strategies available to them.

By Joe Sullivan 12 Jul 2018

Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!
Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!

Entrepreneurs from across Africa have been invited to apply to attend the Ghana Tech Summit next week, which will offer 100 free startup passes and offer the top 10 the chance to pitch at its startup showcase.

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018