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47% workforce benefit from National Minimum Wage
47% workforce benefit from National Minimum Wage

The R20 per hour National Minimum Wage (NMW) will see 47% of the vulnerable workforce enjoying a rise in hourly wages...

22 hours ago

Robots need you: How automation is creating jobs
Robots need you: How automation is creating jobs

Robot workers replacing human jobs - the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Recent research carried out by ManpowerGroup shows that 87% of employers plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation...

1 day ago

Temps still need to fight for permanency
Temps still need to fight for permanency

Despite the Constitutional Court ruling on Temporary Employment Services (TES) of placed workers being deemed employees of the client, employees should not have an automatic expectation of being transferred onto the books of the client...

1 day ago

How maternity/paternity leave structuring impacts your salary
How maternity/paternity leave structuring impacts your salary

Despite years of progress and an increased awareness surrounding gender equity in the workplace and society in general, women bare a disproportionate responsibility when it comes to childcare...

By Muhammed Goolab 2 days ago

R500m skills development project for Eastern Cape
R500m skills development project for Eastern Cape

About 2,000 ex-mineworkers, the youth and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) beneficiaries in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a new skills development training...

3 days ago

Don't fake it to make it!
Don't fake it to make it!

With the reality of background screening steadily becoming a compulsory practice within the hiring process - what does this mean for candidates...?

By Michelle Baron-Williamson 15 Apr 2019

Affiliate Centre to prepare SA for 4IR
Affiliate Centre to prepare SA for 4IR

Government is set to launch the Affiliate Centre which will ensure South African industries move at an enhanced speed towards the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

15 Apr 2019

BEE Council encourages best practice
BEE Council encourages best practice

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Advisory Council has called for the declaration of a Transformation Week in the country to showcase best B-BBEE practice...

15 Apr 2019

Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme
Amy Foundation tackles youth unemployment through YSD Programme

Roughly 6.21 million young South Africans without jobs, leaving many feeling hopeless and discouraged by the lack of opportunities...

15 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor
#FairnessFirst: Don't forget age and experience as a diversity and inclusion factor

The industry's lack of diversity and inclusion was made notably clear by last year's #TimesUp movement, largely focused on equality in race and gender. Now, with a rise of 'diversity and inclusion' focused roles popping in advertising, here's why it's important to focus on a range of ages and experience levels for true business transformation...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2019

President appoints SABC board members
President appoints SABC board members

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed eight new board members to fill the vacancies on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with immediate effect...

12 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations
#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations

This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM...

11 Apr 2019

Taking your high from home to work
Taking your high from home to work

Since the Constitutional Court declared the private use of cannabis legal, employers have been required to consider how best to deal with the effects of personal cannabis use in the workplace...

By Nadine Mather and Amy Gerson 11 Apr 2019

How employee experience enhances employer branding
How employee experience enhances employer branding

An employee experience is defined as what people encounter, observe or feel during the course of their employee journey at an organisation. In short, employee experience is everything an employee experiences at work - their interactions with their boss, their team, work-place infrastructure and a multitude of other things...

By Ravi Panthi 11 Apr 2019

Seven BEE superpowers of the SME
Seven BEE superpowers of the SME

It is important to fully understand and explore the various elements of BEE and the SME. The good news is that if you are an SME owner, BEE is far simpler and less onerous to implement than you may think...

10 Apr 2019

Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters
Impimpi Alive - whistleblowing system for minimum wage defaulters

The DOL has developed a new system that will allow employees to report companies that fail to comply with the National Minimum Wage Act...

By Jacques van Wyk 10 Apr 2019

President appoints commission on fourth industrial revolution
President appoints commission on fourth industrial revolution

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

10 Apr 2019

Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneurs
Necessity and passion driving a generation of entrepreneurs

With the youth unemployment rate sitting at above 50%, growing numbers of young South Africans are considering entrepreneurship as a career option rather than competing for a limited pool of jobs in the formal sector or for a place at tertiary institution...

8 Apr 2019

Shedding some light on an employer's obligations during load shedding
Shedding some light on an employer's obligations during load shedding

It is no secret that the intensified load shedding has had a devastating economic effect on many companies. Without electricity, many businesses cannot function, and in those instances, employees are unable to work...

By Aadil Patel and Dylan Bouchier 8 Apr 2019

#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office
#FairnessFirst: Beyond tokenism, how more diversity in film = more money at the box office

With talk of 'diversity fatigue' and tokenism on the rise, it's time to take a new stand - this time for inclusivity. Those behind-the-scenes at the box office are adding their voices to the call as the likes of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians prove the power of being more representative on film...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Apr 2019

It's time for women to consider a career in tech
It's time for women to consider a career in tech

Before the introduction of the South African Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, women had no formal recognition as equal citizens...

By Leonie Stanley 5 Apr 2019

8 Ways to be happy at work
8 Ways to be happy at work

Many people think that if only they worked for a 'cooler' company, had a different job or made more money, they would then be happy at work...

5 Apr 2019

Stevie Awards for Great Employers open for nominations
Stevie Awards for Great Employers open for nominations

Entries are open for the fourth annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers, which honour the world's best companies to work for and the human resources teams, professionals, suppliers, and new products and services that help to create and drive great places to work...

5 Apr 2019

How to make the digital world work for your business
How to make the digital world work for your business

We frequently hear terms such as the 'digital workplace', the 'internet of things', 'automation in the workplace' and the 'future world of work' bandied about. But what does all of this mean for your business...?

By Rosalind Davey 4 Apr 2019

Labour's new scam alert!
Labour's new scam alert!

The Department of Labour has cautioned the public against a new scam doing the rounds which promises employees who have worked between 1990 and 2019 that they have rights to get financial benefits from the department...

4 Apr 2019

The rapid rise of flexibility and other workforce trends
The rapid rise of flexibility and other workforce trends

The world of work is constantly evolving...

4 Apr 2019

SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape...

4 Apr 2019

Partnership formed to ensure employees reap appropriate benefits
Partnership formed to ensure employees reap appropriate benefits

Mercer and Alexander Forbes have come together to design 'Arrive', a pan-Africa benefits solution across, health, wealth and career...

3 Apr 2019

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