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Can artificial intelligence help close gender gaps at work?

Gender stereotypes continue to hold women back at work, but tech firms say they have developed AI systems that can help break biases in hiring...

By Sonia Elks 18 Nov 2021

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Employment and Labour revamps Labour Activation Programme (LAP)

The Department of Employment and Labour is revamping its Labour Activation Programme (LAP) to deepen its impact in job creation initiatives...

17 Nov 2021

Why building a culture of 'we' is good for business
Why building a culture of 'we' is good for business

The notion of what makes a good leader has been examined from every angle over the years, leaving leaders with an overwhelming number of qualities they are expected to possess in order to be considered a good leader. ..

17 Nov 2021

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Saccawu to start indefinite strike at Massmart

Workers will start an indefinite strike on Friday at all group companies owned by Massmart in South Africa, creating another problem at the retailer struggling to turnaround...

By Promit Mukherjee 16 Nov 2021

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Tips for re-learning how to work at the office

After working from home for almost two years, the return to the office can feel almost designed to undermine your productivity...

16 Nov 2021

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Tips to hosting a safe year-end function to boost employee morale

With the festive season fast approaching, organisations may be contemplating whether or not to throw a year-end function for staff...

Lyndy van den BarselaarBy Lyndy van den Barselaar 15 Nov 2021

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ConCourt upholds labour courts' judgments on secondary strikes

On 12 November 2021, the Constitutional Court held in favour of mining employers in a historic secondary strike judgment...

By Lizle Louw, Johan Olivier and Shane Johnson 15 Nov 2021

Milani.org.za offers mental support programmes for teachers
Milani.org.za offers mental support programmes for teachers

Navigating the new teaching landscape created by the Covid-19 pandemic has put further strain on an already stressful educational environment...

15 Nov 2021

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Social Employment Fund critical for jobs, development

The R800 million Social Employment Fund, which is expected to create at least 50,000 jobs, is critical for uplifting communities...

15 Nov 2021

Community health workers: arbitrator rules against Nehawu

An attempt by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union to have over 47,000 community health workers employed permanently by government has been shot down...

12 Nov 2021

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Govt to review personnel spending to reduce public service wage bill

The Public Service Department will continue to review the increasing public sector wage bill as government aims to stabilise the spend on the compensation of employees...

12 Nov 2021

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The art of effectively managing remote teams

A recent PwC survey showed that 87% of employees prefer a mix of face-to-face and remote working, where working from home, in the office or from a co-working space is their own choice...

By Steven Pieterse 11 Nov 2021

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Simplifying HR and payroll compliance with cloud solutions

Many HR and payroll teams are finding it hard to keep ahead of admin in a time when labour legislation and tax regulation are becoming more complex...

Yolandi EsterhuizenBy Yolandi Esterhuizen 11 Nov 2021

B-BBEE shouldn't be a tick-box exercise. How impact sourcing can address this
B-BBEE shouldn't be a tick-box exercise. How impact sourcing can address this

For many businesses, B-BBEE has become little more than a tick-box exercise. Impact sourcing is one way that we could work toward addressing this...

By Gean Botha 10 Nov 2021

Employability: Shift the paradigm; do the work; change the destiny
Employability: Shift the paradigm; do the work; change the destiny

Colin Coleman, former CEO of Goldman Sachs and Senior Fellow at Yale University, recently wrote an article 'SA doesn't have a debt problem. It has a growth problem - and a solution.' (Sunday Times, Insight, 3 Oct 2021). This sparked much needed...

By Dr Rudi Kimmie, Issued by TSIBA 9 Nov 2021

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UIF disburses R6.4m to workers affected by July unrest

The UIF has commenced payments to the Workers Affected By Unrest Relief Scheme and has so far disbursed R6.4 million to 1,402 workers...

9 Nov 2021

What happens when the bot does not report for duty?
What happens when the bot does not report for duty?

In the mid 1980s, Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Terminator provided an extreme exploration of what happens when humans lose control of the intelligent machines that they themselves have developed, writes Tiisetso Tsiki, CA(SA) and senior finance...

Issued by SAICA 9 Nov 2021

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17 tips to make you a better leader

Leadership is that thing you have to do, even when you don't feel like it. Perhaps you're already leading a business, an organisation or part of one...

By Tara Turkington 8 Nov 2021

Source: supplied. Nelisiwe Masango is a financial markets analyst, CEO of Ubuntu Invest and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs to Watch
Bridging the racial and gender gap in SA

The average female worker earns 30% less than a male counterpart for doing the same job (Stats SA)...

By Nelisiwe Masango 5 Nov 2021

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Unpacking the unfathomable payslip

For many people, the processes and calculations that sit behind the amount that lands in their bank account each month are vague and complicated...

4 Nov 2021

Get a glimpse into your organisation's future with Top HR Leaders - The ultimate HR guide
Get a glimpse into your organisation's future with Top HR Leaders - The ultimate HR guide

The field of human resources took initiative this last year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, mitigating a wide range of internal and external pressures. Whether the need was implementing new workforce models, or monitoring employee wellbeing, HR...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Nov 2021

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McKinsey's Forward learning platform to give young professionals a boost

McKinsey has officially launched "Forward", its regional flagship virtual learning platform aimed at young professionals...

4 Nov 2021

Diversity is not about ticking boxes, but actually fixing the bottom line
Diversity is not about ticking boxes, but actually fixing the bottom line

One of the things that has concerned me this year is the continuing reluctance of some C-Suite executives, and particularly CEOs, to properly grasp the nettle when it comes to representativity and especially equity in their organisations...

By Lucia Mabasa, Issued by pinpoint one 4 Nov 2021

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Massmart's Doug Jones resigns to take up job in Australia

Jones will be succeeded by Llewellyn Walters, the current chief executive officer at Massmart Retail...

4 Nov 2021

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Seasonal staffing strategy: Get started early

'Tis the season of extended retail hours, an influx of customers and a shortage of permanent staff as the festive season approaches...

Lyndy van den BarselaarBy Lyndy van den Barselaar 3 Nov 2021

South Africa's shifting employment landscape is not all doom and gloom
South Africa's shifting employment landscape is not all doom and gloom

The dire toll of the last 18+ months on South Africa's job market is well known. As per the South African Reserve Bank's recent six-monthly Monetary Policy Review, "Of the over two million jobs lost during the depth of the Covid-19 crisis in the...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 2 Nov 2021

Find your organisation's sweet spot for infinite change: Culture
Find your organisation's sweet spot for infinite change: Culture

When you belong to a chosen community, you have most likely made a conscious choice to actively participate alongside a group of like-minded individuals. The goal? To reach a shared objective - whether this is to keep your local beach or park litter...

By Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 2 Nov 2021

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Tackling 4 lesser-addressed concerns of hybrid working

Providing the best of both worlds, hybrid work models have emerged as the most ideal solution for both employers and employees...

2 Nov 2021

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Presidential Youth Employment Intervention to create jobs

In a bid to mitigate the high unemployment rate among young people in South Africa, the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention's NPMN Innovation Fund funding round is open...

29 Oct 2021

Need for speed: How the drive for digital is transforming workforces
Need for speed: How the drive for digital is transforming workforces

With the drive for digital accelerating fast, businesses must now put their foot on the metaphorical gas, and leverage the benefits of digital transformation to fuel long-term recovery, or risk falling further behind...

Issued by Roubler 27 Oct 2021




Africa news

Coca-Cola's Bruno Pietracci talks African optimism and new ways of working
Coca-Cola's Bruno Pietracci talks African optimism and new ways of working

The Coca-Cola Company is optimistic about the African continent's economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and is building back better to grow its business in the region...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2021

Demand for drivers has doubled, incentives now key - GlobalData
Demand for drivers has doubled, incentives now key - GlobalData

Demand for drivers, including motor vehicle operators, ambulance drivers and attendants, truck drivers, and passenger vehicle drivers, has surged in the last...

28 Sep 2021

All the 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards winners
All the 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards winners

Gender Mainstreaming Awards announced the winners of its 2021 edition during a virtual celebratory event...

13 Sep 2021

#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future
#Fasa21: KFC's Akhona Qengqe on business survival and innovating for the future

KFC Africa's chief people officer Akhona Qengqe explains how the fast-food giant has been impacted by Covid-19, and how it's equipping itself for the future...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Sep 2021

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