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Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO
Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO

Walmart veteran Mitchell Slape has been appointed as Massmart's new chief executive officer and executive director of the company...

4 hours ago

2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed
2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards winners revealed

Distell Group was named Overall Winner at the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa.

7 hours ago

What are transport services "rendered by the employer"? Sars clarifies...
What are transport services "rendered by the employer"? Sars clarifies...

To assist employers and employees with overcoming transport-related difficulties, the Income Tax Act introduced a mechanism to allow employers to provide transport services to their employees and that, although qualifying as a taxable fringe benefit in the employees' hands, no taxable value was given to such benefit...

By Wesley Grimm, assisted by Sergio dos Santos 16 May 2019

Project management 2.0 - introducing the delivery leader
Project management 2.0 - introducing the delivery leader

The nature of work has changed fundamentally over the past decade or so, and long-used ways of working have fallen short in the new digital-driven, fast-paced and hyper-competitive business landscape...

By Justine Grimmer 16 May 2019

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code...

15 May 2019

Why automation is a key to hiring diversity
Why automation is a key to hiring diversity

It is universally acknowledged that the status quo in hiring and talent acquisition just isn't cutting it...

By Adrian Cernat 14 May 2019

Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019
Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019

South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 0.5% point to 27.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018...

14 May 2019

10 culture hacks for digital transformation
10 culture hacks for digital transformation

What if after the second time someone tabled a decision the meeting was automatically over? What if you replaced all PowerPoint presentations with short memos? What if instead of talking about how a drone could reshape the supply chain, you demonstrated a test flight?

13 May 2019

7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace
7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs. What's for sure is that automation is changing the skills companies require from workers, yet the speed with which this is happening across functions within organisations varies...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 13 May 2019

Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry
Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry

As government plans to make substantial changes to South Africa's Occupational Health and Safety Act - which will place stricter obligations on companies across all sectors - career opportunities in the OHS industry are expected to skyrocket, experts say...

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 10 May 2019

4 key considerations of organisational change for the NextGen workforce
4 key considerations of organisational change for the NextGen workforce

The South African workforce is growing. The number of public university graduates continues to climb, with Statistics South Africa reporting that 203,078 South Africans graduated in 2016, up from 165,995 in 2012. And with this year's graduation ceremony season just passed, a fresh crop of young professionals is hungry to make their mark in the workplace.

By Reneshan Moodley 10 May 2019

9 awkward workplace scenarios and how to deal with them
9 awkward workplace scenarios and how to deal with them

Awkward workplace scenarios... Most of us have encountered at least one of the below-listed scenarios. The big question remains: Should we or shouldn't we discuss the big elephant in the room...?

By Anja van Beek 9 May 2019

Top 500 Best Managed Companies 10th anniversary edition to launch soon
Top 500 Best Managed Companies 10th anniversary edition to launch soon

The 10th edition of Top 500 Best Managed Companies is set to be on the shelves in July 2019. This celebratory edition showcases the leaders of South Africa's new era...

Issued by Topco Media 3 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to work

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom
Lack of diversity: The elephant in the boardroom

Internationally, major contributors to the governance discussion use the same tone about gender and ethnics diversity in boardrooms. They highlight the lack of diversity - even though progress has been made in recent years - and find a correlation between board performance and diversity in terms of growth, performance and value creation...

2 May 2019

Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working
Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working

By 2021, only one-quarter of midsize and large organisations will successfully target new ways of working in 80% of their initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. New ways of working include distributed decision-making, virtual and remote work, and redesigned physical workspaces...

2 May 2019

Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap
Five things women can do to bridge the gender pay gap

On 1 May, South Africa, along with the rest of the world celebrates Worker's Day - a holiday that is over 130 years old to commemorate the hardships faced and overcome by workers and labourers from all over the globe...

1 May 2019

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace

The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

By Johan Botes 30 Apr 2019

Glen Bresler
Tomorrow - I am going to stop procrastinating!

Victor Hugo faced a major problem in the summer of 1830. He had promised his publisher a new novel by February 1831, but had spent most of the last twelve months finding every reason to do anything other than write...

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 30 Apr 2019

Global executive networking
Global executive networking

Boardroom International is an exclusive online global executive and non-executive director platform, offering a premium service to global board level business executives...

Issued by Bossjansen Africa 30 Apr 2019

No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness
No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness

A recent study by Columinate reveals that nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace - 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration...

25 Apr 2019

Hiring the best person for the job
Hiring the best person for the job

One of the discussions that often surfaces in the diversity debate is that we should simply hire "the best person for the job". I've been reflecting on how we might consider this phrase. It's not a new argument and is often one that is raised against the concept of quotas, or as reason for a lack of diversity...

By Anna Curzon 24 Apr 2019

How to be a better leader
How to be a better leader

Good leadership extends beyond the boardroom. Lani Carstens, Managing Director at John Brown Media South Africa, and part-time executive coach, shares her top tips for being a better leader - in life and at work...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 23 Apr 2019

5 reasons why your business should consider outsourcing non-core services
5 reasons why your business should consider outsourcing non-core services

Organisations started outsourcing specific business activities in the 1990s mainly as a cost-saving measure. Functions not related to the core business, such as accounting, human resources, data processing, security and maintenance were contracted out to specialised service providers rather than handled by internal staff and resources...

By Jacques de Beer 23 Apr 2019

What's the one trait all good leaders need?
What's the one trait all good leaders need?

Emotional intelligence, says Byron John, Managing Director at Vizeum South Africa. Here Byron shares his thoughts on getting an "emotional upgrade"...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 23 Apr 2019

Boris Dzhingarov
6 ways to improve business productivity

It is not an easy task to run a business. You have to deal with clients, meet deadlines, set targets...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Apr 2019

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...

18 Apr 2019

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 16 Apr 2019

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

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