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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

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

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

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

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

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

KZN to hold inaugural 4IR summit
KZN to hold inaugural 4IR summit

Government leaders and key stakeholders in Durban will on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, discuss ways the province can adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR)...

25 Mar 2019

Workplace challenge retains 500,000 jobs
Workplace challenge retains 500,000 jobs

The Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) has contributed to the retention of 500,000 jobs...

20 Mar 2019

Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR
Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

15 Mar 2019

Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them
Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them

More and more businesses are expanding into a virtual world, which has advantages for employers and employees alike, but challenges and risks too...

By Rosalind Davey 7 Mar 2019

Jobs of the future - Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jobs of the future - Surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Any revolution or change is met with fear and trepidation. Not only is artificial intelligence and automation impacting our daily lives (and what we do to earn a living), but it is also transforming entire industries...

Issued by CareerJunction 7 Mar 2019

KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR
KZN giving youth the skills they need for 4IR

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government is on a path to produce graduates who will help to ensure that the province adapts to the advent of the fourth industrial revolution...

4 Mar 2019

Labour organisations urged to embrace technology
Labour organisations urged to embrace technology

Worker and employer organisations need to embrace technology to reach those working in non-traditional and informal ways, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

1 Mar 2019

Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat
Getting Intuit: Why AI is an opportunity, not a threat

As technology rapidly evolves to make our lives simpler through ease of communication and automation, so comes the fear of redundancy as more people wonder if they will be replaced by "robots"...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2019

The Annual Employment Conference 2019
The Annual Employment Conference 2019

In future when we want to drive business performance, decide on appropriate workplace strategies and get greater returns on resources, the traditional 80/20 principle will be replaced by more detailed data...

Issued by Global Business Solutions 26 Feb 2019

Industry 4.0's role in altering the job landscape
Industry 4.0's role in altering the job landscape

The world as we know it is on the brink of a revolution, driven by emerging technologies that are set to fundamentally alter our lives in unprecedented and unanticipated ways...

By Tebogo Moalusi 22 Feb 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

#RecruitmentFocus: Jobs and skills in the fourth industrial revolution
#RecruitmentFocus: Jobs and skills in the fourth industrial revolution

As the digital age transforms the way in which people live, it will also have an impact on the economy and on jobs. New trades with new skills will be created and some jobs that are currently being done by humans will be replaced by automated systems...

By Amukelani Chauke 18 Dec 2018

Boost for digital skills training
Boost for digital skills training

The National Assembly has passed the iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill...

By Mish Molakeng 6 Dec 2018

How are South Africans planning to future-proof their careers?
How are South Africans planning to future-proof their careers?

Only 23.8% of working South Africans believe their current skills will keep them employed in 10 years' time, according to a research report released by MasterStart this week...

13 Sep 2018

How the fourth industrial revolution will affect the law profession
How the fourth industrial revolution will affect the law profession

Progress is inevitable, and the fourth industrial revolution is bringing significant changes to the way we live, interact and do business. It is the future of technology where objects, machines and various devices (all things) connect with each other in a secure, networked environment...

By Itumeleng Mukhovha 30 Jul 2018

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...

By Daniel B. le Roux 18 Jul 2018

Are management positions really safe from automation?
Are management positions really safe from automation?

With an estimated two thirds of jobs in South Africa at risk of automation, it would be naïve for organisational leaders and managers to think their positions are immune...

21 Jun 2018

Are robots stealing our jobs?
Are robots stealing our jobs?

We've seen it in the Industrial Revolution, where machines replaced countless jobs almost overnight...

By Brian Timperley 6 Apr 2018

This week in tech - robots are coming for your jobs
This week in tech - robots are coming for your jobs

This week in tech, we take a look at an app SA desperately needs. Also, you may already be sitting next to a robot at work. They're among us...

By Jason Snyman 9 Mar 2018

Machines will cut jobs, CE survey finds
Machines will cut jobs, CE survey finds

Global CEs are planning to hire - rather than fire - more employees in the next 12 months, as they recognise the most difficult and important skills to find are those that cannot be performed by machines, according to a PwC survey...

19 Jan 2017

The changing labour market - high school graduates take heed
The changing labour market - high school graduates take heed

2017 has arrived, with school leavers and the newly graduated looking to enter the job market, while others have to decide on what their further studies will centre on...

By Andre Venter 15 Dec 2016