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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

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019

In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

By Johan Botes 7 Jan 2019

Zim casualty doctors join strike
Zim casualty doctors join strike

Zimbabwean casualty doctors have joined their colleagues in a strike...

27 Dec 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

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Papers to help improve labour safety in agriculture, forestry sectors

The back-breaking jobs in the agriculture and forestry sectors are some of the most dangerous. To reduce health risks, FAO has published two papers mapping ways to improve worker health and safety...

19 Apr 2018

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Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

Women form an estimated 75% of workers at production level in Kenya and have seen some positive improvements in their employment conditions and rights over the years. But it hasn't been an easy journey...

By Lara Bianchi 16 Feb 2018

How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?
How are companies preparing for automation and the new world of work?

The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organisations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics. A fundamental consideration is how such changes disrupt and affect the world of work and long-standing traditions about the role human beings play in it...

By Lusanda Raphulu 8 Feb 2018

Executives need social media contracts
Executives need social media contracts

Executives have cited reputation as one of their top risk factors according to numerous reports. Fake news, fake social media accounts and cyber security are increasing the reputational risk in the digital world...

24 May 2017

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The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI...

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 Feb 2017

Zimbabwe government workers vow to strike over late pay
Zimbabwe government workers vow to strike over late pay

Government workers in Zimbabwe vowed on Tuesday, 29 December, to go on strike in January after their salaries and annual bonuses were not paid in the latest sign of the country's economic woes...

31 Dec 2015

Use of biometrics to monitor attendance of employees
Use of biometrics to monitor attendance of employees

On 9 April 2015 the Information and Communications Technologies Appeal Tribunal in Mauritius handed down a decision in Alteo Limited v Data Protection Office. The Tribunal held that the use of fingerprints for attendance purposes not expressly consented to by the employee was not in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act...

By Ammar Oozeer and Arvin Halkhoree 21 Apr 2015

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[BizCareers] Is entrepreneurial flair good or bad? How does my salary compare?

The BizCareers column returns once again and tackles the question of "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" as well as the issue of salaries for specific job titles...

By Juliette Attwell 18 Mar 2015

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[BizCareers] Read the fine print of your contract

This week we bring to light that it is imperative to read the fine print of your employment contract...

By Juliette Attwell 25 Nov 2014

[BizCareers] How to tackle contract and discrimination issues
[BizCareers] How to tackle contract and discrimination issues

In this week's BizCareers column, Juliette Attwell answers questions related to contract and discrimination issues...

By Juliette Attwell 3 Nov 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA
AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

Recruiting and employing in Botswana
Recruiting and employing in Botswana

Employers must get it right from the onset when recruiting and employing an employee in Botswana. This is important because as soon as an offer of employment is made and accepted by the employee, employment relationship immediately comes into existence.

By Thabiso T. Tafila 14 Jul 2014

Employment Act governs employee's rights in Zambia
Employment Act governs employee's rights in Zambia

The Employment Act (Chapter 268 of the Laws of Zambia) is the principal piece of legislation governing employee rights in Zambia. A distinction is drawn between oral contracts of service, which are governed by Part IV of the Employment Act, and written contracts of service, which are governed by Part V.

By Lauren Salt and William Woolcott 10 Jul 2014

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol
Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013

Calling all HR specialists, Bizcommunity.com launches recruitment event!
Calling all HR specialists, Bizcommunity.com launches recruitment event!

Bizcommunity.com is thrilled to invite you to attend its first recruitment event specifically intended for HR specialists, to be held in Cape Town this Thursday, 12 September.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 10 Sep 2013

Doctors strike over poor pay
Doctors strike over poor pay

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE - Doctors in Mozambique went on strike on Monday (20 May) demanding higher pay and accusing the government of reneging on a January promise to double their wages, the medical association said.

21 May 2013

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Johan Botes
Top 10 New Year's resolutions for employers

Here are some resolutions for 2013 for you that you, as an employer, may well find useful. Get them right now - and avoid any unpleasant surprises during the year.

By Johan Botes 31 Dec 2012