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Hybrid working is not the future of work, it’s the now. And companies that are choosing to accept and embrace this reality are not only enjoying increased staff productivity and improved business performance, but have enhanced their appeal to potential talent and established themselves as preferred employers.


The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the country’s highest oversight body for the National Qualifications Framework, has bestowed re-recognition status on the Chartered Institute for Procurement & Supply.


PEP stands as South Africa's largest single-brand retailer, renowned for offering affordable, high-quality clothing, footwear, and homeware. This guide details the steps to apply for jobs at PEP, showcasing the diverse opportunities available within this dynamic organization.


Since 1994, South Africa has emerged as an African economic powerhouse with a healthcare system that was once the envy of the continent. However, the country is facing a significant medical brain drain at a time when there is clear evidence that South African medical professionals possess some of the best skills in the world and will play an important role in economic growth following the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).


The shifts that occurred within the learning and development space this year have proved an excellent marker for what can be expected in 2024 and beyond. The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning resulted in significant cost reductions, making eLearning far more accessible to South Africans, while the focus moved to long term and sustainable L&D solutions from the Covid-19 crisis mentality that gripped the industry previously.


Artificial intelligence provides a service to HR, but shouldn’t replace people as a way of handling human resources within the business


The importance of leaving a financial legacy, even by those who may not consider themselves wealthy, should not be underestimated. While the word ‘legacy’ can conjure up a picture of a vast fortune and dynastic riches, the reality is that many ‘ordinary’ people can educate themselves about money and set long-term goals to grow their assets.


The world is changing and fifth industrial revolution is set to be the era of human and machine collaboration. This will also have a major impact on the workplace. 


Qualifying with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is a massive milestone, the culmination of years of hard work, late nights, intense focus and unrelenting dedication. But as many law graduates realise when they leave the university gates for the last time, achieving this notable qualification is only the first step on the road to becoming a legal professional, as many are unsure regarding what their next step should be, and what the options available to them are.

 


As the world emerges from the pandemic, employers must decide whether to continue allowing their employees to work remotely or force them to return to the office. Many believe that a move back to the office is the best way to ensure effective collaboration between workers while safeguarding the company culture.


Research and surveys across the globe are showing that there has been a dramatic increase in stress and burnout in the workplace, and South Africa is no exception. While the hangover from the pandemic and lockdowns continues, much of the workforce in most countries must now also contend with dramatically increased cost of living and uncertainty about the future, while continuing attempts to perform at previous levels as well as maintaining personal and family relationships.


LinkedIn has rated creativity as the most critical skill companies need today. This is vital in a VUCA environment (Volatility, Uncertainty, Change and Ambiguity) where it does not help to look at the past for answers.


National Treasury will need to identify more than R37 billion to cushion the impact of implementing wage increases for public service workers. Worker unions agreed to a 7,5% increase in April for public service workers.


Employees are part of the delivery of the product and service. Their performance, commitment, and loyalty to the job are critical and can be boosted through successful HR management.


At the start of the academic year, university students tend to make decisions without carefully considering the purpose and potential consequences that these decisions will hold for themselves and the people close to them. 


If there’s any advice on the running of your company that you should be fully amenable to in the time ahead, the advice related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters should rank highest, reveals Jeremy Bossenger, director at BossJansen Executive Search.


If you’re based in the talent-sourcing niche, it can be distressing to see skilled senior staff members at listed corporations emigrating en masse for the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and even Canada. But there’s a notable silver lining.


Do you enjoy interacting with different personalities and a good communicator? If you are someone who likes to resolve relational problems, then a career as a Human Resource Professional could be a great one for you.


There are four key HR functions that are necessary for your company to be successful. Every one of these functions is crucial to the success of your business.


Employees are taken on to perform fundamental functions in a business and contribute towards the overall success of the operation. However, should an employee turn out to be problematic, your business stands to lose more than just time, money and effort. Understanding how to avoid making a poor hiring decision is, therefore, vital during the recruitment process.


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