Human Resource

The statement ‘time flies’, is truly underrated. While some organisations are still busy figuring out how to accommodate and handle Millennials and how to marry the differences between the Baby Boomers and Generations X and Y in the workplace, Generation Z is ready to enter the workforce.

Depression costs South Africa more than R232 Billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity either due to absence from work or attending work whilst unwell, the IDEA study of the London School of Economics and Political Science 2016 found.

With many companies striving towards diversifying their workforce, people with disabilities are becoming increasingly integrated into organisations. Yet despite these efforts, workplaces remain largely inaccessible to people with disabilities, with physical and attitudinal barriers still presenting a major challenge.

The South African Police Service management has asked all striking 10111 workers to return to work no later than Friday, 29 September, or face disciplinary steps.

This month in South Africa, we are celebrating Heritage Day which reminds us that we are all different in culture, beliefs and traditions. This is what makes us unique and a nation that has more spirit and strength. As a nation we know the importance of embracing diversity.

Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

While working remotely is a growing trend the world over, with telecommuting having increased by 115% since 2015 among non-self-employed workers, according to Global Workplace Analytics, it is not without its challenges. ManpowerGroup South Africa’s managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, points out that working remotely is not necessarily suited for everyone.

Future-spotting is a key strategic challenge for senior management. For those taking a forward-view, a new priority has emerged … how to react to the rise of the robots.

Do you think appearance doesn’t count in the workplace? Well, think again. The quality of your work might be the most important thing but your appearance also leaves an immediate impression on your colleagues, including management.

Sitting and working at a desk for long hours may feel far removed from being a professional athlete but to improve at your job there is a principle you can borrow from them: rest.

The percentage of black African professionals in Cape Town has increased by a mere four percent over the past 10 years according to the Department of Labour.

The current unemployment rate in South Africa is 27,7 percent. That’s almost a third of the population. A large portion of the unemployed are in fact graduates, with an overwhelming 60 percent of graduates remaining unemployed, or being employed in a career that is not in their field of study.

The traditional 8-hour workday is an outdated, ineffective approach to work that actually diminishes productivity.

Issues related to mental health, including depression, in the workplace have not always garnered the necessary sympathy or response from employers compared to physical issues, but this is changing say HR and HCM experts at CRS Technologies.

Hiring the wrong candidate for any role can be a costly error. Learn how talent assessments can take some of the risk (and cost) out of your organisation's hiring strategies.

As more jobs become automated concerns over unemployment levels increase but technology will do more for the marketplace then replace workers, according to research.

The Department of Labour has advised companies to ensure that they have proper employment equity (EE) plans in place, this as currently proposed amendments to equity legislation will tie state contracts to compliance with legislation.

The working environment is transforming, thanks to millennials - they are taking over and will soon dominate leadership roles in the workplace.

It seems as though work is what our lives centre on during these modern times. We spend so much time working, and the fact of the matter is, many of us hate our jobs.

The current economic climate is compelling South African and global businesses alike to make organisational changes, sometimes leading to staff being retrenched.

Employees resign. It happens to every business, manager and head of department. Sometimes you can see it coming long before it happens and other times it comes as a complete shock.

The dated notion that any candidate with a degree is ‘better’ or ‘more employable’ than one without is still highly common amongst business leaders and hiring decision makers.

Facing retrenchment can be a frightening experience. Its unchartered territory for most people, who end up feeling vulnerable because they’re unfamiliar with the legal processes and options.

“Employees are no longer content with just a pay cheque and good benefits. There is a soul-searching epidemic afoot in the workplace where they want meaning and passion,” says Mias de Klerk, professor in Human Capital Management and Leadership Development.

A number of recruitment innovations emerge annually which enable businesses to work faster and more efficiently when sifting through candidates to find the perfect fit for their companies.

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