Human Resource

South Africa has a jobs crisis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, 6.14 million people were out of work, an unemployment <a href="">rate of 27.1%</a>, which is one of the highest rates in the world

Many people think that if only they worked for a cooler company, had a different job or made more money they would then be happy at work. 

For some organisations, the act of screening potential hires is not a necessity. 

Why do some employees fail to deliver in their job roles? Is it laziness, insolence or ignorance?

Social media is awash with pictures of proud graduates, degree in hand and ready to embark on the next stage in their lives

Given the amount of time employees spend at the office, the work environment needs to offer more personal health, wellness, and lifestyle support than ever.

There is truth in the saying “you can bring the donkey to the river, but you cannot force the donkey to drink”. 

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

When researching the benefits that having an engaged workforce can bring to an organisation, more often than not, the same two factors on how to improve this keep arising, these being collaboration and gamification.

Imagine this scenario: Margaret comes into work on Monday, and within an hour, she chats with an online bot to help answer her health insurance questions, uses the speech-to-text function on her mobile phone to send an email to a co-worker and remotely adjusts the thermostat in her office while sitting in a chilly meeting room. 

Human Resources (HR) directors and talent management teams have an integral role to play in helping to lead the digital businesses of today.

How do we get engagement? How do we motivate our staff?  How do we get staff to stay?

Do your employees struggle to express themselves and deal with conflict situations effectively? Is it difficult to have those specific (and challenging) conversations? Does achieving team cohesion in your company feel like a pipe dream? 

In line with global trends, South African companies are increasingly offering remote work options to prospective employees.

One of the biggest challenges parents face is the juggling of careers and family life. Women most often are the ones who take on the responsibility of caregiving in the home;

In his first State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa <a href="">posed the key question</a>: has South Africa built a society where the injustices of the past no longer define the lives of the present? 

As digital transformation continues to seep into each and every industry and sector and the skills gap continues to widen

The purpose of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) is to achieve equity in the workplace by promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination practices

Very often, an employee is suspended while an investigation is conducted into allegations of misconduct, or pending the holding and outcome of a disciplinary hearing. 

Building the leadership bench is a major priority in 2019 for 67% of heads of human resources and 78% of talent management leaders

It is no secret that securing the right mentorship can benefit the next generation by passing on the wisdom of seasoned workers

Social Media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information. 



Since October 2017, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect on society and has shone a spotlight on the manner in which sexual harassment is dealt with in the workplace.

South Africa’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 27.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday.

Valentine’s Day is not just about flowers and candle-lit dinners. It’s an annual opportunity to contemplate the power of love and the promise of happiness when you find the only one for you.




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