Human Resource

The New Year started and the first order of business, the deadline to hand in your proposed skills plan for 2018, marked in red on your calendar.

Every company should have a defined, fixed and strong culture that runs throughout every department and interaction with the brand.

Like it or not, our radical workforce is becoming more digitally focused, more diverse, tech-savvy and is social media experts.

Nine to five and five days a week – the true adult’s habitat is one of deadlines, a chair on wheels and courteous office greetings.

Remote work is a global, growing phenomenon that only seems to be gaining in acceptance but there are many misconceptions about it from thinking it’s a way of skiving off or that it leads to employee disengagement.

Fathers can look forward to more time with their newborns following the passing of the Labour Laws Amendment Bill on Tuesday by the National Assembly, set to give dads more paid paternity leave.

With a saturated job market, and experience being a major employment requirement, more job-seekers are taking on low-paying – and often unpaid – internships for short periods to gain on-the-job knowledge to boost their CVs.

The corporate world embraces diversity and inclusion. Countless mission statements say so. Building a diverse organisation is supposedly a strategic imperative.

As the end of the year is fast approaching, many employees will find themselves feeling fatigued. 

Reputations have been ruined on social media. Recently there has been an upsurge in the number of businesses, educational institutions, government officials and private citizens who have discovered

The real leaders in a team are not the ones with the title. In this article we explore the ways that you can identify who has the potential to be a leader in your team.

If you thought an interview was all about trying to strategically answer a bunch of questions that will possibly get you into the next phase of the interview process, then think again.

A mere 5% of people with disabilities have a matric according to Progression’s statistics. In addition, persons with disabilities make up less than 1% of the reported workforce. It is estimated that around 95% of persons with disabilities are unemployed.

Debt is one of the biggest healthcare risks to SA’s workforce and it puts company performance at risk.


Tech companies, including Google, Amazon, Netflix, and Microsoft, have made headlines in the past few years for expanding paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.

At the end of every year, employees look forward to or even financially plan around the receipt of an end of year or Christmas bonus.

There’s nothing wrong with idle office chatter. It just becomes a question of what is considered appropriate to talk about and when is an appropriate time to chat.

Are you asking the right questions in your candidate interviews? “Right” may be relative to the business and the role in question, but is your list of the usual questions really providing you with insights into the candidate’s abilities and suitability for the role?

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.


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