Human Resource

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.

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The traditional 8-hour workday is an outdated, ineffective approach to work that actually diminishes productivity.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

Advances in digital technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers which enable employees to work at home and elsewhere are rapidly transforming the traditional model of work.

Advances in digital technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers which enable employees to work at home and elsewhere are rapidly transforming the traditional model of work.

Working with millennials can be challenging for older generations who might not understand aspects of their workplace behaviour. But addressing these differences and learning from their approach can be very beneficial. This is according to Frances Okosi, Partner in the Finance & Banking Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg.

When you hire someone, you obviously hope they’ll succeed and grow with the business. You don’t want someone who you’re going to have to let go after their probationary period is over. No, you want someone who is going to be part of the company for years to come.

Generation Z, those born between 1995 and the early 2000s, is transforming the workplace. But what do you know about how these new entrants operate in the workplace?

In many organisations, performance management is approached as an annual performance review, with the main aim to determine the employee’s increase and possible bonus.

The new era of talent acquisition in an ever-evolving and fast-paced business environment.

While some steps have been made towards integrating women into the workforce African women still face many barriers to obtaining decent employment.


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