More needed for workplace inclusion

With slow global economic growth resulting in many sectors shedding jobs around the world, South African males now more than ever are urged to accept responsibility for their families, says youth employment engine, Lulaway. Statistics South Africa’s latest...

Insist on employee declarations to expose conflicts

The speed at which business operates today often means that suppliers and contractors are on-boarded quickly without proper vetting procedures. When the vetting of these vendors takes place after the service is rendered, it could expose companies to risks such as...

Networking tips for introverts

Despite being an important part of the modern business environment, networking can be a challenging undertaking for some – especially those who are a little more introverted than others. ManpowerGroup South Africa’s MD, Lyndy van den Barselaar, says it is...

The business of tech from a woman’s point of view

Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa – out of 236 000 ICT (tech) roles, women occupy 56 000 of them. Rumbidzai Zawu, co-founder and chief operations officer at U-App, was undeterred by the statistics when she launched the company with Joseph...

ConCourt delivers ground-breaking finding on labour brokers

The deeming provision in s198A(3)(b)(i) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) provides that an employee of a Temporary Employment Service (TES) not performing a temporary service for the client is “deemed to be the employee of that client and the client is deemed to...

Do we need HR for the robot workforce?

Do you speak ‘bot’? It sounds like a flippant question but it’s not. In every organisation, it’s the employees who drive much of the success, engaging with customers, driving revenue and profits, and keeping the wheels of business and commerce...