Are you gearing for the ICT skills you’ll need down the line?

Disruptive business models will require new job specifications, which in turn will demand an element of upskilling to enable resources to move from mundane or labour-intensive tasks to higher level responsibilities. By Theresa Ackerman, manager of operational...

Empowerment begins with equality

Gender diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace are no longer just nice to haves. They are business imperatives. By Gcobisa Ntshona, human resources director at LexisNexis South Africa Research already shows them to be socio-economic imperatives, because...

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020. By Rob Cooper, chairman of the Payroll Authors Group of South Africa, and host of the Sage...

All work and no play is a no-win for business

Did your employees enjoy the chance to play over December? Why stop them now just because business has started up again? By Michelle Moss, director at Signium Africa Current research suggests that organisations that provide opportunities for their staff to participate...

Top local labour market trends for 2020

In 2020, technology is set to continue transforming organisations and skills needs are evolving rapidly. Lyndy van den Barselaar, MD of ManpowerGroup South Africa As organisations focus on sustainability, relevance and sourcing and retaining talent, job seekers will...

2020 ushers in new era for HR and payroll data

This year will see HR and payroll data play a pivotal role in business, becoming an increasingly valuable asset that provides a snapshot overview of the current status of the business. This is according to Ian McAlister, GM of CRS Technologies. “Beyond the nuts...