Tips for managing staff leave

Employees face a two-fold risk if they do not take the leave they are legally entitled to. Firstly, they could forfeit their leave after a pre-determined period, depending on their company policy. Secondly, they could be diagnosed with burn out and be placed on...

New skills needed for 4IR

ICT professionals will have to cultivate ethics, professionalism and a range of new skills to thrive in future, says IITPSA’s Moira de Roche. Education and professional development will need to focus on new areas such as creativity and entrepreneurship in order...

Make the most of LinkedIn as an online CV

As the employment landscape continues to evolve toward a more digitally focused future, the use of professional sites like LinkedIn have skyrocketed – from both an employer and a job seekers perspective. While individuals may use the platform for professional...

Separating fact from fiction on a CV

Can you really treat information declared on a CV as fact? The answer is a solid no, because embellished CV’s are a dime a dozen and all it takes is a quick online search to prove just how prevalent this trend is among job applicants, says says Rudi Kruger, GM...

Here’s how SA responds to Black Friday

While not initially a South African phenomenon, Black Friday has become entrenched as an annual retail event. There is just about nobody who doesn’t know about Black Friday … When gig economy company M4Jam set out to survey nearly 2 000 South Africans...

Preparing Standard Bank’s workforce for future-fit competences

The fourth industrial revolution is changing the workplace with unprecedented speed. To remain relevant, companies and their employees must act now to prepare themselves for a vastly changed – but far more empowering – future of work. By Jörg Fischer,...