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5 digital workers coming to a desk near you...

AI and machine learning are here and working away in a company near you... and on your phone, in your car and in all sorts of places online. Here we outline five types of digital worker you'll likely have on your team in the immediate future, if you don't already.

By Ryan Falkenberg 8 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

#GartnerSYM: Outgoing JSE CEO's tech and CSR insights for the future

The opening keynote of the final day of the Gartner Symposium 2019 kicked off with a conversation with Nicky Newton-King, retiring from her role as CEO of the JSE on 30 September. She spoke of the role of tech in business and society and the aspects of leadership and transformation that have been part of her 23-year journey with the JSE...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applications

In order to provide young energy professionals with the tools and experience to become future leaders across the industry, the African Energy Chamber is launching its first Fellowship Programme. Applications are open throughout October 2019, for a one-year programme that will start in January 2020...

27 Sep 2019

Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in Nigeria

SAP Africa Code Week has collaborated with Nigeria's Niger and Taraba State Governments to bring digital skills training to teachers in the country's northern provinces for the first time...

26 Sep 2019

7 considerations to help you live your best business life

According to the latest Deloitte Millennial survey*, it seems that most millennials have the same concerns when it comes to finding happiness and fulfillment in the workplace...

19 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2019

Perennials: The secret weapon every company needs

Perennials: an evergreen generation who remain curious and relevant despite their advancing age. This generation is energetic, switched on and most importantly, employable...

By Andrew Robinson 16 Sep 2019

Not in my name - gender violence in the workplace

Employers can play a critical role in stigmatising violence against women and ensuring that perpetrators are ostracised from civilised society. No employer should have any doubt about its ability to dismiss any employee who assaults a female colleague, client or supplier...

By Johan Botes 10 Sep 2019

Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobs

Technology-related gains could triple South Africa's productivity growth - according to a new report on The Future of Work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation from McKinsey & Company...

5 Sep 2019

HR risk management: 3 steps to screening potential employees

Even with highly skilled and trained human resources (HR) personnel, it is possible for unsavoury employees to get through the cracks of the hiring process. So how do companies strengthen their hiring process, while ensuring that those currently hired by the company aren't a threat...?

4 Sep 2019

Balance or blend - a better work-life solution for all ages

We all know that the way we work has changed considerably over the past few years. So in addition to all the talk around digital disruption and workplace transformation, the topic of work-life balance is high on everyone's agenda too. If it's not, it should be...

By Andrew Robinson 28 Aug 2019

AI-human interplay is criticial for effective FS operations

The use of technology is crucial for financial services organisations with ambitions of prevailing in a highly contested market. Sustainable productivity improvement in the industry requires technology and humans to work together in fundamentally new relationships - where machines assist humans to fulfil their roles better...

By Barry Vorster 21 Aug 2019

Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?

Flexible working is close to celebrating its 30th birthday. Advances in technology and societal trends mean it has been a possibility for workers for decades. Yet, while this is not new, the last 10 years have seen working flexibly become widely accepted, and even demanded in South Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

How SAB (almost completely) localised its supply chain

The South African Breweries sources nearly all of its raw materials - used in the brewing process - from local South African suppliers...

31 Jul 2019

Personal brand leads organisational brand

There's a lot of emphasis on personal brand these days, which is not surprising given the power of social media networking...

By Johnny Johnson 30 Jul 2019

Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

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