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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

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 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

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

Science explains the booming popularity of co-working

The rapid rise of co-working the world over may just seem fashionable at the moment, but there are strong scientific reasons behind its rise in its popularity...

24 Jul 2019

What we can do about the global skills mismatch

For too long, HR experts around the world have been debating what to do about the pressing skills gap issue...

By Tatyana Terentyeva 22 Jul 2019

How to thrive in the digital era: the human touch

I don't believe anyone will deny that we are in the midst of digital disruption - or that businesses that embrace technology will benefit, while those who do not will lag behind...

By Jeanette Marais 22 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Education initiatives can transform CSI into social justice

Despite corporate social investment activities becoming more common among South African businesses in recent years, they're still seldom treated as little more than a box-ticking exercise...

By Dion Reddy 17 Jul 2019

Passing the torch to the millennial generation

There was a time during the tumultuous 60s and 70s that the younger generation was admonished to "never trust anyone over thirty"...

By Mark Bannerman 10 Jul 2019

Why businesses are shifting their training to digital

Think of the world's most successful businesses, not only do they pursue growth through innovation, they constantly evolve through adopting modern techniques to upskill their employees.

By Michael Gullan 9 Jul 2019

#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

Courage and fortitude required in transformation of leadership

In order to understand where the modern way of business is headed and how business leaders need to transform to meet the demands of the future way of working, one needs to recognise the underlying factors that have brought us to where we are today...

By Colette Staniland 8 Jul 2019

Just-in-time training can get youth working

Martin Pienaar, COO at Mindworx Consulting, shares how technology and just-in-time training including micro-courses can help young people enter the workplace...

By Martin Pienaar 5 Jul 2019

How to avoid distraction from your pursuit of executive success

A growing mismatch is becoming apparent between the behaviour of international corporate achievers and their South African counterparts...

By Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer 4 Jul 2019

Four ways companies can develop tomorrow's leaders

In today's ever-changing business landscape it's important for executives and companies to rise to the challenge of driving the development of future leaders within their organisations, in order to create wealth and shape the future...

By Magesvaran Suranjan 24 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: How to do business in Africa

Addressing the well-being needs of Africans through a true collaborative effort between business, government, communities and the people who inhabit this continent will unlock future value...

31 May 2019

Massmart names Walmart exec Mitchell Slape as new CEO

Walmart veteran Mitchell Slape has been appointed as Massmart's new chief executive officer and executive director of the company...

23 May 2019

Most digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working

By 2021, only one-quarter of midsize and large organisations will successfully target new ways of working in 80% of their initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. New ways of working include distributed decision-making, virtual and remote work, and redesigned physical workspaces...

2 May 2019

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