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Coronavirus: 5 ways to be a better manager when working from home
Coronavirus: 5 ways to be a better manager when working from home

Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job...

By Thomas Roulet 2 days ago

5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown
5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown in response to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the country....

By Chanell Kemp 24 Mar 2020

A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning
A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning

Burt Gunning is the guy to take your cue from when it comes to running a successful franchise business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Mar 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris
Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris

HEC Paris Business School and the Yale School of Management have joined forces to bring the successful Yale Women's Leadership Programme to Europe. The programme, to take place at HEC Paris in March 2020, is set to bring together women leaders from around the continent...

14 Feb 2020

New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution

The African workforce is mushrooming, and by 2035, its numbers will have increased by more than the rest of the world's regions combined...

27 Jan 2020

Ntombizamasala Hlophe.
#BizTrends2020: The future of work in adland

Enough has been said about the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution to leave most of us in two camps; nervously awaiting the changes or mildly panicking and signing up for every digital course available...

By Ntombizamasala Hlophe 23 Jan 2020

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#EvolutionOfWork: Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industry

There is a growing need for entrepreneurs to have flexible, affordable, readily available and convenient workspaces...

By Gidgette Osborne 24 Dec 2019

#PR2020 Summit speakers Nadia Hearn of Faselis, Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios, Jaco Pienaar of PEAR, Sasha Knott of Job Crystal and Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters. Missing: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius.
#PR2020: Trends in the PR influencer, recruitment, reputation and measurement space

Held at the new 44 on Long venue, above Tiger's Milk, the PR2020 Summit shared top insights into PR trends set to continue into 2020. Here are highlights from the five speakers of the day: Robin Tindall of Lead Genius; Regine Le Roux of Reputation Matters; Sasha Knott of Job Crystal; Jody Kolbee of Writers Hand Studios; and Jaco Pienaar of PEAR...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2019

Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda
Youth development tops AEC 2019 agenda

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year's focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa's youth...

2 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

How 4IR is creating more jobs
How 4IR is creating more jobs

With the world on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) that is set to fundamentally change how people engage and interact with each other and business, the focus now is on what the job market of the future will look like...

29 Nov 2019

5 reasons hiring an intern can help your business
5 reasons hiring an intern can help your business

All businesses, but especially small businesses can gain significantly from hiring interns...

28 Nov 2019

Importance of solitude in the office
Importance of solitude in the office

It's all about teamwork and collaboration in the workplace currently. Office walls have come down and co-workers spend their days with their heads together brainstorming and planning. However - are there detrimental effects to not having "alone time" at the office...?

26 Nov 2019

Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance report
Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance report

Only ethical leadership, ethics and compliance with the country's existing legislation and regulations can arrest South Africa from its economic malaise, create jobs and address poverty and inequality...

21 Nov 2019

From Boomers to snowflakes - can we all just get along?
From Boomers to snowflakes - can we all just get along?

The phrase "OK, Boomer" reached a high point recently when it was used in parliament by a 25-year-old New Zealand politician in response to being heckled by an older colleague...

18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment
Why we need a 'war room' to beat the battle against youth unemployment

The youth unemployment rate is increasing, with efforts to address this national crisis failing. South Africa needs to tackle this growing social and economic problem with the urgency it requires with co-ordinated efforts, accurate resource allocation and strategic planning...

13 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

What do millennials really want from a workplace?
What do millennials really want from a workplace?

A recent survey entitled What Millennials Want From the Workplace has revealed that workplace design and flexible working are top priorities...

11 Nov 2019

Amanda Alves, head of digital at Publicis Machine. Image supplied.
Why human creativity is still needed to navigate radical innovation

Publicis Machine's Amanda Alves elaborates on why human creativity and innovation are still needed to navigate 4IR. She also lets us in on which skills will be most at risk of commoditisation, as AI and machine learning enter the workplace...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2019

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa
Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

4 Nov 2019

The solopreneur has entered the mainstream
The solopreneur has entered the mainstream

It was predicted that by 2019, there would be 40 million independent workers in the US...

By Colleen Mansour 1 Nov 2019

CQ is the new EQ for executives
CQ is the new EQ for executives

Second only to emotional intelligence (EQ), cultural intelligence (CQ) is fast becoming one of the most in demand skills for executives in today's culturally diverse world of business...

By Michelle Moss 23 Oct 2019

Expat tax exemptions: No double taxation
Expat tax exemptions: No double taxation

On 1 March 2020, an amendment to the foreign employment income exemption comes into operation. There have been misperceptions about those expatriates that will be affected by this change to the tax law...

By Graeme Palmer 18 Oct 2019

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Corporate reporting should extend to employee wellness

Current corporate reporting is far more nuanced than ever before, covering financial, environmental, social and governance elements. However, reporting on health has largely been neglected...

18 Oct 2019

5 tips for running a virtual office
5 tips for running a virtual office

Industry 4.0 is changing the way we do business, particularly the traditional concept of workspace. Reputation Matters, a proudly African research agency, has been successfully working from a virtual office space since 2008 and shares five tips for acing it...

17 Oct 2019

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

Outgoing JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King in conversation with Tom Scholtz, Gartner VP analyst in a special guest keynote session at Garner Symposium 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

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