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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

#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO
#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO

Founded in 2015, high-volume recruitment tech startup Giraffe has since attracted over 500,000 South African jobseekers to its platform...

By Sindy Peters 12 Dec 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

Ammentorp © –
Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

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Four employees you want at your marketing agency

The creative. The upseller. The client-pleaser. The new business rockstar. The number cruncher. The strategic genius. The speedster. These are the people advertising and marketing agencies are always on the lookout for...

By Jessica Edgson 7 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Here's how you can hire a marketing dream team

The talent you stock in your marketing departments will largely determine the direction your business goes in the future. If you get the right creative minds in there, the sky is the limit...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Mar 2017

123RF
Building a team strong enough to carry a brand to success

We know that creating a strong company culture is crucial in order to hire the right employees – and then ensure they're inspired and enabled enough to help reach your business goals...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 20 Jan 2017

Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa
Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa

NGO Recruit Africa is a leading recruitment firm in the non-profit and development sector in Africa. Working with a wide range of clients, the agency aims to recruit across various sectors...

By Beverley Klein 2 Feb 2016

[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?
[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?

Are you one of those people who has already created new job titles for yourself, delighting in the opportunity to use the word "Ninja" on your QR-coded/augmented reality, digital pop-up business card?...

By Louise Marsland 7 Aug 2015

Unsuccessful business venture abroad? Chances are, you didn't do your homework
Unsuccessful business venture abroad? Chances are, you didn't do your homework

We all remember our parents telling us this a million times, "finish your homework, then you can go and play". Yet we forget to do this later in life...

By Rolf Akermann 14 Jul 2015

Wanted... the All-African CEO
Wanted... the All-African CEO

Company executives are pragmatic about profit. They may be innovative, but they remain practical, they do what works or has good prospects of working...

By Mosima Selekisho 10 Jun 2015

People first: the role of employer brands in driving growth
People first: the role of employer brands in driving growth

The global war for talent is intensifying, making it increasingly difficult for businesses without strong employer brands to be competitive. In South Africa the talent supply/demand curve is particularly skewed...

By Elsa Gouws 5 Dec 2014

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014

Innovation, entrepreneurship vital for economic growth
Innovation, entrepreneurship vital for economic growth

Technology is reconfiguring economies at such a rapid pace, creating new markets and opportunities that African youth can capitalise on. But how?

By Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais 13 Jun 2014

Jenny Reid
Do your employees understand professional social media?

Social media is a bit like a naïve teen's house party. Think of it as an endless online party where everyone is invited, everyone can listen or join in, or watch, at any time.

By Jenny Reid 14 May 2014

What does a good boss look like?
What does a good boss look like?

We speak about good bosses and bad bosses all the time... okay, no wait, we actually only speak about bad bosses all the time.

By Chemory Gunko 11 Apr 2014

[2014 trends] Marketing for advertising
[2014 trends] Marketing for advertising

There seems to be a growing shift towards advertising marketing managers within the South African advertising industry. This trends piece looks at the top three forward-looking ideas affecting the industry.

By Tarryn Pitchers 27 Jan 2014

[2014 trends] Significant trends in employee engagement
[2014 trends] Significant trends in employee engagement

2013 saw some definite shifts which give indications for 2014 - some necessitated by economics, others by the changing world of technology. There are some clear and significant trends that are being seen in the employee engagement world.

By Michelle Caldeira 24 Jan 2014

Ready to exchange the boardroom for the studio?
Ready to exchange the boardroom for the studio?

Are you charged with the adrenalin from having endured more than your fair share of 'flack' in your job? Then you may feel justified in diving headlong into the abyss of perceived 'instant freedom' of the self-employed. But first read on, before you hand over 'The Letter'.

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 12 Dec 2013

Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partner
Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partner

I chatted to Homecoming Revolution founder and CEO, Angel Jones and newly appointed managing partner, Bruce Mubayiwa to find out more about his new role as well as where the company is heading.

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Dec 2013

New era in HR management through social media
New era in HR management through social media

Social media and the proliferation of smart devices are sweeping in a new era in HR management, offering businesses an opportunity to engage with the market.

By James McKerrell 5 Dec 2013

You become good enough to compete at the very top not through genetics, but thanks to a range of factors. (Image: urbanora, via Wikimedia Commons)
Talent is a myth

I always thought that you were either creative or not. I also felt that I had an uncanny ability to determine whether an applicant would be a good planner or not. Either you had it or you didn't. Boy was I wrong.

By Sid Peimer 22 Nov 2013

Francois van Dyk
Employment trends for followers and friends (and connections)

A serious dichotomy is haunting the global economy with millions of unemployed people but also millions of positions which can't be filled due to a lack of suitable skills. Hence a few prevalent truths and trends have become apparent when observing the global employment landscape...

By Francois van Dyk, Issued by Ornico 18 Nov 2013

Daniel Pinch
How to build a great social media team

A question I've asked myself personally - the Society team started as two people in 2011, it's now 12, so we ask this in one way or another pretty regularly. This is also a question clients wanting to build their own teams have regularly asked us.

By Daniel Pinch 5 Nov 2013

Tiffany Markman
Multitasking - the myth

Tackling multiple tasks at once means faster results. Also, it's a great way to impress a boss. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'll bet 'good multitasker' appears on every CV you've ever sent. But the newest thinking is, however, that multitasking is actually a weakness, not a strength. (video)

By Tiffany Markman 30 Sep 2013

Julie Cheung
Increasing efficiency and employee wellbeing in a corporate workplace

MANCHESTER, UK: Labour costs are one of the biggest business expenses, so it makes sense to ensure your workers are as productive as they can be. Here are some steps you can take to achieve that.

By Julie Cheung 29 Aug 2013

The employee's guide to complaining
The employee's guide to complaining

Employee complaints have a legitimate place in business, with some tempering needed - in some cases more than others.

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 31 Jul 2013

Matthew Gray
Looking for great new talent? Just Google it

Google has become the definitive source for web search, handling 65.2% of all searches worldwide - more than four times the number of pages indexed by runners-up Yahoo! and Bing combined. In 2006, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary even included the word "Google," as a new transitive verb as in, let's "google it."

By Matthew Gray 23 Jul 2013

Dylan Balkind
Who do you think you are?

What's your take on some of the fancy-pants titles doing the rounds on the circuit currently? Happiness Advocate. Social Media Trailblazer. Head Cheese. Digital Dynamo. Copy Cruncher. I can't decide.

By Dylan Balkind 19 Jul 2013

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