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The benefits of embracing workplace diversity

At some point, we have all alluded to the world being one global village. Though the statement alludes to the “ways of life” being intertwined, it does not however imply that the world has shrunk in its literal sense. Thanks to technology, geographical locations have become less of a worry and has therefore brought people closer together especially in the workplace. Telecommuting traversed communication of people located in different regions to foster constant interaction. So, the increase in interaction [...]

The Importance of HR Technology in a post Covid-19 world

The role of HR is in a state of inconsistency and only “forward-thinking” companies are predestined for success. So, now is the time for the use of HR technology that retains high levels of productivity. The future of work, post the global pandemic breeds for change and as a result, companies are finding “new ways” of work. Because of this, there is a need for new strategies that support, motivate, and equip employees to embrace this new culture. Are [...]

How technology helps drive corporate culture

How technology helps drive corporate culture Corporate culture is beliefs and behaviours that determine how a company’s employees and management interact outside business transactions. Technology helps to drive corporate culture in different ways. Corporate Culture is different and varies from organisation to organisation. It is how employees normally do their work and duties on a daily business. The recent outbreak of Covid-19 has forced many organisations to go digital in their line of work. Digital platforms serve as an important enabler [...]

How Africa can meaningfully support and promote entrepreneurship

Promote Entrepreneurship! The cry of every African Entrepreneur. A lesson from Silicon Valley (Book review: The Code – Silicon Valley and the remaking of America) We spend at least 1 hour a day as Africans using a product or service created in Silicon Valley. WhatsApp, Google, Twitter, iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, an Intel Chip, a Cisco router the list goes on. So why is Silicon Valley so successful and what can Africa learn from it? How can we use these lessons [...]

Alignment of Talent Management Strategy with Business Strategy

How to align Talent Management with Business Strategy Alignment of Talent management with Business strategy is one of the key activities that can help on organisational performance. The biggest mistake hiring managers can ever make is recruiting wrong employees for a certain job or task. Instead of focusing on how to beef up productivity and coming up with probably new revue streams, managers waste time monitoring the employees and correcting errors that would have been made. The organisation also suffers [...]

Transforming Human Resources through Technology

HR Tech is the not the future. It is the NOW. The world has seen Human Resources technology evolve in time in order to catch up with the digital environment. From Paper-Based Systems where the HR department operated in isolation, to Early Personal Computer technology (which only had the functionality of storing employee data), to Electronic Database Systems (which allow for integration to other business functions and production of reports) and finally now to Web-Based technology (which focuses on automating as [...]

The future looks digital! An era of the digitised HR function

The future looks digital! Have you seen it? Human resources or people management is often seen as an independent function. Some would even go further to say human resources and/or people management is often the least prioritised for digitisation and innovation. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, most organisations have been found unprepared. Therefore, Lack of adequate Technology to support their workforce who are forced to work from home has been a weakness for most organisations. Organisations not having invested [...]

The perks of working remotely: Employees and Managers

The perks of Working Remotely: Employees and Managers While the concept of working remotely or “working-from-home” is categorically what it says, it offers the opportunity of commuting from your bedroom to your designated work station, with your pyjamas being your choice of dress for the day. However, remote work can be defined as working from anywhere outside of the traditional borders of an office space. Technology is evolving, and so is the need for breeding new innovative ways of work. [...]

Remote working in South Africa – Are we ready?

Are we ready for remote workers or working from home?   One of the ways organisations are dealing with #CoronaVirus is to encourage employees to work from home. Remote working is identified as one of the “new ways of work” that we have seen being adopted in recent years. For some organisations, it’s business as usual as they use remote skilled workers to do work they do not have [...]

Performance Management in South Africa

Performance Management and its importance for the South African public Sector. Let me start by asking why is performance management important in South Africa? As I am writing this blog I have 2 notifications on my EskomSePush app (An app which notifies you when electricity will be cut in your area).  It is letting me know that there is going to be load-shedding in my area from 20:00hrs to 00:30hrs. So, I basically have 3 hours 29 mins left before the [...]