Workplace 2025: where humans and machines coexist

The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis. By Ronnie Toerien, HCM sales development and strategy leader at Oracle Africa...

Addressing the causes of alcoholism

The dangers of alcohol abuse are well documented, and there is no shortage of adverts that highlight the risks of drinking alcohol, particularly around driving  under the influence.  It is even more prevalent during peak holiday seasons, highlighting the link between...

Workforce of the future: what is driving it and where is it going?

An increasingly rapid pace of innovation is driving forward technological advances in the enterprise at an unprecedented rate, meaning that workforce dynamics are set to change drastically in the coming years. By Ronald Ravel, Director B2B South Africa, Toshiba South...

The world at your fingertips with Office 365

Microsoft Office – already the world’s favourite user productivity application suite – is now packed with more features than ever before. “Not only do users get all the great features and benefits of Office 365, they get them automatically and at no additional cost,”...

Executive retrenchment becoming the new normal

No job is safe, no future secure. That’s the new normal as executives in both the private and public sectors confront a disturbing reality – retrenchment. By Auguste Coetzer, a director of Signium Africa Executive head-hunters are today witnessing an upsurge in the...

Technology revolution is actually about people

People working in the manufacturing industry tend to see the Fourth Industrial Revolution as yet another nail in the coffin of an already weakened industry. But without downplaying the challenges, there is another view. By Ryan Crawford, IT manager at Bridgestone...

Solving the education-to-employment dilemma

In order to find employment after matric, learners need to be empowered with relevant skills. These can only be delivered via close collaboration between the schools, the public and private sectors. By Ebrahim Matthews, MD of Pearson South Africa South Africa is...

Corporate narcissism – SA’s secret curse

It is the unspoken curse stalking corporate South Africa. Few people talk about it but many executives encounter it and may be vaguely – or acutely – aware of the danger to organisations and careers. By Annelize van Rensburg The potentially toxic issue is corporate...

Can CEO remuneration be sustainable?

Jack Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE) increased the value of the company by over 4 000% during his time at the helm of GE between 1981 and 2001. By Chris Blair, CEO, and Bryden Morton, executive director of 21st Century At the time, one of...

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