Technology helps mining company get back to work

One of South Africa’s oldest mining companies has rolled out a high-tech thermal screening solution at one of its mines in Limpopo and at its Sandton head office as part of a wide-ranging initiative to protect its employees from the spread of Covid-19. The solution,...

Tough times ahead: take care of your ability to fund a health crisis

South Africa’s post Covid-19 economy is looking dire and many South Africans face the prospect of unplanned financial hardship for at least the medium-term. Reprioritising household budgets will be key in navigating through the months ahead, while ensuring that...

Culture and Toxicity: Get the acid out the organisation

Workplace toxicity spreads into every crevice and cranny and can mean the end of a successful business if not dealt with. By Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue Toxic workplaces are common. They’re also destructive and can cause the organisation to lose its best people as...

Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?

Employees returning to work from the Covid-19 lockdown will need to show reasonable justification if they halt work on the basis that they are exposed to the virus. By Kenneth Coster, partner at Webber Wentzel Legal provisions allowing employees to withdraw from a...

Digital workers may just save us in the most unexpected ways

Covid-19 looks to be the tipping point for the world of work. Traditional organisations, which for so long demanded their employees’ physical presence have been forced to rethink their views. Thanks to South Africa’s lockdown, the impossible has rapidly become the new...

Re-imagine remuneration in the time of Covid-19

Covid-19’s most lasting effect may be prompting us to think differently. For me, this global crisis provides a heaven-sent opportunity to rethink the way we look at remuneration and, more broadly, work. By Nicol Mullins, chartered reward specialist and exco member of...

Remote management and the challenges of a scattered workforce

Looking at the world of work today, it has been cut in half. On one side is the office, the traffic and the regular flow of people into places and roles. On the other is the remote workforce, with staff doing their best to complete their roles using digital tools and...

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