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Psychological safety leads in the protection against burnout

Burnout may be enemy number one in the global workforce. Of the many interventions to curb it, psychological safety emerges as the most promising ingredient, write Tyler Phillips, head of research and content and Dr Etienne van der Walt, CEO and co-founder, both at Neurozone.

The secret currency to talent: the EVP

EVP could be an employer’s secret sauce as it enhances talent management, highlighting company values and sustainability, attracting and retaining top talent, writes Celeste Sirin, employer branding specialist and CEO of Employer Branding Africa.

Old Mutual leaders unpack the impact of parental leave changes

New parents will soon legally have the right to decide how to divide the four months of parental leave. Lindiwe Sebesho, managing director of Remchannel, and Blessing Utete, managing executive of Old Mutual Corporate consultants, provide their views on whether workplace policies and culture are ready for this gender shift.

Dr Simi Ramgoolam: digging deep for personal leadership fulfilment

Dr Simi Ramgoolam sheds light on the distinctive nature of HR within a multinational mining company, and how the HR agenda directly influences and contributes to the broader mining community, illustrating how the company’s people strategies extend beyond internal operations.

Shining a light on neurodiversity research

Way more than a buzzword in the modern workplace, the topic of neurodiversity is being covered by the likes of Forbes, Bloomberg and the World Economic Forum. Here’s why it’s important for astute employers to incorporate these new skill sets into the mix, writes Jeremy Bossenger of BossJansen Executive Search.

The case for employers to support employees’ financial wellness

South African over-indebtedness is severe, with quick salary depletion, leading to short-term loans and worsening debt. Bayport's solution offers debt relief and financial education, reducing debt and improving financial stability for employees writes Alfred Ramosedi, CEO of Bayport Financial Services.

CEO Avian Bell's top tips for succession planning

Incoming CEO of Quantumed Avian Bell shares how a positive organisational culture, strong skills transfer and a solid succession plan enabled him to rise to the top rung of the corporate ladder.

AI chatbots – your on-demand HR PA

Who would turn down a personal assistant (PA) that takes care of all your admin and repetitive tasks flawlessly and speedily? With the latest developments in AI and automation tools, this is completely possible for most HR administrative tasks, writes tech lead at Mintor Chat-Based Solutions, Leànne Viviers.

Good leaders are great performers

Successful leaders have mastered the art of compelling leadership storytelling, writes Nelia Joubert-Hartman, change marketing director at the Actuate Group.

Why diverse workplaces are a must

Embracing radical openness and generational differences proves to be beneficial for businesses worldwide, writes Anja van Beek, talent strategist, leadership and HR expert, and executive coach.

What is the real cost of sexual harassment in the workplace?

Nelly Mohale, head of human capital at Decusatio, and Ginen Moodley, founder of Moodley Attorneys, explain how sexual harassment in the workplace doesn’t only have financial implications, but also leads to emotional and reputational damage for both the parties and the organisation.

CHRO Lee Watts on navigating the future of work in HR

Lee Watts, chief human resources officer at Kurtosys, delves into his journey into the field of HR, the evolving role of CHROs in response to automation, remote work, and the gig economy, and the leading trends shaping HR in 2024.

Part 1: Building tomorrow's HR leaders: strategies for success

In part one of this article, Debbie Mtshelwane, a lecturer and leader of the HR programme at North-West University Potchefstroom campus, shares strategies for cultivating HR leaders for the future. She stresses the importance of seeing this effort as a crucial part of a complete approach.

Cracking the code to keeping talent

Brett van Aswegen, CEO of short-term lending company Wonga, shares how he is working on creating a company culture that encourages his team to find motivation from within.

Harmonising mainstream HR practices with ubuntu values

Similarities exist between ubuntu and mainstream HR practices and businesses should explore a synergy between the two systems to bring out the best in their people, writes CHRO Award 2023 nominee and CHRO executive advisor at Africa Chartered Managers, Besa Muthuri.

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