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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.

Emerging HR trends to watch in 2024

Realigning HR priorities, reinventing with a focus on driving value and stepping up to champion meaningful change in the world of work are three key trends that will inform the 2024 HR landscape.

Joseph Rock returns to Exxaro as CPO

Joseph Rock returns to Exxaro resources as chief people and performance officer, marking a homecoming for the business leader.

Crafting a relevant EVP for modern workforces

It’s pointless to build an authentic, competitive, and fit-for-purpose EVP if employees don't see it reflected in their daily lives, writes Celeste Sirin, MD of Employer Branding Africa.

Photo Gallery: 2 November 2023, CHRO Dinner, Tryn Restaurant, CPT

Intimately seated around a fine dining table at Tryn Restaurant at the Steenburg wine estate in Cape Town, an exclusive number of HR leaders embarked on a discussion around the importance of being business-minded as HR executives. The dinner, hosted on the evening of 2 November 2023 was hosted by CHRO South Africa in collaboration with principal partner Workday.

CHRO Dinner discusses what to do with the seat at the table

So, as a CHRO, you have a seat at the executive table, now what do you do with it? This was the question posed by HR leaders at a recent CHRO Dinner, as they tried to outline how best to bring value to the profession.

The rise of the greats sparks transformation in the workplace

The post-Covid landscape has changed the world of work significantly, as companies adapt to the Great Resignation, Great Reawakening, Great Reshuffle and Great Unretirement. It’s all the more prudent for HR strategies to evolve and adjust to The Greats.

Photo Gallery: 31 Oct 2023, CHRO Dinner, Aurum

HR leaders gathered at the Aurum restaurant at the Leonardo for another intimate yet insightful dinner. On the menu? All things EAPs and how best HR leaders can utilise these programmes to support employees. This dinner was supported by CHRO South Africa partner Sanlam Umbrella Solutions

Photo Gallery: 19 October 2023, CHRO Dinner, Aurum, Johannesburg

On 19 October, an exclusive group gathered at Aurum restaurant at the swanky Leonardo in Sandton to discuss how HR leaders can embrace the principles and practicalities of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Good Work Framework. The dinner was hosted by CHRO South Africa in partnership with principal partner Mercer.

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