Author: Chuma Mxo
Articles by Chuma Mxo
Norma Teyise, Takealot’s head of DTI, talks about her niche in the HR space
Norma wanted to focus on something where she could truly make a mark.
Discovery introduces a mandatory vaccination to all staff for 2022
The financial services group believes vaccination is the country’s best hope of defeating the pandemic.
Steffanuti head of HR, Natalina Singh discusses the importance of giving back
Natalina is a firm believer that what you put out into the world, you get back 10-fold.
Mercer webinar shares effective analytics in DEI strategy
DEI is being driven by social movements and needs to be underpinned by data.
A webinar by HFMtalentindex discusses leadership agility
Being agile does not mean you don’t switch off, webinar participants heard.
Community Conversation reveals the state of diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI)
Carin Taylor shares Workday’s best practices in solving DEI.
Dieter Veldsman to step down as group human capital executive at Momentum Metropolitan
Dieter is moving to the Netherlands to join The Academy to Innovate HR.
Dark Fibre Africa’s Portia Thokoane talks rethinking the HR role in a pandemic
Portia says it took some strategic thinking for HR to pivot and adapt through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jasmine Pillay has been appointed as HR consulting director for Microsoft
Jasmin says she’s looking forward to the opportunities the position presents for her.
Yellow Seed webinar discusses accelerated learning: what works and what doesn’t
What fails in accelerated learning is the lack of active involvement and application.
CHRO Community Conversation discusses how workplace leaders can fight gender-based violence
Gender-based violence poses one of the greatest risks to company reputations, according to Professor Corné Davis.
Full Potential launches its online learning platform
The learning platform aims to develop one million young African leaders by 2025.
Neridha Moodley has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards
Neridha has been nominated for her work as people and culture leader at SNG Grant Thornton.
Julia Modise has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards
Julia Modise has been nominated for the CHRO Awards for her work as chief people officer at Bridgestone.
Massmart prioritises employee safety, jobs in aftermath of unrest
Game, Makro, Builders, Cambridge and Cash & Carry stores have been affected by looting.
At home doing lockdown, this MBA student pursued international learning – virtually
Nkeku Mothoa says that her biggest surprise has been that you can find yourself doing an MBA.
Tamara Parker shares three questions to guide successful WFH implementation
The Mercer CEO outlines a strategy for navigating the challenges of working from home.
Henley Business School’s Jon Foster-Pedley reveals how to build resilience in your teams
Jon Foster-Pedley explains that resilience and wellbeing in the workplace are closely linked.
Up-close and personal with Yum! Brands’ Cheryl Whitaker
Cheryl opens up about her job, her background and the superpower she wishes she could have.
Jasmin Pillay has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards
Jasmin has been nominated for her work as HR director at Microsoft SA.
Sam Sithole is the new Sun International chairman
Sam takes the reins from Jabu Mabuza who passed away in June.
Experts discuss battling lockdown fatigue to keep relationships, staff and the business secure
A Henley Business School webinar detailed how HR professionals can reinvigorate themselves and their teams.
Workday introduces Thank You Fridays for their employees to support wellbeing
Workday is providing five designated, company-paid days off for all staff.
Gcobisa Ntshona discusses how LexisNexis is promoting employee wellness
The exco has come up with a ‘go-slow week’ and a ‘pyjama day’ – and even exco joins in.
Webinar by Mercer discusses how companies are upskilling and reskilling for the future
One of the trends seen in 2021 is the need to build and acquire new skills in digital competence.
CHRO Community Conversation hears how Momentum created belonging and employee engagement during organisational change
Incorporating EVP, trying to better understand the needs of employees was key says Dr Dieter Veldsman.
Google has piloted Focus Fridays to give employees periods of uninterrupted time to work
Avanthi Maharaj says Focus Fridays also help in practising better meeting hygiene.
Unilever and Vodacom employees benefit from a digital marketing exchange programme
Unilever’s Mechell Chetty says you can’t guard your talent – you have to partner and be collaborative.
SA HR news roundup: Plans to address youth unemployment continue despite Covid-19 third wave
Youth employment and job creation takes centre stage as the country commemorates Youth Day.
Quit Genius allows employees to overcome their addictions 100 percent remotely
Quit Genius is the world's first digital clinic for treating nicotine, alcohol and opioid addictions.
Ruth Wotela has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards
Ruth has been nominated for her work as the people wellness executive at Silverbridge.
SNG Grant Thornton’s Neridha Moodley discusses prioritising psychological safety for the return to work
Return-to-work must be underpinned by psychological safety, which is high on SNG Grant Thornton’s agenda.
Webinar reveals how to navigate health and safety in the face of vaccine uncertainty
As people are returning to work, HR needs to consider how to set policies and procedures.
Five reasons SA companies are missing out on top tech talent
OfferZen's Stephen van der Heijden reveals what you can do to attract and retain developers.
Celiwe Ross has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards
Celiwe has been nominated for her work as the human capital director at Old Mutual.
Passion, work-ethic and resilience win PnP’s Thato Mxo an award
Thato says that winning this national award has given her the opportunity to transfer her skills.
EOH’s Malisha Awunor shares why showing vulnerability as a leader matters
Malisha believes that being vulnerable is a credible and authentic demonstration of your humanity.
Why PaySpace introduced unlimited paid leave for staff
PaySpace’s Sandra Crous believes there are no winners when there are fixed paid leave days.
CHRO Community hears how Nando’s views employee wellbeing
At Nando’s, employee wellbeing is core to building resilience and is seen as a passport to thrive.
Torque’s Sally Acton shares why a personalised employee experience should be your top priority
Sally shares the two WWs and an H of the process, saying it’s easier than it seems.
Jeanett Modise nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards
Jeanett has been nominated for her work as the chief executive group: Human Resources at Sanlam.
Webinar unpacks the POPI Act from an HR perspective
HR professionals have many responsibilities but none as important as protecting employees and their personal information.
FirstRand’s Caryn Baird has joined the CHRO Awards judging panel
Caryn says she looks forward to interacting with the diverse panel and contributing to its deliberations.
CHROs share ways to cope with burnout, build resilience and prioritise psychological safety
HR executives joined a Community Conversation to share how they are coping with 2021.
JSE’s Donald Khumalo nominated for 2021 CHRO Awards
Donald has been nominated for his role as the director of human resources of JSE.
Momentum's human capital executive Dieter Veldsman nominated for 2021 CHRO Awards
Dieter has been nominated for the work he has done at MMH.
CHRO South Africa webinar reveals ways to re-engineer recruiting
Wamly’s Francois De Wet says that the way organisations source, hire and recruit is outdated.
CHRO community hears about three key HR value metrics they should be measuring
Mercer’s Ravin Jesuthasan shared how to incorporate HR metrics in financial reporting.
Vodacom introduces discounted voice, data and other services for job seekers
Vodacom’s Jorge Mendes says pandemic job losses mean that access is more critical than ever.
Workers are reaping the rewards through ESOPs
More than 150,000 South African workers are now owners of the companies they work for.
Lance Foxcroft to take over from Jan Potgieter as Italtile CEO
Jan will remain on the board as a non-executive director once he has stepped down as CEO
More than 325,000 Pfizer vaccines have arrived in South Africa
The samples will be sent to the National Control Laboratory for quality assurance.
Jobs Connect launches workforce development programme in Cape Town
The programme is aimed at creating jobs for unemployed youth, and also offers training.
Sassa launches online booking system for disability grants
The online booking system will help reduce multiple visits to offices and long queues.
Iain Williamson to resign from the boards of Nedbank
Nedbank announced the board changes to shareholders on 26 April.
IT and automation propel growth for stressed local businesses
Transforming core people processes can help SA industry leapfrog growth during recession, say technologists.
J&J vaccine rollout to resume today
The rest of South Africa’s 500,000 health workers can now get their Covid-19 vaccinations.
Mango airlines set to suspend operations
Mango Airlines will not be able to operate flights in three weeks time.
HR Indaba leaderboard winners 2021 announced
A list of the top 10 HR Indaba winners sponsored by partners Mercer Africa and Workday.
Country snapshot: aBi’s HR journalist Donna Alum discusses Uganda’s HR focus
CHRO SA interviewed Donna Alum to discuss HR issues in Uganda, and her journey in HR.
HR leaders on how to better manage workers during Covid-19
Webinar tackles some HR headaches and how to thrive in the workplace.
Former public protector calls for the extension of Covid-19 grants
Thuli Madonsela has urged the government not to stop Covid-19 social relief grants.
Vacant CEO posts at public hospitals must be urgently filled: Zweli Mkhize
The health minister wants provincial departments to prioritise filling vacant hospital CEO posts.
CHRO Community Conversation discusses managing, performing and mental resilience in a crisis
Henley’s Jon Foster-Pedley explored how leaders have had to change how they manage people.
HR leaders discuss how to equip managers to support mental health
CHRO South Africa webinar reveals how HR guided the JSE into a changed world of work.
The UN has designated April 21 as World Creativity and Innovation Day
The day pays homage to the industries creating 29.5 million jobs worldwide.
Mahindra opens a skills development centre
Mahindra South Africa has opened the doors of its new training centre in Centurion.
Samwu set to strike at Rand Water
Rand Water employees are preparing to down tools on April 21 over a dispute.
Absa to lose first black CEO
Daniel Mminele is leaving Absa after 16 months as the chief executive officer.
Working from home is affecting people’s property buying choices
Changes caused by Covid-19 have rapidly shifted what home buyers perceive as priority features.
SARS receives more than 88,000 job applications
SARS says it is overwhelmed at the number of applications it has received.
Government’s electronic vaccination data system goes live on 16 April
The government has announced that the vaccination booking site will go live for over-60s.
South African Airways appoints Thomas Kgokolo as interim CEO
Thomas’s appointment takes the business rescue process of SAA one step closer to completion.
SABS wants to let go of 170 employees to save R150 million
A notice sent out to staff said SABS is currently contemplating reducing its headcount.
Ericsson’s Sena Erten says companies should celebrate work-life balance, not burnout
Ericsson believes organisations can gain enormously from encouraging a work-life balance for their employees.
8,000 new jobs created through the presidential employment stimulus
According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, most of the jobs created went to previously unemployed youth.
Critical skills survey reveals SA’s most sought-after professions
Xpatweb’s survey highlights the most in demand scarce skills in the country.
Real-world pizzas from Wamly for some HR Indaba Online guests
The video recruitment platform showcased the benefits of integrating virtual and real-world interactions.
Old Mutual’s Celiwe Ross says learning is the biggest workplace currency
Old Mutual has implemented Workday HCM to help fundamentally change its relationship with its employees.
Amazon Web Services targets black-owned firms with key support
AWS has embarked on projects aimed at enhancing skills and diversity among small businesses in SA.
South Africans’ preference for working from home much higher than the global average
The dtic says the growing local business process services sector is evidence of what SA has to offer.
SA wins Most Favoured Offshore CX Delivery Location award for 2021
The dtic says the growing local business process services sector is evidence of what SA has to offer.
Radisson Red adopts a casting approach to recruitment for its new Rosebank hotel
Hopeful candidates for the positions on offer are required to submit a video along with their CV.
Tips for securing HR from cyber threats
Some professions are more susceptible to cyberattacks than others, a Kaspersky study has found.
Lessons for unlocking entrepreneurship as a career for African youth
Anzisha Prize’s Josh Adler says young African entrepreneurs are exceptional at creating jobs for other youth.
Equal gender pay set back by the pandemic: WEF report
WEF’s Saadia Zahidi says leaders have an opportunity to build more gender-equal economies.
City Power appoints Mongezi Ntsokolo as its CEO
Mongezi has almost three decades of experience in the electricity industry.
South Africans consider side hustles to supplement income: report
Job losses and salary cuts propel individuals to look for side hustles, according to research by Game.
Romain Voog starts position as new CEO of OLX Group
Romain joins the global online classifieds business OLX Group from Airbnb, and previously Amazon.
SARS advertises 370 jobs to boost tax crackdowns
SARS has received an additional R3 billion to enhance IT expertise and research skills.