Author: Ronda Naidu
Articles by Ronda Naidu
SA HR news roundup: Covid-19 complacency, people want privacy in the office
Survey shows that employees want privacy and places to do individual work when in the office.
Global HR headlines: Business leaders in Davos told to invest in skills for the future
The BBC plans to cut 1,000 jobs, while Samsung announces its plan to create 80,000 jobs.
CHRO Community Conversation: Flex to the situation
HR leaders delve into practical ways to respond to the future world of work.
Njabulo Mashigo on overcoming GBV stigma in the workplace
Vodacom recently announced its strengthened GBV policy to support survivors of violence or abuse.
Global HR headlines: Normalising the work nap, US great resignation continues
The majority of Apple employees do not want to return to the office.
SA HR news roundup: Uniform pay structure for Treasury, two million jobs not enough
PWC data shows unemployment expected to reach 39.3 percent by 2030.
Global HR headlines: Mastercard links all bonuses to ESG, SAP exits Russia
Apple workers in the US seek R463 per hour minimum wage.
SA HR news roundup: LinkedIn’s top SA companies to work for, SARS is hiring
Massmart highlights the need for South Africa to access scarce skills.
Global HR headlines: Russia jobless rate increases, edtech startup downsizes
Microsoft report shows that flexibility and wellbeing are ‘non-negotiables’ for employees.
CHRO Kutlwano Rawana is rebranding HR at Rectron
The energetic HR leader is using the people agenda to support business growth.
The era of self-awareness: Five areas for HR to embrace development
Research commissioned by Workday shows pandemic and economic downturn have elevated the CHRO role.
Change and transformation are constant, says Microsoft SA CHRO Sameera Mohamed
The energetic leader believes in the value of showing up in the moment.
James Ramakau joins the 2022 CHRO Awards judging panel
The SABPP chair sees value in recognising those who champion the people agenda.
Company admission policy not a mandatory vax policy
Labour Court rules on admission policy to workplace premises.
SmartAdvance joins the HR Indaba Network
Financial wellness provider SmartAdvance has joined the HR Indaba Network.
Tswelo Kodisang joins the 2022 CHRO Awards judging panel
The experienced executive says HR is in the ‘sweet spot’.
Diageo CHRO Dineo Moledi links purpose to passion
The energetic HR leader sees the power of great talent within an organisation.
Dr Roze Phillips joins Netcare as an independent, non-executive director
In addition to her medical training, Roze has extensive experience in business and management consulting.
CHRO Palesa Ntoagae supports women at different stages of their lives
The new JSE HR director has already found connection with a “powerhouse of a team”.
Dr Roze Phillips joins the 2022 CHRO Awards judging panel
The multi-talented value creator is acutely aware of the strategic role that CHROs play.
National Labour Migration Policy is open for public comment
Plans for various employer obligations for skills transfer and limited duration work permits.
Nando's CHRO Bridget Murphy strengthens the peri-peri thread
The HR leader has moved from the nuts and bolts to leading the people agenda.
Create future-proof learning experiences for employees
Curating learning sources can give employees more control over their learning experiences.
Celebrate the small successes, says CHRO Makgotso Letsitsi
The qualified auditor with a passion for people has been at KPMG for over two decades.
Deskless should not mean less employee engagement
There are ways to bridge the digital divide separating office employees from those at the coalface.
Build your vaccine policy around company culture, says CHRO Lesley-Anne Gatter
Investec’s Head of people and organisation shares three unique insights on having a workplace vaccination policy.
SA HR news roundup: BLSA calls for easing of workplace Covid-19 rules
Rio Tinto report into workplace cultures shows South Africa experienced the highest rates of racism.
Workers look to SONA to address job creation
Cosatu calls for more funding for the presidential employment stimulus plan.
Global HR headlines: Rio Tinto to deal with damning report
Omicron leads to job losses in Canada.
CHRO Andile Mabindisa is steadily building the SET ICT skills pipeline
The CSIR’s group executive of human capital and communication finds inspiration in the ‘me zone’ when running.
SA HR news roundup: CCMA makes second vax ruling, ANC might retrench
A Prasa internal audit finds 3,000 “ghost employees” on the state-owned entity’s payroll.
Video recruiting has moved from “nice-to-have” to “must-have”
Candidates interview a company as much as they are being interviewed, says Wamly’s Francois de Wet.
Better communication remotely, but higher IT risk
Companies can, however, enable secure communication opportunities for their employees, according to Kaspersky.
HR and Finance: Community Conversation looks at doing good by doing right
Since the hard lockdowns of 2020, the relationship between HR and Finance has evolved significantly.
Designing a career path requires a flexible mindset
Candidates ready to learn and want fulfilment in their jobs, says a Michael Page survey.
Global HR headlines: Unilever to cut 1,500 managers, more leave days at Google
Uber Canada reaches agreement with a private sector union.
SA HR news roundup: Top employers named, SA has jobless growth
Sars will make it ‘hard and costly’ for anyone involved in tax crimes.
More workers employed over December
The BTPI shows take-home pay reached R72.2 billion in December – the highest on record.
Aveshni Naicker has been appointed as McCain SAF’s new HR director
The experienced HR leader will continue with her focus in the FMCG space.
Being a great employer is about walking the talk, says CHRO Julia Modise
The Bridgestone chief people officer believes in leaders who put people first.
CCMA rules that dismissal of employee who refused vaccination was fair
Commissioner finds that the employee was ‘’permanently incapacitated” by not being vaccinated.
EE annual reporting deadline looms large
EE labour director cautions against waiting until the “last second”.
Global HR headlines: Door opens for gig workers to be seen as employees
Landmark ruling allows Starbucks’ employees to form a union.
SA HR news roundup: Labour advice app launched, bursaries in energy leadership
The CCMA and BUSA launch free-to-use labour advice app.
Business/commerce top the most attractive employer list
Professionals’ interest in changing jobs is still at an all-time high of 47 percent, survey finds.
Three key sectors are driving employment figures mid-pandemic
Health, communication and transport have shown a significant increase in employment figures, analysis shows.
UIF WABU pays R6.4 million to workers affected by unrest
Hard lessons learnt from the Covid-19 TERS payments help to prevent double-dipping.
Global HR headlines: Work from anywhere with AmEx, Apple’s stricter workplace virus protocols
Apple tightens virus protocols to meet Biden vaccination target date.
Global capability centre provides skills, opportunities for youth
Business process outsourcing is identified as a priority sector for job creation in South Africa.
Global HR headlines: British companies urged to look into LGBT+ pay parity and more
Also in the spotlight: Ford India to shed jobs and Canva abolishes formal office attendance rules.
SA HR news roundup: Mandatory vaccines the new norm, Denel staff request business rescue
Companies in the financial services, education and mining sector look to mandatory vaccination policies.
Restriction on alcohol sales wipes out 3,000 jobs
Ipsos research shows liquor outlets have been losing about 50 percent of revenue, yet overheads remain unchanged.
Global HR headlines: No special leave for anti-vaxxers, Amazon goes global on recruitment
Labour shortage and higher costs driving an automation wave in the US.
SA HR news roundup: Pop-up vax sites on N3, new EE Act expected by 2022
The Road Freight Association trials pop-up vaccination sites on N3.
Girls in STEM addresses gender digital divide
The after-school programme will address shortage of females in science, tech, engineering and maths.
Global HR headlines: Extra health charge for anti-vaxxers, HR tech solutions attract investors
Chinese authorities take the hard-line on 996 culture: working 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week.
Global HR headlines: Tesla Bot will eliminate need for humans to do boring, repetitive work and Australia braces for sexual harassment inquiry
Major miners expected to make submissions on Australian government inquiry into sexual harassment.
SA HR news roundup: Home Affairs and Labour focuses on employment of foreign nationals, jobs for over 18s
Foreign national employment under the radar, while Covid-19 vaccination makes slow and steady progress.
Social Development tables social security and retirement reform green paper
Higher income earners expected to contribute to state and private sector pension funds.
Eight high-value ways to manage mental and behavioural conditions in the workplace
High levels of pandemic-related stress and poor ergonomics for at-home working are leading to an increase in disability claims.
Global HR headlines: Interruptions at work can lead to higher job satisfaction, Pfizer to implement weekly Covid-19 testing for non-vaccinated employees in the US
Interruptions at work can raise stress levels and make people feel like they belong, according to a new study.
Students look for ubuntu in employers
Culture, flexibility and ethics are among the top employer attractiveness criteria, according to a new survey.
ILO report highlights the fragmentation of OHS legislation
Enforcement of legislation is a challenge with poor employer compliance and limited human resources capacity for inspections.
Global HR headlines: Big Tech remote work turnaround, employees refrain from reporting issues to HR
Big Tech does a turnaround on office re-openings and remote work as Covid-19 continues.
SA HR news roundup: Capitec to fill 300 mainly digital roles, Transnet employees back in business and new TERS available
Capitec embraces the fourth industrial revolution, goes on a massive recruitment drive to fill 300 positions.
The new world of work: too remote, too close or just right?
Employees and employers are not yet on the same page around new work models.
Global HR headlines: Anti-vaxxers won’t see the money, job creation on the rise in Europe and the US and AWS under the spotlight
Anti-vaxxers will receive 50 percent less in annual increase at US packing firm.
Study finds connectivity was top priority for the information worker during the pandemic
Almost two-thirds of South African enterprises expect staff to make a full return to the workplace.
Culture is on the leadership agenda, but the rest of the business doesn’t yet feel it
Business needs to start proactively managing culture, a new PwC Global Culture survey.
Global HR headlines: EU to address gender pay gap and Italy lifts layoff and dismissal freeze
EU draft directive puts the gender pay gap in the spotlight, while Taiwan plans to reskill this year.
I am a fixer, says Antoinette Roberts, group HR executive at Blue Label Telecoms
Antoinette believes that understanding different aspects of the business are key to HR’s success.
SA HR news roundup: Financial aid for tourism, and maritime industry has new draft OHS regulations
Radio stations team up to help people in industries hardest affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Graduates securing multiple job offers
A SAGEA survey shows that recruiting patterns for graduates are largely unchanged.
Mandela Day must not be forgotten, says MAMAS Alliance
Despite the pandemic and lockdown restrictions, companies can still inspire change.
Global HR headlines: Probation policies on the way out, companies willing to pay big for crypto talent, and rudeness can be deadly
Companies and countries are trialling new methods of work, from reduced days to no probation period.
Global HR headlines: China plans to create 50 million jobs by 2025, CEs deal with declining executive pay and bonuses
Global recruiters predict an increase in demand for business school graduates.