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A millennial’s view of the working world

There is a lot of research about the varied needs and world views of different generations. In this article, as a working millennial, I discuss how work looks through my eyes and what has changed in comparison to how my parents did it.

Youth Day: Entrepreneurship, the buzzword without a causal effect

Entrepreneurship can be defined as the discovery and exploitation of opportunities. One identifies a need and comes up with a solution to remedy the problem, on a great scale whilst making a profit. Easy to define but not so easy to execute.

How to communicate with different generations via email

There are 3.9 billion email users in the world, across every generation. But, while every generation uses it, some use it differently to others. How can you customise your emails, so they connect with the generation you’re talking to?

Leadership and lifelong learning in the new world of work

We began 2020 with the understanding that we were in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). As we grappled with what that means for us as leaders, what changes we would need to make, and what training our employees would need, we were hit with the global pandemic that COVID-19 brought.

Better functioning tech makes for less stress at work

Technology helps us connect, learn, get work done and reimagine our daily lives. Yet as we rely more on technology, we become more sensitive to its performance highs and lows. As the pressure to perform increases, businesses who understand the impact tech has on people are at an advantage.

The evolution of email to emerge as a marketing power tool

With the range of digital communication channels now available, the question of whether or not e-mail will become obsolete is relevant – but ICT and digital professionals believe that email will always continue to serve as a fast, simple, efficient and accurate means of communication.

Diversity and innovation key to the future of asset managers

Diversity and innovation will be key in the future of asset managers in South Africa as the client base evolves to more multicultural and multifaceted millennials. In South Africa, millennials represent the largest generation to enter the workforce – more than 50% of the workforce in 2020, and 75% by 2030.

Fintech start-up to save South Africans from growing credit-trap

South African fin-tech start-up, Payflex, is on the warpath with South Africa’s debt crisis. We intend to save online consumers from themselves by encouraging them to spend responsibly while offering online shoppers an interest-free payment solution. Our arrival to market is well-timed.

Local labour market trends for 2020

In 2020, technology is set to continue transforming organisations and skills needs are evolving rapidly. As organisations focus on sustainability, relevance and sourcing and retaining talent, job seekers will need to focus on learnability and skills development.

Global ETFs trends to watch in 2020

Investors’ appetite across the globe for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) was strong in 2019 and shows little sign of slowing. I share some of the themes and trends that I see ahead in 2020. The tailwind for ETFs going into not only a new year but a new decade couldn’t be stronger. Last year, global ETF assets under management (AUM) surpassed US$6 trillion, and in Europe we broke US$1 trillion in AUM.1 


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