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Adapting workplaces to climate change

South Africa's scorching summers are becoming the norm, not the exception. This changing climate is not just a weather inconvenience, but a growing threat to worker safety. To address the possible health and safety risks associated with climate change (such as heatstroke in construction or injuries during floods), health and safety committees and officers should consider incorporating climate-related hazard indicators and assess the hazard-specific vulnerability of workers, workflows, and their environments.

Political affiliations in the workplace – what employers need to know

Navigating political affiliations in the workplace is a complex task for South African employers. There are valuable insights on this topic, emphasizing the importance of maintaining political neutrality to foster a harmonious work environment. 

Samsung’s Galaxy AI – Revolutionising the Business Smartphone Experience

In the ever-evolving landscape of technological innovation, Samsung's Galaxy Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a game-changer, redefining the smartphone experience for business professionals. This article explores how Galaxy AI is revolutionising the user's life at work, in the office, or in their business dealings, focusing on some of the key features that help deliver this.

Unlocking success by tapping into the power of soft skills

Now well over the 20-year milestone mark in my marketing career, one of the key lessons I learned along the way, is that academic ability alone wasn’t going to be enough to cause me to thrive in the workplace. It was through firsthand experience and keen observations that I discovered the profound significance soft skills play in a successful corporate career.

Unveiling the dark side of technology in the workplace

There’s no denying that technology has indelibly transformed the modern workplace, especially following the onset of the global pandemic. Streamlined processes, enhanced communication and boosted productivity are just some of the benefits businesses have eagerly embraced in the digital era. These benefits come at a price.

Setting boundaries – the ‘NO’ factor for successful leadership

Jacqueline van Rooijen | Director | Ycagel | mail me | In the fast-paced world of business and leadership, the word "no" can sometimes carry a...

Achieving successful work-life integration

As companies continue to digitally transform within data-driven economies, human resource management and work-life balance have been thrust into the spotlight. This is linked to COVID-19’s lockdown disruption to business and now they have to rethink their approach to work-life integration and employee wellbeing.

Company policies shape external LGBTQ+ views

Several research studies have shown that people spend most of their time at work. The average time spent in the workplace, over a lifetime, is 90,000 hours - a third of a person’s life. This means that organisations have a captive audience whose attitudes, thoughts and ideas can be positively influenced or changed not only for the gain of the company but also for the greater good of society.

Workplace rebellions can wreak havoc

Workplace rebellion can bring the company to its knees. The most typical form of rebellion known in South Africa is industrial action. Such rebellion...

Future-ready organisations – workplace learning & innovation

The post-pandemic world of work is a torrent of unseasonable forces. Employees are tired of business as usual and demanding greater harmony between life and work (not work and life), while feeling the ever-mounting pressure of AI replacement. Workplaces are trying to keep pace with shifty operating environments, navigating hybrid work formats while coming to grips with an increasingly empowered Gen Z workforce.


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