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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – it’s more than a numbers game

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – it’s more than a numbers game

The topic of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming ever more important across the globe. While South African employers are far too familiar with the rhetoric related to compliance and B-BBEE, the promotion of DEI in the workplace more often than not remains a compliance-based numbers game, rather than an integral part of corporate strategies. In order to understand how DEI can drive business growth, we spoke to Terry Oakley-Smith, a pioneer in the field of DEI in South Africa and founder and CEO of the change management agency Diversi-T.

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Is it time to bolster your employer brand?

Is it time to bolster your employer brand?

Hiring the right talent is not easy. Not only is there more competition between companies, but job seekers are increasingly less attracted by compensation and more in search of meaningful experiences. An effective employer brand strategy can help you attract and retain the right people. What is an employer brand, and how can you go about bolstering your own?

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Is it time to bolster your employer brand?
Is it time to bolster your employer brand?

Hiring the right talent is not easy. Not only is there more competition between companies, but job seekers are increasingly less attracted by compensation and more in search of meaningful experiences. An effective employer brand strategy can help you attract and...

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Manage performance like Google – the OKR framework
Manage performance like Google – the OKR framework

Performance management is a top priority for organisations looking to navigate change. One of the most effective ways to measure performance is through dynamic and rhythmic goal-setting. As employees move back to the office, leaders are again having to transition and...

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Four steps towards leading with empathy in 2022
Four steps towards leading with empathy in 2022

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Over the last two years the importance of leading with empathy has become a central talking point in workforce management. What is empathy, and why should an empathic mindset drive leadership in...

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The Evolving Definition of Work-Life Balance
The Evolving Definition of Work-Life Balance

Finding that perfect work-life balance can feel a bit like catching lightning in a bottle. That probably isn’t too surprising though, because it is constantly evolving. And if the last two years have taught us anything, it is that things can suddenly change. With a...

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Healthy sleep for better workplace productivity
Healthy sleep for better workplace productivity

Modern-day living does not always embrace the need for adequate sleep. Sleep is however essential for survival. If you want the best performance from your employees, it is vital that both you and your employees understand the fundamental importance of sleep.  ...

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Six soft skills to future-proof your job
Six soft skills to future-proof your job

The world of work is evolving rapidly and the skills employers look for in new hires are changing. Soft skills are a favourite topic among business recruiters. What are soft skills, and what role do they play in future-proofing your job?   The changing employment...

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The importance of empathic management in a new work order
The importance of empathic management in a new work order

The normalisation of remote work is a disruptive and transformative trend that is ushering in a new era of management. Beyond putting policies and practices in place to deal with the virtualisation of work, organisations and HR functions need to equip managers to deal...

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ABC Security moves to 19 Quantum Street
ABC Security moves to 19 Quantum Street

When it comes to South Africa, you unfortunately have to put a price on security. Technopark is therefore excited to welcome ABC Security to the Technopark community as both tenant and prospective property owner. Learn more about what it means to have ABC Security in...

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Coenraad Torlage – Photographer of Our Time
Coenraad Torlage – Photographer of Our Time

Coenraad Torlage from the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography was awarded the 2021 Student Photographer of the Year Award. We spoke to him about his inspirations and aspirations as a young farmer and photographer in South Africa. An achievement of global...

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Why do we procrastinate?
Why do we procrastinate?

We're all guilty of it, but for some procrastination can be more dangerous than others. Why do we procrastinate and how can one go about beating what seems to be a mysterious force of nature?   We’ve all been guilty of it at one time or another   You have an...

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How to get SMART about setting goals
How to get SMART about setting goals

Embarking on a journey without a basic roadmap is a sure way to get yourself lost. So why do we insist on navigating life without a plan. Setting goals is an important part of plotting your course, staying motivated and acknowledging achievement. Let’s look at how to...

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Four universal qualities of effective communication
Four universal qualities of effective communication

Whether you are a high-powered CEO, a mid-level manager or an intern trying to get your foot in the door, effective communication is the cornerstone to success. Not only on the individual level, but the organisational level too. But what is effective communication and...

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