Construction sector: Empowerment through female leadership
In an industry that is predominantly male dominated, the need to transform various aspects of the construction sector is paramount, particularly if it is to remain economically viable in a country that is economically strained. In the past two years, massive job cuts, liquidations and gender discrimination within the... Read more
Workplace Trends: Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplace
As the oldest of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are well into adulthood, a new generation of workers is now entering and shaping today’s workforce. Born between 1995 and 2009, iGen(or Gen Z)is the first global generation of digital natives. For the first time in history, today’s... Read more
CV fact and fiction: What to look for
Can you really treat information declared on a CV as fact? The answer is a solid no! Embellished CVs are commonplace. All it takes is a quick online search to prove how prevalent this trend is among job applicants.   “Candidates want to have a standout CV that grabs... Read more
Aurecon SA promotes STEM careers in Tembisa
On Saturday, 20 July, Aurecon South Africa, local presence of global engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon, hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) Career Day for Grade 10 students in Tembisa. Approximately 60 students, as well as Ward councillors from Tembisa and representatives from the City of... Read more
Forming, cementing a solid career in network marketing
 If there is one thing you can be certain of in this life, you can be sure that change will remain a constant companion, especially in your career.  While change is a constant, it shouldn’t be feared – especially in the times we presently find ourselves in.  Change can... Read more
A new skill set for SA to compete with the world
The Industrial Revolution dates back to the 1700s in Britain, which brought with it the rural-urban migration. People flocked to cities to access economic opportunities in large scale manufacturing factories, with steam, water and coal at the forefront of this revolution. A new way of conducting business was born.... Read more
Only half of SA workers say their workspace is “safe”
Research conducted by organisational culture experts The Human Edge suggests that only half of the South African working population sees their workspace as psychologically safe, with only 24% of those people surveyed willing to recommend their current employer as a place to work to a friend. “Frighteningly 46% of... Read more
No need to panic over new critical skills list
In September last year, then Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced that a new critical skills list is expected to be released soon. The industry is in turmoil as business and providers scramble to submit visa applications prior to the list being published and certain... Read more
Diversity drive better outcomes
The recent news of Maria Ramos’ pending retirement highlighted a gaping hole in the gender diversity plans of the country’s 40 largest JSE listed companies. Under Ramos’ guidance, employment equity across all categories increased and she used her position as a force for change. While the board’s still mum... Read more
Facing a job loss?
It is one of the worst events in anyone’s life, especially for a breadwinner. Take heart. You have options. There is life after a job loss. After losing a job, what are some of the things you can do, especially after you have been fired or retrenched? First up,... Read more