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Create a Culture of Continuous Learning and Growth

By: SAP Africa 15 August 2019 HR ESSENTIALS

  Employees perform better when they’re motivated, engaged, and inspired. Any organization that embraces a culture of continuous performance management and learning can outperform the competition. Starting in 2016, the SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Research team began investigating the factors motivating companies to move to a more continuous style of performance management, and the conditions needed to make…

The Month of Munich

By: SAA 15 August 2019 HR ESSENTIALS

  Oktoberfest? Not this month, but there are so many other reasons to pay the heart of Bavaria a visit by flying SAA. As the temperatures begin to climb the rooftop bars and restaurants begins to spring into motion. T-shirts come off and FC Bayern kits come on, it’s an amazing time to take in the blue and white of…

Glimmers of Hope For Guinea on the Horizon

By: LEX Africa 14 August 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Recent reports from three respected international organisations sketch a relatively upbeat picture of economic prospects in the west African state of Guinea. This might be surprising to an uninformed outsider as Guinea has been a notorious case-study in governance and economic failure for more than half a century. The country – sometimes known as Guinea-Conakry – is still one…

Women Power is Strong at Sandton Convention Centre

  Gender equity and staff empowerment are an important part of Sandton Convention Centre’s employee development, which has a gender-balanced workplace of 26 women in the staff of 44. According to nine of the women in leadership positions, the business is committed to women empowerment. At the heart of what empowerment means to SCC women is past Secretary-General of the UN,…

Burnout: The Disease Of Our Time

  Have you ever seen a person who used to be ambitious and a go-getter, then without good reason seem to lose interest in life, always tired and often bad tempered or detached? Burnout may be the cause. Burnout occurs when someone who could usually be described as “on fire” burns out and then feels like a heap of cold…

It’s Time to ‘Switch On’ Your Building

By: IoT Nxt 12 August 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  By Nico Steyn, CEO, IoT.nxt The key to levelling up a facilities management offering isn’t more buildings, but smarter ones. With new reports showing the rapid growth imminent for the global IoT energy grid management market, it’s unsurprising that energy management is on everyone’s minds. Facilities management companies look after buildings - big and small, residential and commercial, industrial…

Is Your Business Digitally Ready for the Flexible Workspace Revolution?

By: Regus 12 August 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  By IWG Plc (Regus) Gone are the days when the workplace merely provided a physical space for employees to occupy during regular office hours. Today’s always connected, instant access environment has blurred the lines between the physical office and where work happens. As the distinction between professional and personal life dissolves and the workplace becomes truly digital, employees are…

Office Furniture & Digital Transformation

  By Kim Kowalski, Director, Formfunc Studio WHAT ROLE DOES THE DESIGN OF WORKSPACES PLAY IN THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF COMPANIES? Technology must integrate everywhere today. From a BYO attitude toward devices, to providing people with choice of where to work, people need to be able to plug in and work anywhere, anytime. Technology is also allowing us to be…

Antibiotics: Why You Should Finish the Course

By: Genesis 12 August 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Early in the twentieth century, antibiotics changed the world of medicine. But we could be losing our best weapon against bacterial infections – and you could be contributing to it. In the days before antibiotics, many bacterial infections, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, proved to be fatal to millions around the world. Also, more soldiers died subsequently of infected…

Vitiligo: Is a Cure On The Horizon?

  Most of us will be aware of hyperpigmentation – those dark marks that form when our skin produces an excess amount of melanin. But what do you know about vitiligo, a condition characterised by the loss of it? If the answer’s not all that much, then you’re not alone. Vitiligo, despite affecting over 50 million people around the world…

Fever in Children – What You Should Know

By: Genesis 8 August 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  When children suddenly develop a high fever, it is alarming for parents. What does this mean, and what action should you take? What does an increased temperature mean? An increase in body temperature is not an illness in itself – it simply means that the body's immune system is fighting an infection. As many bacteria and viruses cannot survive…

Flexible Workspace Is The New Franchise Frontier

By: Regus 7 August 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  "an opportunity to diversify away from traditional franchise industries" Three in ten buildings in every city around the world could offer a new franchise opportunity in the coming years. Flexible workspace, sometimes known as co-working, is a booming industry. The term refers to office space, meetings rooms and co-working areas that can be rented by individual workers or companies…