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Even as technology continues to progress at a breakneck speed giving the weary office worker productivity powers that were pure fantasy a decade ago, paradoxically, they have also presented several challenges that are just as daunting.
 
From jobs being lost to AI bots to gender pay gaps and employee burnouts, there still exist many issues that pose significant threat to the way we work. ...




The easy way for employers to test if their workers are taking drugs

South African organisations need to have no-drug policies in place – enforced by means of drug testing, especially saliva testing. How does this work and is it legal?
 
Alcohol and drug abuse, including at work, is a growing problem in South Africa and organisations need to be aware of the consequences on their workforce. ...




The Digital Workplace Is Not an IT Project

By some accounts, more than 70 percent of all IT projects fail. Standish conducted a study for Computerworld in which it surveyed 3,555 IT projects between 2003 and 2012 with labor costs of at least $10 million and found that only 6.4 percent of these projects were a success. ...




The Role of Candidate Reputation In Modern Recruiting

In today's world of work, candidate reputation is becoming an increasingly important factor in hiring decisions. While the resume used to reign supreme, employers can now rely on data for a more holistic view of a candidate's experience. In fact, 50 percent of talent professionals and hiring managers say data is the top trend impacting how they hire, according to recent research from LinkedIn. ...




Nearly a third of companies will pass tax law savings to staffers: Here’s how

HR pros have seen plenty of news stories about giant corporations that are passing along the savings from the new tax law to their employees. But until now, it’s been tough to get a picture of just how many employers, percentage wise, are actually going to make such a move. ...




Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help

If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips.
 
One in four South African workers suffers from depression. ...




Millennials Make Themselves Miserable Fretting About Work but Boomer Colleagues Can Teach Them to Chill

We often hear in the media about the exploits and dealings of millennial millionaires such as Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Evan Sharp (Pintrest), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)...etc.
 
This parade of high-profile 20-and-30-something entrepreneurs, coupled with the continuing advance of technology, globalization and collaboration, feeds the assumption that younger people are better prepared to be productive workers in the growing internet-based macro-economy than older employees. ...




Changing Business Needs Place New Demands on Aging Payroll Systems

The HR technology industry has experienced a renaissance over the past few years as vendors have introduced a bevy of modern, user-friendly features designed to meet client's new needs. Yet arguably, one of the most important platforms has often been left behind in that movement: payroll systems. ...




7 Tips for Working for a Much Younger Boss

Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. workers report to managers who aren’t as old as they are. Here’s how to transform those relationships from awkward to awesome.
 
 
When Ashley Steiner took a position as director of human resources at Grove City Medical Center in Grove City, Pa. ...




Millennials are taking over the workforce

Millennials are taking over your office.
 
More than one in three (35 percent) working Americans are millennials, eclipsing other generations in the labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of US Census Bureau data. The organization defines millennials as the generation aged 21 to 36 in 2017. ...