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3 Tips for creating a productive home office

The working office is evolving, and home offices are becoming more commonplace. Working at home has many perks; however, often executives working at home will neglect to invest in a working office that can assist in improving productivity, or choose technology that can make the home office more comfortable and efficient. In an attempt to remain connected with colleagues or the outside world, many people are using a wide range of video and audio conferencing applications.

The working office is evolving, and home offices are becoming more commonplace. Working at home has many perks; however, often executives working at home will neglect to invest in a working office that can assist in improving productivity, or choose technology that can make the home office more comfortable and efficient. In an attempt to remain connected with colleagues or the outside world, many people are using a wide range of video and audio conferencing applications.

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Women at work, Glass ceiling, Gender equality, EE

Recently, the role of women at work has changed dramatically with more members of the fairer sex participating in the South African – and global – workforce because of increased education opportunities. The heightened presence of women at work plays a major role in the financial and social empowerment of women and has seen legislation enforce and promote female empowerment. However, the United Nations (UN) 2012 gender report found that although women perform 66% of the world’s work, and produce 50% of the food, they earn only 10% of the income and own only 1% of the property in the world.

Recently, the role of women at work has changed dramatically with more members of the fairer sex participating in the South African – and global – workforce because of increased education opportunities. The heightened presence of women at work plays a major role in the financial and social empowerment of women and has seen legislation enforce and promote female empowerment. However, the United Nations (UN) 2012 gender report found that although women perform 66% of the world's work, and produce 50% of the food, they earn only 10% of the income and own only 1% of the property in the world.

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How to control the costs and risks of HR

In any company, people are employed, change positions through promotion, and move on. It’s a set of processes as old as the concept of employment itself. However, to this day it is poorly managed and controlled, adding hidden costs and presenting gaping security holes. There are far better ways – driven by HR technology - to manage these processes but unfortunately, most companies simply don’t see the value in it - yet. Investing in HR technology to solve problems delivers clear efficiency and security gains.

In any company, people are employed, change positions through promotion, and move on. It's a set of processes as old as the concept of employment itself. However, to this day it is poorly managed and controlled, adding hidden costs and presenting gaping security holes. There are far better ways – driven by HR technology - to manage these processes but unfortunately, most companies simply don't see the value in it - yet. Investing in HR technology to solve problems delivers clear efficiency and security gains.

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How can you develop an entrepreneurial workforce?

There's a strong correlation between entrepreneurship and economic growth, as well as a connection between a company's entrepreneurial culture and its bottom line. However, in today's challenging economic climate, entrepreneurship and innovation seems to be elusive for many organisations. How can you integrate an entrepreneurial way of thinking into your corporate culture?

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How digital strategies are changing corporate culture

Corporate culture is a significant consideration for prospective talented employees. People aren’t clamouring to work at a company known for its non-existent sense of humour or lack of employee benefits.  Google’s excellent corporate culture is world renowned, and it’s not too hard to draw a link between that and the more than two million job applications the company receives a year. A recent study by Waseda University found that “corporate culture can have a significant impact on a company's hiring, talent retention and performance”. A great corporate culture fosters engaged, innovative and loyal employees.

Corporate culture is a significant consideration for prospective talented employees. People aren't clamouring to work at a company known for its non-existent sense of humour or lack of employee benefits. Google's excellent corporate culture is world renowned, and it's not too hard to draw a link between that and the more than two million job applications the company receives a year. A recent study by Waseda University found that "corporate culture can have a significant impact on a company's hiring, talent retention and performance". A great corporate culture fosters engaged, innovative and loyal employees.

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