The future of work: Harness the best talent, not just the nearest

The Covid-19 global pandemic continues to create disruption, most especially in the workplace as companies grapple with the balancing act of keeping people safe and observant of health and safety compliance regulations and the need to continue delivering goods and services to remain in business. Remote working, often touted as one of the leading indicators…

Managing business under VUCA conditions

When one thinks of Covid-19, one immediately associates its impact as VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. The acronym VUCA was first introduced in the late 1980s by leadership theorists Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, however, it became more commonly used since 2002 as the rapid advances in technology created an ever-changing business landscape.…

LATEST EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS REFLECT A TURBULENT PATH TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY – SEIFSA

The Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) data released today by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reflect South Africa’s turbulent path to economic recovery amid the deepening negative impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the economy, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern African(SEIFSA) said today. According to StatsSA, total employment rate decreased by 0.1% quarter on quarter…

OFM Business Hour: Flexible temporary employment sector

Natalie Singer, executive consultant at Global Business Solutions, discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the temporary employment sector. She also discusses how the temporary employment sector is currently providing relief for workers during these difficult times, as well as how important flexibility is for the sector to enable resilience and the recovery of our…