The Coronavirus in the workplace: here’s what you should do

The coronavirus outbreak has sent shudders around the world. Markets have taken a tumble as investors fear the impact on businesses and the global economy, and travellers are cancelling flights to affected regions as concerns spread about the risk of infection.

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Prepare for the risks of Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)

On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and issued advice as Temporary Recommendations (TR) under the International Health Regulations (IHR).

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HR can facilitate cross-functional collaboration

Cross-functional collaboration is essential for today’s multi-layered, large scale businesses. All too often, different departments have little to no alignment with the next, and few employees have a thorough view of the company’s overall goals and the big picture as a whole.

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How disruption in Africa’s workforce presents opportunities aplenty for business leaders

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings about great change, driven by the interdependent forces of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), network-based logic, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality and quantum computing. This has led to many CEOs making digital initiatives their top priority. But for CEOs in Africa the path is less clear.

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Good management makes business sense

The cost of replacing an employee can be equivalent to 50 – 60 percent of their annual salary, this is according the Society for Human Resources Management. Good management can contribute to a business’s bottom line because when a business has good staff, who are well managed, the result is a high staff morale which also inadvertently pushes up productivity.

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