With more than a third of employees reporting acts of bullying in the workplace, this has become a significant issue in South Africa that negatively impacts teamwork and morale. Let us look at what bullying entails and the precautions companies can take against this form of abuse.
Every family has a culture. That culture is reflected in the way that communication takes place, how they dress, what they eat and the type of humour that resonates for them. Any stranger entering that home for more than a few hours, will need to make it their business to read the environment so that they don’t offend anyone at worse case, or look strange at best.
Research from Grant Thornton and PwC shows that women represent only 20% – 29% of senior management in South Africa, even though they are half the population.
To attract the best and the brightest, many companies are creating an “anti-office” — a Silicon Valley inspired, more relaxed environment that looks more like a trendy coffee shop or the foyer of a boutique hotel.
Do you know how much of their income Millennials are advised to save if they want to retire at 65? It used to be 15% but has leapt up dramatically to 40%. Given that savings have never exceeded 13% of income since 1960, I’m betting very few people will reach the 40% savings ideal.
The increasing number of data thefts and frauds has transformed employment screening into a crucial step in the recruitment process.
Losing a generation to unemployment will make true economic recovery more difficult in later years.