Blog Articles

  • An On-Demand Solution for Critical Skills Gaps
    Conventional thinking, embedded by decades of strict work practices, dictates that the only way to work is to employ workers permanently and have them sit at a desk in an office from 8 to 5. But the way we work is fast changing, and the rise of the on-demand economy is helping businesses to fill...
  • Three Tips to Take charge of your Career as an Expectant Mom.
    The decision to start a family is a big one for any woman who is heavily invested in her career. Will it affect my chances of promotion? Will people take me as seriously when I’m a working mom? How do I stop them from ‘seeing’ me differently? How do I get them to understand that I want to stay on...
  • British Chamber of Commerce CEO Conversation with Phillipa Geard
    Leon Ayo from the British Chamber of Business in South Africa interviewed Phillipa Geard on the topic of women in senior leadership.  COVID has step-changed the way business owners think about remote and flexible working, potentially leading to more women in senior roles. View the full interview...
  • How to successfully build and maintain company culture with a distributed workforce
    Phillipa Geard interviewed Llewyllen Watson, co-founder of StructureIt, on the topic of how to build a company culture with a distributed workforce. This question is coming up more and more as a distributed workforce is becoming more common.  StructureIt was established in 2006 and has a footprint...
  • How to measure the productivity of a remote team
    Thanks to global lockdowns and COVID-19, remote working is here to stay. Whether working as a fully distributed team or having a hybrid model of both in-office and remote working, how to measure productivity for a remote team is an essential question to answer for any company.  Here are five steps...
  • Warning Signs That Your Job Isn't the Right Fit for You
    Sometimes, job offers may look more interesting in advertisements than they are in real life. When you apply to a new job, you will try to give it a chance as it's always good to embrace changes. However, when your motivation starts to fall, and you start to hesitate before going to work, it's time...
  • Indefinite Lay-Off Without Pay?
    As the economic effects of Covid-19 drag on, employers are faced with new questions surrounding the temporary lay-off of employees. Surely lay-off cannot continue forever. So, for how long may employees be laid off? While most employees are by now able to tender their services, businesses may not...
  • 5 Things to Check Before You Send Your CV
    In the world where everything is instant, a recruiter or prospective employer will decide within a minute if your cv is worth considering.  This list outlines the essentials you need to keep in mind before you send your CV.   1. Cover Letter Make sure your cover letter speaks to the key...
  • Lessons for SME’s on building a distributed team
    If you are considering keeping your workforce remote, you are not alone. Global Workplace Analytics predicts that 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week by the end of 2021. There are many lessons to be learned from others who have already taken the step to building...
  • Consultations And Hearings Via Electronic Platforms
    Disciplinary hearings via Skype? Consulting via Zoom? Are such processes allowed? Electronic platforms have become more accessible. The Covid-19 pandemic has alerted us to opportunities that were not obvious before. Does this mean that we may embrace these platforms in labour and employment law...