Blog Articles

  • Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace
    It is of the highest priority for any employer to provide a safe working environment for their employees. This includes keeping them safe from Covid-19. Now that the Covid-19 vaccine is being rolled-out, the question arises to which extent can an employer use the vaccine to ensure the safety of all...
  • EdTech: Digital transformation takes the education sector by storm
    Over recent years, the education sector has seen a radical shift towards a more immersive, interactive and collaborative learning approach due to the introduction of instructional tools such as gamification and augmented, virtual or mixed reality experiential learning. Digital transformation in...
  • 5 Things to do before an Interview
    Confidence comes from being prepared. Well done! You took the time and effort to create a well-presented CV, and now your skills, experience and work history have won you an interview. Of course, most of us hope to shine in an interview, sometimes feeling a mixture of emotions like excitement and a...
  • Tax benefits for work from home employees
    Work from home and remote working has many benefits, some challenges too, but the good news is that SARS does offer tax benefits for work from home and remote working employees.    As a freelancer and independent contractor working from home in South Africa, there are various income tax benefits...
  • 10 Clever Apps to Make a Mom’s Life Easier
    Working moms need all the help we can get. In between school activities, dinners, work and doctors appointments we hardly have time for ourselves. Here is a list of 10 clever parenting apps that we think will help busy working moms manage their day.   1. MMGuardian Parenting App Keeping your child...
  • 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...
  • What does family responsibility leave cover?
    What is Family Responsibility leave in South Africa? Family Responsibility leave is three days paid leave per year, which full-time employees are entitled to if you work more than four days per week, after four months of employment, over and above annual and sick leave. Family Responsibility leave...
  • 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...