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SMBs embracing HR technology are better positioned to navigate Great Resignation 

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll and workforce management solutions for all people, has announced the results of a new study, with HR.com and the HR Research Institute, that may help explain why smaller businesses are recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic more slowly...


Deep Dive: Ben Thompson, CEO of Employment Hero


A helping hand: How to show support this Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week (9th- 15th May), we spoke to industry experts about how to best support employees and cultivate a culture of care An alarming 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace and this figure is only increasing. The last two years have put a huge...


Start-up to bridge gap between South African enterprises and frontline employees 

SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology start-up, has raised USD$2 million. The oversubscribed seed funding round was raised to support SmartWage’s vision of transforming Africa’s workforce through digital inclusion, particularly for frontline employees like...


96% of financial services decision-makers believe hybrid work environments will help recruit talent  

Riverbed | Aternity has unveiled that nearly half (42%) of all IT decision-makers (ITDMs) and 38% of business decision-makers (BDMs) in the financial services sector believe that over 50% of their workforce will remain hybrid post-pandemic. Furthermore, the vast majority of financial services...


Technology and talent investments critical for business transformation 

Businesses are investing in technology to expand online operations and facilitate remote work during the pandemic. But many of those same businesses are also eager to see their employees return to the workplace in greater numbers over the long term. Those are among the findings of a new...


Stress Awareness Month: Turning Talk into Action

April is Stress Awareness month, a month designed to highlight the dangers of the modern stress epidemic. As Anne Tiedemann, SVP People & Investor Relations at Glasswall, said: “Stress is unavoidable and the workplace is often one of the most stressful environments that we experience....


50% of skilled talent seeking to give up the corporate dream for a start-up 

The search of talent and securing the best-in-class expertise has been long going on. But lately, it is being seen that the big companies are not only up against direct competitors of the industry they are in, but it is the start-ups too they have competition from.    According...


SMEs are still avoiding payroll solutions  

Breathe, a people management software provider for SMEs, reveals its latest report, Demystifying payroll for SMEs. It found that almost a quarter (22%) of teams are not utilising payroll solutions, instead opting for time-consuming and error-prone manual spreadsheets, a surprising...


Ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in the office

A new study conducted by United Minds, in partnership with Weber Shandwick and KRC Research, detailed the evolving role of Chief Diversity Officers and corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) leaders over the past two years, notably featuring an increase in resources,...


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