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People are the miners and goldsmiths at the heart of every data-driven business

Data, as a raw material with a recognised value, is often likened to gold. Just as prospectors once crossed continents in search of gold, many companies today spare no expense in collecting as much data as possible to inform their decision-making. Like gold, data also has a market value even in an uncertain economy and just as gold must be mined and processed in order to be crafted into items of even greater value, so data must be collected, collated and analysed in order to present businesses with valuable insights from their ‘digital gold’.

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The Future of HR

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Future of HR Summit.  Careers24 has supported this initiative for a few years because we see the need for a space where the HR community can come together and find ways of collectively solving issues that will ultimately define the way we implement HR strategy.

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POPI and personal data protection in SA

Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act or not – or truly understands the legal responsibilities it enforces upon businesses and organisations, there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa.

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HOW SMART WORKERS CAN FUTURE-PROOF THEIR CAREER PROSPECTS

It is no secret that the world of work is shifting, and that individuals need to prepare for this changing landscape if they want their skills to remain in demand. And the way to do so, is to become a SMART worker, an employment expert says. “Within the next decade – and we are already seeing this happening to some degree – the traditional employer/employee relationship will be largely a thing of the past,” says Georgina Barrick, MD of Cassel&Co, Insource ICT and IT Edge – the specialised recruitment agencies of ADvTECH Resourcing focusing on Finance, Accounting and IT.

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Rule from Beyond the Grave No More - For Now

A curious statutory effect of collective agreements is that a collective bargaining agreement amends the contracts of employment of individual employees. On the surface, the provision in section 23 of the Labour Relations Act, is inoffensive. "Where applicable, a collective agreement varies any contract of employment between an employee and employer who are both bound by the collective agreement."

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