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Bridging the Generation Gap - learning from the millennials

Working with millennials can be challenging for older generations who might not understand aspects of their workplace behaviour. But addressing these differences and learning from their approach can be very beneficial.

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Biometrics: the next frontier in digital payments

Imagine a world where you never had to worry about having your bank card with you or remembering a long list of passwords and PIN codes. The time you’d save not having to dig in your handbag or pockets for some cash or a card to pay for your coffee.

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Diversity as a Business Strategy

Many HR practitioners groan as they attempt to navigate through the triple BEE regulations foisted on them by government. Would they groan if they knew that a diverse workplace is truly good for business, impacting on Profit, on Innovation and on Sales?
Delegates to the Women in HR Conference earlier this year had the opportunity to learn firsthand from Caroline Berns of Ericsson why and how to create and maintain Workplace Diversity:

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POOR CONDUCT CAN MEAN POOR MANAGEMENT

It does happen that an employee continues to break rules regardless of how well he/she is managed. However, in my experience this is more the exception than the rule. More often, consistent poor conduct reflects a management that is either unskilled or unwilling to manage employee conduct.

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Companies Failing to Protect Their Trade Secrets

Key findings of survey:

• Four out of five (82%) senior executives say their trade secrets are an important, if not essential, part of their business, while 60% say protecting their trade secrets is a board-level issue
• One in five companies think or know they have had trade secrets stolen
• But only one-third of companies maintain inventories of their trade secrets and have action plan for responding to trade secret theft
• Theft by ex-employees and third-party suppliers are the biggest sources of anxiety among two-thirds of executives

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