UP takes two awards at SIOPSA conference
Posted on December 15, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s Department of Human Resource Management (HRM) has been named the Academic Industrial and Organisational Psychology (IOP) Department of the Year by the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology South Africa (SIOPSA).
EMS students show resilience amidst challenges
Posted on December 11, 2020
The Industrial Psychology honours group in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ Department of Human Resource Management has a subject focused on community outreach and service. “Under normal circumstances, the goal is to teach students to reach out, to serve and help in...
TAKE 5 with KIM
Posted on November 22, 2020
TAKE 5 with...’ is a campaign by the Department of Human Resource Management to feature 2020’s academic achievers. The purpose of the campaign is firstly to honour the students by showcasing them and their achievements online, and also to give other students and members of academia...
UP academics share expertise on ‘the importance of trying on a leader identity’ in a world facing a leadership crisis
Posted on November 20, 2020
What does your leader identity look like? To answer this question, UP's Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a webinar on the topic under the theme ‘The Importance of Trying on a Leader Identity’.
‘Public opinion is increasingly dictating the success or failure of companies and brands’ – UP academics on fixing reputational damage
Posted on November 13, 2020
In order to retain market value, a customer base and employee loyalty, an organisation must take stock of its reputation.
EXPERT ADVICE: On Boss’s Day, here’s how to identify and deal with workplace bullying
Posted on October 16, 2020
Boss’s Day is observed every October to encourage colleagues to strengthen their relationship in the workplace. Fostering a professional environment that is free of intimidating behaviour is one way to do this, and recognising workplace bullying is where it needs to begin.
UP hosts webinar about importance of inclusivity in advertising
Posted on October 06, 2020
The Faculty of Economic Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently hosted a webinar about more inclusive approaches that need to be taken towards the marketing of products, and the impact that negative advertisements can have on businesses as well as employee morale, job...
Alumna profile: Prof Nasima MH Carrim
Posted on October 05, 2020
Credited with a long list of notable achievements, Prof Nasima Carrim is a role model in every respect: Apart from her newly appointed role as Exco member of the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), Prof Carrim is part of a team of conveners for a future...
Four leadership themes for building an inclusive South African culture
Posted on September 22, 2020
Leadership is paramount to develop and foster an inclusive culture for any organisation and for the broader society.
Creating racial harmony and well-being in workplaces – UP Human Resource Management experts offer advice
Posted on September 16, 2020
Most countries use labour legislation and government policies to encourage diversity and inclusion, and to improve race relations in businesses and organisations. However, in some organisations, overt racism has been replaced by more subtle forms of discrimination, such as hostile words and...
Alumna Dr Cila Myburgh
Posted on September 07, 2020
To be part of a system that ensures access to quality education for all, is alumna Dr Cila Myburgh’s fervent wish. “Living in a country of extreme inequality in terms of access to quality education – from young to old – makes this goal very real for me and personally...
Prof Carrim chosen as SIOPSA Chair
Posted on August 27, 2020
Prof Nasima Carrim has been elected as exco member of the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), chairing the newly created Diversity and Inclusion Interest Group., Her short-term vision is to give a voice to marginalised industrial and organisational...
Taking a new approach to work-life balance amid COVID-19 – UP prof offers employees and employers pointers
Posted on August 18, 2020
While the challenge of maintaining a work-life balance is not a novel concept for many employees and employers alike – over the years, a rise in the usage of technology has blurred the boundary between work and family – working from home during COVID-19 has come with a new set of...
UP HR expert elected to lead Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity division
Posted on August 14, 2020
Prof Jenny Hoobler from the University of Pretoria’s Department of Human Resource Management has been selected as the Program Chair-Elect of the Academy of Management’s (AOM) Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division.
It’s time to get real: Leadership lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Posted on August 06, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing that the leaders who are “winning” the war against the virus and the hearts and minds of followers are not the blustering, direct-now-and-think-later leaders of the pre-pocalypse. The leaders who are winning during the pandemic are the ones who are...
Expert Opinion: Home-bound or office-bound after COVID-19, what will your choice be?
Posted on July 24, 2020
As human beings, we are creatures of habit, and most often we are comfortable doing things which are familiar to us. Before COVID-19, most of us were part of the rat race, industrialisation, and endless traffic.
Nine types of ‘remote-work personalities’ to look out for in your colleagues
Posted on June 24, 2020
Working remotely is not every employee’s cup of tea. Some employees cope well, while others feel overwhelmed engaging with remote technology to get their work done. A wide range of employees with diverse ‘remote-work personalities’ have emerged during the lockdown.
TAKE 5 with TIFFANY
Posted on June 17, 2020
Academic Achievers Profile: Tiffany Webster
Award: Best achievement for MCom Industrial Psychology, sponsored by the South African Board for People Practices
Textbook co-edited by UP academic reveals slow pace of transformation in South African workplace
Posted on June 08, 2020
The first ever university and industry textbook on diversity management in the South African workplace reveals that race and gender representation remains largely elusive, in both the public and private sectors.
‘A recipe for success’ – Dean Elsabé Loots discusses 100 years of UP Economic & Management Sciences achievements
Posted on June 02, 2020
Faculty Dean Professor Elsabé Loots leads the team responsible for guiding [email protected] into a future that she sees as continuing the culture of excellence that has become synonymous with the Faculty.