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  • 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 However, in some organisations, overt racism has been replaced by more subtle forms of discrimination, such as hostile words and...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...

  • 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

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