It’s becoming easier. Technology enables working from anywhere. Go into any coffee shop and see the number of people working at laptops, holding meetings and sharing cell phone business conversations with the world at large…
But if you work for a corporate and are planning a big career, do the advantages of missing the daily commute and the noise and buzz of open plan space outweigh the disadvantages?
This topic seems a natural follow up to work / home integration.
We know the saying that there are only 2 things in life that we can be sure of – death and taxes. There is another, and that is change!
In South Africa at the moment we are feeling the effect of change particularly. The poor economy and the weakening exchange rate impacts many of our businesses, and with the recent shifts in politics added, our staff feel the pressure of uncertain times ahead.
Following an extensive shortlisting process Compass has been named as a finalist at the prestigious Payroll World Awards 2016 in the Implementation Project Award category.
Compass specialises in software implementation of people management solutions and is based in Windhoek, Namibia. They are a value added reseller for the Accsys range of products including Payroll, Time & Attendance software and hardware solutions. They also run a full outsourcing payroll bureau.
The winners will be announced on 3 November 2016 at the spectacular Hilton London Bankside venue.
Impossible to arrange? Or a much needed, occasional escape from reality...
Celebrating South African Women’s Month, always make me think about the practicalities and logistics of being a working mother.
I do love travelling, both business and pleasure. I am a B & B fan, and I try and stay in the same ones as often as I can. I have built up great relationships, and am really well looked after. I am also a bit of a security freak, so need to feel safe, years of living behind gates and burglar bars have had their impact.
"Will you be mom?" was a frequent request in my early boardroom days. Not to mention, "will you take the notes?"
Not sure why, but while the notes just bothered me a little, the tea request drove me crazy. Of course, I do make dreadful tea, so wasn't asked twice...
The advent of coffee machines and tablets has largely done away with those two, but my discussions with many women who are sitting on boards and excos today tells me that there is still a way to go for women to feel fully included.