For many South African organizations, the 1st of May 2020 comes with mixed emotions such as; fear, confusion, and for most company’s excitement of finally bringing in revenue. With approximately 1.5 million workers expecting to return to work many ask if this will be safe or not?

The nationwide lockdown will be a testing time for all South Africans. It is of utmost importance during this testing time to ensure your physical and mental health is taken care of. Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to work remotely, wherever that might be.

In our world today, human connection is more important than ever. We have to view the digitalisation of business as a way of making our work lives more efficient. It is critical that leaders, look for synergies that drive better business outcomes. Many leaders grapple with how to prepare a business for the future that enables digitalisation and people.

Many of these will sound obvious to most people, but you’d be surprised at how often candidates ruin their own chances of landing that super new role by getting these things badly wrong!

In 2011, I was determined to open a small Niche Human Capital Firm, having opened and built schools prior to this and having spent time in corporate South Africa I was ready to jump and open a new small business. All I can say is that it has been the hardest but most rewarding challenge that I have ever faced, besides being a parent of course.