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Technology is killing jobs at Pick n Pay – but that’s not the whole story

Retailer Pick n Pay said in business and trading statement on Monday that it has removed a chunk of its roles and functions due to improvements in technology, among other things. “Through its work to improve the efficiency and productivity of its workforce, the group identified opportunities earlier this year to remove around 10% of its roles and functions across its Pick n Pay head office, regional structure, store operations and supply chain. “These roles and functions were no longer required due to improvements in organisation, planning and technology,” the…

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Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn says it’s really happening. On Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn, he had a lot to say to his employees but some of the key things that stood out were his thoughts on how technology and automated processes are really changing the future of employment. Apart from all the wide-ranging effects it will have on our lives and society, in general, he says that technology is really beginning to displace millions of people from their jobs. So what should we do? What should really define our time? Weiner…

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Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problems

Is stress at your workplace affecting your life? A new study finds that stressful jobs can make you find ways to solve problems and work through ways to get the work done, instead of making something debilitating, it can actually be something that is energising. A new study finds that stress in your office – concentrates the mind, keeps you alert, improves your efficiency and even hikes up your productivity. According to The Mirror, the new research says, however, to enjoy these benefits of stress you have to feel in…

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Colgate Extends Restructuring Programme, to Cut More Jobs

Colgate-Palmolive Co said on Thursday it would cut more jobs under an extended restructuring programme as the world’s largest toothpaste maker grapples with tough macro-economic conditions, including a strong dollar. The programme, now expected to end in December 2017, will result in the reduction of 3,300 to 3,800 positions globally. Colgate, had earlier said it expected to complete the programme this year and cut about 2,700 to 3,200 positions. The company, which gets more than three-fourths of its revenue from outside the United States, has been raising prices to counter…

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