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Forward-thinking business insurance providers are rallying corporate cyber security into their offerings to lower clients’ risk exposure and prevent claims. This has gained traction over the past three months as COVID-19 related cyber scams have increased.
Running a retail business comes with constant learning curves whether you’re starting out as an entrepreneur or a seasoned pro looking to expand. As a business owner, you should always be learning because there is always a new tool to master or problem to solve.
It makes business sense to have in place a regularly run fleet maintenance management system. It has a direct influence on how smoothly a business runs – and that ultimately impacts the bottom line.
Supply and demand principles have been dramatically re-shaped as the world wide web has evolved. If your business hasn’t adapted for integrated digital market operations by now, it’s safe to say it’s not being seen by all that many.
Discovery is here to support you. We have developed the following COVID-19 tools and resources to help you and your employees during this period:
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society on many levels, and businesses both large and small are required to manage an unprecedented operating environment. Every employer needs to understand the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on business and society.
Companies have much to gain from caring about human rights, but even more to lose if they don’t.” This Human Rights Day, we caught up with Zimkhitha Saungweme, Head of Discovery Health People, for a Q&A on how our rights play out in the workplace.
The workplace is changing rapidly. Your employees can make or break your business. Training, supporting and retaining the right people remains critical to the success of any company – especially with a revolution making waves.
The pace of work does not seem to be easing, and while technological advances like AI and machine learning may help us, they could actually nudge employees into more complex tasks, which can add to our stress. More than ever, we need to learn to manage stress in the workplace.
Currently, no cases of the 2019 Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in South Africa. What action should employers take in case of a novel coronavirus outbreak in South Africa?
Those of us who have medical cover know what a valuable safety net it is in times of need. This can be extended to the essential employees who may not have quick, safe access to basic services.
As commercial and industrial buildings become larger, taller and incorporate greener functionality and design, risk engineering has needed to adjust. Technological advancements bring smart and enhanced capabilities that enable bespoke insurance products to protect business premises.
No business is too small to take cybercrime seriously. As businesses become more reliant on technology, the more doors open to cyber threats. Do you know them?
High-performing teams are a critical ingredient for any company and its leadership to achieve success. An authentic company purpose and a value system that is about more than the bottom line, can help do just that.
Most people use social media. Free WiFi has become a commodity in the “always on” lifestyle and where we work is no longer limited to an office building. Do your employees know the safety risks?
The internet has given businesses new ways to grow and reach customers. Computers and digital innovations have also opened new doors for criminals to target businesses. Don’t become a statistic of the rising cybercrime tide.
Charl Ueckermann, CEO of AVeS Cyber security Joined Fred Roed to talk about cyber threats facing all small, medium and large businesses. The IT and cyber security landscape is changing rapidly and many underestimate the risks.
Could avoiding traffic be the answer to creating a happier South African workforce? This Heritage Month, we look at what employers can change to attract South Africans to a healthier workplace.
Zimkhitha Saungweme, Head of People at Discovery Health, ascribes her success to being curious and continuously challenging herself out of her comfort zone, committing fully and being blessed with leaders who believed in her potential and invested in her growth. Today, she is devoted to being a role model for others.
As a business leader, you know how much the strength of your workforce is imperative to your bottom line. But have you considered the effect of their health, wellness and happiness on your productivity?
Author of the bestselling book ‘Change Your Habits, Change Your Life’ Tom Corley surveyed over 177 self-made millionaires to understand their daily habits. He found a number of traits they had in common. By taking the time to delve into these, you and your employees could learn valuable habits that breed success.
Nonkululeko Pitje, Head of Employee Health Solutions at Discovery, believes in the power of visibility and that female leaders must be visible to be visionary.
Today’s world is defined by social media. Social media gives your business the ability to speak to a diverse and large audience. At the same time, social media can be very dangerous to your personal and business brand. Know how to use it well.
Author, marketer and entrepreneur Musa Kalenga speaks to Fred Roed on the HealthyBusiness show about building a brand as an entrepreneur and business owner.
What is the common thread in most success stories? Aisha Pandor, who started SweepSouth with her husband four years ago, believes it is finding solutions to significant, relevant challenges.
The Healthy Business podcast, powered by Discovery Business Insurance, explores what it takes to start and grow a thriving business. A big part of this is funding, and knowing when and how to scale.
The South African workforce is amongst the most stressed in the world, according to a Bloomberg Business survey which rated our stress levels second, only to Nigeria.
It is important that employers understand the cost of present but disengaged employees on business and ultimately the impact of poor health on a company’s bottom line.
Studies have revealed that half of the South African workforce is unhealthy. This means that 50% of employees have five or more risk factors outside the healthy range, which has led to skyrocketing incidences of lifestyle diseases.
The latest Britain's Healthiest Workplace study has found that younger employees face three times the risk of mental health issues than their older counterparts. With a workforce that is set to work more years than previous generations, employers need to take charge.
Don’t let road accidents and bad driving affect the bottom line of your business – give employees rewards for better driving with the help of smart technology.
You’ve built a solid business that’s growing day by day – how do you ensure it keeps growing even when unexpected events occur?
Entrepreneurs are some of the bravest people there are – traversing challenging landscapes to introduce new ideas and start their own businesses. Here’s how to make sure you have what it takes to do it right the first time.
How insurers, like Discovery Business Insurance, use smart technologies to help identify business risks that could affect the future success of your business.
Your business is like your baby, and you won’t let just anyone take care of it. So, how can you make sure you attract the best people who will help your business grow?
Creating better and healthier businesses in partnership with non-profit organisation, Endeavor South Africa.
In South Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape, good financial planning is important when it comes to making small businesses not simply survive, but thrive.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide employment to 60% of SA’s labour force, but their rate of success is alarmingly low. Discovery Insure’s new business insurance offering aims to address that.
You have a great business idea and your customers are lining up. But you are not seeing the matching profits. When it comes to starting or running your own business, you have to consider the unforeseen or hidden costs.