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Wearables in the workplace

Wearable tech is a huge trend and everyone is talking about it, but have you thought of what it means for the workplace...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 hours ago

Sovereign blocks rival in BEE scheme

Poultry group Sovereign Food Investments has tweaked its controversial black economic empowerment (BEE) deal, thereby saving a bundle in costs and precluding a competitor from "grossly abusing" an appraisal rights mechanism...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 hours ago

Designing mutually beneficial intern programmes

Internships have an important and sometimes often overlooked role in growing vibrant companies, in addition to the benefit they offer recent graduates. However in order to be successful, they need to work for both employer and student...

9 hours ago

Edcon to cut some of its 3,000 head-office jobs

Edcon, the retailer that owns brands such as Edgars, CNA and Jet, will cut jobs at its head office as part of its turnaround strategy...

By Zeenat Moorad 1 day ago

Reviewing LIFO procedure in retrenchments

The Labour Court recently answered the question of whether an employer can use selection criteria other than last in first out (LIFO) during the retrenchment process, in NUMSA obo Members v Kenco Engineering...

By Mohsina Chenia 1 day ago

Rands & Sense of women at the helm

The latest McKinsey Report entitled, Women in the Workplace, estimates that the pace of progress over the past three years has been so sluggish that it will take another 100 years for gender parity to be achieved...

1 day ago

Revealed: the big CFO miscalculation

Chief financial officers are not generally known for making miscalculations, but they are currently in danger of making a big one... with huge ramifications for their future prospects...

By Auguste Coetzer 2 days ago

SA entrepreneurs: you now have your own loyalty rewards programme

Mercantile Bank, a financial institution aimed exclusively at entrepreneurs, on Friday announced that it had entered into an agreement with wiGroup to develop a loyalty and rewards programme for its clients...

By Stuart Thomas 2 days ago

Entrepreneurs will be key custodians in transition to a circular economy

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together the world's business, economic and political leaders in Davos to discuss the challenges and future of the world economy. The theme for this year was Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

By Hermann Erdmann 2 days ago

10 start-up decisions you'll never regret

The 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey reported a startlingly low entrepreneurial activity in the face of high unemployment rate...

By Thabiso Thantsha 5 Feb 2016

Doing work to be proud of

The latest radio and TVCs from Ogilvy for Careers24 are something to be proud of - highlighting the awkward scenarios that can arise when you're asked 'So what do you do?'...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2016

CFO to CEO - the right brain shift

A frequent corporate assumption is that the chief financial officer (CFO) is the CEO in waiting. This has often been the case in South Africa, but recent US research indicates this could be less and less likely...

By Auguste Coetzer 4 Feb 2016

Simplifyd software for small businesses arrives in South Africa

Simplifyd business software, built for freelancers, small teams and everyone in between, has officially launched in South Africa, allowing small teams and entrepreneurs to invoice faster, get paid quicker...

4 Feb 2016

Tomorrow's Leaders Convention 2016 seeks nominees

The Tomorrow's Leaders Convention (TLC) 2016, presented by Old Mutual and Cape Media, will take place on Friday 11 March at Emperor's Palace, Gauteng...

4 Feb 2016

Jurisdictional overlaps in labour matters

Recent cases underline that jurisdictional overlaps between the High Court and the Labour Court may occur in certain labour cases.

By Samiksha Singh and Katlego Letlonkane 4 Feb 2016

Changing jobs? Make sure it's the right move

Before moving into a new year with a new job, the rewards of that move must be weighed against intrinsic benefits already being offered...

4 Feb 2016

Six strategies for effectively managing remote employees for maximum productivity

You can't simply assign remote workers a role or project and expect everything to go smoothly because statistically they'll be more productive. You have to set them up for success and set expectations if you want results...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Feb 2016

Creatively reducing stress during interviews

The Talent Boom (recruiters in the creative industries) has launched a new game '28 Seconds' (based on the popular 30 Seconds) that aims to inject some creativity into the interview process...

4 Feb 2016

The top five richest people in the world that business leaders can take inspiration from

The five richest people in the world are leading figures in the computing, telecommunications, investing and fashion industries. Some have now become household names...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Feb 2016

Entrepreneurs can still thrive in South Africa

While the weakening Rand is concerning, it does not mean it is all doom and gloom for South Africa's local entrepreneurs, as challenges bring new opportunities and business prospects for entrepreneurs to capitalise on...

3 Feb 2016

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