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Adopting new approaches within recruitment

As a business owner of a boutique growing global headhunting agency, the one thing I am constantly scared of is the one thing I make a conscious effort never to ignore. I call it the three C's. Change, Courage, Culture...

By Emily Keyes, Issued by The Talent Boom 22 Mar 2017

One stop shop to make doing business easier

Investors have lauded the launch of the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop (InvestSA OSS), saying it will go a long way in easing the way business is done in South Africa...

20 Mar 2017

How collaboration can cut business costs

As businesses look to cut expenses and employees strive to achieve the work-life balance, there seems to be a strange disconnect between the two. Yet collaboration technology can help with both...

By Matt McKay 13 Mar 2017

Defining yourself online in a competitive job market

A strong online presence is a key driver of market awareness and brand differentiation for any organisation, and no less so for individual job seekers...

7 Mar 2017

Big data and social media: The new normal for HR

Big data and social media are buzzwords reverberating throughout the business world today, and for good reason...

By Phil de Kock 22 Feb 2017

New Facebook job-hunting features challenge LinkedIn

Facebook is now letting businesses in the US or Canada post jobs and take applications from jobseekers, posing a challenge to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn...

16 Feb 2017

Sandton to host Sage Summit Tour

Traditionally held in the US, the Sage Summit Tour will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 7-9 March 2017...

15 Feb 2017

Careers24 announces third annual Recruiter Boot Camp

In March, Careers24, in conjunction with Demitri Tambourlas from DEMsays, will again be hosting their exceptionally popular Recruiter Boot Camps...

Issued by Careers24 13 Feb 2017

Poland puts Auschwitz staff database online

Poland on Monday, 30 January 2017, published the first online database with the names and other personal details of nearly 10,000 staff who ran the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp...

1 Feb 2017

Background screening on the rise

The demand for background screening services in South Africa has continued to increase over the last five years, presenting a 14% rise in the uptake of vetting solutions by businesses...

30 Jan 2017

New mobile app for job hunters

Recruitment agency, Shide Consulting, with the help of Digital Society, has launched Toggle - a new mobile app that allows users to build their CVs and connect with the agency's database...

21 Dec 2016

Why 13th cheques don't always equal double pay

As the festive season approaches, some lucky employees will be looking forward to a bonus or a 13th cheque...

5 Dec 2016

The benefits of virtual HR and payroll

When starting up a business, it's common for the owner to take on a plethora of responsibilities. Human resources (HR) and payroll are two major pain points for any business owner who attempts to 'do it all'...

10 Oct 2016

Six things SMEs should know about payroll tax

Small and medium-sized business owners face reams of red tape in their businesses, but one area that is especially important to master is payroll...

By Yolandi Esterhuizen 9 Sep 2016

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International

Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE), which indicates that South African women's full potential as entrepreneurs is yet to be unleashed. Uganda (34.8%) and Botswana (34.6%) rank first and second in the world with the highest percentages of women entrepreneurs, driven mostly by necessity as opposed to being inspired by business opportunities.

8 Mar 2017

Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint

UNITED KINGDOM: Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices of its store staff.

7 Mar 2017

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