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Skills development in agriculture should be seen as an investment

The population from which agriculture will draw the next several generations of employees will be under 30 years old. It is important that the youth own the skills they need to build a competitive and resilient agriculture sector...

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

Top African execs choose an MBA

Research into the leadership landscape in key economic hubs in Africa shows that top African execs throughout the continent still choose to pursue an MBA...

23 May 2017

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC

Entries close on 18 April for the Singularity University, Global Impact Challenge. This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa...

Issued by Mann Made Media 12 Apr 2017

Africa's women in business challenge status quo

Even though women make up a little over half of Africa's growing population, they have had little involvement in power and strategic decision-making...

24 Mar 2017

Five lessons in strategy from the non-profit world

During a recent trip to Innsbruck to work with SOS, I learned a lot about the parallel workings of the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds...

By Nicola Tyler 20 Mar 2017

Building a team strong enough to carry a brand to success

We know that creating a strong company culture is crucial in order to hire the right employees – and then ensure they're inspired and enabled enough to help reach your business goals...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 20 Jan 2017

#Influencerchange: Think like an influencer

"You can't predict anyone's work load for the day, we pad out our budgets to avoid hiccups down the line and deadlines are just crazy." This description would fit almost any business today...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2016

#Influencerchange: Crucial moments and vital behaviours

The majority of businesses today would say they're customer-centric, or at least that 'the customer comes first'. But many of us forget the most important customers of all - our own employees, who can quickly identify a flaw in our processes before it snowballs through a bad customer experience...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2016

Design-led or design-mediated?

Design is a powerful management 'thinking and doing' discipline that, according to Eric Herbert, helps people move from a current situation to a preferred situation. This was his definition of design and it still applies today...

By Robert Bloom 22 Nov 2016

'Brain drain' hits sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

Skilled workers are leaving sub-Saharan Africa in rapidly increasingly numbers, producing a "brain drain" that causes long-term social damage, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday...

6 Oct 2016

The changing learning and development landscape

Disruptive change is sweeping through corporate learning and development! Take your organisation to the next level by attending the Learning and Development Conference 2016 for learning leaders in Africa...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 15 Jul 2016

Company identity and your start-up: how to cultivate a winning culture

Culture - it can make or break an otherwise viable business. It's that personality that drives performance, that special something that draws people to want to be part of an organisation...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 14 Jul 2016

Marriott growth creates opportunities for unemployed youth

There are in fact numerous opportunities for South Africans to find work. And one company is looking to create up to 25,000 new jobs for those willing to travel...

11 Jul 2016

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International

Is small business health insurance for employees a necessity?

Statistics show that 20 percent of the small businesses do not know what health benefits should be offered to employees. This is a shame since health insurance should always be a top priority for every single company out there. Even if you just hire employees for seemingly safe jobs like with Book Taxi Paris you have to offer something that makes working for your company as attractive as possible.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Jun 2017

Four steps to take when your employee is arrested for a crime

Imagine sitting in your office thinking of creative ways you can increase your company's profits and you get a phone call (or just sipping your morning coffee at work and the headline pops up): your employee has just been arrested.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 29 May 2017

Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return

SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.

18 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU (SU) Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge (GIC).

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

A guide to expertly mastering negotiation in five simple steps

If perfected, the art of negotiation will bring significant benefits in the workplace and help to achieve optimum results. It's a skill that will improve and develop the output of micro and macro projects, help with coming to proposal and budget agreements with prospective clients, and provide confidence when requesting a pay rise.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 May 2017

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