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#RecruitmentFocus: Why vocational training could be the start to a great career
#RecruitmentFocus: Why vocational training could be the start to a great career

This year's matriculants should take a serious look at vocational careers, says education expert Elbie Liebenberg, principal of Oxbridge Academy...

5 Dec 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

Wesgro and Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival offering free Filmmakers' Masterclass
Wesgro and Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival offering free Filmmakers' Masterclass

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival will offer a free Filmmakers' Masterclass this Wednesday, 5 December, to boost several initiatives to position Cape Town as a key film destination and location...

4 Dec 2018

It's a key performance for Pula Capital and KPI
It's a key performance for Pula Capital and KPI

Pula Capital Partners (Pula), LRMG's B-BBEE investment arm, has partnered with KPI Management Solutions (KPI), further strengthening LRMG's focus on performance optimisation...

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 4 Dec 2018

Ergonomic best practice: How to take the pain out of working from home
Ergonomic best practice: How to take the pain out of working from home

BIRMINGHAM, UK - The last five years has seen the number of people who work from home increase by 25%, with more than 8 million employees now working at least one day a week from home...

4 Dec 2018

Desiree Goodwin
The importance of business email etiquette

When sending business emails, you need to make an impression which will lead the receiver to conclude that you are a credible professional...

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 3 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Dealing with life after executive retrenchment
#RecruitmentFocus: Dealing with life after executive retrenchment

No job is safe, no future secure. That's the new normal as executives in both the private and public sectors confront a disturbing reality - retrenchment...

By Auguste Coetzer 3 Dec 2018

Are businesses legally obligated to pay employee bonuses?
Are businesses legally obligated to pay employee bonuses?

The short answer: if payment of a bonus is a guaranteed right, either in terms of an employee's contract or perhaps an industry-regulated Bargaining Council Main Agreement, then yes...

By Gavin Stansfield 3 Dec 2018

5 tips to equip your front-line staff for superior service
5 tips to equip your front-line staff for superior service

While shopping centres and stores are preparing for the festive season rush by investing in advertising, marketing and merchandising, an often overlooked aspect of retail is staff training...

3 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: How to engage a disengaged employee in 3 steps
#RecruitmentFocus: How to engage a disengaged employee in 3 steps

Your employees are your company's most important asset. They are the ones tasked with serving your customers, implementing strategies and driving your teams forward to achieve their goals. According to 2018 Gallup research, however, 85% of the workforce is disengaged.

By Deon Smit and Muhammed Goolab 3 Dec 2018

#FairnessFirst: Pledging for workplace transformation and productivity
#FairnessFirst: Pledging for workplace transformation and productivity

We spend the bulk of our waking hours in the office, so why not do what we can to make that time more productive? Here's how SA companies are working for better work-life balance and pledging to transform for the better...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Dec 2018

South Africans are feeling the pinch as inflation outstrips wage increases
South Africans are feeling the pinch as inflation outstrips wage increases

CareerJunction, one of South Africa's top job boards, has just released its 2018 Salary Review, which explores average salary offerings across South Africa's top 10 sectors...

Issued by CareerJunction 30 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Thinking of making a career change? Make sure you plan for it financially
#RecruitmentFocus: Thinking of making a career change? Make sure you plan for it financially

Change is never easy. This is especially true when you are considering a career change...

By Fadlah Hendricks 30 Nov 2018

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#RecruitmentFocus: 4 trends driving the future of the workplace

Attracting the best people is fundamental to the success of all companies and in the war for talent...

By Linda Trim 30 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Entry-level vacancies indicate a hidden cause of youth unemployment
#RecruitmentFocus: Entry-level vacancies indicate a hidden cause of youth unemployment

Ask anybody about unemployment in South Africa and the answer is the same - there are not enough jobs overall and there is a skills deficit for the jobs that do exist. While valid, it ignores a fundamental cause of the problem...

By Jake Willis 29 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Is your top talent pool eyeing international waters?
#RecruitmentFocus: Is your top talent pool eyeing international waters?

The number of professionals who would consider leaving the country has increased consistently year-on-year...

29 Nov 2018

Stramrood's update on Duckworth's definition of grit.
Lessons on entrepreneurial grit from an international ice swimmer

Plunge my arm elbow-deep in a cooler of ice cubes for two minutes? Don't mind if I do! Self-proclaimed "former couch potato turned extreme swimmer" Ryan Stramrood explained how he got started and how he sticks to it in the latest HeavyChef masterclass, with important insights for entrepreneurs, or anyone looking to challenge themselves...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: How employers can structure salary deductions to benefit parents
#RecruitmentFocus: How employers can structure salary deductions to benefit parents

What many parents and companies are unaware of is that employers can make a real difference in the lives of their staff by offering them an Education Benefit...

28 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: 5 tips to keeping your job search alive during the holiday season
#RecruitmentFocus: 5 tips to keeping your job search alive during the holiday season

When it comes to searching for employment, many job seekers believe that the holidays are a bad time for this since most businesses slow or shut down over this period...

By Lyndy van Den Barselaar 28 Nov 2018

Thabo Lekalakala.
North West health officials placed on suspension

The North West Department of Health has placed four employees on precautionary suspension following allegations of disruption of services...

28 Nov 2018

#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle
#StartJLM: The roadmap to the fully autonomous vehicle

As part of Start JLM 2018, Nimrod Dor, director APAC & Africa: Mobileye Aftermarket Division, provided an overview about Mobileye and its roadmap towards the autonomous vehicle...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2018

Panel moderator: Annette Muller. Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML (not in the picture).
SheSays: How to get to the top of the talent pool

Part 2 of the SheSays event coverage where top ad agencies shared what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: 10 tips to making the most of your internship
#RecruitmentFocus: 10 tips to making the most of your internship

Internships allow graduates the short-term opportunity to test and apply their structured learnings experientially in a real-life business...

By Jaryd Raizon 27 Nov 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe unhappy with Gold Fields planned retrenchments

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with Gold Fields executives as part of efforts to resolve the current impasse, where the company wants to retrench over a thousand workers at its South Deep mine...

27 Nov 2018

5 year-end bashes that won't break the bank
5 year-end bashes that won't break the bank

End-of-year parties are upon us once more but with the current economic situation, companies are cutting costs, and entertainment is often where the shaving takes place...

27 Nov 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: SA must amend restrictive labour laws to curb unemployment
#RecruitmentFocus: SA must amend restrictive labour laws to curb unemployment

South Africa must create jobs for the many unskilled workers in the country and not the skilled workforce it wishes it had...

By Arnoux Maré 27 Nov 2018

Taking the pressure out of depression
Taking the pressure out of depression

The Labour Court recently considered whether the dismissal of an employee on the grounds of misconduct, where the employee suffered from a medical condition which had been made known to the employer, constituted an automatically unfair dismissal and unfair discrimination...

By Motheo Mfikoe and Rui Lopes 26 Nov 2018

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Hiring the right ambassadors for your event

Formula One's decision to dispense its 'grid girls' reflects the need for marketers and event professionals to develop new approaches and strategies when it comes to using ambassadors to represent brands...

By Jane Stevenson 26 Nov 2018

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Are you living curiously in a world of constant innovation?

In a world of constant innovation, business leaders need to engage in curious conversations to uncover new ways to live and work and offers insight five benefits of engaging in curious conversations...

By Joy-Marie Lawrence 26 Nov 2018

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