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Wearables in the workplace
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 1 day ago

Revealed: the big CFO miscalculation
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 3 days ago

10 start-up decisions you'll never regret
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

Boris Dzhingarov
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

CFO to CEO - the right brain shift
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

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

Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa
Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa

NGO Recruit Africa is a leading recruitment firm in the non-profit and development sector in Africa. Working with a wide range of clients, the agency aims to recruit across various sectors...

By Beverley Klein 2 Feb 2016

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Retirement reforms in best interest of employees

Payroll administrators need to start preparing their business systems, processes and workforces for the implementation of the National Treasury's long-awaited retirement reforms...

By Rob Cooper 2 Feb 2016

Leaders vs bosses! - Blast Brand Catalysts
Leaders vs bosses!

Chris Midgley, Strategist with Blast Brand Catalysts, on the difference between the two...

By Chris Midgley, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 28 Jan 2016

Recruitment trends 2016
Recruitment trends 2016

Leaders realise that to successfully run their companies, they need a clear business strategy that meets strategic challenges and drives the organisation forward...

By Daniel Munslow 22 Jan 2016

Fiona Leppan
Retaining employment position after business restructuring

The decision to restructure a business rests with the employer, especially where there are no retrenchments that arise from it. Such discretion is only fettered by law and not by the possibility of reinstatement in cases pending during the time of the restructuring...

By Fiona Leppan 21 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Five recruitment trends to look out for in 2016
[BizTrends 2016] Five recruitment trends to look out for in 2016

Whereas in the past, the human resources department of any big corporate were the people who made sure salaries were paid on time, with the cost of recruitment and the legislative web surrounding labour law, HR is a whole other ballgame today...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

Identifying substance, alcohol abuse in employees
Identifying substance, alcohol abuse in employees

Economically speaking, substance or alcohol addiction can increase absenteeism, reduce productivity and escalate accident rates. Such dependence has a significant effect on an employee's abilities...

By Rhys Evans 14 Jan 2016

Making a fresh start for your small business in 2016
Making a fresh start for your small business in 2016

The start of a new year is always a great time to re-evaluate your business plans and operations, and ask yourself if there's anything you could do better...

By Daryl Blundell 12 Jan 2016

Ruling on prescription of arrear wage claims
Ruling on prescription of arrear wage claims

Claims for payment of arrear wages may prescribe sooner rather than later following a Labour Appeal Court judgement on the payment of arrear wages...

By Aadil Patel 11 Jan 2016

Job hunting? Here are some tips for the New Year
Job hunting? Here are some tips for the New Year

If you're feeling in a rut at work, the beginning of a new year is a great time to make a fresh start and begin the hunt for a new job...

By Tanya Eksteen 8 Jan 2016

Jackie Burger
The new and the now

My inquisitive nature has always been a driving force in my field of study and subsequent career choices...

By Jackie Burger 4 Jan 2016

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And now a strange graph from a creative. Merry Xmas

In the last month I have read countless blogs about the death of advertising. It has become fashionable to write about this...

By Damon Stapleton 30 Dec 2015

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Economical metamorphisms: 2020

All over the world, mega organisation, institutions and government agencies are immersed in tackling the economical chaos. Unsolved mysteries must now be unraveled...

By Naseem Javed 23 Dec 2015

Choosing a mobile incentives system
Choosing a mobile incentives system

Talk to any HR specialist, and they'll tell you that employee engagement is much more than simply offering rewards...

By Rob Mousley 22 Dec 2015

Boris Dzhingarov
How to choose a great business coach for you

While most people do not understand why they should hire a business coach, others figure out that this is vital and realise that it is tough to find one that can be completely trusted to bring in the desired results...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Dec 2015

Contractual consistency is key in employee polygraph tests
Contractual consistency is key in employee polygraph tests

Is an employer entitled to dismiss employees for refusing to undergo a polygraph test when such employees are contractually obligated to submit to a polygraph upon request by the employer and does this request amount to singling out certain employees from others who are not so contractually obliged...?

By Jacques van Wyk 14 Dec 2015

Eight festive season survival tips for small businesses
Eight festive season survival tips for small businesses

For small businesses, the festive season might be their busiest time or an opportunity to regroup for the New Year. Here are eight ways to make the most of the holidays...

By Daryl Blundell 10 Dec 2015

Managing millennials: challenges of hiring graduates
Managing millennials: challenges of hiring graduates

As another year draws to a close, many employers and hiring managers will look to take on graduates or school-leavers with no working experience to fill certain posts. While there are definite benefits to this, employers should brace themselves for what could be a bumpy ride...

By Niteske Marshall 10 Dec 2015

Making hard decisions, easier
Making hard decisions, easier

Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, but others carry weight and consequences, like some of the decisions you find yourself having to make...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 8 Dec 2015

Boris Dzhingarov
When entrepreneurs forget to save for retirement

More than 50% of businesses fail within their first year of operation. With such a high percentage, it's clearly important for business owners like this to start preparing for a day when they might just be out of work...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Dec 2015

Boris Dzhingarov
UK companies remove names from job applicant CVs

David Cameron recently announced that various UK companies and British governments are now using a "name-blind recruitment" strategy. It involves removing entry-level jobseeker names from application forms...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Dec 2015

Three ways organisational charts help your company - Monetary Library
Three ways organisational charts help your company

An easy means of getting prepared prior to starting work can be done with organisation charts created by the authority of the organisation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Dec 2015

Five timeless business strategies to steal from the big dogs - Monetary Library
Five timeless business strategies to steal from the big dogs

Have you ever wondered why some people are successful in business and everything they touch seems to turn to gold? In most cases the 'big dogs' follow timeless business strategies that anyone can use to produce the same results...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Dec 2015

Can the real employer please stand up?
Can the real employer please stand up?

Debate has continued to rage about who the real employer is and whether a situation of dual employment exists, despite new labour legislation...

By Hugo Pienaar 2 Dec 2015

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