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Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings
Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace...

By Johan Botes 3 days ago

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How can a concierge improve your personal and business growth?

If you use office concierge services, you can rest assured all crucial tasks are left in the hands of a true professional. This will leave you with a lot more time to focus on improving your business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Feb 2017

How do we win the 'war for talent'?
How do we win the 'war for talent'?

When businesses look for specific skills and experience, the talent pool shrinks considerably. The South African context is even more challenging because only 25% of our labour force is skilled...

By Alan Russell 15 Feb 2017

Six business lessons in learned in 150 days
Six business lessons in learned in 150 days

So we've been in operation for about 150 days, and there have been a few lessons, many in fact, and looking back, a few things have surprised me and stand out...

By Kevin Welman 13 Feb 2017

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The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI...

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 Feb 2017

Kruger with his latest book released with Penguin, looking at the concept of strategic rule-breaking for businesses.
SONA and strategic rule-breaking: The art of doing the unexpected for amplified results

Rules are a great idea. Except when they aren't. If you're fascinated by the idea of breaking rules, last Thursday's amazing travelling circus show, the State of the Nation Address, will have struck you as a veritable feast of chaotic delights. Wearing your proudly South African cap, your emotional reaction may have been somewhat different, but let's put national dignity aside for a second and think about the idea of strategic rule-breaking...

By Douglas Kruger 13 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on
Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The truly huge HR mistakes a company will make

It does not matter if you use HR shared services or in-house departments, when it comes to human resources the truth is most companies out there simply do not have a proper system in place...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Global reward trends
#BizTrends2017: Global reward trends

When it comes to global reward trends, the industry is changing quickly and steadily. While we can't change the direction of the wind, we can adjust our sails to reach the right destination...

By Chris Blair 31 Jan 2017

Five tips to hiring temporary staff
Five tips to hiring temporary staff

Hiring of temporary or seasonal employees is becoming increasingly common with companies all over the world...

By Charles Mburugu 31 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity
#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity

We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and it's not only blurring the lines between the physical and digital spheres but between how we live and work...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2017

Increasing number of South Africans seeking a job as unemployment rates skyrocket
Increasing number of South Africans seeking a job as unemployment rates skyrocket

According to the latest statistics, the unemployment rate in South Africa is once again on the rise, although not as high as the record set back in 2003 which was a disturbing 31.20%...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Jan 2017

Giorgio Heiman, VP, Africa, Orange Business Services
#BizTrends2017: People-powering the digitalisation process

The number of mobile phone users is expected to hit 4.8 billion in 2017 and 2,55 billion people are predicted to engage on social networks...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The little-known connection between business owners and addiction

Some entrepreneurs manage to deal with the financial strain of managing a business, however, some find the difficulties overwhelming and may find solace in drugs and alcohol to relieve stress...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 Jan 2017

Four simple ways to reduce employee turnover
Four simple ways to reduce employee turnover

It's never been more important for business owners and managers to hold onto the employees they have...

By Aki Kalliatakis 24 Jan 2017

123RF
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

SA CEOs optimistic despite challenges
SA CEOs optimistic despite challenges

Skills, technology and trust are the three key areas of concern for South African CEOs according to PwC's latest CEO Survey, the 20th Annual Global CEO Survey...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Jan 2017

Didn't get the job? Do public sector candidates have the right know why?
Didn't get the job? Do public sector candidates have the right know why?

Following Gezani Isaac Masingi's unsuccessful application for the post of Municipal Manager of the Greater Giyani Municipality, Masingi sought to find out why...

By Gavin Stansfield 17 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Transitioning an SME from office-based to telecommute working

Despite that some big names in the digital industry have crossed off telecommuting entirely most case studies still indicate an overall positive outcome for businesses who allow remote working...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to treat the customers of your business better

Negativity among customers is hard to avoid but you do that when you treat every single person with adequate respect. If you want to be sure this is the case, here are some tips...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five tech-savvy ways to improve communication with your employees

Employee communication is one of your most important responsibilities as the leader of your team. Even the mildest hiccup in communication between employees and managers can have lasting consequences...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Jan 2017

Five New Year's resolutions for employers in 2017
Five New Year's resolutions for employers in 2017

After the festive season break, gyms and health clubs overflow with bodies keen on making good on New Year's resolutions pledged over a glass of bubbly...

By Johan Botes 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Do or die for transformation
#BizTrends2017: Do or die for transformation

In 1994, South Africa's first democratic election truly set us on the path to transformation. Yet, 23 years later, there's not much progress to report...

By Shawn Theunissen 10 Jan 2017

Seven benefits of team-building activities for work
Seven benefits of team-building activities for work

Outstanding team members are made, not born. For you to have employees who are able to bring you real results, you need to incorporate team-building activities into your employee engagement programme...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Engagement, impact and purpose in the CSI space
#BizTrends2017: Engagement, impact and purpose in the CSI space

Employee engagement is making a comeback - and this time, it's playing out in the CSI space...

By Andy Hadfield 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Employment trends in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
#BizTrends2017: Employment trends in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

As we enter the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, organisations across the globe are investing time and money in technology to go fully digital...

By Adre du Plessis 9 Jan 2017

Why it's important for everyone in a business to have an up-to-date driver's licence
Why it's important for everyone in a business to have an up-to-date driver's licence

Each person in your company who doesn't drive should be encouraged to complete a drivers licence practice test and obtain their licence because it can benefit your business in the following ways...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Why it is important for entrepreneurs to socialise

While some people believe that entrepreneurs should utilise all of their time in running and maintaining their business, others think that they should take out some time to socialise with others...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Four ways to get more out of your business meetings

Many leaders have fallen into such a mundane routine with their meetings that these crucial gathering times are no longer facilitating the type of outcome they're capable of...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Dec 2016

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