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Boris Dzhingarov
Why company culture matters: Creating a community at work

When you think of company culture, what comes to mind? For many, it might be the startup with its laidback nature, open plan office space, and tabletop games. Others may conjure up a group gathered around the water cooler or a specific company tradition around birthdays or promotions...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Navigating the complexity of the agency environment and performance
Navigating the complexity of the agency environment and performance

Those of us working today all have some type of stress in our jobs and those in PR, marketing and communications know all too well the toll it can take on productivity if left unmanaged...

By Janine Lloyd 2 days ago

#YouthMonth: Meeting of the Minds celebrates Africa's entrepreneurs
#YouthMonth: Meeting of the Minds celebrates Africa's entrepreneurs

Ndosi Strategies' first annual Meeting of the Minds: South Africa's Enterprising Next Generation event will take place on Saturday, 25 June at the Farm SoHo in New York City...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jun 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Key topics to include in new hire orientation - the CEO of Choices Recovery gives some advice

Unfortunately, altogether too many employers don't have an inclusive new hire orientation packet that details everything a new employee needs to know when coming on board with the company...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Jun 2016

Transforming the MAC industry through education
Transforming the MAC industry through education

On Thursday 9 June in Cape Town and on 13 June in Johannesburg, the Red & Yellow School hosted information sessions to address the changes and updates to the B-BBEE Sector Code for the South African MAC industry...

By Beverley Klein 15 Jun 2016

Youth Day is 40 years old ... and it's time to wise up
Youth Day is 40 years old ... and it's time to wise up

By the time you're 40 you've learnt a few things about life, about goals and reaching them, about responsibilities and taking them. You still have your dreams, but you're no longer naive.

By Mosima Selekisho 15 Jun 2016

Five best practices to retaining top talent
Five best practices to retaining top talent

It's been labelled one of the biggest business challenges facing organisations the world over, and is recognised as the most significant corporate game changer of the future - attracting and retaining talent...

By Niteske Marshall 13 Jun 2016

Bruce Dube
#YouthMonth: Building a Youth Village with Bruce Dube

28-year-old Bruce Dube owns and co-owns many digital media platforms through which he shares his passion for youth development and plays a significant role in...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 Jun 2016

Value through long-term relationships
Value through long-term relationships

Business owners often get caught up in conversations around the details of what they sell rather than focusing on critical conversations around building relationships. This extends not only to clients but to suppliers, employees, and *gasp* even our competitors...

By Jane Stevenson 7 Jun 2016

Tech trailblazers: Mobile recruitment made easy
Tech trailblazers: Mobile recruitment made easy

With the noble desire to positively impact SA's unemployment challenge, Giraffe created a mobile application...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2016

How to get started as a private tutor
How to get started as a private tutor

A job as a private tutor can be an excellent way to make a living, not to mention that it's a great opportunity to become self-employed and be your own boss...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 May 2016

Hazardous environments call for zero tolerance on alcohol use
Hazardous environments call for zero tolerance on alcohol use

The warehousing environment is a hazardous industry, which is increased significantly if employees are operating machinery under the influence of alcohol...

By Rhys Evans 27 May 2016

Lisa Smith
A 25-hour work week for over-40s

Most people start working as soon as they complete their studies, which means in their early 20s. This cycle of work goes on forever unless the person reaches his or her retirement age...

By Lisa Smith 23 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Three steps to avoiding a hiring disaster

While the best investment any business can make is in its people, hiring the wrong people can cost a fortune...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 May 2016

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment
CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment

According to the CCMA, it has around 687 cases a day, which represents an increase of almost 23% over the past five years...

By Aadil Patel 18 May 2016

Creating workplace transformation
Creating workplace transformation

Creating an open office is one thing - a complete workplace transformation is different, as it requires companies to rethink the concept of the workplace and its employees...

By Brendan Mc Aravey 18 May 2016

How can I be more adaptable in this constantly and rapidly changing world?
How can I be more adaptable in this constantly and rapidly changing world?

Adaptability is a life skill that impacts so many aspects of our lives: our stress levels, our ability to keep up socially and whether we thrive professionally...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 17 May 2016

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#TRENDING: Will a robot take your job?

The disruption of work - from hiring, to new industries and the new skills required to remain relevant in the future - is going to be massive, says trend guru Dion Chang...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2016

Emotional intelligence makes for good teams
Emotional intelligence makes for good teams

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is often used to determine a potential candidate's ability to perform in the workplace but is being intelligent enough when it comes to working with other people, in teams, or for a manager...?

By Liane McGowan 9 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Expanding your business

There is a specific point after successfully running your business for a period of time that you will begin to consider expansion. This is a natural course of action as it is the only way for business to truly evolve...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 May 2016

Important factors to consider before outsourcing
Important factors to consider before outsourcing

Outsourcing can save you time, effort and money. However, as with any business relationship, you have to have your wits about you...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2016

Zubair Timol
How to drive entrepreneurial spirit within your business

The spirit of entrepreneurship is something typically associated with people who have innovative ideas and are looking to start or grow their business. But that this kind of spirit and drive should be incorporated into the business model of every company...

By Zubair Timol, Issued by Meltwater 29 Apr 2016

#HappinessMatters: Designing a purpose-driven internal brand
#HappinessMatters: Designing a purpose-driven internal brand

In motivating his argument on how to design a successful internal brand, Kirby Gordon, VP of Sales and Distribution for FlySafair, referred to career analyst Dan Pink's three elements that drive employees: autonomy, mastery and purpose.

By Sindy Peters 28 Apr 2016

#HappinessMatters: How's your thinking environment?
#HappinessMatters: How's your thinking environment?

Trisha Lord believes her life's purpose is to help others implement generative thinking across their relationships...

By Sindy Peters 26 Apr 2016

Felix Kessel
Applying company philosophy to business culture

The HumanKind principle - that 'Creativity has the power to transform human behaviour....' was adopted in 2014, when we merged Owen Kessel with global brand Leo Burnett, but before that, our mantra was 'Do the right thing'...

By Felix Kessel 21 Apr 2016

Understanding the legalities of overtime
Understanding the legalities of overtime

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act sets out some clear, realistic laws governing overtime that all employers must heed. This legislation does a good job of balancing the rights of employees and the needs of businesses to avoid contention between employers and employees...

By Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt) 21 Apr 2016

Sibanye's Kloof operation. Source:www.sibanyegold.co.za
Sibanye workers score on premium payment

All trade unions are now party to the stability premium offered by Sibanye Gold to promote sound industrial relations between the company and labour...

By Nicci Botha 21 Apr 2016

Google aims for one million digital learners
Google aims for one million digital learners

Over the next year, Google will train one million young Africans in digital skills across the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2016

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How to track the time and work to perfection

Time tracking is vital for organisations to understand how productive an employee is. It is particularly important when the employee is paid based on the time spent on the job...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Apr 2016

Finding diversity through blind hiring
Finding diversity through blind hiring

Research supports the contention that greater diversity equals greater business success. Internationally, this has prompted a hunt for hiring tools that foster recruitment based solely on aptitude and competencies...

By Auguste Coetzer 5 Apr 2016

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