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How to make yourself an indispensable employee
How to make yourself an indispensable employee

Tough economic times, coupled with organisations downsizing in an effort to "reduce costs", has shown South Africans that it's more crucial now than ever to secure their income if they want to ensure a bright future...

By Kay Vittee 1 day ago

Failed businesses: a path to entrepreneurial success
Failed businesses: a path to entrepreneurial success

Sometimes knowing when to start again is the best thing you can do as a budding entrepreneur. ActionCOACH's Pieter Scholtz discusses using a failed business idea as a platform for success...

By Pieter Scholtz 3 days ago

A fresh look at workplace performance management
A fresh look at workplace performance management

There's an increasing interest in workforce well-being, particularly when that workforce is largely deskbound. Apart from the health problems that can plague...

By Wynand Smit 25 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
KPIs: A modern marketer's best friend

As a modern marketer, you have a number of powerful tools at your disposal. The key is to identify and use tools that will benefit your business in the pursuit of understanding and engaging prospects...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Simple ways to market your products with minimum budget

Branding is the best way to keep growing as a small company and this will reap huge benefits in the future. Having said that, it is important to look into different options...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

Four steps to successfully onboarding new employees
Four steps to successfully onboarding new employees

So, you've just hired a new employee? You no doubt went to great lengths to source the perfect candidate... But have you put the same effort into the onboarding process to which you're about to subject your new employee...?

By Niteske Marshall 18 Jul 2016

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal: One giant step towards a truly digital ecosystem
Microsoft-LinkedIn deal: One giant step towards a truly digital ecosystem

Little over a month ago, Microsoft announced that it was buying LinkedIn...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jul 2016

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

What marketers really want
What marketers really want

While there is no doubt that modern marketing has evolved, the question is: have marketing skills evolved with it..?

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jul 2016

Better measurement for improved profitability
Better measurement for improved profitability

A well-known local company recently performed a performance check on its sales agents leading to an extremely surprising discovery...

By Wynand Smit 13 Jul 2016

How to find funding for your startup company
How to find funding for your startup company

How you choose to fund your startup will have a big impact upon how successful you are. Without the right funding, you can't give your new business the right foundation on which to grow...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Jul 2016

Presenteeism - what to do when your employees are present but not productive
Presenteeism - what to do when your employees are present but not productive

'Presenteeism' was initially defined as the practice of going to work despite being unwell, leading to reduced productivity...

By Michelle Moss 8 Jul 2016

Alan Russell
Why specialist recruiters are so valuable during hard times

In a tough economic climate, when businesses are looking to reduce expenses, recruitment costs are a common target. But it's during these times that it becomes even more critical to use the services of a specialist recruitment agency when hiring senior staff. Here's why...

By Alan Russell 8 Jul 2016

To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC
To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC

The current situation at the SABC brings into question the rights of employers to issue commands and the duty of employees to obey and carry out such instructions...

By Johan Botes 7 Jul 2016

How to disagree with someone more powerful than you
How to disagree with someone more powerful than you

Most people tend to avoid disagreements in the workplace and even more so with a senior colleague. We often assume that disagreeing is going to damage our relationship or career, when in fact the consequences are often less dramatic than we envision...

By Helene Vermaak 6 Jul 2016

Enterprise supplier development provides win-win in MAC Codes
Enterprise supplier development provides win-win in MAC Codes

Partnering with small business while still maintaining service delivery standards need not be an insurmountable challenge...

By Dharmesh Nagar 5 Jul 2016

10 cost-effective ways to upskill your staff
10 cost-effective ways to upskill your staff

Training does not have to be time-consuming and expensive. During tough economic times, it is worth considering how you can train and educate your team to enhance their performance...

By Sandra Swanepoel 5 Jul 2016

Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn
Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn

During these tough economic times, businesses have more incentive to start reviewing their systems and processes to find ways to become more profitable...

By Steven Cohen 30 Jun 2016

The value of chameleon workers
The value of chameleon workers

The rapid way in which technology has changed and the inability, as well as resistance from employees to keep up, is leaving organisations in a digital wasteland. This is costing them profits, market share and is leaving them battling to survive.

By Heidi Duvenage 28 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha
#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha

It was the era of mig33, Nokia 3310s and the much-loved Snake mobile game that ignited Geekulcha founder Mixo Ngoveni's love affair with technology...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2016

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...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Jun 2016

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 24 Jun 2016

#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

Five qualities employers look for in job candidates
Five qualities employers look for in job candidates

A good degree or professional certification can help secure an interview for your dream job, but once you're sitting in front of the recruiter or potential employer, you'll need to show what you can offer in addition to your qualifications...

By Heidi Duvenage 6 Jun 2016

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