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A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of 'digitalisation' and 'digital transformation'...

By Lionel Moyal 27 May 2015 08:35

Madelein van der Watt
Overview of the basics of employer tax

By starting a business, you're helping to create jobs, contributing towards skills development, and even inspiring other entrepreneurs...

By Madelein van der Watt 25 May 2015 06:31

Su-Mari Du Bruyn
The danger of holding out for perfect optimisation

Too many businesses make the mistake of holding out for perfect optimisation. They want to wait until the business circumstances are perfect, until they are 100% sure that it will work perfectly...

By Su-Mari Du Bruyn 20 May 2015 09:58

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Qualities of a good human resources manager

A good human resource manager is a great asset to the business. Often HR managers are considered as paper pushers, but in truth there are more than that!

By Abram Molelemane 18 May 2015 09:40

Madelein van der Watt
Getting to grips with the complexities of employment contracts

An effective, flexible and understandable employment contract is the basis of a good employee-employer relationship. Let's look at the basics of creating a sound employment contract...

By Madelein van der Watt 15 May 2015 09:51

Khuthalani Khumalo
When the road to your promotion seems unending...

Agencies around the country are structured in different ways...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 12 May 2015 14:00

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Paying yourself when you start a small business

??When you start your own business, you have to make a decision on how much to pay yourself. During the first few months you will probably be operating in the red, so you need to strike a balance between reducing your overheads and still paying yourself enough...

By Sophie Baker 8 May 2015 08:08

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Measures to promote mental vitality and happiness at work

A lack of teamwork, lack of acknowledgement by superiors, high pressure environments and cultural, religious and racial issues lead to a demotivated workforce, even when employees are being remunerated well...

By Liane McGowan 7 May 2015 08:24

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Getting into the advertising business

Advertising is not a nine to five job - at least, it's not if you want to be highly successful and reap the rich rewards that go with taking the boardroom hot seat...

By Chris Brewer 4 May 2015 07:44

Top tips for women in tech
Top tips for women in tech

As a woman with more than 17 years of work experience in the challenging and constantly evolving tech industry, I have had my fair share of learning experiences over time...

By Lynette Hundermark 30 Apr 2015 09:18

Auguste Coetzer
Layabout managers

Worker's Day recognises the national contribution of our labour force. It's also a good time to recognise that the workers have a point when they insist it's unfair to focus exclusively on the low paid when companies complain of time wasting, laziness, sick note abuse and other forms of workplace cheating...

By Auguste Coetzer 29 Apr 2015 13:07

Texas restaurant fires pregnant manager after robbery
Texas restaurant fires pregnant manager after robbery

A Texas fast food restaurant has fired the store's manager after loosing $400 in a heist...

By Johan Botes 29 Apr 2015 12:57

Start up advice you should ignore
Start up advice you should ignore

As a new entrepreneur, you'll meet plenty of people who are fascinated with your business ideas. There will be lots of advice thrown your way - some good, some bad, but most of it well-meaning...

By Sophie Baker 27 Apr 2015 09:17

Harry Welby-Cooke
Why you need to test your business idea first

If you were given the choice between launching a business built around a sleek new gadget, or starting a second-hand clothing and shoe store, what would you choose?...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 21 Apr 2015 14:38

Auguste Coetzer
Headhunting: the art of getting someone else to the top

We all understand the desire to get to the top, but getting someone else to the top requires a unique set of skills and a mindset many people find difficult to fathom.

By Auguste Coetzer 17 Apr 2015 07:14

Harry Welby-Cooke
Why the new BBBEE codes are good for your business

Many entrepreneurs find the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice overwhelming and confusing, so they've been ignoring them until now...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 8 Apr 2015 13:12

Niteske Marshall
Your CV has just seconds to impress: make them count

Eight seconds is all it takes to knock the socks off potential employers reading your CV and entice them to read more...

By Niteske Marshall 7 Apr 2015 07:51

Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space
Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space

The Department of Labour has extended the deadline for Return of Earnings for employers registered with the Compensation Fund to 31 May 2015. These returns are usually due by the end of March each year...

By Madelein van der Watt 30 Mar 2015 11:53

Niteske Marshall
Brush up on your corporate values

Company values. If the mere mention of those two words has you yawning and about to tune out...listen up!

By Niteske Marshall 28 Mar 2015 14:37

Building your dream business team
Building your dream business team

To understand the meaning and importance of a dream team, use this handy acronym: T.E.A.M. - Together Everyone Achieves More...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 23 Mar 2015 11:10

Video evidence in arbitration proceedings must be authentic and relevant
Video evidence in arbitration proceedings must be authentic and relevant

In terms of section 138(1) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (as amended) a "commissioner may conduct the arbitration in a manner that the commissioner considers appropriate in order to determine the dispute fairly and quickly, but must deal with the substantial merits of the dispute with the minimum of legal formalities"...

By Jacques van Wyk 19 Mar 2015 10:39

Building your dream business team
Building your dream business team

To understand the meaning and importance of a dream team, use this handy acronym: T E A M - Together Everyone Achieves More...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 18 Mar 2015 13:53

Mike Stopforth
The importance of networking and mentoring as an entrepreneur

The word "entrepreneur" is often synonymous with glamour and a maverick lifestyle. When things are going swimmingly, being an entrepreneur is all of those things...

By Mike Stopforth 16 Mar 2015 13:05

Arno Kemp
Millennials and the multi-generational workforce

Millennials (born roughly between 1981 and 2000) are often depicted as entitled, lazy, disrespectful, and even narcissistic, but we need to question whther that's really an accurate portrayal...

By Arno Kemp 12 Mar 2015 13:39

Richard Firth
Is SA ready to be a knowledge economy?

While government initiatives set to improve the country's science and technology output are laudable, the question must be asked: is SA ready to transition to a knowledge-based economy?

By Richard Firth 12 Mar 2015 13:18

Abram Molelemane
From intern to employee

Internships can help you get your foot in the door of the working world and also help build your career...

By Abram Molelemane 11 Mar 2015 13:40

Tim Hill
Seven insights into working from a remote office environment

Renting commercial real estate for lavish office space has become costly and is most definitely out of reach for many entrepreneurs with small businesses...

By Tim Hill 10 Mar 2015 07:57

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
Get promoted and make an impact - be extraordinary

It's great to have a firm idea of your career ambitions and, once you have a clear goal in mind, translate it into an action statement that you can easily remember and recall every day...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 3 Mar 2015 16:40

SA employers under pressure to prepare payrolls for 2015/6 budget
SA employers under pressure to prepare payrolls for 2015/6 budget

South African employers must act quickly to prepare their payroll systems and processes for the new tax brackets and calculations...

By Madelein van der Watt 3 Mar 2015 08:02

Sid Peimer
Five beliefs about strategy execution that are just plain wrong

At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But...

By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17

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