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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

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

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

10 things to do when the lights are out
10 things to do when the lights are out

Businesses are suffering because of the ongoing load shedding across South Africa. Not everyone is in a fortunate position to own a generator, so the flow of day-to-day work tasks is interrupted...

By Tim Hill 17 Feb 2015 14:12

Tralone Khoza
Magnify the lens of your business on the PEST environment

The day-to-day management of a business seems to flow like a breeze until something unexpected happens in the macro environment...

By Tralone Khoza 13 Feb 2015 14:52

Lauren Paul
Love makes the workplace go round

Valentine's Day is usually reserved for showering love on someone special. But if you are in a managerial position, you probably already know that your employees could use some recognition too...

By Lauren Paul 12 Feb 2015 09:50

John French
Employee engagement equals business results

'Employee engagement' is the buzz phrase we are hearing more and more about in today's corporate world...

By John French 30 Jan 2015 14:14

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
HR, is it strategically supporting your organisation?

There is an increasing emphasis among business leaders on leveraging organisational capabilities in order to be more competitive...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 21 Jan 2015 14:02

De Beers launches entrepreneurial hub in Cape Town
De Beers launches entrepreneurial hub in Cape Town

De Beers Consolidated Mines has launched the De Beers Marine Zimele Business Hub in Cape Town...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jan 2015 10:44

James McKerrell
HR in 2015 - the need for focus

If there is one key takeaway from 2014 for businesses it is the need to retain focus on core services/ solutions...

By James McKerrell 12 Jan 2015 07:01

Which businesses are under threat in 2015?
Which businesses are under threat in 2015?

While everyone enjoys progress, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll be benefitting - discover the true impact of digital media...

By Tauriq Moosa 6 Jan 2015 05:03

Boris Dzhingarov
Why most entrepreneurs fail in the US

When you take a look at the statistics, you instantly notice that most people out there in the US will fail as entrepreneurs...

By Boris Dzhingarov 23 Dec 2014 08:11

Amendment Act aims to streamline labour environment
Amendment Act aims to streamline labour environment

On 1 January 2015 the Labour Relations Amendment Act, No.6 of 2014 (LRAA), will take effect - with the exception of s37(c) - and South African businesses will have to comply with the new obligations created in the Act...

By Aadil Patel 22 Dec 2014 10:02

TED Talks to help make work work
TED Talks to help make work work

Is work not quite working out for you at the moment? Feel like a change? Perhaps that change needs to come from within. Here are a few 'ideas worth spreading' that put a spin on the traditional work environment... (videos)

By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2014 07:30

The importance of reference checks
The importance of reference checks

Recruitment is becoming an increasingly risky business. There's been a disturbing increase in deceitful behaviour by job seekers and this can be linked to high levels of unemployment, heightened competition for jobs and an apparent decline in levels of honesty amongst the general population...

By Niteske Marshall 10 Dec 2014 06:45

Do's and don'ts of office parties
Do's and don'ts of office parties

It's that time of the year where most companies shutdown for the festive season. Normally, companies have end year functions, where the staff indulge in fun activities, hard beverages, food, music etc...

By Abram Molelemane 9 Dec 2014 07:34

Ingrid von Stein
Technology can cause office rage!

Technology is great if you know how to use it and understand it, but if you are not all that clued up it can lead to frustration and irrational outbursts at the office, often inflicted on your co-workers...

By Ingrid von Stein 6 Dec 2014 09:00

Elsa Gouws
People first: the role of employer brands in driving growth

The global war for talent is intensifying, making it increasingly difficult for businesses without strong employer brands to be competitive. In South Africa the talent supply/demand curve is particularly skewed...

By Elsa Gouws 5 Dec 2014 14:30

Mari Lategan
Transform your organisation - in hours

You're facing some leadership issues at work. So - what's the answer? Just a few years ago, your team may have agreed to call in a facilitator to guide you through possible solutions...

By Mari Lategan 3 Dec 2014 09:50

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