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Boris Dzhingarov
HR mistakes that will cost businesses a lot of money

It is always better to take care of problems before they appear. With this in mind, here are some mistakes that have to be avoided at all costs...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 hours ago

How to determine if your business systems are working - before they go wrong
How to determine if your business systems are working - before they go wrong

The importance of reliable systems in a business cannot be underestimated, something I was reminded of the day I lost a week of work and three years' worth of financial records, after a hard drive failed...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 1 day ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Choosing the best office space for your startup

Whether the startup hit a strong growth spurt and you need a new office space or you are looking for your first office space, the choice is difficult to make...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Aug 2016

Five myths of family firms
Five myths of family firms

Family firms are a particularly unique business phenomenon which blends formal structures with the unconditional trust and loyalty one would expect from family members...

By Johan Hanekom 17 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Balance: The missing ingredient for young entrepreneurs

As a young entrepreneur, it's imperative that you use your time wisely and make work-life balance a priority from the very start of your career....

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace
#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace

&Innovation provides specialist innovation and commercialisation services - they help organisations build new digital products and services in the Fintech, media and telecoms sectors...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Aug 2016

How to retain staff in tough economic times
How to retain staff in tough economic times

During trying economic times with high unemployment rates, business executives often assume that employees will remain loyal to their jobs and not look for greener pastures. This is a very dangerous assumption...

By Kay Vittee 8 Aug 2016

The RetroEpic team.
#CoCreate2Accelerate: The RetroEpic challenge

Meet RetroEpic Software, a Cape Town-based game development company and one of the five high-potential startups selected...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Aug 2016

Why gender diversity is critical to sustaining business performance
Why gender diversity is critical to sustaining business performance

While the issue of gender diversity in business is nothing new, the nature of the modern business environment has made this issue all the more important...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 5 Aug 2016

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 28 Jul 2016

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 26 Jul 2016

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

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