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Important factors to consider before outsourcing - Monetary Library
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 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

#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 2 days ago

#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

Timesheeting. Image credit: WorkflowMAX - Monetary Library
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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EDP to further National Development Plan for participation in tourism

The Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa, in partnership with the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership recently launched the Executive Development Programme for...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 Apr 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
You need contracts for all the work that you do

In many situations you'll find yourself facing a timeline or another big project piece being modified. Whenever this happens, a written agreement needs to be signed, besides the initial contract that you hopefully signed...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Apr 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Four external services that will help your business

Whether you're running a start-up or an established business, you can attract more success by taking advantage of time-saving and quality external services...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Apr 2016

Constitutional Court rules against lockouts
Constitutional Court rules against lockouts

In the case of the Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (TAWUSA) vs Putco, the Constitutional Court has ruled that the Labour Relations Act does not permit an employer to lockout the members of a trade union that are not a party to a bargaining council, where the dispute has arisen and has been referred for conciliation...

By Aadil Patel 15 Mar 2016

Developing your personal brand
Developing your personal brand

In a world that has 'six degrees of separation' between you and a potential employer or client, building a personal brand is essential...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 15 Mar 2016

Annelize van Rensburg
Leadership in a crisis... have you got what it takes?

At times like this, CEOs come under scrutiny. Inevitably, questions arise about their ability to survive, renew the business and ensure it emerges stronger than before...

By Annelize van Rensburg 8 Mar 2016

[Future of Work] The disruption of the organisation
[Future of Work] The disruption of the organisation

Current thinking by futurists and trend analysts points to an outdated organisational culture and structure that has not kept up with radical changes in society.

By Louise Marsland 7 Mar 2016

[Future of Work] The fastest disappearing jobs
[Future of Work] The fastest disappearing jobs

Content editors, data scientists, marketing and sales managers are among the hottest jobs right now. However, jobs that are disappearing, include media workers, print workers, travel agents and flight attendants...

By Louise Marsland 3 Mar 2016

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[Future of Work] Future of work trends

The biggest influence in the workplace right now are millennials. This first generation of savvy, digital natives are driving most organisational change - as employees and as consumers...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2016

Is South Africa's youth lost in translation?
Is South Africa's youth lost in translation?

Last year's matriculants, who form part of the Millennial generation, represent a new way of thinking, working and interacting in the workplace. It is also becoming increasingly clear that they will face some tough challenges on the road ahead...

By David Blyth 1 Mar 2016

[Future of Work] The war for talent
[Future of Work] The war for talent

There is a war for talent happening among multinational brands as the global divide widens in wealth, human competency, access to resources and social media literacy...

By Merle O’Brien 1 Mar 2016

Advice for start-ups: Five most overlooked things to be aware of - Monetary Library
Advice for start-ups: Five most overlooked things to be aware of

Starting a new business is an exciting time in your life. You have always dreamed of being your own boss and having the ability not to report to anyone but yourself. That is all well and good, but what happens if you don't know what to do?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Feb 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
How bad bosses and individualism grows the entrepreneurial economy

According to a survey conducted by Reed Commercial, economic ambition may not be the only reason that people set out on the path of entrepreneurship and self-employment - some people just hate working for other people!...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Feb 2016

Emilian Popa.
Image credit: Ecommerce-africa.com
[eCommerce Africa Confex] Investing in e-commerce

The total amount of growth funding globally is $12 billion, but only $200 million is invested in tech start-ups in Africa, so the continent is still very small proportion of global market...

By Nicci Botha 18 Feb 2016

Delays in retirement reform may harm South Africa's economic stability
Delays in retirement reform may harm South Africa's economic stability

The Payroll Authors Group of South Africa has expressed concern about recent reports that indicate that the implementation of the new tax harmonisation and preservation rules for retirement funds may be once again postponed...

By Rob Cooper 16 Feb 2016

Why Generation Y run away and how to make them stay
Why Generation Y run away and how to make them stay

A 2012 study by Millennial Branding predicted that by 2025, 75% of the workforce will consist of millennials. Also known as Generation Y, millennials have been weaned on digital technology...

By Lidia van Wyk 16 Feb 2016

Disciplining employees for off duty misconduct
Disciplining employees for off duty misconduct

While many employers have social media policies in place, the extent to which these policies can be relied upon to justify disciplinary action taken against an employee will depend largely on, among other things, whether the employee knew or ought reasonably to have known about the policy...

By Rosalind Davey 16 Feb 2016

Workforce management software becomes vital in the modern business environment - Monetary Library
Workforce management software becomes vital in the modern business environment

Every single business manager that is in charge of a small to medium sized company understands how difficult management can become...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Feb 2016

Wearables in the workplace
Wearables in the workplace

Wearable tech is a huge trend and everyone is talking about it, but have you thought of what it means for the workplace...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Feb 2016

Revealed: the big CFO miscalculation
Revealed: the big CFO miscalculation

Chief financial officers are not generally known for making miscalculations, but they are currently in danger of making a big one... with huge ramifications for their future prospects...

By Auguste Coetzer 8 Feb 2016

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