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How to get started as a private tutor
How to get started as a private tutor

A job as a private tutor can be an excellent way to make a living, not to mention that it's a great opportunity to become self-employed and be your own boss...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Hazardous environments call for zero tolerance on alcohol use
Hazardous environments call for zero tolerance on alcohol use

The warehousing environment is a hazardous industry, which is increased significantly if employees are operating machinery under the influence of alcohol...

By Rhys Evans 3 days ago

Lisa Smith
A 25-hour work week for over-40s

Most people start working as soon as they complete their studies, which means in their early 20s. This cycle of work goes on forever unless the person reaches his or her retirement age...

By Lisa Smith 23 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Three steps to avoiding a hiring disaster

While the best investment any business can make is in its people, hiring the wrong people can cost a fortune...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 May 2016

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment
CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment

According to the CCMA, it has around 687 cases a day, which represents an increase of almost 23% over the past five years...

By Aadil Patel 18 May 2016

Creating workplace transformation
Creating workplace transformation

Creating an open office is one thing - a complete workplace transformation is different, as it requires companies to rethink the concept of the workplace and its employees...

By Brendan Mc Aravey 18 May 2016

How can I be more adaptable in this constantly and rapidly changing world?
How can I be more adaptable in this constantly and rapidly changing world?

Adaptability is a life skill that impacts so many aspects of our lives: our stress levels, our ability to keep up socially and whether we thrive professionally...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 17 May 2016

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#TRENDING: Will a robot take your job?

The disruption of work - from hiring, to new industries and the new skills required to remain relevant in the future - is going to be massive, says trend guru Dion Chang...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2016

Emotional intelligence makes for good teams
Emotional intelligence makes for good teams

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is often used to determine a potential candidate's ability to perform in the workplace but is being intelligent enough when it comes to working with other people, in teams, or for a manager...?

By Liane McGowan 9 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Expanding your business

There is a specific point after successfully running your business for a period of time that you will begin to consider expansion. This is a natural course of action as it is the only way for business to truly evolve...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 May 2016

Important factors to consider before outsourcing
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 29 Apr 2016

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 29 Apr 2016

#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 28 Apr 2016

#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

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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

EDP to further National Development Plan for participation in tourism
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

[Future of Work] Future of work trends
[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

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