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[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future
[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future

"It ain't about us, it's about creating a space for our children to flourish. We have a responsibility to the future," says Gavin Mageni, Head of the SABS Design Institute...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 11:29

[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?
[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 09:13

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: How do we differentiate ourselves?

Today's work environment has become extremely demanding and competitive and can be broadly characterised as driven by performance and results...

By John Gatherer 27 Aug 2015 07:06

[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption
[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption

We're facing a brave new world, where disruption technology and e-commerce are forcing traditional industries to re-examine their take on doing business to include innovative solution-based thinking if they want to stay in the game...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2015 14:51

Torquil Mathewson
Growth hacking

Deep down, anyone who's launching a new product, fantasises that it is the next big thing - and this illusion shapes the expectations for every marketing decision.

By Torquil Mathewson 26 Aug 2015 12:08

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: The World of Me

When planning and shaping your future and how you define yourself through what you do, it is important to know as much as possible about yourself...

By John Gatherer 25 Aug 2015 07:59

This industry is too small to burn bridges
This industry is too small to burn bridges

It happens to all of us - you get so frustrated in a position and you start to plot the day you will have the courage to tell everyone at work exactly what you think of them...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 24 Aug 2015 12:17

[#WomenInBiz] From HR to 'momtrepreneur', Q&A with Sedeeqa Kalam
[#WomenInBiz] From HR to 'momtrepreneur', Q&A with Sedeeqa Kalam

We sat down with wellness enthusiast and Organic Baby Online founder, Sedeeqa Kalam, to find out more about the latest South African retailer to hit the interwebs...

By Sindy Peters 21 Aug 2015 09:05

Madelein van der Watt
Understanding employment contracts

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act states that employers must give all employees a document containing information about the conditions of their employment; this applies to full-time, contractors or temporary workers...

By Madelein van der Watt 20 Aug 2015 14:22

Chemory Gunko
How the drive for productivity stifles creativity in the workplace

When I first started copywriting, I remember getting the draft documents for a huge copywriting job that never went through - a series of white papers. I spent months writing and rewriting them anyway...

By Chemory Gunko 20 Aug 2015 13:29

[#WomenInBiz] Keep scanning the horizon, Q&A with Pam Golding
[#WomenInBiz] Keep scanning the horizon, Q&A with Pam Golding

Remain determined and work hard, but remember to make time for fun - this is some of the advice from the founder and life president of the Pam Golding Property Group, Pam Golding, on how to attain success...

By Sindy Peters 20 Aug 2015 08:30

Mosima Selekisho
High potential female candidates face significant hurdles

As candidates for top jobs, black career women are more desirable than ever. Employment equity is one driver, along with growing acceptance that greater diversity in upper management benefits the organisation...

By Mosima Selekisho 17 Aug 2015 16:43

Not enough progress being made in gender equality in the workplace
Not enough progress being made in gender equality in the workplace

Against the backdrop of Women's Month it is concerning to see how little progress is being made in terms of gender equality in the workplace...

By Kay Vittee 12 Aug 2015 13:17

Variety is the spice of life
Variety is the spice of life

The size of the "self-employed" market (freelance, contract, consultants) is growing at an exceptional rate worldwide. In the US 33% (53 million) of the workforce is made up of freelancers...

By Rolf Akermann 12 Aug 2015 13:05

Jackie Carroll
Do your homework before contracting training suppliers

Underlining the dire state of further education and training in South Africa is a story on the Mail & Guardian website, 'Limpopo youth lose out after R28m skills project grinds to halt'...

By Jackie Carroll 11 Aug 2015 14:22

[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?
[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?

Are you one of those people who has already created new job titles for yourself, delighting in the opportunity to use the word "Ninja" on your QR-coded/augmented reality, digital pop-up business card?...

By Louise Marsland 7 Aug 2015 09:25

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
Can you coach someone to be creative?

To some degree, our creativity levels are hard to change. It comes down to personality traits, which are set by the time we reach early adulthood. Creatives tend to exhibit intellectual curiosity, openness to experience...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 6 Aug 2015 13:38

[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel
[#WomenInBiz] Smashing the glass ceiling, Q&A with Dr Hannelie Nel

We chatted to Dr Hannelie Nel who's had to overcome the barriers women face when pursuing an engineering career...

By Sindy Peters 5 Aug 2015 09:38

Ivanna Granelli
Essential for companies to shift from bootcamp training to performance support

Companies need to rethink the ways that they train and manage employees if they are to maximise returns from business processes and systems...

By Ivanna Granelli 3 Aug 2015 12:11

Jessica Taylor
[CEM Africa Summit] Shiny happy customers

Key to customer experience management is understanding the customer as an individual, but first you have to know your customer service staff, not as the call centre, but as internal and external customers. And then learning how to make them happy and, ultimately, your other customers too...

By Jessica Taylor 29 Jul 2015 11:30

Chris Moerdyk
Great marketing advice for people too scared to start their own business

At last I have found a marketing book written specifically for would-be entrepreneurs and all those people who really want to start their own businesses but are just too terrified to take the plunge.

By Chris Moerdyk 22 Jul 2015 15:07

Adapting to 21st century employment evolution
Adapting to 21st century employment evolution

South Africa has a diverse workforce and business leaders, employees and job seekers need to adapt and hone their skills to succeed and grow in the 21st century business landscape...

By Kay Vittee 20 Jul 2015 15:17

Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners
Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners

Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees have a full medical, including alcohol and drug testing, when they join the company...

By Rhys Evans 20 Jul 2015 11:14

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules
Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

By Rob Cooper 17 Jul 2015 13:51

Career profiling extends talent management
Career profiling extends talent management

An effective tool in the development of staff, career development of individuals and the overall talent management of an organisation is career profiling, however, for it to be effective, the first step should be a gap analysis...

By Mark Orpen 16 Jul 2015 10:38

Lessons learnt from a failed business
Lessons learnt from a failed business

I recently got a call from Mapula*, a hard working lady that worked for me until my business closed.

By Jimmy Tembo 15 Jul 2015 11:40

Unsuccessful business venture abroad? Chances are, you didn't do your homework
Unsuccessful business venture abroad? Chances are, you didn't do your homework

We all remember our parents telling us this a million times, "finish your homework, then you can go and play". Yet we forget to do this later in life...

By Rolf Akermann 14 Jul 2015 14:54

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: Drivers of Success - The "X Factor of Talent"

What is that special "mojo" that seems to characterise the high flyers and high performers in all walks of life?

By John Gatherer 10 Jul 2015 07:25

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: The Talent Wave

One of the biggest strategic imperatives facing the business world is how to find innovative and pragmatic approaches to attracting, developing, engaging and retaining talent...

By John Gatherer 8 Jul 2015 11:55

Auguste Coetzer
Who's who in the corporate zoo...

The 'corporate jungle' is hardly a flattering term for the management suite, but some similarities have to be acknowledged. Survival is a vital issue in both scenarios...

By Auguste Coetzer 3 Jul 2015 11:11

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