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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

Khuthalani Khumalo
Is there such a thing as the perfect agency?

In the 18 years that I've been working in agencies, I've heard about that place - where clients give hand-written briefs; and where interns and AD's live in perfect harmony, sharing the load of media coverage clippings. Ah, yes! The perfect agency!...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 1 Jul 2015 08:13

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: The Skills Supply - The World of Education

The world of education is the supply pipeline of the future skills and talent that the job market requires across private, public and informal sectors...

By John Gatherer 26 Jun 2015 13:53

John Gatherer
[I Am Talent]: What is needed for success?

One of the greatest challenges to individuals navigating the rapidly changing, uncertain white waters of life, is to become adept at 'riding the waves', staying on top and finding a balance between the many paradoxes and conflicts that we face in day-to-day life...

By John Gatherer 24 Jun 2015 13:53

Ready to take your business to the next level?
Ready to take your business to the next level?

Moving from a couple of outsourced services to a position where you're ready to take on permanent staff members may not seem significant, but it's often a giant step for the small business owner.

By Abigail Munroe 19 Jun 2015 13:56

Wanted... the All-African CEO
Wanted... the All-African CEO

Company executives are pragmatic about profit. They may be innovative, but they remain practical, they do what works or has good prospects of working...

By Mosima Selekisho 10 Jun 2015 06:13

Linking engagement to performance
Linking engagement to performance

Employee engagement and internal communication have become top business priorities among senior executives around the world. No longer is the function seen as a 'nice to have'...

By Daniel Munslow 10 Jun 2015 06:00

The real issue behind youth unemployment in SA
The real issue behind youth unemployment in SA

Earlier this year, Business Day put the spotlight on the gravity of South Africa's unemployment problem. It's worse than it seems...

By Antoinette Pombo 9 Jun 2015 14:55

Jenny Reid
Criminal record expunging: Saving grace or catastrophic lapse in judgement?

Another stark reminder of how seriously our justice system takes qualifications fraud presented itself earlier this month when former police spokesman Vincent Mdunge was sentenced to five years imprisonment...

By Jenny Reid 29 May 2015 12:00

How to write a professional business letter
How to write a professional business letter

Most of our communication nowadays is conducted via email. The speed, convenience and low cost make it the logical choice when compared to traditional forms of communication like letters or even phone calls...

By Sophie Baker 29 May 2015 10:02

Five for a chain reaction
Five for a chain reaction

As individuals experience the rewards of helping someone, they improve the communities they live and work in with a huge multiplier effect...

By Jessica Taylor 28 May 2015 08:00

A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of 'digitalisation' and 'digital transformation'...

By Lionel Moyal 27 May 2015 08:35

Madelein van der Watt
Overview of the basics of employer tax

By starting a business, you're helping to create jobs, contributing towards skills development, and even inspiring other entrepreneurs...

By Madelein van der Watt 25 May 2015 06:31

Su-Mari Du Bruyn
The danger of holding out for perfect optimisation

Too many businesses make the mistake of holding out for perfect optimisation. They want to wait until the business circumstances are perfect, until they are 100% sure that it will work perfectly...

By Su-Mari Du Bruyn 20 May 2015 09:58

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Qualities of a good human resources manager

A good human resource manager is a great asset to the business. Often HR managers are considered as paper pushers, but in truth there are more than that!

By Abram Molelemane 18 May 2015 09:40

Madelein van der Watt
Getting to grips with the complexities of employment contracts

An effective, flexible and understandable employment contract is the basis of a good employee-employer relationship. Let's look at the basics of creating a sound employment contract...

By Madelein van der Watt 15 May 2015 09:51

Khuthalani Khumalo
When the road to your promotion seems unending...

Agencies around the country are structured in different ways...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 12 May 2015 14:00

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Paying yourself when you start a small business

??When you start your own business, you have to make a decision on how much to pay yourself. During the first few months you will probably be operating in the red, so you need to strike a balance between reducing your overheads and still paying yourself enough...

By Sophie Baker 8 May 2015 08:08

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Measures to promote mental vitality and happiness at work

A lack of teamwork, lack of acknowledgement by superiors, high pressure environments and cultural, religious and racial issues lead to a demotivated workforce, even when employees are being remunerated well...

By Liane McGowan 7 May 2015 08:24

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Getting into the advertising business

Advertising is not a nine to five job - at least, it's not if you want to be highly successful and reap the rich rewards that go with taking the boardroom hot seat...

By Chris Brewer 4 May 2015 07:44

Top tips for women in tech
Top tips for women in tech

As a woman with more than 17 years of work experience in the challenging and constantly evolving tech industry, I have had my fair share of learning experiences over time...

By Lynette Hundermark 30 Apr 2015 09:18

Auguste Coetzer
Layabout managers

Worker's Day recognises the national contribution of our labour force. It's also a good time to recognise that the workers have a point when they insist it's unfair to focus exclusively on the low paid when companies complain of time wasting, laziness, sick note abuse and other forms of workplace cheating...

By Auguste Coetzer 29 Apr 2015 13:07

Texas restaurant fires pregnant manager after robbery
Texas restaurant fires pregnant manager after robbery

A Texas fast food restaurant has fired the store's manager after loosing $400 in a heist...

By Johan Botes 29 Apr 2015 12:57

Start up advice you should ignore
Start up advice you should ignore

As a new entrepreneur, you'll meet plenty of people who are fascinated with your business ideas. There will be lots of advice thrown your way - some good, some bad, but most of it well-meaning...

By Sophie Baker 27 Apr 2015 09:17

Harry Welby-Cooke
Why you need to test your business idea first

If you were given the choice between launching a business built around a sleek new gadget, or starting a second-hand clothing and shoe store, what would you choose?...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 21 Apr 2015 14:38

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

Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space
Extension for Compensation Fund returns gives SMEs some breathing space

The Department of Labour has extended the deadline for Return of Earnings for employers registered with the Compensation Fund to 31 May 2015. These returns are usually due by the end of March each year...

By Madelein van der Watt 30 Mar 2015 11:53

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

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