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20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Putting the human in HR with Lee Watts
Putting the human in HR with Lee Watts

Human resources is generally considered the 'babysitters' of the corporate world. Besides the hiring and firing, they tend to the new employee integration and overall employee wellness, while functioning in the thankless task of mediator and buffer between staff and management...

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Mar 2018

Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers
Brent Spilkin and Vega introduce WTF, new course for freelancers

South Africans are three times more likely to freelance than their global counterparts, but the freelance movement is not a millennial movement, says Brent Spilkin, also known as 'Spillly', author of What the Freelance...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

Liz Segal
Women in the motoring industry

Manufacturers across the world are embarking on radical transformation in all areas of their business and automotive companies looking to develop a competitive advantage would do well to embrace diversity, taking advantage of the opportunity to foster disruption and innovation...

By Liz Segal 2 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise and rise of NextGen Work
#BizTrends2018: The rise and rise of NextGen Work

As labour markets dynamics continue to shift rapidly and the lifespan of skills becomes ever shorter, the gap between the skills that people have and those that employers need is widening...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 8 Jan 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
Millennials want a company with values: Here's how to offer one

Why are millennials so flaky? Some people might chalk this up to feelings of entitlement, impatience, or demand for instant gratification, but the real root cause might be a more philosophical one...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Jan 2018

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How to rebrand yourself in 2018

If you're looking for a career move but you're finding it difficult to transition, it might be that employers are overlooking you due to personal branding issues...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 4 Jan 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms
#EntrepreneurMonth: How Phillipa Geard recruited our moms

Five years ago, Phillipa Geard set out to prove that moms are still a valuable and highly skilled asset to the working world. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur, founder of RecruitMyMom and NSBC's National Woman in Business Champion for 2017...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Nov 2017

Who you are is up to you - own your personal brand
Who you are is up to you - own your personal brand

The 30-second elevator pitch, your next social media update, your LinkedIn profile, and the answer to the question ‘tell me about yourself' are all opportunities to make a great first impression. They are also ideal occasions to showcase your own personal brand...

By Donna Rachelson 2 Oct 2017

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The benefits of a strong workplace culture

Every organisation, no matter how large or small, has a unique culture that defines it. The values, principles, ideologies, and beliefs of the company make up its culture...

By Charles Mburugu 20 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Constructing millennial growth on old-school family values
Constructing millennial growth on old-school family values

As companies grow from small, often family-owned enterprises to larger operations, it's easy to lose the original company values upon which the business was founded. GVK-Siya Zama, however, has sought to hold onto these values...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

Employ me!
Employ me!

Whitney Jacobs, a 29-year-old social innovator from Port Elizabeth, is no stranger to the business world. She first founded Fusion at 18...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

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The end of the retainer era

Thanks to the unprecedented success of on-demand services such as Uber and Airbnb, more companies are looking at ways of controlling costs and ensuring quality using the on-demand model...

By Andre Fourie 3 Jul 2017

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Inspiring and nurturing tomorrow's talent

“Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” This quote is taken from Simon Sinek's book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and describes, in essence, the Native VML way of recruitment for our various learning programmes...

By Samantha Bezuidenhout 3 Jul 2017

Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

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Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future...

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

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Four employees you want at your marketing agency

The creative. The upseller. The client-pleaser. The new business rockstar. The number cruncher. The strategic genius. The speedster. These are the people advertising and marketing agencies are always on the lookout for...

By Jessica Edgson 7 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you
#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of Offer Zen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as Snap Scan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

By Jessica Tennant 16 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What to look for in a Salesforce consultant

Salesforce consulting is a common practice among most businesses now. This is because the people in the sales department of any business are probably the most important employees...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

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Applying for a creative role? Here's what to do

Communications agencies are always on the lookout for fresh new talent, but there are many reasons why your CV and cover note could be stopping you getting a slice of the action...

By Emma Glover 20 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Seven advantages of giving your employees flextime

Thanks to technology that makes remote work possible, business owners can give their workers more flexibility in scheduling and working...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Mar 2017

Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ
Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ

The reason it is so difficult to recruit graduates that are able to fit in and positively contribute to their team is the generational gap between the Millennials (graduates entering the workplace) and previous generations...

By Antoinette Pombo 17 Mar 2017

How do we win the 'war for talent'?
How do we win the 'war for talent'?

When businesses look for specific skills and experience, the talent pool shrinks considerably. The South African context is even more challenging because only 25% of our labour force is skilled...

By Alan Russell 15 Feb 2017

Five tips to hiring temporary staff
Five tips to hiring temporary staff

Hiring of temporary or seasonal employees is becoming increasingly common with companies all over the world...

By Charles Mburugu 31 Jan 2017

Increasing number of South Africans seeking a job as unemployment rates skyrocket
Increasing number of South Africans seeking a job as unemployment rates skyrocket

According to the latest statistics, the unemployment rate in South Africa is once again on the rise, although not as high as the record set back in 2003 which was a disturbing 31.20%...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Jan 2017

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