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#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Effective internal communications in 2018

The internal communications sector has to gear up to deal with a whole new world of communication...

By Brendan Cooper 16 Jan 2018

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.
Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

To succeed with a claim of unfair discrimination based on an arbitrary ground, an employee would need to adduce evidence or establish link between the arbitrary ground and the differentiation complained of...

By Jacques van Wyk 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?
#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

By Tony Da Fonseca 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mobile self-service and real-time analysis are big trends in payroll
#BizTrends2018: Mobile self-service and real-time analysis are big trends in payroll

Many of us are enjoying the benefits of access to the internet and connectivity from anywhere in our daily lives. We have become accustomed to having information at our fingertips, and this ability and functionality is likely to increasingly impact payroll into 2018...

By Cathie Webb 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Getting creative with employee rewards
#BizTrends2018: Getting creative with employee rewards

During 2018, reward practitioners must show inventiveness in developing cost-effective reward solutions but also exercise their influence to solve persistent problems that linger in the workplace...

By Mark Bussin 8 Jan 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

#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018

As we launch into 2018, here are a handful of trends we'll be seeing in the workplace this coming year...

By Johan Botes 8 Jan 2018

SA's Digemy changing the way corporates educate employees, customers
SA's Digemy changing the way corporates educate employees, customers

South African startup Digemy is optimising corporate education via its platform, and has already signed up two of the country's elite corporates as clients...

By Tom Jackson 3 Jan 2018

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

By Tom Jackson 11 Dec 2017

Finding success through organisational health and balance
Finding success through organisational health and balance

German Genuine Contact trainer and leadership coach, Sabine Bredemeyer, believes an organisation is at its most productive and successful when healthy and balanced...

By Shan Radcliffe 5 Dec 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Creatively saving lives through Conceptual Eyes
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creatively saving lives through Conceptual Eyes

Lindy Scott may not quite have reached her 30s yet, but this focused Wits Fine Art graduate and 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year nominee has certainly not let her youth dictate her aspirations and career path...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Nov 2017

Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should
Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business...

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

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Managing your business in the freelance economy

Remote working is the way of the future, and with the rise of the gig economy, driven by an ever-growing freelance workforce, comes the challenge of project managing a team working from different locations...

By Dan Marcus 13 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Pivoting on disruption
#EntrepreneurMonth: Pivoting on disruption

Deborah Hartung has a passion for people and disrupting industry norms. Her startup, Pivot PeopleTech is geared toward assisting other small businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools to manage their HR requirements without the high overheads...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Oct 2017

Is Eskom imploding?
Is Eskom imploding?

The number of incumbents who have warmed the chief executive's seat at Eskom in the last year continues to grow...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2017

Persevering to become Selfmade
Persevering to become Selfmade

After struggling to find his way on the path well-traveled, Ntlahla Nkukwana, a 23-year-old CPUT graduate and author of author of How to take less money and make more with it, took a step off the beaten track to become self-made...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Sep 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

Driving business profitability through benchmarking
Driving business profitability through benchmarking

Benchmarking is a vital component in your management tool box. It is about a lot more than just collecting numbers for the sake of some vague historical record...

By Richard Mukheibir 14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella
#InnovationMonth: Providing professional business advice to SMEs, all under one umbrella

The newly launched First Business Wellness Association is an innovative service aimed at making life for SMEs a little easier by offering access to a network of necessary business services they may not otherwise be able to afford...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2017

Anton Cabral
Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 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

Boris Dzhingarov
The two main ways to prioritise projects

The main goal of project portfolio management (PPM) is to select a set of projects for your team to work on that maximises both profitability and efficiency...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Aug 2017

Joe Fuster
#CEMAfrica2017: ‘Remember that I'm human' - your customer

There is an organisational shift taking place in the customer experience industry, where traditional siloed structures are breaking down to enable a culture of customer-centricity...

By Louise Marsland 21 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What experienced entrepreneurs have to say about workplace productivity

There is no one winning formula when it comes to improving workplace productivity. However, experienced managers know what works and what doesn't...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 Jul 2017

How Enterprise and Supplier Development can boost SMMEs
How Enterprise and Supplier Development can boost SMMEs

Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has been identified by corporates as a key pressure point, primarily because of ESD being recognised as one of three priority elements in the amended B-BBEE scorecard, which came into effect in 2015...

By Ryan Ravens 25 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Team-building activities to increase employee motivation

You can only guarantee work productivity when employees can work together in an appropriate way. Those teams that do work together manage to be more efficient and become truly passionate about business success...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Jul 2017

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Five steps to cracking cashflow

Cashflow is one of the cornerstones of your business because if you can't get it right, your business will crumble...

By Richard Mukheibir 10 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five success strategies you forgot to implement in your business

As more people ditch the stressful nine to five work life in search of more freedom and self-empowerment, they're following in the footsteps of their mentors...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Jul 2017

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The growth mindset: Four ingredients for creating a high-performance culture

In They're your rules, break them!', I bring together the latest research on what makes human talent tick...

By Douglas Kruger 6 Jul 2017

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Lessons in agile culture from French bikinis and ritualistic shrines

"Help, they're trying to break my rules!"... so let them. I studied French bikinis and ritualistic shrines, in order to find ways to create a more agile culture...

By Douglas Kruger 29 Jun 2017

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