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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

How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict
How to handle franchisor-franchisee conflict

Successful franchise businesses are characterised by strong relationships between franchisees and franchisors...

By Sally J’Arlette-Joy 29 Jun 2017

How to enhance teamwork in the workplace
How to enhance teamwork in the workplace

Whether in sports or in the workplace, it is a fact that team efforts are usually more effective than individual efforts. Poor teamwork results in low morale, loss of productivity, absence of trust, higher expenses and lost revenue.

By Charles Mburugu 26 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The hunt for cheaper office supplies is worth the effort

It's easy to overlook savings opportunities in a business. This is especially true of the supplies that you use day in and day out...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat
Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat

How much do bad rules really cost you...?

By Douglas Kruger 8 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Why is communication so important in business?

All companies require effective communication in their daily operations, it is directly connected to profitability and sales. Poor business communication can affect both the internal and external business structures...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Jun 2017

De-stress with pets in the workplace
De-stress with pets in the workplace

"Must love cats", or "Those suffering from cat allergies need not apply", must be some of the oddest prerequisites one could possibly come across when applying for an office job...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 May 2017

Gamification makes work more human
Gamification makes work more human

Millennials catch a lot of flak for expecting the world to be their proverbial oyster. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace. But what if the problem isn't millennials?

By Wynand Smit 4 May 2017

Great ideas for improving health and wellness at work
Great ideas for improving health and wellness at work

No matter the size of your business, there is no limit to the strategies you can employ to show your staff members that you care about their health...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2017

Breaking ground in management development
Breaking ground in management development

The managerial ladder is often built with rungs that depend on technical expertise...

By Mark Orpen 11 Apr 2017

How to make self-employment work for you
How to make self-employment work for you

With technology simplifying so many of the business processes that used to be done by hand, all that's left for entrepreneurs to do is to be smart about which shortcuts they use to their advantage...

By Daphne Stanford 7 Apr 2017

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