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Dealing with absenteeism

[Su-Mari Du Bruyn] With flu season in full swing, we are seeing renewed focus on absenteeism as businesses face the impact of reduced staff availability on their business.

Posted 9 days ago | Like
[BizCareers] How to add value to your CV

[Juliette Attwell] This week we take a look at how to add value to your CV as well why it is good to ask questions in your interview. Remember that your CV isn't static, you need to try and target it to...

Posted 16 days ago | Like (1)
B-BBEE has become a complex set of rules and calculations

[Brigitte Brun] On 1 July 2014, Sandile Zungu, member of the Presidential Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Council, launched a new book that aims to be a strategic tool to assist companies to meet the new challenges of transformation.

Posted 28 days ago | Like
[BizCareers] Job hopping - what does it mean, how can I avoid it?

[Juliette Attwell] This week's BizCareers column looks at what it means to jump from job to job.

Posted 1 month ago | Like (1)
[BizCareers] The power of your LinkedIn profile

[Juliette Attwell] In this week's BizCareers column we look at how to use your LinkedIn profile effectively, as well as the pitfalls of job-hopping.

Posted 1 month ago | Like
Elevate your thinking, elevate your life

[Candace McDonald] The aspect of creating and indeed starting a new business venture or dream can be a daunting task...

Posted 1 month ago | Like
Background checks imperative when vetting candidates

[Greg Brown] With legislation and regulation increasing hiring criteria, the list of background checks is getting longer and it is becoming harder to understand what checks need to be conducted in your business to ensure you are protecting yourself and your company against reputational and financial risk.

Posted 1 month ago | Like
Tell the new Minister of Small Business Development what small business needs

[Brett Bowes] The creation of a Small Business Development Ministry under Lindiwe Zulu has received a positive response.

Posted 1 month ago | Like
[BizCareers] Is my experience not targeted enough?

[Juliette Attwell] In this week's BizCareers column, we look at how mixed experience can help rather than hinder your career, as well as the difference between a cover letter and a motivational letter.

Posted 1 month ago | Like
Businesses must develop a culture of profit-making

[Greig Sinclair] Many businesses, especially start-ups or relatively young businesses, make the mistake of not developing a culture of profit-making from day one.

Posted 2 months ago | Like
[BizCareers] Tell us about yourself

[Juliette Attwell] This week we look at how to answer that time-old question that pops up during interviews: "Tell us about yourself", and the difference between a career in psychology and industrial psychology.

Posted 2 months ago | Like
[BizCareers] Asking for a raise

[Juliette Attwell] In this week's column we look at when and how to ask for a raise, whether or not you should wait around for your dream job to become available, and how a period of unemployment looks on your CV.

Posted 2 months ago | Like
SA graduates have unrealistic salary expectations

[Abram Molelemane and Anton Ressel] It seems for one reason or another that many South African graduates have unrealistic expectations of their first jobs.

Posted 2 months ago | Like (1)
[BizCareers] Don't curb your enthusiasm in an interview

[Juliette Attwell] This week we look at striking a balance between enthusiasm and professionalism during an interview, and how to respond when asked about your salary expectations.

Posted 3 months ago | Like
[BizCareers] Avoiding job spec misrepresentation

[Juliette Attwell] This week we cover good questions to ask during an interview, how to avoid falling into the trap of job spec misrepresentation, and how to follow up after an interview.

Posted 3 months ago | Like
[BizCareers] The job application rut

[Juliette Attwell] What can you do differently to stand out? This week we look at finding different ways to get into the industry in which you really want to be.

Posted 3 months ago | Like
What does a good boss look like?

[Chemory Gunko] We speak about good bosses and bad bosses all the time... okay, no wait, we actually only speak about bad bosses all the time.

Posted 3 months ago | Like (3)
[BizCareers] How to take the next step

[Juliette Attwell] This week we look at some ideas on how to gain experience as well as making an impact with your cover letter.

Posted 3 months ago | Like
[BizCareers] Career U-turn

[Juliette Attwell] This week we look at how to make a complete change in your career direction for the better, and notice period obligations without the signing of an employment contract.

Posted 4 months ago | Like
My father and I - a personal journey into business - NATIVE VML

[Jason Xenopoulos] My father was a great entrepreneur. He came to South Africa at the age of 20 with £5 pounds in his pocket and went on to build one of Johannesburg's most iconic retail food brands.

Posted 4 months ago | Like (4)