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Panel moderator: Annette Muller. Speakers: Larissa Elliott, a freelance art director/creative director, Vicki Buys, the MD Ogilvy Cape Town, Matt Ross, executive creative director for King James Group, Tabitha King head of talent at King James Group and Nondu Petlele, content director for VML (not in the picture).
SheSays: How to get to the top of the talent pool

Part 2 of the SheSays event coverage where top ad agencies shared what they look for when hiring and how you can get to the top of the talent pool in 2019...

By Juanita Pienaar 28 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Hiring the right ambassadors for your event

Formula One's decision to dispense its 'grid girls' reflects the need for marketers and event professionals to develop new approaches and strategies when it comes to using ambassadors to represent brands...

By Jane Stevenson 26 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Going back to B-BBEE basics with 10 transformation tips

You'd be hard-pressed to find a responsible South African business that doesn't believe in the critical need for representative transformation and inequality reduction in South Africa. However, the intricacies of B-BBEE are confusing at best and can be incredibly expensive and stressful at worst...

By Andrew Allison 8 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Here's how you can hire a marketing dream team

The talent you stock in your marketing departments will largely determine the direction your business goes in the future. If you get the right creative minds in there, the sky is the limit...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Six ways to boost office morale when your staff need it most
Six ways to boost office morale when your staff need it most

Jessica Edgson from digital marketing agency Rogerwilco shares six ways to boost office morale as 2017 begins to take its toll...

By Jessica Edgson, Issued by Rogerwilco 21 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Zubair Timol
Nurture not nature: develop your talent from within

At Meltwater, over 70% of our senior management started in the line organisation on our International Management Trainee Programme. So what's stopping other businesses from promoting within? This is what I'm urging other leaders to do...

By Zubair Timol, Issued by Meltwater 12 Feb 2016

AFRICA

Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa
Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa

NGO Recruit Africa is a leading recruitment firm in the non-profit and development sector in Africa. Working with a wide range of clients, the agency aims to recruit across various sectors...

By Beverley Klein 2 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Recruitment trends 2016
Recruitment trends 2016

Leaders realise that to successfully run their companies, they need a clear business strategy that meets strategic challenges and drives the organisation forward...

By Daniel Munslow 22 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Job hunting? Here are some tips for the New Year
Job hunting? Here are some tips for the New Year

If you're feeling in a rut at work, the beginning of a new year is a great time to make a fresh start and begin the hunt for a new job...

By Tanya Eksteen 8 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

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How not to sabotage your brand at a job interview

In the current uncertain economic climate, as jobs become scarcer, making the job market more and more competitive, it is so important when you have taken the decision to change jobs that when you get the phone call inviting you for an interview, you put your best foot forward...

By Tralone Khoza 16 Oct 2015

UNITED STATES

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Recruitment vs training - Do you really need to hire more people?

It's always obvious when you need to hire someone isn't it? Actually I don't think that it is. Hiring someone is an easy answer but it may not be the right one...

By Boris Dzhingarov 7 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Jane Stevenson
The newbie strategy

Having recently changed career path, I find myself in a challenging space that can be incredibly frustrating, and ranked among the highest stressors in a person's life...

By Jane Stevenson 9 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Why you didn't even get an interview
Why you didn't even get an interview

Just recently I was involved in helping a client recruit a media liaison person for their organisation, an NGO involved in mental health. We gave very clear specifications in the advertisement and received literally hundreds of replies. Where to start...

By Marion Scher 3 Sep 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?
[TrendTalk] Will this be your future job title?

Are you one of those people who has already created new job titles for yourself, delighting in the opportunity to use the word "Ninja" on your QR-coded/augmented reality, digital pop-up business card?...

By Louise Marsland 7 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Skills shortage - Here is what you can do about it
Skills shortage - Here is what you can do about it

More and more South Africans are matriculating and getting their tertiary qualifications, yet struggle to find a job in the workplace...

By Chris Midgley, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 7 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Bryan Ndlovu
For marketers or anybody thinking about a new role and challenges

As I journey through life, I have engaged with young marketers looking for new career challenges...

By Bryan Ndlovu 23 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Your biggest expense, or your biggest asset?
Your biggest expense, or your biggest asset?

Chris Midgley, Strategist with Blast Brand Catalysts, talks about the real cost of investing (or not) in employees...

By Chris Midgley, Issued by Blast Brand Catalysts 10 Jun 2015

AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Candice Winterboer
Spot a good online scribe, before they're brilliant!

What experience and/or talent should an employer look for when hiring an online copywriter? Think personality characteristics, qualifications and experience...

By Candice Winterboer 15 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Building your dream business team
Building your dream business team

To understand the meaning and importance of a dream team, use this handy acronym: T E A M - Together Everyone Achieves More...

By Harry Welby-Cooke 18 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Ivanna Granelli
Building training strategy that bridges the generational divide

Today's workforce is complex and diverse, especially with digital natives starting to pour into the workplace as they complete their studies...

By Ivanna Granelli 15 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Why hiring the right employees is the key to business success
Why hiring the right employees is the key to business success

It's an understated fact that employees are the foundation of every business. It's not easy to find people who are motivated and ambitious - especially in an entry-level position - so if you do, best hold on to them...

By James Timpson 29 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Jenny Reid
Lessons from the NPA: When the past comes back to haunt you

More skeletons have fallen out of the National Prosecuting Authority's closet, throwing security flaws within government into the spotlight once again. Could this happen within your organisation?

By Jenny Reid 15 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Laura Chiweshe
Choose your most creative time

Creativity is at the core of this industry and both employers and employees need to ensure that they never run out of this precious resource. One way that is increasingly gaining momentum is the policy of flexi-hours.

By Laura Chiweshe 13 Jan 2014

AFRICA

Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partner
Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partner

I chatted to Homecoming Revolution founder and CEO, Angel Jones and newly appointed managing partner, Bruce Mubayiwa to find out more about his new role as well as where the company is heading.

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Dec 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

You become good enough to compete at the very top not through genetics, but thanks to a range of factors. (Image: urbanora, via Wikimedia Commons)
Talent is a myth

I always thought that you were either creative or not. I also felt that I had an uncanny ability to determine whether an applicant would be a good planner or not. Either you had it or you didn't. Boy was I wrong.

By Sid Peimer 22 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Francois van Dyk
Employment trends for followers and friends (and connections)

A serious dichotomy is haunting the global economy with millions of unemployed people but also millions of positions which can't be filled due to a lack of suitable skills. Hence a few prevalent truths and trends have become apparent when observing the global employment landscape...

By Francois van Dyk, Issued by Ornico 18 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

A melting pot of innovation
A melting pot of innovation

At business school they taught me that diversity in the workplace is a good thing. I can still remember the intensity on my lecturer's face when he explained how bringing people together from different walks of life would foster a creative environment, and bring us untold riches.

By Walter Penfold 16 Nov 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Daniel Pinch
How to build a great social media team

A question I've asked myself personally - the Society team started as two people in 2011, it's now 12, so we ask this in one way or another pretty regularly. This is also a question clients wanting to build their own teams have regularly asked us.

By Daniel Pinch 5 Nov 2013

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