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Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose

By Alan Knott-Craig 16 hours ago

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

Boris Dzhingarov
Eight tips for more effective employee evaluation process

Employee evaluation shouldn't be a cumbersome job for the employer and the employee. When done the right way, it can make a huge difference in both individual and organisational performance

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Oct 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

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

#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors
#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors

The SA Innovation Summit was an explosion of, well, ideas and innovation. One talk that particularly intrigued me was one by Tmara (Target Market Adoption Risk Assessment)

By Ilse van den Berg 14 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

#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

#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

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#EmployerBranding: The importance of company culture

How an organisation can define, refine and design a company culture that attracts the best talent and creates the best work

By Louise Marsland 4 Sep 2017

#EmployerBranding: Key trends for 2017
#EmployerBranding: Key trends for 2017

In this new world of tech disruptors and the rise of robotics, employer branding becomes even more important in talent acquisition and the crafting of internal brand strategies to transform organisations to meet the challenges of the decade to come

By Louise Marsland 1 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

Boris Dzhingarov
Help your business by improving lone worker safety

Employers should especially focus on the plight of workers who work alone because that's an inherently more dangerous situation

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Aug 2017

#EmployerBranding: A strong employee brand creates healthy culture
#EmployerBranding: A strong employee brand creates healthy culture

When a company has a strong employee brand, it infiltrates through every aspect of the business and will be noticed by the consumer

By Dave Nemeth 28 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

Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations
Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations

A curious statutory effect of collective agreements is that a collective bargaining agreement amends the contracts of employment of individual employees

By Johan Botes 15 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz
#WomensMonth: Bitten by the enterprising Bugz

This Women's Month, the entrepreneurial genius behind Bugz Playpark, Lise Liebenberg, talks to us about early childhood development beyond the classroom, and running your own business

By Shan Radcliffe 15 Aug 2017

Getting a head start with Shivad Singh
Getting a head start with Shivad Singh

Shivad Singh may only be 22 years old, but this ambitious UCT graduate has probably achieved more in the past two short years than many achieve in a lifetime

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five tips to leverage neuroscience as your secret success weapon

Why aren't we leveraging neuroscience to increase productivity, and to reduce overwhelm and burnout? Why do we insist on rigid schedules, long hours, and other things that work against us?

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The five steps to take before writing your business plan

When you have an idea for a business, it's natural to get excited and want to launch as soon as possible. However, it's better to take a step back and calmly consider what lies ahead

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 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

#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up
#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up

Skills development and job creation not-for-profit Learn to Earn South Africa has been offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to the unemployed in underprivileged communities for almost 30 years

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk
#CSIMonth: Stop in for a little Khof & Khuk

Thato Mafokoane doesn't just want to run his own bakery. No, Khof & Khuk in Nellmapius, Pretoria, is much more than that

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Jul 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

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees
Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, deciding that the client of the temporary employment service (TES) becomes the sole employer of the TES employees

By Lauren Salt 13 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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