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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

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

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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

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Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges

By Sindy Peters 13 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

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Common startup financial mistakes and how to avoid them

While with personal finances you always have access to extra loan options, with a startup it is much harder to get liquidities if problems appear. This is why you need to avoid the following common financial mistakes

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 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

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Seven lessons in corporate honesty
Seven lessons in corporate honesty

It is unusual to speak of honesty in terms of corporate advantage. Yet corporate honesty is a fundamental means of guarding against reputational damage

By Annelize van Rensburg 3 Apr 2017

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Seven advantages of giving your employees flextime

Thanks to technology that makes remote work possible, business owners can give their workers more flexibility in scheduling and working

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Mar 2017

Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights
Bridging the education gap to fulfil basic human rights

Education is a fundamental human right and the foundation upon which other rights are built on. Without education, an individual cannot realise their full potential

By Jackie Carroll 22 Mar 2017

Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ
Recruiting millennial graduates through EQ

The reason it is so difficult to recruit graduates that are able to fit in and positively contribute to their team is the generational gap between the Millennials (graduates entering the workplace) and previous generations

By Antoinette Pombo 17 Mar 2017

Who do you need to be to run a business 10 times the size of yours?
Who do you need to be to run a business 10 times the size of yours?

From the get-go, many entrepreneurs dream of growing their businesses and building larger, more successful ones that generate substantial profits and are household names

By Allon Raiz 16 Mar 2017

How young upstarts are merging education and safety
How young upstarts are merging education and safety

As we move into the 21st century, accessibility to e-learning is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. Yet South Africa's disadvantaged youth face more problems than merely inadequate educational facilities

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?
The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?
Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?

Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far

By Johan Botes 6 Mar 2017

Don't retire, unretire
Don't retire, unretire

Not knowing when to quit is fast becoming the defining characteristic of an entire generation of senior executives who have no intention of being put out to grass on retirement

By Michelle Moss 1 Mar 2017

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Courses that you should introduce to your business

Day courses are a great way to refresh your staff and teach them new skills. Here are some great day courses which you could introduce to your business

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Feb 2017

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings
Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace

By Johan Botes 21 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

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How can a concierge improve your personal and business growth?

If you use office concierge services, you can rest assured all crucial tasks are left in the hands of a true professional. This will leave you with a lot more time to focus on improving your business

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Feb 2017

How do we win the 'war for talent'?
How do we win the 'war for talent'?

When businesses look for specific skills and experience, the talent pool shrinks considerably. The South African context is even more challenging because only 25% of our labour force is skilled

By Alan Russell 15 Feb 2017

Six business lessons in learned in 150 days
Six business lessons in learned in 150 days

So we've been in operation for about 150 days, and there have been a few lessons, many in fact, and looking back, a few things have surprised me and stand out

By Kevin Welman 13 Feb 2017

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The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 Feb 2017

Kruger with his latest book released with Penguin, looking at the concept of strategic rule-breaking for businesses.
SONA and strategic rule-breaking: The art of doing the unexpected for amplified results

Rules are a great idea. Except when they aren't. If you're fascinated by the idea of breaking rules, last Thursday's amazing travelling circus show, the State of the Nation Address, will have struck you as a veritable feast of chaotic delights. Wearing your proudly South African cap, your emotional reaction may have been somewhat different, but let's put national dignity aside for a second and think about the idea of strategic rule-breaking

By Douglas Kruger 13 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on
Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

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The truly huge HR mistakes a company will make

It does not matter if you use HR shared services or in-house departments, when it comes to human resources the truth is most companies out there simply do not have a proper system in place

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Global reward trends
#BizTrends2017: Global reward trends

When it comes to global reward trends, the industry is changing quickly and steadily. While we can't change the direction of the wind, we can adjust our sails to reach the right destination

By Chris Blair 31 Jan 2017

Five tips to hiring temporary staff
Five tips to hiring temporary staff

Hiring of temporary or seasonal employees is becoming increasingly common with companies all over the world

By Charles Mburugu 31 Jan 2017

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