Talent survey reveals changes in employment in SA
Leading international employer branding agency, Universum Global, has released its 2022 report on the South African talent landscape, the Universum Talent Survey. The survey collects global data on employment trends, preferred employers and evolving talent needs in the current economic climate. The results reveal several emerging trends in the... Read more
Avoid the great resignation; earn employee support
By Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager – Africa, Zoho Corporation It would be tempting to think South Africa is immune to the Great Resignation. Referring to the unprecedented number of workers quitting their jobs in the wake of the pandemic, this phenomenon has been blamed on everything from government support... Read more
4 ways to get the best out of your accountant
If you run a business, you’re probably spending a lot of money on an accountant every month.  But, as with anything in life, it is not the actual price of something that determines value, but rather, what we get for that price.  If what we receive adds value, we’re... Read more
Youth-led SMEs: How to create opportunities
In June we celebrated youth month in South Africa. As we take the time to appreciate and acknowledge young people who are making an impact in our country, we also need to put the spotlight on young entrepreneurs who are working hard to establish their businesses and are struggling... Read more
Making LinkedIn work for you and your business
When LinkedIn was first launched, its main aim was to connect job seekers and potential employers. Today, the platform can be an incredibly powerful marketing tool for you and your brand. Flow Communications social media strategist Kerry Robertson has the lowdown. What do you use LinkedIn for? Chances are... Read more
Africa free trade area: SMEs risk being left behind
Small and medium businesses must receive public and private sector support so they can take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and cross border opportunities to stimulate economic growth in South Africa and Africa. This is according to Maphefo Sipula, economist at Property Point, South Africa’s... Read more
Transform employee engagement, talent retention
In the melting pot of employee, company and expectation, there is one key ingredient that holds everything together – the human touch. People are craving humanity from the business. They want to step beyond the boundaries of the transactional relationship that has traditionally defined work and towards connections that... Read more
#Five ways online presence can damage your business
Your company’s online presence can make or break your business, and in today’s business world, a company without an online presence is practically non-existent. This is why having a well-managed online presence is one of the most effective and advantageous strategies for your business to implement. “A strong online... Read more
#7 best solutions, skills for remote working
Best #7 solutions & skills for remote working such as time management, controlling hours worked, team communication, technology, computer skills and collaboration are necessary requirements. Remote working requires effective time management Managing one’s time when working remotely can be difficult, but the most notable advantage of working from home is... Read more
Top 10 small business trends for 2022
The small businesses that have survived the initial shock of Covid-19 and its effects on trade, services, manufacture, etc., and that have successfully adapted, will come into 2022 with their ‘guns blazing’. That’s because after nearly two years of “uncertainty” there is some normalcy in the ‘abnormalcy’. Now, at... Read more

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