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      ARTICLE OF THE DAY

      Joining the world of electronic commerce may seem daunting if you’re running a small business, but it is easier than ever to get up-and-running with a digital storefront. And with consumers looking for online convenience, allowing them to browse, order and pay online can give your business an edge in a competitive ma


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      #BadValuesGoViral: The Ethical Dilemma in Social Media

      Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are becoming a popular communication trend in business. Unfortunately, the trend sometimes comes with unforeseen ethical problems for the business. One bad tweet could end up hurting your sales, your image and your ...

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      Exec search trends show no “tanking” economy

      As blanket reports of an impending recession strike fear into the hearts of South Africans, many still bruised from the global recession four years ago, a glimmer of hope is emerging from an unlikely source – the executive search sector. Trends ...

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      Human resources: The impact of social, mobile and predictive analytics

      A recent LRMG conference highlighted emerging trends in human resources: The use of social and mobile learning, the need for improved user experiences and the use of predictive analytics. As a leading local performance agency, LRMG used the conference to showcase ...

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      Economic growth needed to drive youth employment

      The youth wage subsidy is a positive initiative in the battle to reduce youth unemployment, but it’s a band-aid solution. In the longer term, we need to focus on growing the economy to generate jobs and on education to ensure ...

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      Flexible working means a greener business

      Streamlining and efficiency are always considered good business practices, but before the global economic downturn it could well be argued that efficiency was not as widely regarded as immediately essential. Now, as companies continue to face tougher business conditions, there ...

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      Creating a Compelling Mobile User Experience

      With millions of apps available today and growing at a rapid pace, consumers are spoilt with choice and have little patience for apps that don’t deliver. In a market where quality and performance always come before brand loyalty, the competitor’s ...

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      Employee wellness a key differentiator for employees

      Employee wellness isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for companies looking to attract and retain top talent. Companies that want their employees to really invest themselves in their work should also show that they in turn are willing to invest ...

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      New online resource helps graduates land – and keep – their first jobs

      A free new online resource is set to change the landscape for post-qualification jobseekers. The World of Work, created by The Independent Institute of Education, has been designed specifically to help South Africa’s graduates bridge the gap between studies and ...

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      Can free advertising boost your business? Tips for Small Businesses on a budget

      Every small business owner knows that cash flow can be a challenge – especially when you are just starting out. In a world of increasingly sparse attention and vast amounts of advertising assailing your customers’ senses, how do you make ...

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      Wednesday, 29 July 2015

      Corporate suite’s guilty secret – bullying goes on there, too

      Bullying. It’s restricted to schoolyards, isn’t it? Oh no, it’s not! It happens in many spheres, including business and management, even the boardroom. However, it is rarely acknowledged in executive ...

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      Wednesday, 29 July 2015

      Document digitisation - a crucial enabler of the digital enterprise

      For an organisation to achieve true end-to-end digital transformation – and compete effectively in the new digital economy – it’s essential to move away from manual, paper-based processes. Despite the ...

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      Tuesday, 28 July 2015

      Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

      The move toward cloud computing services is gaining traction across many industries due to rapidly growing volumes of data that require storage. For the security sector, surveillance footage is the ...

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      Tuesday, 28 July 2015

      Hyper-connected or hyper-dead: it’s a retail revolution

      Mobile adoption is fuelling a retail revolution. According to Gartner the world is on the brink of ‘hyper-connectivity’ with predictions that by 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices. ...

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      Monday, 27 July 2015

      Light at the end of the load shedding tunnel for businesses

      The ongoing Eskom load shedding dilemma has emerged as the most critical business continuity issue facing companies today. Experts in power supply and energy resource management say the first step ...

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      Monday, 27 July 2015

      Maternity leave for fathers

      The case MIA v State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd (D 312/2012) [2015] ZALCD 20 turned on whether an employer's refusal to grant a male employee 'maternity leave' amounted to ...

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      Friday, 24 July 2015

      Anglo American tackling employee Indebtedness

      It is said that if you owe a bank a hundred dollars, you have a problem. But if you owe a bank a hundred thousand dollars, the bank has a ...

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      Friday, 24 July 2015

      Professionalise your social media profiles

      Employers are scrutinising job applicants’ online profiles more closely than ever during the appointment process and job hunters should rehabilitate their online footprint before even thinking of sending out applications, ...

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      Friday, 24 July 2015

      Competition commission initiates market inquiry into the retail grocery sector

      On 12 May 2015, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that the Competition Commission will conduct a market inquiry into the retail grocery sector in terms of s43B of the ...

       

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