Throwing the book at qualification fraud
Throwing the book at qualification fraud

Considered a scourge in the job market, the act of CV fraud is the attempt of a job applicant to submit false information as fact. Qualification fraud, in particular, has featured significantly in media reports in the last few years as high-ranking individuals from the corporate and public sectors were found to have doctored their CVs to secure positions which they may not have been eligible for.

Issued by LexisNexis 2 days ago

What every graduate needs to know about networking for success
What every graduate needs to know about networking for success

The topic of graduate and youth unemployment in South Africa has been discussed ad nauseam, but with President Cyril Ramaphosa stating youth unemployment as the greatest challenge to social development in South Africa and, as the jobless rate for youth with tertiary qualifications rises above 20%, "how to" go about entering the job market deserves a lot more attention.

3 days ago

What are transport services "rendered by the employer"? Sars clarifies...
What are transport services "rendered by the employer"? Sars clarifies...

To assist employers and employees with overcoming transport-related difficulties, the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the Act) introduced a mechanism to allow employers to provide transport services to their employees and that, although qualifying as a taxable fringe benefit in the employees' hands, no taxable value was given to such benefit.

By Wesley Grimm, assisted by Sergio dos Santos 3 days ago

Project management 2.0 - introducing the delivery leader
Project management 2.0 - introducing the delivery leader

The nature of work has changed fundamentally over the past decade or so, and long-used ways of working have fallen short in the new digital-driven, fast-paced and hyper-competitive business landscape.

By Justine Grimmer 3 days ago

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry
Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry

Applications are open for start-ups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy.

15 May 2019

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code.

15 May 2019

Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potential
Why entrepreneurs are the key to unlocking SA's growth potential

It's no secret that South Africa has faced difficult financial times in the past few years. With an overall unemployment rate of 27.2 percent and over half of all eligible youth struggling to find work, there is certainly cause for alarm and a need for sustainable solutions.

Issued by Vega School 15 May 2019

Why automation is a key to hiring diversity
Why automation is a key to hiring diversity

It is universally acknowledged that the status quo in hiring and talent acquisition just isn't cutting it. Not only is an incredibly competitive talent market making things like job boards and recruiting agencies less effective than ever, an increasing (and laudable) push across multiple industries towards more diverse and inclusive hiring is presenting us with a clear picture of all the ways that hiring processes can go wrong.

By Adrian Cernat 14 May 2019

Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019
Unemployment increases in first quarter of 2019

South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 0.5% point to 27.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

14 May 2019

Putting faith in background checks
Putting faith in background checks

Extensive reputational damage can be severe for any business. However, it is often forgotten that it is not only industry that can suffer from a hit to its public standing, but community and faith-based organisations as well.

Issued by LexisNexis 14 May 2019

10 culture hacks for digital transformation
10 culture hacks for digital transformation

What if after the second time someone tabled a decision the meeting was automatically over? What if you replaced all PowerPoint presentations with short memos? What if instead of talking about how a drone could reshape the supply chain, you demonstrated a test flight?

13 May 2019

7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace
7 ways to ensure humans can befriend machines in the workplace

The debate of the decade is whether or not robot workers are replacing human jobs. What's for sure is that automation is changing the skills companies require from workers, yet the speed with which this is happening across functions within organisations varies.

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 13 May 2019