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How will the VAT increase affect medical aid?

How will the VAT increase affect medical aid?

Since the announcement of the 1% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase by the Minister of Finance last month, there has been much debate around its impact on consumers and just how this will affect the…

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5 great workspace designs

5 great workspace designs

Workspace design can further an organisation’s business goals such as increased sales, employee productivity and happiness as well as its brand and culture. But how do you do it well? Good design is not based…

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What is the art of managing the ‘balancing act’?

What is the art of managing the ‘balancing act’?

Organisational tips and tricks from a career woman and mom.  In life, the only constant is change. Not everything goes according to plan and sometimes you just need to roll with it. I am a…

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Future-fit companies operate like jazz bands

Future-fit companies operate like jazz bands

Why everyone should be in a jazz combo. Like most middle-class parents in the 1970s, my mum and dad dreamt of me becoming an accomplished pianist. At the age of seven, they shipped me off…

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6 innovative ways companies are changing the workplace

6 innovative ways companies are changing the workplace

Increasingly companies are seeing the workplace as a strategic tool for productivity and collaboration by introducing workplace innovations that make offices much more appealing places to work. What makes an office environment great is different…

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How to balance work collaboration and remote working

How to balance work collaboration and remote working

Evolving technology is enabling us to do so much more than ever before and work from just about anywhere. So, you don’t need bricks and mortar to build your company anymore … or do you?…

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6 office hacks to enhance productivity in the workplace

6 office hacks to enhance productivity in the workplace

Great offices are not merely well decorated and thoughtfully designed, but also have a profound effect on workers’ productivity and their sense of wellbeing. It’s one of the main reasons why there’s a trend the…

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5 ways to safeguard against festive season fatigue

5 ways to safeguard against festive season fatigue

As the end of the year is fast approaching, many employees will find themselves feeling fatigued. Both employers and employees are encouraged to work towards implementing strategies to safeguard against it this festive season. Many…

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What can depression in the workplace cost business?

What can depression in the workplace cost business?

Depression costs South Africa more than R232 Billion or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity either due to absence from work or attending work whilst unwell, the IDEA study of the London…

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What HR managers should do when employees abuse substances?

What HR managers should do when employees abuse substances?

According to data from the Federal Substance and Mental Health Services over 10% of working adults have some form of drug or alcohol dependency. This means that over 14 million workers in the U.S. workforce…