MANGEMENT: Train the right people for your franchise

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When starting a business, it is very important to have personnel that you trust to ensure everything runs smoothly when you’re away. Finweek takes a look at a few factors to consider when recruiting a team.

MANAGEMENT: Instil change in the workplace

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Change in a company has to be managed correctly in order for an organisation to stay balanced and for employees to stay motivated. The Dale Carnegie Training Change Model can help implement change in a business to insure long-term success.

MANAGEMENT: Risk management procedures important

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Tough economic conditions place enormous strain on local companies, whether big or small. It is therefor very important for all businesses to have proper risk management practices in place to avoid financial risks and liabilities.

OPINION: How to handle conflict in the workplace

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People often underestimate how their daily behaviour can affect their reputation around the office. Donna Rachelson from Branding and Marketing You discusses a few strategies to consider when dealing with conflict in the workplace.

MANAGEMENT: Strategy is key to training employees

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When e-learning came to life, many companies invested a lot of money in material with expensive production values. Many are now questioning whether this was a waste of time and resources and whether returning to on-the-job and classroom training is more viable.

OPINION: Offer jobs, not just products

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Youth unemployment may seem like a strange topic for marketing and brand strategy, but it isn’t. Al Mackay from Yellowwood Future Architects talks about why marketers should care about joblessness in the same way that consumers do.

MANAGEMENT: The new BBBEE codes can be positive

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The easiest and best response to the revised BEE codes is to make your BEE effort work for you, your company and the country. Finweek looks at how to cleverly use your company’s positive BEE status.

INVESTMENT: Member choice, does it add value?

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When it comes to benefits and investments, retirement fund members often make decisions that are not in their best interests. Finweek explores a few factors trustees need to consider when offering fund members various retirement savings options.

MONEY: The right to self-government

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After leaving your nine to five behind and creating your own stable business, you consider taking it up a notch by getting an investor in to promote business growth. Andile Khumalo talks about the pros and cons of self-government in a company.

MANAGEMENT: Skills required to grow a business

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SA entrepreneurs are often faced with the challenge of retaining skilled and experienced people in their businesses. Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender looks at ways in which to attract and keep skills within a company to ensure long-term growth.