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AccTech team wins Tuks IT final year competition

by HR Pulse News Desk, 24 Oct
AccTech team wins Tuks IT final year competition

Local business solutions provider, AccTech Systems, has sponsored a group of students from the University of Pretoria's School of Information Technology to develop a software solution as part of their final year course.

The team won the first place overall as well as the Investec Innovation Award out of 18 teams competing in this year's competition.

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Abolish leave policies, but still keep track of time

by HR Pulse News Desk, 24 Oct
Abolish leave policies, but still keep track of time

Virgin and Netflix have adopted a new policy stating their employees don’t need permission to take leave and can take as many days as they want to. A South African CEO weighs in on whether this is realistic or practicable in local working environments.

A few weeks ago, Sir Richard Branson announced in a blog post that he would be adopting Netflix’s leave policy at Virgin’s offices in the UK and the US. The policy – or non-policy – is simply this: that staff can take as much leave as they want, when they want it, without asking for ...

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Rising Star summit provides insight into the future of business

by HR Pulse News Desk, 24 Oct
Rising Star summit provides insight into the future of business

The ArcelorMittal Rising Star Summit, which took place at the Wanderers Club in Illovo on October 22, 2014, provided insight into the future of business and what issues need to be addressed.
 
“Talented young people will be the natural leaders in this new world,” says Laura Barker, managing director of BlackBark Productions, organisers of the Rising Star Programme. “The ArcelorMittal Rising Star Summit was therefore crucial in providing greater insight into these individuals. We’re delighted that the event was such an enormous success and that valuable changes will be implemented by those who attended.”

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