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LEARNERSHIP PROGRAMMES THAT NOW OFFER A MONTHLY STIPEND

Learnerships have become an entrenched and valuable way of creating jobs. Companies have increasingly embraced the concept of learnership programmes, because of all the benefits that can be derived for all parties. It is an important quadrangular relationship between the employer, the project manager, the training facilitator and the learner, with all four parties being equally dependent upon each other for the success of the programme.

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Three reasons why your business needs a green consultant

While South Africa continues to move towards a green trend when developing new buildings, the real test of sustainability begins on occupation. If a building is green, but is occupants are not, the trade-off will most likely lead to diluted sustainability results. According to the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA); “Green building incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of development on the environment and people.

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How to keep your payroll in Africa compliant

Africa’s growing economy is attracting many multinational organisations looking to expand their operations in lucrative new territories. While the current lay of the land – a thriving middle class, mass urbanisation and the adoption of new technologies – does present ripe opportunities, there are some major challenges to consider too.

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Your employees are not psychic!

The best laid organisational plans will come to nothing if the people in the organisation don’t know about them. Successful companies pull out all the stops to make sure that top level strategy is properly cascaded and communicated. At the beginning of the year, organisations traditionally renew their strategy, objectives and vision to make sure they stay at the top of their game. But all too often these plans go nowhere because they are not shared with the people who are expected to carry them out.

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Not quite The Apprentice, but certainly not Suits…

The processes related to workplace discipline often confound employees. Whether this is the result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace. Employees do their cause more harm than good when labouring under misapprehensions on the nature of workplace discipline.

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