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New year, new career? Scenarios to consider before you take the leap

A commonly held belief is that expanding your career by frequently changing employers every few years is positive for developing your career. It keeps you growing, ensures that you remain upwardly mobile and adaptable and it means you get a regular review of your salary.

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The Prescription of Arbitration Awards

The issue of whether arbitration awards prescribe after the three-year lapse, has been considered in numerous conflicting judgments of the Labour Court. On 15 December 2016, the Constitutional Court clarified the position in the case of Myathaza v Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services Limited t/a Metrobus and others.

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Difficult time for Matrics of 2016

With 72.5% of matriculants passing their final examinations in 2016, increasing levels of unemployment, coupled with uncertainty regarding how many new students will be accepted into the country’s universities, 2017 is likely to be a tough year for young job-seekers desperate for employment opportunities.

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Technology trends that SMEs should watch out for in 2017

Sage, the market leader in Cloud accounting software, has predicted that chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain are some of the big technology trends that will change the way entrepreneurs run their businesses in 2017. Sage Chief Technology Officer, Klaus-Michael Vogelberg, said: “As every business – big or small – is transforming more or less intensively into a tech-enabled business, today’s entrepreneurs should be on the lookout for the opportunities these technological developments can bring to their business.”

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DRIVING EXCELLENCE IN PEOPLE THROUGH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Skills development remains acknowledged as a key driver of economic growth in South Africa. Without it, the workforce cannot move forward. Graduation is a word that is filled with hope, a promise for a more specialised future, and a symbol of commitment to personal and professional development.

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