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How can you make sure your business is relevant in 5 years’ time?

You walk into a job interview and the first question you are asked is not about your experience or best attributes but rather: “Why is your best friend your best friend”? I’m sure you would be just as curious to know the answer as the person asking it. From this question, they will discover more about you than they would in an hour-long stock standard job interview.

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How smart bots will simplify your life as a business owner

Meet Pegg, the personal trainer for your business. Pegg will log your expenses and file your receipts for you, with no fuss at all. Pegg can tell you what you’ve spent or earned for the month and remind you instantly who owes you money. The most remarkable thing about Pegg isn’t the financial skills and super-sharp memory, but the fact that it is a smart bot that lives on your smartphone or computer. The chat bot is the first in the accounting industry and allows you track expenses and manage finances through messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Slack.

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Here’s why recruiters don’t read your CV

Do you ever get the feeling that your CV hasn’t actually been read by the company or recruiter that you’ve sent it to? That could very well be because no human eyes ever perused it at all, says research from Adzuna, South Africa’s premier job search website. New screening software sifts through CVs and only shortlists those that seem to have the right qualifications and experience for the job, based on what recruiters have entered as minimum requirements.

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Here’s why recruiters don’t read your CV (2)

Do you ever get the feeling that your CV hasn’t actually been read by the company or recruiter that you’ve sent it to? That could very well be because no human eyes ever perused it at all, says research from Adzuna, South Africa’s premier job search website. New screening software sifts through CVs and only shortlists those that seem to have the right qualifications and experience for the job, based on what recruiters have entered as minimum requirements.

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How marketing smarts can help HR in the battle for talent

Businesses must communicate how they support career development – and back it up – if they are to succeed in the war for talent. There is a widespread belief that there aren’t enough employment opportunities for young people and that the number of suitable roles is shrinking. This is in part fuelled by fears that automation is taking over, leaving workers by the wayside.

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