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Jonathan Hughes, Capita Health and Safety Training and Litigation, explains how the modern health and safety professional needs to incorporate commercial awareness, business acumen, charisma and communication skills into their toolkit.

time management

Everybody has to manage their time to some extent whether it be at home or work. The sequence in which you perform tasks on an everyday basis has a profound effect. Most people have the capacity to manage their time better, and doing so makes the working way more productive and leisure time more fulfilling.

As a woman with more than 17 years of work experience in the challenging and constantly evolving tech industry, I have had my fair share of learning experiences over time. These are my top tips for women keen to survive and climb to the top in this exciting and dynamic environment:

1. Follow your passion

Life Skills

Life Skills You Should Learn

Learn to perform CPR.
Do you want to learn how to save a life? Many people feel helpless during a cardiac emergency, and here’s another surprising statistic- the life you save is most likely the life of someone you love, because 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests occur at home.

Do you dream of capturing beautiful, interesting and memorable pictures? Professional photography can open many doors for individuals who are independent and love to explore.

Are you looking for funding for your studies? Start with your university.

Every university has its own list of sponsorships and funding opportunities. You can find this list by going to the university website or contacting the fees office.

President Jacob Zuma has announced a new programme, a collaboration between business and government, to provide internships for South African youth.

Speaking in Pretoria, President Zuma announced that the programme intends to place 1 million youth in paid, private sector, internships over a three year period.

If you're looking for information on how to apply to Wits, you've come to the right place! Let's get started looking at how you can apply and what steps you'll need to go through to make it happen.

Disability Rights Awareness

Government says it intends to pay particular attention to the economic liberation of persons with disabilities. 

This commitment follows the launch of Disability Rights Awareness Month - which runs from 3 November to 3 December 2019.

We all need to be thinking about the future. Our actions today will ripple into the future. Furthermore, there are some actions we can only do today as working professionals – or those about to enter the working world – which require our attention now. This is why it’s essential to consider how we invest our salaries.

Principles of Persuasion

The art of persuasion is a very important sales skill. What are the factors that influence us to say YES? There is no doubt that there is a science behind HOW we are persuaded.

sales training

Tom Abbott from SOCO / Sales Training, describes some great sales training tips on how to run a great sales meeting.

A salespersons day-to-day environment must support the learning they had whilst on their sales training course to ensure their new behaviours become habits. Sales only seem to improve once these new sales behaviours become habit.

End-of-year parties sometimes end in career disaster. That’s why so many stories circulate about improper approaches to the opposite sex, excessive drinking and unguarded comments to the boss.

Less well known is the office party’s potential for career enhancement.

More people are advocating self employment as the ideal career choice, but the reality is that every career path has its benefits and disadvantages.

Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy

Despite South Africa’s massive unemployment crisis, there remains great demand in the world of work for suitably qualified employees in a range of fields. At the same time, there are thousands upon thousands of young people who are convinced that gaining the necessary skills to fill these positions is out of their reach, for a host of reasons which are often based on incorrect perceptions.

“When people think of further study, they often think that the only worthwhile option is degree study at a public university. This could not be further from the truth,” says Elbie Liebenberg, Managing Director of Oxbridge Academy, which serves more than 20 000 South African distance learning students every year.

She says there is a range of misperceptions about study options which results in the unfortunate situation that young people give up hope too soon, and never realise their personal and professional potential.

“We would like to urge learners, and those who have already left school, with no idea where to go from here, to consider whether they are being held back because of false beliefs about their own abilities and the conviction that there are no opportunities out there,” Liebenberg says.

She says it is usually one or a combination of the following myths which cause individuals to not pursue further study:

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