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In a warehouse environment workers are exposed to a unique set of dangers and hazards. Follow these five practical tips to minimise risks in the workplace and promote a good work ethic amongst employees.

What does it mean to delegate? Managers provide a framework and structure for employees when using the correct delegation techniques. Different elements are listed that should be considered when communicating instructions. Effective tools are also discussed to align your business and peers when managing.

severence pay

Retrenchment is traumatic because the termination is through "no fault" of the employee. Severance pay goes some way to mitigate the loss of employment. Ivan Israelstam explains who is entitled to severance pay and how it is calculated.

Preparing for a disciplinary hearing? Do you know what rights employees have to prepare for the hearing? What does "reasonable time" mean? Ivan Israelstam provides some guidance.

HIV/AIDS effects

The majority of companies in South Africa reported lower productivity and increased levels of absenteeism as a result of HIV/AIDS in the workplace. An economic impact assessment can help your company understand and combat the effects.

The demand for medical professionals is drawing the attention of promising young
talent but what does a career in nursing entail? Taking care of the sick and terminally
ill requires a well-informed mind, a kind heart and a strong stomach.

Absenteeism impacts upon organisations efficiency and cost effectiveness and also disrupts operations and while a large percentage is attributed to genuine cases of illness, many are not leaving employers with the task of finding the middle ground to maintain productivity levels.

great supervisor

What makes your top supervisors excel from the average and bottom?A positive attitude and good people skills are some of the traits that separates good supervisors from great ones according to Anil Salick, seasoned coach and facilitator.

How do we deal with and define bad behaviour in the workplace? Des Squire provides some guidelines to identifying and correcting inappropriate behaviour in the office.

More often than not, business owners want to become BEE compliant but don't know how or can?t afford to lose valuable time on frustrating administrative tasks. EconoBEE's Gavin Levenstein offers these guidelines on how to become BEE compliant using tried and tested techniques explained in practical business friendly terms.

There are many different types of coaching and which you choose to specialise in depends on you as a person, your skills, your desires and your workplace requirements.

If you want to get a good career and study at a South African university you are going to have to pay a lot. For those who can handle an academic course the problem is often how they are going to pay for it. There are many ways that you can pay for your studies? Student study loans are one of the ways that you can pay for your university fees and living expenses.

Achieving a high level of customer satisfaction requires loan officers or agents to effectively manage the customer experience.

Understanding your job role and description is the most important aspect when applying for a new position or starting a new job. This will ensure that you ultimately understand the tasks and duties that you are expected to fulfill in order to earn your remuneration and also add value to the company you work for.

Calculation of severence pay for dismissals based on an employer's operational requirements (retrenchments) are specified by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Are discretionary payments included in the calculation?

HIV and AIDS

To better understand what HIV and AIDS is and how they relate it is necessary to look at a few definitions.

If you have a love of travelling, passion for people and are a great ambassador for SA, tourism management is a worthwhile career option for you. So if you are interested in a career in tourism, how do you get involved in this hugely popular industry?

Holistic Advancement look into the various stages of learning, and explain how their product will help to engage your workforce with their workplace in a new and more productive way.

The American FBI's most wanted may be a top 10, but Home Affairs recently-released list of South Africa's most wanted includes 56 occupations and skills where foreigners will now get easier access to South Africa.

Here are some tips if you would like to do a learnership.

A learnership is a vocational education and training programme to facilitate the linkage between structured learning and work experience in order to obtain a registered qualification.

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