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Many graduates assume that just because they have a qualification from a first-rate higher education system, they’ll be able to walk into a job of their choice.

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

Looking at the students walking though the college corridors, they appear picture perfect. But what lies below, doesn’t always surface until tipping point, when it manifests itself.

Working from home can be really great. There’s no commute to the office and no awkward interactions with nosey coworkers at the coffee machine.

With SA’s unemployment figures at their highest in 8 years, and in an ever more competitive job market, technical proficiency in a chosen field is no longer enough to help a graduate land a job and be successful in the workplace, an education expert says.

Throughout your child’s school career, they have been tasked with growing amounts of homework, assignments and tests.

Many job seekers derail their chances of getting their dream job because they are ill-prepared. Failing to plan is planning to fail and this maxim holds true before, during and after the interview process.

A lack of education and training can be a major stumbling block in life, but the good news is that it's never too late to get qualified.

Specialising in engineering recruitment means you see your fair share of engineering job-seekers each week.

bank teller

There is more than one way to enter the financial sector. If you can't afford a higher education why not begin as a bank teller.

RPL is a process of identifying your knowledge and skills against a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment an acknowledgement and skills obtained through informal, non-formal and /or formal learning.

In meetings, presentations or even at home, you think you can communicate, but are you sure you are communicating effectively. By enhancing your communication skills you make people listen to you. They understand you better and want to listen to you.

Follow these customer service tips to foster an attitude that will set your franchise apart.

With the rise of robots, artificial intelligence and automation, today’s comfortable careers are no longer an option for jobseekers from Generation Z.

Mindfulness is a relatively new concept yet more professionals are advocating this practice as a means of creating a meaningful, productive and successful life.

In an increasingly competitive world, young people writing exams are arguably under more pressure than ever before, knowing that their results need to give them an advantage when applying for higher education or employment

If you’re a business owner or at least sit in an executive chair within your company, then you will have a good idea about how important employee wellness initiatives are.

A managerial role comes with financial rewards, prestige and additional responsibilities that will often increase your skill set. If you want to progress in your career then a managerial position is likely something you’re chasing. But, not everyone has it in them to be a great manager.

Not all employees behave perfectly every day. Employers are required to deal with employees that may be disruptive for a range of personal or work-related reasons. It is important for employers to remain calm at all time, not to overreact, and to follow their disciplinary procedure at all times. This week Ivan Israelstam explains further why this advice is so important.

South African businesses are operating in a trying and difficult economic environment.

Most companies acknowledge that performance reviews are important tools for success, yet they are often rushed, postponed, and, in some cases, cancelled altogether.

industrial relations

Industrial relations can be described as a system comprising:
* inputs, derived from the goals, values and power of the actors within the system;
* procedures for converting inputs into outputs;
* outputs, comprising the financial, social and psychological rewards to employees;
* a feedback loop through which outputs flow back into the industrial relations subsystem and also into the environmental subsystems.


Over the years, the approach and attitude of health and safety professionals has shifted in the way they manage their clients and employers. Traditionally, the role was perceived by some as pointing out shortcomings and failings, quoting relevant laws being breached and offering little in the way of support or advice on how to overcome these challenges.


Adult basic education and training is the general conceptual foundation towards lifelong learning and development, comprising of knowledge, skills and attitudes required for social, economic and political participation and transformation applicable to a range of contexts. ABET is flexible, developmental and targeted at the specific needs of particular audiences and, ideally, provides access to nationally recognised certificates.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.