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Principles of Persuasion

What are the factors that influence us to say YES? There is no doubt that there is a science behind HOW we are persuaded.

information technology

Information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data.

diversity in the workplace

“The practice of addressing and supporting multiple lifestyles and personal characteristics within a defined group. Management activities includes educating the group and providing support for the acceptance of and respect for various racial, cultural, societal, geographic, economic and political backgrounds.”

Are you in high school or thinking about studying further next year? Go through this checklist before you sign up for an academic course.

time management tips

Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations, teaches us six time management tips that you can use to improve your organizational skills and increase productivity.

A crisis is defined as a time of difficulty or danger. Many companies are fast approaching this point. Drought has devastated agri-business. Weak commodity demand has cut mining jobs and profits. Manufacturing is near recession. Retailers face growing pressure while banks prepare for more bad debt.

Auret Esselen, Co-Founder of Essetino Artists says social media marketing doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Too often people get caught up in trying to focus on quanity rather than quality content. Auret’s 7-Step plan for simple social media marketing video focuses on how to create quality content.

Essential Communication Skills

Leo from takes us through the 6 essential communication skills you need to master to become a good communicator. Issues in communication can be devastating to careers and intimate relationships. Conversely, remedying communication issues will reap rewards for your whole lifetime.

When it comes to thinking about financial planning, many people in their twenties falsely believe that insurance is only something they need to worry about when they start a career or family. This is a huge mistake because there are a number of advantages to becoming insured at a younger age.

Following the festive season break, getting back into the swing of work and finding the energy and motivation to do so can be a challenging task for many employees.

The highs of graduation are often followed by a harsh reality check with many job seekers coming down to earth with an unexpected bump, says Niteske Marshall, MD of Network Recruitment.

Government has compiled a career advice booklet to help young South Africans pursue their career goals and find employment.

Many thousands of Grade 12 learners from the Class of 2015 will this week have to face the reality that things have not worked out the way they wanted them to in terms of their results.

After months of prepping for exams, writing them and then anxiously awaiting results, many students can finally say ‘I am a graduate’.

Despite economic pressures the beauty industry continues to thrive. Find out what you need to be a part of this booming sector.

Social media continues to grow at a rapid pace, but many brands are still a bit unsure about how they can harness it in a way that drives better relationships with their customers

Matriculants, graduates and employees looking to make a career change in 2016 are all facing the same assignment, sending out their CV to apply for prospective jobs.

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.

Job opportunities in the sports sector are not limited to stars and coaches. If the sports arena interests you there are other ways you can work in this field.

Adults in the Western Cape who want to obtain their Senior Certificate will have to meet a new set of requirements to earn a grade 12 qualification.

With the matric exams in full swing and one or two subject papers ticked off the list, the Class of 2015 is likely to start glimpsing the freedom that lies just a few weeks away.

Although you’ve worked hard to hone your professional skills over the years, in today’s competitive specialist recruitment space, landing the perfect job is no longer only about your core competencies.

Do you have a passion for online interactions? The scope of job opportunities in the marketing sector, particularly in the digital arena, has sky rocketed. Find out if there is a place for you in this growing field.

When it comes to preparing for a job interview you've probably heard it all by now, or have you? Here are the latest insider tips to help you ace your next interview.

Traditionally the term 'career' referred to paid employment. Today a career is defined as much more than simply a way to pay the bills.