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Younger learners are more likely to take things at face value and accept instruction without feeling the need to question reasons, motives and methods. This is not true for adult learners, and at Execoach there is a strong emphasis on cultivating a stimulating and challenging learning space for the older student.

In an economy where skills are in short supply it is imperative that employers start looking to use the current workers with the necessary skills to train our youth and ensure continuity in the future. But does the youth unemployment subsidy contribute to this objective?

Call centres can be described as the cornerstones of the ICT sector and a great starting place for young people who are interested in pursuing a career in IT. Dr Madelise Grobler talks about the need to prepare and equip non-graduates for this dynamic industry.

Do you know the difference between inbound and outbound call centres? Call centres are dynamic workplaces that require flexible and skilled employees. We investigate the definition of a standard call centre and the people who work in them.

Whether your workplace can be described as a modern office or whether you operate in a typical factory set up there are some basic guidelines every employer should follow when developing the company?s occupational health and safety plan.

The level of etiquette demonstrated by employees contributes significantly to the business image as it affects relations with customers, other businesses and staff. In fact every stakeholder group is impacted by business etiquette or the lack thereof.

Despite the cold many strikes take place during winter. At this time employers commonly ask whether legally striking workers can be dismissed - and assume that dismissal follows an illegal strike. Not so, says Ivan Israelstam in this essential reading for employers.

The proposed 7 step programme for artisans presented by Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize is set to become a fundamental part of the department?s strategy to further develop and assist artisans in the country.

The crisis of youth unemployment continues unabated - the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report for South Africa indicates that, despite the many policies and strategies that government has put in place, youth unemployment continues to grow.

If you can identify a product that is produced particularly well in your country, but does not yet exist in a country where it will be demanded, this provides a perfect business opportunity. Pierre Heistein talks about the purpose and benefits of trade.

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