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Can you relate to that frustrating feeling when you phone a customer service line and you end up being put through to one after the other consultant to sort out your problem? 

Are you a business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur? These skills will help you promote your services and rake in the profits.

The path to so-called “hard skills” is often clear: Get a degree or certification and you’re suddenly qualified with a new line on your CV.

At any given time, disasters can occur and cause disruption in communities or organisations. For example, burst pipes can create chaos and interrupt people’s access to water and other resources. 

Graduates need to have both academic and practical skills if they hope to find employment and grow in their careers.

Customer-focused organisations are generally more successful when their employees are trained to use soft skills to complement the technical requirements, or hard skills, of a job. 

Malcolm Forbes defined diversity best when he said “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” Diversity is inevitable in life and workplace teams are more diverse than ever before. 

Internationally-based executives and entrepreneurs continue to enquire about career opportunities in South Africa, despite the challenges facing the country, including political uncertainty and crime. 

It is easy to be mindful of cashflow, profit, motivating and retaining employees, creating a great company culture, etc. but how often do we consider the emphasis required for business administration within an organisation? 

The average corporate reputation score of last year’s reputation research studies conducted by Reputation Matters, a proudly African reputation research company, was 78.4%, a 2.2% decline from 2017 (80.6%). 

There is a growing urgency from both the public and private sectors to prioritize scarce skills.

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying; “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Yet, in an economy where nothing is certain, many companies shy away from real knowledge building

 

It has become an accepted fact that there is a shortage of women within the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professional fields.

The Gauteng Provincial Health Department is on a recruitment drive to attract about over 80 new medical staff.

In previous articles we explain how employees are an asset in your business. Customers are the other side of the success coin. If not for them, where will the money come from? It’s shocking to read some surveys explaining that nearly 66% of customers change brands because of bad service.

Boston City Campus & Business College now offers an enhanced Tourism learning experience to students wanting to enter a career within Travel and Tourism starting in February 2019. 

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has challenged learners to start thinking about developing software that could be used to help improve government services.

A definition of Work Readiness would be that a “work ready” individual possesses the foundational skills needed to qualify for a specific occupation as determined through a job analysis or occupational profile.

The Mindspa Institute, a national soft skills training company, just launched a new and exclusive full day corporate burnout workshop. 

Roman poet Horace once said; “Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.” In today’s business world, this has never been more accurate.

Corporate leadership in South Africa is being redefined. A ‘safe pair of hands’ is still required, but increasingly the focus is shifting to greater dynamism. At CEO level, more and more organisations are looking for go-getters who deliver results at pace.

Are you considering risk management as a career path? Looking for an affordable, flexible course with a reputable accreditation? We’ve got you covered. Find out how on our website!

A global survey of more than 1 300 CEOs revealed that the availability of key skills is the second-biggest threat to business growth, close behind the increasing tax burden.

Accounting and finance staff is said to be the second most difficult position for South African employers to fill.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”- Aristotle

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