March 9, 2022

How to avoid exhausting your human resources

Everyone handles life’s pressures differently, which is no exception at the workplace. Some job-related stress may be unavoidable, such as leading a meeting for the first time, pitching new ideas to a client, or handling a difficult customer. However, as an employer, you might unintentionally contribute to your employees’ stress by overworking them, resulting in low staff morale, poor performances, fatigue, and more serious health issues. Unfortunately, many companies overlook these telling signs and act surprised when workers perform poorly due to exhaustion. If you want to avoid burnout among your staff and create an overall happier work environment, here are […]
March 9, 2022

What to do if you suspect credit card fraud

Anyone who’s ever had the misfortune to fall prey to credit card fraud, knows that it’s a huge hassle. If you’re running a business, you should be aware that your business may be at an even greater risk of having its financial data compromised, which can have much more serious implications compared to that of an individual consumer. Unfortunately, even the most diligent business owner can become a victim. When illegal credit card transactions are performed, it is you who suffer the consequences. Not only do you have to foot the bill, but you also have to deal with the […]
January 26, 2022

Do actions speak louder than words in the business world?

It’s one thing to claim your company is customer-orientated, but talk can be cheap regarding what matters most to your business. The businesses that serve their customers effectively don’t proclaim it on bold billboards; they prove it through offering efficient advice, paying consistent attention to detail, and delivering long-term quality results. These tangible actions create returning customers, leading to a healthy growing business. Whether you’re in the retail, financial, service, or medical industry, you’ll want to make a memorable impression on each customer passing through your doors. By implementing the following practices, you’ll be able to take your business to […]
January 26, 2022

Make talent mobility work for your business

In today’s dynamic business environment, the need to adapt and keep up with client demands, changing market conditions, technology innovation, and increased globalisation, makes it imperative that companies proactively create a responsive workforce. This is where talent mobility comes into play. A talent mobility strategy enables high-performing employees to move around your organisation by strategically matching their individual skills with critical business needs. In other words, it allows you to move your best employees from one department or project to another as needed in order to maximise productivity and efficiency. The real value of talent mobility Consider the following: Talents are […]
January 11, 2022

Business-to-business agreements: The questions you need to ask

Your business success relies on your interaction with clients/customers and other businesses. Your profit is directly proportional to the behaviour of these external role-players. Dealing with individual clients/customers does come with some risk – especially if you offer a line of credit. However, your agreements with other businesses, in which greater risk and sums are applicable, you cannot afford to take a wrong step and jeopardise your own position and growth. For this reason, the way you approach your agreements with other businesses should be done with much forethought and consideration. These are some of the things to consider in your business-to-business agreements: When does the agreement start and end? It may sound […]
January 11, 2022

Why your business should place an emphasis on building relationships

Every business in the world sells something. They sell goods or services in order to address a need or desire of a consumer, and to achieve a profit in the process (at the very least only to ensure its sustainability). Before the introduction of many modern technologies (the internet specifically), focussing solely on quality goods or services in order to make profit was the common thing to do. Business owners could often hard sell their goods/services without much thought about the long-term impact it would have – especially if they had a local monopoly on the goods/services they provided. Ever since the advent of the internet and parallel advancements in global infrastructure, focussing solely on making the buck without […]
December 9, 2021

Why It’s time for your business to go green

As the risks of climate change become more intense and prevalent in today’s world, businesses are feeling the pressure to adapt and rethink their business models, making sure they align with the needs of clients, employees, as well as the environment. The Main Advantages of a Green Office Why should you invest in a greener business? Well, the benefits to implementing more sustainable practices are numerous. For instance, you will be cutting down on a ton of unnecessary costs around the office, as sustainability is aimed at energy optimisation and a conscious use of natural resources. In other words, you […]
October 14, 2021

Business continuity planning: Are you prepared for the next crisis?

While the possibility of a global pandemic was always at the back of our minds, its emergence still managed to catch us off-guard and wreaked havoc on every aspect of our lives, particularly the world of work. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Covid-19 has been a wake-up call for organisations to rethink their priorities and strategies to ensure their businesses will survive the next disaster. When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail The current health crisis highlighted the vulnerability of businesses around the globe, exposing the consequences of fragile business continuity plans and executives completely failing to […]
July 19, 2021

The A-Z of POPI compliance

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act came into full effect on the 1st of July 2021. If you still haven’t implemented your POPI compliance strategy, it is strongly advisable that you take quick and decisive steps to do so as non-compliance could carry hefty penalties. To ensure that you get your (POPI) act together, we’ve put together a handy list of A-Z* terms that you should consider in your quest for information protection. A – Accountability: One of the 8 conditions for processing personal information, which governs that  both the means and the purpose thereof must be determined before processing can take place. B – Big data: With modern data-practices where large quantities […]
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