SMEs want tech-savvy accountants

In a survey of over 600 South African accountants and SME owners conducted by Xero, in partnership with World Wide Worx, it's clear that small business wants tech-savvy accounting staff.

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New procurement regulations likely to be challenged

In his 2017 State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma noted the intention of Government to influence the behaviour of the private sector and to drive economic transformation. Procurement regulations may be challenged, though . . .

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Time to treat our employees like customers

We're dealing with a new generation of employees - ‘millennials’.. This generation is tuned more toward a mobile-first approach, rather than desktop-first approach and thinks about mobile and mobility first.

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Futurewave BusinessIT brief - May/June 2017

We talk about digital transformation, and how all companies have to take the plunge to digitalise at least part of their businesses, processes or products. Read about it in the next issue of Futurewave BusinessIT. See brief for advertising.

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Criminal checks: Avoid negligent hiring liability

An employer faces the risk of being found liable for negligent hiring should an incident occur where another employee is harmed. Negligent hiring is also a danger where an employee has to deal with customers and harms them.

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Why you should be uncomfortable as a manager

'Learning is one of the driving cultural principles at Entelect - it’s how we find new and novel approaches to problems and services. But most importantly, it’s how we stay relevant in our field.' ~ Mark Beets, GM: Business Development, Entelect

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Why sustainable business still matters

It matters: businesses are urged to take their sustainability efforts further, ensuring that they are communicated effectively, in order to encourage other businesses to follow suit.

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Devil is in the detail: National Minimum Wage

It is vital that employers consider making the requisite representations to the National Minimum Wage Commission on an annual basis regarding any proposed adjustments to the NMW.

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IT skills still in high demand in 2017

Expect to see increased hiring confidence in key areas, with specialist banking, legal and IT professionals in highest demand in 2017, says Nic Sephton-Poultney, country manager Robert Walters South Africa.

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Staff incentives: What to avoid in 2017

There is value in giving staff an incentive and a goal to work towards, so brainstorm and identify what staff really want. An incentive will only work if it is enticing to the employees.

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