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Optimal tertiary education – boost careers, maximise funds

The rush to enrol at universities and colleges is just about over. But by December, about 60% of the students who enrolled this year will drop out. With the dropout rate will go the career dreams of many, hard-earned savings, and the realisation that student loans will now have to be repaid.

The best B-BBEE scorecard points sit inside skills development

For most South African businesses, the skills development component of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) scorecard is one of the most challenging and costly elements to deliver on. However, by strategically combining employed and unemployed learnerships, businesses can secure the most points for the least money spent, while achieving the best return on their training and skills development investment.

Moving forward with the QCTO framework

South Africa’s Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a major driving force behind addressing South Africa’s skills shortages across industries. Uniquely positioned in the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sector, the QCTO has been charged, essentially, with shaking things up and disrupting the status quo to address the inequalities of the past.

Consequences of employees misrepresenting their qualifications

Whether an employee may be dismissed if he/she misrepresented his/her qualifications and/or professional memberships, but nevertheless met the minimum requirements of the position to which he/she was appointed.

How to become promotable at work

You’ve done the hard yards; gone the extra mile and you’re adding value to the organisation. You feel it’s high time your efforts are recognised and you get to climb up the next rung of the corporate ladder. So, how do you go about convincing the powers that be that you have promotion potential?

Online training viable for upskilling the workforce without impacting operations

Workforce training, while essential for upskilling, can cause operational downtime which affects the company’s bottom line. However, this is easily countered with the introduction of on-demand online training. This gives workers the flexibility to attend their training sessions without impacting their work schedules.

Employment Equity Amendment Bill 2020 – employers must act swiftly

The Employment Equity Amendment Act has been signed into law, which paves the way for setting enforceable numerical targets for employment equity for economic sectors and fining employers who are non-compliant

Kick off the new year with the perfect CV

It’s a brand new year, and if you have your sights set on a big career move - or better yet - on landing your dream job in 2023, your Curriculum Vitae (CV) has to be up to scratch first. If updating it has been on your to-do list for a while, it’s time to jump into action so you can take that exciting next step in your career.

How – and why – to choose a financial adviser

For most South Africans, talking to a financial adviser is something they do when they get married, or reach retirement age and need advice on what to do with their pension. But the fact is that financial advice can help at any stage of your life, and building a long-term relationship with an adviser can help you reach your financial goals faster.

Tech provides job opportunities – how you can upskill and switch...

It is anticipated that Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will grow Africa’s economy by $1.2 trillion by 2030. Fuelling this growth are South African tech start-ups, 357 of which have raised a combined $994 million and employed an estimated 11,000 people since 2015.


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