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Company culture trumps technology

Company culture trumps technology

29/07/2019 - 12:56
There is no arguing the fact that technology has made our lives easier. It has also resulted in organisations being able to deliver more innovative solutions in the workplace to provide for a more compelling environment. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, cautions that this should not happen to the detriment of the company culture.  read more
Steinhoff CFO to step down

Steinhoff CFO to step down

08/07/2019 - 09:29
Finance boss Philip Dieperink will be replaced by operations director Theodore de Klerk. read more
Motivated employees drive business success

Motivated employees drive business success

13/05/2019 - 09:26
With only 15 percent of employees globally engaged with their jobs, according to Gallup, executives are finding it tough to get people more actively involved in the business. The days of simply doing a job and getting paid for it are long gone. In the digital workplace, employee engagement is vital to boosting productivity, reducing staff churn, and improving customer satisfaction and company culture. read more
5 Major mistakes independent retailers should avoid

5 Major mistakes independent retailers should avoid

25/02/2019 - 14:35
There is a lot to be said for being an independent retailer in South Africa at the moment. When your business is small, local and bespoke, you are able to roll with the economic punches. You are agile, flexible and can adapt to absorb the impact of upheavals like a technical recession or a sudden shift in trends. However, as a small fish in a big pond, you also need to have your wits about you. read more
IoT offers fast, effective control of every business resource

IoT offers fast, effective control of every business resource

12/02/2019 - 22:51
Internet of Things (IoT) continues to make inroads into South African industries, and it is not difficult to see why. The fact is that with IoT, businesses will always know where everything is, they will be able to keep track of even more data, everything will be faster and remote work will be even more feasible. Another fact is that challenges associated with this technology, like security, connectivity and a sound business plan, are largely being addressed. read more
Truworths commits to transformation of its board

Truworths commits to transformation of its board

02/11/2018 - 11:57
Clothing retailer Truworths, which has been targeted by activist shareholders because of the dominance of long-standing white males on its board and executive management team, says it is fully committed to transformation and is on track to reach its board-level BEE targets within 18 months. read more
Tips for building a winning sales culture in your office

Tips for building a winning sales culture in your office

05/09/2018 - 09:47
It’s safe to say that sales is not for everyone. Either you enjoy public speaking or have a knack for selling anything, but this job can be stressful and pressured. While this career choice might not be for you, the knowledge of sales strategy is something that anyone working in marketing should be familiar with.  read more
Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

Woolworths Australian chain David Jones axes managers

29/06/2018 - 10:07
Woolworths’s ailing Australian department store chain, the value of which has already been slashed by more than R7bn, has wielded the axe once again. read more
Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

Mass management walkout under way at Star’s Tekkie Town

27/06/2018 - 10:00
The crisis of leadership created at Steinhoff Africa Retail (Star) subsidiary Tekkie Town following the immediate resignation of its CEO and chief operating officer appears to have been compounded, following news that a raft of senior managers have resigned as well. read more
Why your first hire for your small business should be a PA

Why your first hire for your small business should be a PA

25/04/2018 - 14:00
If you are thinking about starting a business, one of the first aspects to consider is who you will be hiring. You may think that hiring a marketing expert first is ideal, so they can get the word out about your new startup, or a salesperson to hit the ground running with your product, but the reality is that you should first look into hiring a PA (personal assistant). The reasons why are outlined below.  read more
Sainsbury’s becomes highest paying grocer

Sainsbury’s becomes highest paying grocer

07/03/2018 - 10:35
Sainsbury’s has announced a 15 percent pay rise for its store staff, raising the base rate of pay from £8.00 to £9.20 per hour. read more
The evolution of retail branding

The evolution of retail branding

22/02/2018 - 16:17
For decades, if not centuries, having quality products was all the retail branding you needed. If the coffee, clothing, or furniture you sold was high quality, that was enough to keep customers coming back for more.  read more