How to keep employees happy and productive

2016-04-05 10:00

A recent study reveals how important it is for employers to engage employees in the workplace and unpacks what can be done to achieve this.

How to get the right person for the job

2016-03-29 15:00

Finding the best people for your company is one of the toughest challenges in business. The finweek team looks at how to find (and vet) candidates.

US services sector slows a tick as employment contracts

2016-03-03 19:37

US services sector activity has slowed marginally in February as employment contracted for the first time in nearly two years, a private survey shows.

Report: Few black students major in high-paying fields

2016-02-09 09:07

Research shows that the good jobs (secure, high-paying, non-manual labour) are going to people with a Bachelor's degree.

SA needs mindshift about artisans

2016-01-25 17:54

There needs to be a mindshift in South Africa about artisans, both by educational institutions and the broader population, says an educator.

Revolutionary changes on cards in the global jobs market

2016-01-20 12:19

What job skills will be in demand in 2020? A report takes a peek at what changes the working world can expect in the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

What to study in the new world of work

2016-01-13 07:30

Technology is disrupting the workplace with increasing speed and intensity.

Employment up by 0.1% - StatsSA

2015-12-15 16:08

The number of employees in SA economy has increased by 0.1% in the third quarter of 2015, according to a Stats SA’s Quarterly Employment Statistics survey.

Sage CEO's entrepreneur tips

2015-11-23 08:14

Sage International CEO Ivan Epstein believes SMEs are vital to SA’s economy. finweek finds out more about his passion for the sector and its large-scale benefits for SA.

Home loan hurdles for the mature and self-employed

2015-11-10 10:28

Getting a home loan isn't an easy task for the mature or the self-employed. Glenda Williams finds out how you can navigate the process if you fall into one of these categories, or both.


Kantor: A revolutionary economic lifesaver – eliminate corporate tax

2016-03-31 07:59

Eliminating corporate income tax and replacing it with a mixture of additional payroll and wealth taxes would boost employment and the GDP growth rate, says an economist.

Trade jobs make up for mine employment losses

2016-03-23 15:08

New jobs in the trade sector - 42 000 - has boosted quarterly employment figures to a record 0.5% increase in December, despite the employment losses in the mining sector.

Ann Bernstein: How cowardly SA business leadership chose road to impotence

2016-02-10 21:43

A pliant business community that retreats from public debate and shows a fear of the government is bad for the country, says Ann Bernstein.

Things to know before changing jobs

2016-02-03 11:30

Thinking about changing jobs? The grass may not always be greener on the other side, says Kim Lombard, member of the South African Reward Association.

Muhammad Yunus: Break slavery’s legacy. Don’t ask for a job. Make your own.

2016-01-25 16:25

Muhammad Yunus carries a powerful message for South Africa, struggling to overcome industrial age mindsets that have left them with massive unemployment.

Revolutionary changes on cards in the global jobs market

2016-01-20 09:03

What job skills will be in demand in 2020? A report takes a peek at what changes the working world can expect in the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

Ageing white workforce to impact SA labour market - report

2015-12-23 16:33

The white workforce in South Africa is ageing and this has implications in various areas, including the shortage of skilled individuals, according to a report.

Recruitment is a tough gig these days

2015-12-03 10:02

The recruitment industry has not yet recovered from the global financial crisis in 2008. The private sector continues to shed jobs and amendments to legislation have worsened the situation.

Getting to grips with the next 20 years

2015-11-10 16:17

What will South Africa and the world look like in the next two decades? A local scenario planner and an international futurist provide some answers.

Du Plessis: Stop lying – facts show 'blacks' don’t earn less than 'whites'

2015-10-29 16:36

It’s high time we all follow Gideon Du Plessis’ example and challenge often trotted hat, in South Africa, “blacks” still earn less than “whites”, says Alec Hogg.

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