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Salary Review 2017

Career Junction recently released their Salary Review for 2017 – It’s time to see what’s happening in your industry now! Check out which jobs are currently trending, which skills are most wanted and which sectors are most sought after. We also give you an inside scoop into the latest job and job seeker trends so you […] more

HIRING FOR SUCCESS ISSUE #16

Hiring For Success Issue 16 Welcome to our new Issue of Hiring for Success in this issue you will find: Reducing Hiring Mistakes Cultivate the “Top of Mind” mentality Travel Sector Rides the Boom Construction goes into Recovery mode Support Staff in High demand We Trust you will enjoy it.  

Book review: Blue Ocean Strategy

Earlier we reviewed the book Zero to One by Peter Thiel who argues that if you want to start a business, make it a monopoly. “Competition is for losers,” he claims. Well, here’s another book with a similar theme. The book is Blue Ocean Strategy, by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, who argue that […] more

Expats returning home in record numbers

More than 400 000 white expat South Africans have returned to the land of their birth since the apex of the financial crisis in 2009, according to Moneyweb. PCS managing director Philip Park is quoted as saying there is a notable increase in expats on the firm’s books, who some years ago would have slotted […] more

How to steer yourself out of an emergency

By Philip Park How do you steer yourself out of an emergency? I am talking here of the type of emergency that any business or individual goes through. First of all, how do you spot an emergency? Simple, declining or unchanging statistics. Here is a graph of South Africa’s economic growth rate (gross domestic product) […] more

The curse of success

By Philip Park Success carries its own inherent hazards. To achieve success you had better find out exactly what actions produced the success. Was it a new marketing campaign? Did you hire a new executive? Get rid of an old one? Introduce a new bonus programme for staff? A combination of the above? Success is […] more