VIEWPOINT: What do people like about you?

Perception, more often than not, overrules the facts. The way people perceive you has an enormous impact on how successful you are, and can be, in both your professional and private life. Your own unique personal brand is of critical importance and should be proactively managed to reflect the authentic you in the most flattering…

VIEWPOINT: Secure your financial future

Although Continuous Professional Development (CPD) obligations exist in most professions and you agree that it fulfills an important role within the career and professional space – why is it still is a challenge for most? Do you really know what it means? CPD definition An explanation of the phrase: Continued – because learning never ceases,…

VIEWPOINT: When finances keep us awake at night

A recent study by US research firm ComPsych reported that a staggering 92% of Americans are losing sleep over their finances – South Africans are not much different. The human cost of over-indebtedness – homes repossessed; unemployment; record levels of unsecured debt and rising default levels; frozen credit and dwindling retirement savings – is severely…

UP-TO-DATE: Keeping you informed of business today

Women reinventing leadership There’s an incoming wave of female talent that is reinventing and reimagining leadership in today’s time. These women leaders are resetting the new stage of leadership and reshaping our world view. Join SAICA at the second annual ‘Women in Leadership’ event and be inspired to re-evaluate your position. Guest speakers: Dr Mamphela…

25 top companies for leaders

Company Location Revenue Employees 1 IBM USA $99.9 bil 426,751 2 General Mills USA $14.8 bil 33,000 3 Procter & Gamble USA $79.7 bil 127,000 4 Aditya Birla India $35 bill 133,000 5 Colgate-Palmolive USA $15.6 bil 39,200 6 Hindustan Unilever India $4.1 bil 15,000 7 ICICI Bank India $8.1 bil 61,697 8 McDonald’s USA…

LEAD: Career suite

Career Suite Employee engagement: Delivers bottom-line results Human capital Training and Brand Value Join the E-Learning Revolution Performance And Variable Pay Transitioning from CA(SA) to CFO What are the Sought-after Accounting Attributes Right Now?           Career Suite Whether you’re thinking about furthering your career or finding the perfect candidate … Career…

Lead: A keen balancing act

Vanuja Maharaj – an achiever at work, devoted wife and mother at home When you are the youngest female business executive of colour in the Auditor-General’s Office (AGSA), based in the KwaZulu- Natal (KZN) Business Unit office, carving out your niche is a challenge at first. But if you are passionate about what you do…

Lead: LIFESTYLE: Motoring and Travel

Mercedes 350 CLS Shooting Brake This is a totally new breed of car from Mercedes Benz, a four-door coupé with a twist – as it’s also a station wagon. This new concept design ensures the CLS Shooting Brake stands out from the crowd. Its front end is almost identical to the conventional CLS design, including…