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Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:00

14 Benefits of Having a Business Plan Forecast

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14 benefits of having a business plan forecastA good business plan is the step to success for any business, and getting it right can mean the difference between big profits and big trouble.

A business plan as per Wikipedia is a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for reaching them. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:00

Occupational Health and Safety Act

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Occupational Health and Safety ActWhether you are an employer or an employee safety is high on the priority list. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that the working environment is safe and employees have responsibility to adhere to the safety rules prescribed by employers.

A safe and healthy workplace not only safeguards workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury or illness expenses, increase productivity and quality, and raise employee’s confidence. In other words, safety is good for business, protecting workers against hazards to health and safety arising out of or in connection with the activities at work is the right thing to do.

Friday, 20 February 2015 08:04

How does Eskom affect labour?

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How does Eskom affect labourOne of the negative consequences of this load-shedding, especially for the workers, is that industries, heavily reliant on electricity for production, are already considering cutting down the cost of production through retrenchments. How does Eskom affect labour?

Business Times writes that, while unemployment fell unexpectedly from 25.4% to 24.3% in the fourth quarter of last year, economists warn that power shortages rule out any sustained improvement in the employment outlook.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:00

Communication with your Chamber of Commerce

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Communication with your Chamber of CommerceBusinesses are totally reliant on communication, which is defined as the exchange of ideas, messages or information. Without communication, businesses would not function.

If communication is diminished or hampered, the entire business suffers. A thorough communication brings about a vibrant and effective business environment.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:00

Skills Development Submission Date is Coming

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Skills Development Submission Date is ComingSKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT NO. 97 OF 1998

The aim of the Skills Development Act is to provide an institutional framework to devise and implement national, sector and workplace strategies to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce; to integrate those strategies within the National Qualifications Framework contemplated in the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995:

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:47

Help with budgeting

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Help with budgetBudgets are an essential part of efficiently running any business whether big or small. A budget serves as a plan of action for managers as well as a point of comparison at the period\'s end.

A budget is a plan for spending the income you have, building savings and using credit wisely.

The Importance Of Employment Equity Training CommitteeEmployment Equity applies to all employers and workers, protects workers and job seekers from unfair discrimination, and provides a framework for implementing affirmative action.

A “designated employer is an employer who either employs 50 or more employees, or his turnover is above the industry limit. All designated employers must now submit their EE reports annually. The submission is regulated by representatives from the Department of Labour who might issue a Compliance Report following a labour inspection.

Claire Panoramic ComponentsCustomer feedback is vital when determining a customer's needs and tastes.

Customer feedback also lets companies to better understand how customers rate and use their products versus competitive products. It is vital in determining where a company's products and services excel or fall short compared to alternatives on the market.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:00

Chamberlink 2015 Training Dates

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Chamberlink Training Dates 2015Training grants major opportunities to expand the knowledge base of all workers. Most people have weaknesses in their workplace skills. A training program lets employees to toughen the skills that they need to develop.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:00

How to use Google

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how to use googleGoogle is the most popular search engine in the world, but with so many people using it, few actually know how to use Google.

Let us have a clear definition of what Google is.

Google commonly referred to as Google web search or just Google is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. It is the most-used search engine in the World Wide Web, handling more than 3 billion searches each day.

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