If you're serious about getting a new job, begin by thinking about your personal brand and how you will position yourself in the market. Make sure that your CV is concise, up-to-date, and professional.
By Sandra Swanepoel, Managing Director, Sage HR & Payroll
In a difficult economic climate, the training and education budget is often one of the first areas of the business to suffer cutbacks. After all, training can be expensive, takes people away from the work they’re paid to do and often delivers benefits that can be hard to quantify.
According to National Treasury, government will be proceeding with the tax reform enacted in 2013 and 2014 for equity between high and low income taxpayers, by extending the tax deduction benefit to provident fund members subject to a limit. This is achieved by harmonising the tax treatment of all contributions to retirement funds, irrespective of whether they are provident, pension or retirement annuity funds.
By Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt), Development Manager at Sage HR & Payroll – Pastel Division
Dealing with absent employees can be one of the most frustrating parts of managing your workforce when you are trying to run a tight ship. This is especially true if you’re running a small business where there isn’t anyone else to pick up the slack when a key team member is away on planned or unplanned leave.