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Scope for Retired Professionals in Business

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In a skills vacuum, it would seem illogical to allow experienced individuals possessing proficiencies in valuable disciplines to drift into retirement without sharing their knowledge. 

Although South Africa is not entirely without skilled professionals, it is no secret that sectors such as engineering and finance are in dire need of ‘new blood’ to fuel the economic growth which has characterised our post-apartheid democracy.

This trend has exacerbated by the challenges associated with introducing greater diversity into the workplace. Although there may be many young, qualified BEE individuals willing to learn – there are simply not enough senior figures available to mentor them.

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Striking a Healthy Balance

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With 2012 behind us and the new working year in full swing, it is important to take stock of valuable lessons learned during the course of the past twelve months.

One of the most significant emerging employment trends we have identified is a growing focus on striking a healthy balance between work and play.

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SA Skills Shortage – Are Quota Work Permits the Answer?

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Despite high rates of unemployment and a growing wealth divide, South Africa continues to face an alarming shortage of core professional skills – particularly within the engineering and financial sectors. 

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How to Prepare for an Interview

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Preparing for a job interview can be a nerve wracking experience for the most senior of candidates. 

Even if you’ve occupied the ‘hot seat’ on several occasions in the past, the opportunity to offer a positive first impression to prospective employers is often accompanied by feelings of anxiety and apprehension.

Although these emotions are a natural response to a potentially unpredictable social situation, there are several methods you can use to ensure that your personality and experience shine through in the interview room.

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