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US bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef 'pose low risk to wildlife'

Four unarmed bombs dropped by the US military into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park pose a low risk to wildlife and a joint mission will aim for their "rapid recovery", according to the government agency in charge of the reef.<p>The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said two of the bombs are …

12 TIPS TO HELP YOU WORK SMARTER – Skills Universe

Below are 12 tips to help you manage your time better.<p>1. Start your day by looking at your calendar and your to-do list rather than your inbox.<p>2. …

5 easy strategies to resolve conflict at work

Heading:<p>Monday, July 21, 2014 - 02:00<p>One of the most challenging skills faced by managers is the ability to handle<br>and positively resolve internal …

What’s an Employee?

What’s an Employee? <br>My friend and her husband arrived promptly at 7:30 p.m., she directly from work, to join three of us at a Cape Town restaurant. After animated conversation, a delicious dinner and two bottles of wine, we broke up at 9:30 p.m., four headed for home or hotel. My friend returned to work and did not arrive home until 3:30 the next morning. Those hours are not atypical of many young professional people today in Africa let alone the US.<br>This is Cape Town City, in the year 2005, …

Good access to poor courses won’t create real learning

In the 1980s education economist George Pascharopoulos claimed that the average dollar invested in primary education in Africa returned twice as much …

Today on Skills Portal we read in an article that "experts ag…

Today on Skills Portal we read in an article that "experts agree that entrepreneurial spirit and a small business environment is the primary engine of growth in any developing territory. Despite this, up to 20% of startup organisations fail within the first year due to lack of insight or knowledge".<br>GetOn Foundation has been in operation since 2006, with the key focus on empowering the unemployed through skills training and by helping startup businesses become sustainable through our GetOn …

Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before – Skills Universe

Author<p>Posts<p>17th April 2014 at 5:18 am #3818<p>Member<p>Posted: 16 Apr 2014 08:27 AM PDT<p>Andreas Schleicher, Acting Director for the Directorate of Education …

Do we need an Ombudsman for the post-school education and training landscape? – Skills Universe

Author<p>Posts<p>23rd April 2014 at 10:17 am #3802<p>Keymaster<p>Following a very interesting discussion on how much legislation there is to keep up with in the …

3 Things You Should Do Before You Hire A New Employee

<b>Three Things You Should Do Before You Hire A New Employee</b><p>People are probably the most important aspect of any business. They are what drives your …

Employment

Tutorial: Small Fabric Basket

{<i>Here’s little simple sewing project from the Jillian In Italy archives. I think this would be a great project to do for Easter for the kids or even</i> …

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Who's Who of Southern Africa

4 Ways to Talk to Employees So They Listen

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one likes to be lectured in the workplace.<p>As a leader, you need to communicate with your employees to deliver strategic direction, reinforce corporate culture and rally the troops to achieve company goals and objectives. To be …

Leadership

The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use

I have recently re-connected with a personal hero of mine: Pamela Maier, a personal counselor or “life coach” as she describes the role she fulfills, “because I now have a life.” Pamela is a delightful individual who’s lived a variety of experiences in her 79 years. Beginning at an orphanage in …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

Silicon Valley

Marikana: the pain SA ignores at its peril

<i>Four days after the bloodletting that has become known as the Marikana massacre, my Inside Labour column supported the call for a comprehensive and</i> …

Highlights from the White Paper

Heading:<p>Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 02:00<p><i>By Assessment College</i><p>The White Paper for Post-School Education and Training, launched by the<br>Minister of …

Open Letter To Mayor Of Stellenbosch

In 2011 Mayor Bloomberg (Mayor of New York) issued a call to academic institutions to work with the City of New York in developing a technology …

Develop your mentoring skills

The greatest benefit I've received from this experience has been learning different perspectives from my mentee, and being able to bring that into my …

The Jobs Fund and its potential job-enabling role for many sectors in South Africa – Skills Universe

In recent weeks I have several engagements with fellow HRD and HR professionals, in which the topic of the Jobs Fund has arisen. I thought that …

Asiana Airlines: "Sorry, Captain. You're wrong."

Challenging authority is hard, especially when the stakes are high.<p>Investigation of the Asiana Airlines accident in San Francisco last summer …

Airlines

Nando's #NEKnomination Response

Business Has Changed, and Even Washington Has Noticed

In the week’s worth of punditry following this year’s State of the Union address, one fact seems to have eluded most commentators: the number of times that President Obama recognized businesses as essential partners in national problem-solving. It marked a real contrast to the President’s prior …

Women on Boards: Another Year, Another Disappointment

“Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” reads Catalyst’s recently released 2013 census of women directors and executive officers in the Fortune 500. Indeed, the news is not good: the percentage of women directors in the Fortune 500 at 16.9% has remained flat (it was 16.6% in 2012 and 16.1% …

How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance

In a recent Unify survey of knowledge workers, 79% of respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication. The vast majority connected via email, phone, or conference calls even though 72% said …