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How to break up - professionally

Breaking up is never easy to do – especially when it’s a professional relationship. Yet understanding the reasons why employees resign is one of the most valuable tools in an organisation’s arsenal. Here are three reasons why a good Exit Interview is worth its weight in gold. Local and international headlines have seen their share of high-profile resignations in recent months.

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Is social media reliable for background screening?

Social media is an ever-evolving channel, which has taken the world by storm over the last decade. Today, Facebook boasts a registered user tally worldwide of over 1.8 billion and counting, while LinkedIn has approximately 106 million active users. These platforms are among a host of other social networking sites and their subscribers, who willingly share personal information, engage with their audience and express themselves on a daily basis. It’s no wonder that even the business world has embraced social media to supplement their research, marketing and public relations efforts.

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JOB-SEEKERS WARNED TO KEEP THEIR RESUMES ACCURATE AND TRANSPARENT

With a steady year-on-year increase in organisations choosing to screen existing and potential employees, job-seekers who are planning to lie about – or omit – information regarding their qualifications or criminal history in an upcoming job interview will most likely find themselves exposed, unemployed and stuck with a bad reputation.

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The global gig economy and its implications for African digital workers

Professor Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves. UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings' said research into the Future World of Work followed by action was crucial, “We have to face the reality - the research that has been undertaken by Oxford University, the World Economic Forum, the OECD and others all points to a bleak future of employment which cuts across many sectors.

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INNOVATION: AFRICA IS INVENTING ITS OWN MODEL

In the occasion of the 2017 edition of the Africa CEO Forum, Mazars, the integrated and independent international organisation specialising in audit and advisory services, reveals the findings of its latest study “Unleashing Africa’s Corporate Innovation Potential: Navigating intrapreneurship and open innovation paths across the continent”. Propelled forward thanks to intrapreneurship and innovation, Africa is at a turning point in its transformation. Throughout this study, Mazars set off to meet both entrepreneurs and companies that have developed local, innovative and pragmatic initiatives.

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