Labour Union

Would You Become Part of a Labour Union?

There is an innate divide between those in favour of labour unions and those against them. On the outside, it appears that joining a labour union can have huge benefits. You could see your wages improve, the work week becoming shorter and the workplace being safer. Job Seekers Wednesday recently ran a poll which suggested many of […]

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Traditional 9 to 5

Why the Traditional 9 to 5 is Not Yet Dead

Every ‘disruptive’ article over the past few years has thrown curveballs at the traditional 9-5 shift. Many have suggested the Gig or Freelance economy will mean a more flexible working day becomes the norm. However, a recent poll suggested that out of four options, over 50% said they still preferred the 9 to 5. So, […]

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Social Media for Jobs

Using Social Media to Find a Job

You spent hours developing your CV, applying for jobs online, walking door to door, and still no luck. Yep, you know the story. Job hunting costs you time, job hunting costs you money. Thankfully, modern technology has meant we have been able to move away from extensive paperwork and public transport fees, yet knowing exactly […]

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Why Smartphones could be the turning point for Job Seekers in South Africa

South Africa’s recent economic struggle is demonstrated in it living statistics. 12 Million people currently live in poverty (36%) and 27% are strictly unemployed. The world holds a responsibility to nurture developing nations and lift them out of these extremely unfavourable living conditions. We see how South Africa’s uniquely high smartphone penetration rate relative to […]

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Fintech in Africa

You Need to Embrace Fintech Now

Fintech is here to stay and many of us use it daily without even knowing. Do you use Snapscan/Zapper, purchase from small vendors using your card use a mobile wallet? If so, chances are you interact with a FinTech company. Fintech Investment Oulook Despite the economic and political uncertainty in Africa, confidence in the continent […]

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Future of Work

The Future of Work – Are you Green, Orange or Blue?

An Uncertain Future There has been a great deal of speculation about what the Future of Work will look like. An abundance of movies, articles and fantasies have been created to shape our perception of the changes that will happen to the world as we know it. In an attempt to categorise the various possibilities, […]

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Why should FinTech actually matter to you?

What? The world of technology has many dimensions. It’s ever changing and inter connected properties mean we are constantly being flooded with the new apps, machines and gadgets. Further still, our pocket dictionary is no way near enough to keep up words like ‘FinTech’ and the latest jargon alike. How? Financial Technology or ‘FinTech’ is one […]

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The Future of Work – Quicker, Better or Cheaper?

In November 2016, Debating Europe published how a significant proportion of readers argued that new technology would make us more productive, boost economic growth and create more jobs. In other words, they suggested that for businesses, the future of work will make everything quicker, better, and cheaper. On the other hand, it has been proposed that […]

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Is SaaS the solution to growing your business?

The rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) has brought upon the death of paper based activity. Also, lengthy installation processes are no more and have allowed companies to grow. If you purchase such a product, you don’t actually pay for the software itself. This has given businesses the chance to shred their costs. In addition, they […]

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Ratings in Shared Economy

Ratings: What is their value in the shared economy?

The online economy has taken off by storm since the launch of AirBnB in 2008 and Uber in 2009. The rise of the millennials has fuelled a transition towards, put simply, owning less stuff. The advent of the digital, and sharing economies has made this much easier. We can now fit the same amount into […]

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