May is my birthday month, so a time for celebrations and introspection.
In interviews, I often ask our applicants to pretend they are 60, and look back on their careers. Their dreams range from leaving a legacy to being able to retire by the age of 45.
At 22, I had taken my first steps on the career ladder. I had been promoted from being a PA and Installation Secretary (setting up PoS installations for NCR’s large retailers) to becoming a full time programmer.
Two important deadlines which need to be met are on Tuesday next week, 31st May.
a. 2016 Tax Year Submissions to SARS
The deadline for submission of EMP501 and Employee Tax Certificates, is the 31st May, Tuesday next week. Have you finished your submission to SARS yet? The SA Revenue website has this advice for employers:
Is 2016 the year of mainstreaming Business Intelligence and Analytics?
In IT circles, IoT and Analytics are mainstream! In the real business world, there appears to be an appetite and a genuine need, but the question is “Is it really happening?”
I have rather belatedly read Ajeet Singh’s article – 2016 Anti-Predictions for Analytics, and found it very interesting. Some of the statistics mentioned were a surprise eg 99% of data still being on premise.
The Department of Labour announced on 10th May that they have extended the deadline for submission of the Return of Earnings to 31st May, 2016. This may be somewhat confusing to you, as we had understood that this was the deadline for submission, and had documented this deadline in previous newsflashes.
31st May is also the deadline for the SARS Annual Reconciliation.
We all know that every meeting should follow a structure if you want it to be effective. More importantly, you want everybody at the meeting to want to be there, and to be able to see the value, otherwise it is just more words that take time out of your day.
The following "W" questions are a guideline that help me: