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Jul 28 2016

Over the past few days I have been struck by the number of times I have had young women say to me "my dad said I should take the chance/could do it/ must try". Each time these ladies have been faced with a challenge, and based on the courage given them by their fathers, they have stepped up to the plate. Successfully.

And I wonder if these dads recognise the incredible freedom that they have given their daughters?

Dads for daughters
Jul 26 2016

Internal Promotion? How to prepare.

Career path and succession planning are part of a good HR strategy. They should be part of your personal strategy, too.

When an opportunity for promotion is available, and you are granted an interview, how should you prepare for it?

1. Discuss the opportunity with your line manager

  • If it is in a different department, he/she could give you valuable input
  • There are times when this might not be appropriate

2. Ask HR:

  • Who are the interviewers?
Teryl @ Work
Jul 22 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

BCom for Payroll Employees

Are you keen to get your degree in Payroll? The first group of students are well on their way through year one. The Da Vinci institute is keen to start another group of students in September. To find out more, contact BComPayroll@accsys.co.za.

SARS August Submissions

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Jul 19 2016

3 things to do BEFORE you sign your new employment contract

1. Consider additional costs you might incur so that you know what take home pay is the basis for negotiation

  • Benefits you might be losing eg Canteen
  • Distance from home
  • Higher transport costs
  • Additional child care costs for earlier drop off/later collection

2. Ask to see a copy of a payslip

  • Most companies will be happy to do this to ensure there is a clear understanding of take home pay
Teryl @ Work
Jul 15 2016

or sign a new contract…

1. Confirm your notice period

  • A lot of companies allow 30 days from date of resignation, but many ask for a calendar month

2. Check your restraints

  • If you are joining a competitor
  • If you are joining a client

3. Find out when your last payment will be transferred

Teryl @ Work
Jul 13 2016

The exit interview is not the time to tell your manager that you would have stayed if...

When you are serious about your career, and really enjoy your job, except for one key component, take the time to talk before you resign.

While sometimes the grass is greener, more often than not you just inherit different issues at a new company.

Resignation 1

Teryl @ Work
Jul 8 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

3rd August, 2016 a Public Holiday

Voting day, Wednesday 3rd August, has been officially declared a public holiday, as per a notice published by the Presidency on 24th June, 2016 (see here). Please remember to update your systems to reflect this!

Tax Season 2016

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Jul 7 2016

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy – Unknown source

We all want different things from work:

An Ideal Workplace - The dream & the reality 1

The list is diverse and, if you do some research, there are significant differences in the combinations of goals that people have.

And this impacts on the workplace they want.

The most significant feedback I have received over the years is:

Teryl @ Work
Jun 29 2016

How we love to elaborate… Both in our personal and business lives. It is rare to find somebody who simply answers the question.

In sales, it is becoming more and more critical to just say yes or no. If you want to embroider afterwards, by all means, but tell the client you can or you can’t do it, first.

Salespeople - Just answer the question

That’s what they remember, the yes or the no.

Teryl @ Work
Jun 10 2016

Newsflash courtesy of SAPA

BCom for Payroll Employees

Good news! The first group of students have embarked on the BCom studies, and Da Vinci have let us know that they are keen to start a second group of learners in July 2016! If you are interested, please contact BComPayroll@accsys.co.za for more information.

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