Author Archive | Janice Wagner

Season’s Greetings and Happy 2020

From the Management and all Staff at Edge Group of Companies: “Celebrate the tradition of giving, the beauty of the season and a New Year of peace and happiness.” We wish you Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and a Happy New year! Note: Our offices will close from the 20th of December 2019 and reopen on […]

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How to stay relevant in an Increasingly Automated World

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is well and truly underway and technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Machine Learning, are advancing at speed. Their presence is being felt across industries and the threat of job losses remains ever-present. The decision of Standard Bank to close more than one hundred branches nationally is a […]

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The Age-old Youth Conundrum: Getting a job without experience

The release of the recent unemployment statistics painted a bleak picture for millions of South Africans, most notably youth where unemployment is recorded at a staggering 69%. More alarming is that a significant portion of these young people have “done everything right” including achieving tertiary qualification. Attention was focused on the challenge young people experience […]

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SME Advice: Success comes from caring and development of people

I was recently interviewed by Rob Yates, CEO at For the past 21 years, Rob has been working on what are the components that make for high-level success in sport, business, leadership and life. As a coach who believes that he MUST be able to work his own talk, Rob has in the past three years […]

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Graduates should be on LinkedIn

Today I was asked by a graduate if LinkedIn, is Business Facebook for old people! (at least they didn’t say… “like yourself ” ). Forbes recently reported that LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job hunters and recruitment teams. This makes it the perfect opportunity for students and graduates to build professional relationships. This is the easiest […]

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Take a gamble and hire a graduate!

As a Director at Edge Executive Search , I am astounded at how many graduates have approached me for jobs. They have completed degrees at reputable Universities and some haven’t found work in 2 years. In my day, we were sure that when we completed our degrees we would find work. Many of my clients want to hire graduates, but they want graduates […]

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