Inspiration is prevailing, but it can be very difficult to be a positive influence and inspire people around you.

The importance of graphic design for business

A picture speaks a thousand words”. And rightfully so; communication is a vital part of any business. If your audience or your potential client does not understand what business your company is doing it will fail to generate leads or drive growth. Of course, there are other ways of conveying your information through words, phrases and content.

The Pros and Cons of Hearing Protection

Ear protection refers to the range of devices and manners which an individual utillises to protect their ears from dangerous or harmful external sources, such as cold air, water, debris, or more frequently, high noise levels.

Living an Emotionally Intelligent lifestyle

Emotional intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal. Emotional intelligence is a lifestyle and should be practiced daily.

Importance of Safety as the Human Resource Department

In Human Resources department, it is our responsibility to ensure that the company has all the necessary resources that the company needs. We also need to ensure that these resources are available at all time.

Continuous Self Development

Self-improvement, personal development or self-development are terms we’ve all probably heard before. In fact, they are so often mentioned in conversations that they have become synonymous to success. It is however important to remember that success does not imply that one is improving oneself….

Telephone Etiquette

Taking care of your customers over the telephone and making them feel well informed and appreciated is essential.


Communication skills are important to everyone.  They are HOW we GIVE and RECEIVE information and convey our ideas and opinions to those around us:

Money Saving Tips

With the cost of living increasing I thought I would share some tips how to save money.


If you are drawing Monetary Benefits for what you are doing, then you are in a profession. Thus, sports, acting, dancing, selling, politics everything is a profession.

The Importance Of Market Research In 2018.

After the economic crisis of 2008, South Africa saw the fall of big corporations and the rise of millions more small businesses, as young South Africans started to get more and more resourceful in their search of prosperity, choosing to do their own thing in the wake of job scarcity.

The Canvas Customer Painting

In today fast pace of driving sales and ensuring that as a salesman you reach your targets within your budget a few pointers come to mind when the initial approach is merely as easy as painting a picture.

Visual Merchandising

The future of Visual Merchandising is happening and it’s merging with the future of shopping.

Leader Development

The word human resource has a broad meaning to it, it’s not just about hiring and firing as everyone would think. Before we go anywhere, lets first understand what Human Resource Management is.

What is Select PPE all about?

Select PPE is a multi-brand distribution and service provider founded in 1998.  Select PPE (Pty) Ltd provide customers with partnership-based management solutions, for the procurement and record keeping of Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”).


Any business, big or small is reliant on strong bookkeeping structure and accurate financial records. A business has the responsibility the eliminate poor accounting practices and implement internal controls to reduce any risks which the organisation may incur. Large entities have struggled or even failed due to the lack of completing these basic accounting measures on a regular basis:

You Are What You Write

As a candidate looking for work, you often have a challenge of impressing so many recruiters with just one general document, your RESUME. Because people are different, and you cannot have different types of resumes catering for each one, depending on what they are looking for, how about you perfect the general information required.

Some Tips On How To Improve

Communicate openly with each other, sharing thoughts, opinions and ideas; as well as taking into consideration what other have to say. Communication is essential for keeping track of progress and working together efficiently on Tasks/Goals.

Information Security Risks

Most employees are somewhat aware of the value of information they have on them during normal day to day tasks and a fair amount of emphasis is placed on this by most organisations, yet not many employers out there make their employees aware of the dangers of a breach outside in their personal lives.


The number of confirmed cases and fatalities has INCREASED significantly. Listeriosis is a potentially SERIOUS food-borne disease. Listeriosis is a serious but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes.

You are your own Brand

A brand is a unique design, sign, symbol, words, or a combination of these, used to create an image that identifies a product/business and differentiates it from its competitors.

Child Safety and the Internet

By literally having the world’s knowledge at your fingertips, the internet can be a daunting place. Even though search engines like Google and social media platforms like Facebook try to create a “child safe” environment for under aged children, some still find ways to go pass those blocks.


According to Wikipedia, The United Nations defines community development as "a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.

Control Risks

It is undoubted that risk is evident in every enterprise, entrepreneurship is all about taking well calculated risk. One can never bring risk to nil but can at least manage risk effectively reducing it to an acceptable level which a risk technician would call residual risk. There are a couple of operational risk management mitigation tools ranging from risk transfer to risk avoidance, one of the main mitigating tools is the setting and implementation of controls.

Work-life BALANCE

Work-life balance is a concept that refers to an employee’s efforts of splitting their time and energy between work and the other vital aspects of their lives.


Tips for your returning back to work, with less stress;

Holiday Safety

Whether it be at your home or place of work, be sure to lock up and keep your valuables safe as this time of the year is high risk for any kind of theft. Leave the lights on, that your home seems to be occupied as thieves will think twice before entering.

Ergonomic Tips For Computer Users

Long hours use of a computer / Laptop can lead to frequent muscle aches and nerve pain unless a few guidelines are followed. You can make the difference to work more comfortably and safely if you incorporate the following ergonomic tips into your day to day life style.

Audit - Looking out for each other part 2

All medium to large corporations are faced with the agency problem which arises from the divorce between ownership and control of the enterprise, In such, shareholders place great reliance on audit as the third line of defense to reduce risk.  

Stand Together

It is only when a deadline comes up and your team starts to throw in there weight to help you reach your deadline, that you realise how important the phrase is “We all stand together”.

Playing it Safe!

As babies grow into becoming toddlers and pre-schoolers they become more independent. It’s critical that parents introduce safety skills early, in a fun, playful way to raise children’s awareness of their environment and build confidence and competence in responding to strangers and unsafe scenarios.

Subject Matter Expert (SME)

An individual with an intense understanding of a certain process, function, machine, technology, material or kind of equipment is called a subject matter expert (SME) used for business purposes.


“At our work place, across various departments, we have individuals who are extremely passionate about who they are and what value they bring to each other.  We play in an environment where we create successful people who share their passions and continually learn from each other .”

It’s happening Now

The future of Visual Merchandising is happening and it’s merging with the future of shopping.

Be Wise - Save your eyes

What many people do not realise, is that wearing any type of spectacle, could potentially be harmful to your eyesight and vision.

Positive Thinking…Positive Sales

Everywhere in today’s life one is bombarded with Billboards and Social Media graphics that goes on for days. This to an extent make me feel guilty and I for one am somewhat obligated to do the “shopping thing” with my wife on a regular basis, usually scaring the living daylights out of my budget!

Meeting Customers

We had a yearly sales workshop at our head office this month.  Goals were set in place and most importantly, the roadway to achieve these goals were laid out.  The success of the workshop rested in everybody’s preparation, ambition and enthusiasm to reach for the stars.  It was decided that new potential clients will be targeted by going back to basics by placing focus and energy on the following points: 

Email Etiquette

In our daily busy schedules always demanding answers or feedback on all those important questions and requests, we also need to ensure we answer with pride, respect and honour, not only on behalf of the company, but also of yourself.

Slips, Trips and Falls!

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. This safety talk topic describes measures that employers may need to implement to help prevent slips and trips. It will also be useful to employees and their safety representatives. The solutions are often simple and low-cost.

Get up and drive!

So here’s the thing, we often make the mistake of having some kind of entitlement issues even when we are just plain lazy.

Hear to-day gone tomorrow – use your hearing protection!!

Hearing is a sense most of us take for granted. We are not mindful that it lets us enjoy life to the full. We can communicate with people, it allows us to enjoy music and it keeps us alert of possible danger. We don’t think about the potential risks we take by exposing ourselves to various loud noises. Be it at a shooting range, on a motorbike, in a noisy work setting or even just turning up the volume levels on your headphones.

Putting your best foot forward.

Let’s face it, when you hear “Safety Shoes”, you immediately think of ugly black shoes that weigh a ton and seems uncomfortable.

Phishing is everywhere.

Phishing is the attempt to obtain personal or any sensitive information related to individuals or businesses such as Usernames, ID numbers, Passwords, Addresses and Credit Card details.  This is often used for malicious reasons, disguised and requested from a trustworthy entity, usually in an electronic communication such as an e-mail. This mail will be asking you to verify your personal details or ask you to log into a website, possibly looking familiar to you.

Life Audit

Conduct a Life Audit

I dare you………………..

The Core Values of Sales

This week we had the privilege to spend two DAYS with local and international leaders, trendsetters and visionaries of the business world.   The optimism and energy was contagious, pretty much immediately.  We were ensnared by the positivity and excitement of it all from the very first, to the very last session.  

And here we are.  One day later.  Equipped with workbooks and presentations, tools to use and statistics to remember.  But there was a non-verbal, non-printed, non-presented commonality between these people on stage.  Shared characteristics which speaks deeply to the core values of the Sales Person:


Walk the extra mile, know the Numb3r5…


The whole purpose of starting a business is to offer a service or product and then make profit. We strive to offer the best service and quality products, though it is with hard work and dedication, I must say Teamwork is the ultimate icing on the cake.

Warehouse Housekeeping

Effective housekeeping can eliminate some workplace hazards and help to get a job done safely and properly. Poor housekeeping can frequently contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that cause injuries.

The key to Teamwork

A key needs a lock to reach its full potential, as a lock needs a key to be opened.

Online PPE Issuing System

As the leader in the field, Select PPE developed a unique system to manage and control the issuing of PPE to workers of various industries. This system enables companies to comply with industry and regulatory requirements. Employers can use this system and configure a uniquely customised Issuing Protocol (IP) which stipulates the rules under which it will supply PPE to them.

We are Human after All

An organisation consists of a team of departments working together to achieve a goal. Therefore, your actions have a ripple effect.

Office Safety Hazards

When going to work everyday we are not aware of all the Safety Hazards in our Offices. All of us needs to be Alert to prevent unnecessary injuries.

Warehouse Safety Hazards

Employees working with heavy equipment every day, such as forklifts tend to get comfortable using the equipment. This can be very dangerous if the operator begins to underestimate the danger of the machine.

Hand Protection

Your HANDS are one of your most valuable assets. Too often, however, we take them for granted.