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How to… Stay Relevant at Work

After an increase in retrenchments during the pandemic, many people worry they may also lose their jobs. But there are ways to make sure you are viewed as an essential service. “Since the pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in job losses. I have had conversations with newly unemployed candidates who are distressed and the phrase ‘I didn’t

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How to use volunteering to boost your employability

The catch-22 position that many young people find themselves in – they need experience to get work, but need work to get the experience – can be alleviated through volunteering “Volunteering is a great way to learn workplace skills and give back at the same time. You’ll be working alongside industry professionals and building social capital that can help you

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How to switch careers

Many people have considered changing careers during the pandemic as the nature of work changed and they reassessed their priorities However, for whatever the reason for making the change, a measured approach is best “Making a career shift can be a positive move, with the potential to increase your income and ensure a better lifestyle in the long term. Such

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Make the Hybrid-model work

As life slowly returns to something similar to its pre-pandemic version, many companies will adopt a hybrid work model, which comes with its challenges “While it is conceptually appealing, it is fraught with subtleties and risks. Data shows the longer people are away from another, the less they trust each other.” “This is true for leaders and employees, and for

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How to make healthy changes

Our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing affects how well we cope at work with the pressures of most jobs “A healthy lifestyle is not as simple as eating healthily and exercising but incorporates our mental, social and spiritual wellbeing too,” says Kate Powell, Alexander Forbes Health Management Solutions senior consultant “Many of us tend to focus our energy on making

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How to find a better work-life Balance

“A 24-hour weekday should ideally be made up roughly eight hours each for working, sleeping and private time that would include family responsibilities and leisure. The ideal work-life balance is not always possible, and we need to be flexible with a few hours of overtime for urgent work priorities. This should be the exception, however, not the rule,” says Lauren

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