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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Top 5 reasons why you never hear back when you apply for a job

People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit ‘send’ on the email with a resume attached or on the on-line job application, notes recruitment specialist Glassdoor. If you’re very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It’s a depressing experience and one which also casts

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5 Tips To Help You Stand Out The Most In Your Job Interview

Tip #1: Cover Letter It is important to accompany your CV with a Cover Letter. A Cover Letter gives you the opportunity to make a good first impression with your prospective employer. First impressions last a lifetime – Make sure that your CV outlines all the important information about yourself and how your prospective employer can benefit from having 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 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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How to work in a noisy Environment

As many of us return to the office almost two years at home, we will have to relearn how to cope in a distracting space “Our remote work settings weren’t always havens of peace but many of us adjusted. Now, sitting near our co-workers again feels odd: there’s so much movement, collaboration and talk, says Giant Leap director Lina Trim

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How to be an effective Mentor

Mentorship programmes are a good way to develop talent and use the technical expertise available in the organisation; however, the programmes are only as good as the mentors “Mentoring is the opportunity for leaders to provide support and insights to help less-experienced individuals to grow and develop in their careers. The beauty of a mentorship relationships is when reverse-mentoring happens

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How to fire an Employee

Hollywood may have given us the impression that to fire someone you just need to shout ”you’re fired” – but it is a much longer process, and employers must ensure they meet all the requirements of the Labour Relations Act “Dismissing and employee is never easy. It comes with careful consideration and the decision must be made with the correct

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