Career Advice

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 Handle the Move Back to the Office

After almost 18 months of remote working, getting back to the office will not be a seamless process “There are no precedents to follow in the aftermath of a global pandemic [but there are some] ‘must do’ actions that corporations, large and small, should consider when attracting new employees and welcoming back old staff,” says Linda Trim, director at workplace

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How to Set Up a Formal Assessment System

HOW TO SET UP A FORMAL ASSESSMENT SYSTEM As SME’s grow and appoint more staff members, they need to construct a more formal Human Resources system which includes performance management “Without regular performance evaluations, you may not notice that employee is battling, or you may fail to recognise excellent performance,” said Sage Africa & Middle East people director Marvin Opperman

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How To Write a Cover Letter

Cover Letter Basics Most employers want to see that you’re truly excited about the specific position and company—which means creating a custom letter for each position you apply for While it’s okay to recycle a few strong sentences and phrases from one cover letter to the next, don’t even think about sending out a 100% generic letter Include the Hiring

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