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Tuesday | 26 March | 2019 What are good work ethics?

By Nico Strydom Work ethics are the moral principles which people apply in their work and according to which they direct their conduct at work. The principles will guide them to deliver work of high quality on a continuous basis and the results thereof motivate them to stay on the  … Read more

Tuesday | 19 March | 2019 What is the best office temperature?

By Dr Eugene Brink There are few workplace issues as contentious as office temperatures and the role air-conditioners play in establishing and regulating this temperature. For some it’s too cold, while for others what may seem like a happy mean is too warm. It is a delicate balancing act that  … Read more

Monday | 18 March | 2019 The benefits (and necessity) of older workers

By Dr Eugene Brink There is an enormous ballyhoo over unemployment in South Africa – especially among the youth. This is not for no reason. Alarmingly high numbers of people between the ages of 15 and 34 are without work. Demographically, South Africa is also a country with a young  … Read more

Monday | 18 March | 2019 Open-plan offices: Why they suck

By Dr Eugene Brink Companies have been implementing open-plan offices since the 1960s and it is estimated that some 70% of workplaces today are of the open-plan variety. The urge towards open-plan offices is driven by a proclivity to cut costs and fit more employees into less space. Although there  … Read more

Thursday | 14 March | 2019 Why open secrets exist in organisations

By Anja van den Berg Employees often remain silent rather than speak to managers about work-related concerns. As a result, leaders often remain in the dark about issues that are otherwise well known to frontline employees. Why do issues remain open secrets in organisations where multiple employees know about a  … Read more

Thursday | 14 March | 2019 May I swear?

by Wilma Bedford During the making of Gone with the Wind (Clarke Gable, Vivien Leigh) in 1939 special permission had to be obtained to use the vulgarity damn, as in “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” when Rhet told Scarlet O’Hara that he was going to leave her.  … Read more

Thursday | 14 March | 2019 Building your influence at work

Dr Eugene Brink Your ability to influence others is one of the cardinal qualities of leadership and workplace success. And yet, it is still largely underrated and ignored in practical and academic analyses. Some people do it without thinking about doing it, whilst most of us neglect to learn more  … Read more

Wednesday | 13 March | 2019 When you lose your job…

By Essie Bester The steps you take after losing your job, are important determiners of your wellbeing and future. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you lose your job: Maintain an open mindset. If you restrict your ideas about job prospects, you may let certain opportunities  … Read more

Monday | 11 March | 2019 Why working parents should be at the top of every corporate leader’s priority list

Anja van den Berg Working and parenting are often seen as an incompatible pair. Both roles demand high commitment levels and constant outputs. Being a working parent isn’t a marginal or occasional concern for mothers and fathers on your team – it’s one of the central challenges of their lives,  … Read more

Tuesday | 05 March | 2019 The Return On Investment Of Onboarding For The First Year

By Anja van den Berg Onboarding is a crucial time to steer the employee experience in a rewarding direction. As with many employee experiences that fall under the responsibility of Human Resources, the potential financial upsides might not be obvious, but they are present. If you want to retain the  … Read more

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