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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

Tuesday | 05 March | 2019 The 70-20-10 Model Of Learning And Development Will Set Your Workforce Apart

By Anja van den Berg Learning is the most celebrated, yet the most neglected, activity in the workplace, says Professor Gianpiero Petriglieri, an expert in organisational behaviour.  Why is that? Managers are under tremendous pressure to generate results, Nick Gidwani, CEO and founder of SkilledUp, answers the question. They have  … Read more

Tuesday | 05 March | 2019 Employees’ separation anxiety – much more than a sense of responsibility

By Essie Bester A friend is concerned that her husband is suffering symptoms of an illness that looks like basic separation anxiety disorder, but that is specifically aimed at the worry and anxiety he experiences when not at work. She says in essence it is not that he is a  … Read more

Tuesday | 05 March | 2019 Fifteen questions you can expect during a job interview

By Essie Bester At last you are being considered for that job you have been dreaming about for so long. Give yourself the best possible chance to succeed by thinking about values, goals and skills ahead of time. Make sure you walk into the interview with knowledge about the company  … Read more

Wednesday | 27 February | 2019 This is how to manage your time at work

By Nico Strydom Time management means working effectively and optimally in order to be more productive and make deadlines. However, time management also means focusing on the important things and not wasting time on unimportant things. This means that you should analyse your work load, and then to prioritise and   … Read more

Wednesday | 27 February | 2019 Should I change jobs on a regular basis?

By Nico Strydom It is increasingly become a tendency in the workplace to change jobs due to the work environment which develops and changes constantly. Nowadays many companies have a specific project for which they need specific expertise. A company will then find a person with the suitable skills to  … Read more

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