Three ways best employers show their people they are valued

Added 17 December 2015

Top performing organisations strive for employee engagement excellence as they know they’ll be more productive, grow faster and innovate more. They develop thriving cultures and winning people practices that propel them into the upper quartile of engaging employers. But how exactly do they do this? Small acts of thoughtfulness are embedded in culture The world...

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How to retain your best staff when the January blues hit

Added 15 December 2015

As staff get excited for the upcoming festive break, HR managers across the country will undoubtedly be enjoying the minimum stress associated with having a company of jubilant employees. However, it’s crucial to remember that this Christmas high is quickly followed by the extreme low of January blues. Many even give themselves a new year...

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How to write a CV that will get you an interview

Added 09 December 2015

You’ve decided to make your CV – OK, good start. You went through all those online posts from famous influencers like “How to write perfect CV”, “How to get an interview”, “10 tips for best CV” and so on… You googled some “free CV templates” or even “the best paid resume templates”. Good job! You just wasted your...

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8 ways to use emotional intelligence to increase your success

Added 30 November 2015

Most leaders have been taught to ignore their emotions as well as the emotions of their coworkers. They were taught to be an Archie Bunker-type of leader. Whenever someone showed too much emotion in the “All in the Family” sitcom, Archie would shout, “Stifle! Stifle!” In other words, he was saying, “Forget about all that...

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21 business rules everyone should know

Added 25 November 2015

Professional social situations can be awkward. And, unfortunately, many people wind up making fools of themselves because they don’t understand that etiquette rules in business differ from those in other settings. In “The Essentials of Business Etiquette,” Barbara Pachter writes about the rules people need to understand to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional...

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How not to start your day

Added 20 November 2015

The first few minutes of your workday are critical to your productivity for the next eight hours. If you show up late to the office or get sucked into an overflowing inbox, you could easily get thrown off and have a hard time focusing for the rest of the day. We did some research and rounded...

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6 things creative people do to keep their ideas flowing

Added 18 November 2015

We all associate creativity with painters, musicians, and chefs, but creativity isn’t limited to the arts. Creativity in business is one of the most useful but infrequently trained and cultivated skills. The common belief that “you either have it or you don’t” further hampers employees’ efforts to increase their own creativity aptitude. According to the...

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15 ways to stay focussed all day

Added 09 November 2015

What was I doing again? We’ve all had days where we can’t seem to focus, asking that question too many times to count. For some of us, those days are more common than we’d like. Whether it’s fatigue, distractions, lack of motivation, or something else entirely, our inability to focus digs a hole in our productivity...

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4 tips for handling job rejection

Added 05 November 2015

Everyone who’s ever applied for a job has faced rejection. In fact, those of us with a job have heard ‘no’ many more times than ‘yes’. If you’re a recent graduate or still working on getting that degree and are about to embark upon your search for the perfect job, you don’t yet posses the...

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29 things you should never put on your CV

Added 31 October 2015

Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position they post, according to So they don’t have the time or resources to review each one closely, and they spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision. If you want to make it past the initial test, you need to have some...

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