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Dear Micromanagers: Please stop this!
Dear Micromanagers: Please stop this! If you’re not sure if you are a micromanager, or you firmly believe your management style the best, consider these points...
5 times office gossip is actually not such a bad thing
5 times office gossip is actually not such a bad thing While lying, spreading lies, and judging others (because of lies you've heard) is unethical, there are aspects of workplace gossip that could beneficial.
Can having co-workers as friends work?
Can having co-workers as friends work? It’s important to always be aware of the advantages and disadvantages associated with having close friends at the office, in order to regulate the balance between work and play.
Transgender Troubles in the South African Workplace
Transgender Troubles in the South African Workplace Despite having one of the most progressive Constitutions in the world, many transgender South Africans still choose to conceal their gender identity at work, due to fear of discrimi...
4 bad work habits that are annoying your boss
4 bad work habits that are annoying your boss A manager can usually tell which member is dragging the rest of the team down simply by observing their habits.
5 times workplace gossip is actually a good thing
5 times workplace gossip is actually a good thing While lying, spreading lies, and judging others (because of lies you've heard) is unethical, there are aspects of workplace gossip that could beneficial.
4 bad work habits and how to overcome them
4 bad work habits and how to overcome them Not sure what's potentially holding you back at work? Perhaps your bad work habit is tarnishing your reputation.
Can I reapply after declining a job offer?
Can I reapply after declining a job offer? Asking for a job back that you've rejected is a tricky mine field to navigate. Which is why we've given you this advice to help you along the way.
How to handle office gossip
How to handle office gossip Office gossip happens no matter what type of office setting you're working in. How you deal with it makes the difference.
4 bad habits that bosses can’t stand
4 bad habits that bosses can’t stand A manager can usually tell which member is dragging the rest of the team down simply by observing their habits.
4 bad work habits and how to overcome them
4 bad work habits and how to overcome them Not sure what's potentially holding you back at work? Perhaps these bad work habits are tarnishing your reputation.
Going back on a job offer you initially declined
Going back on a job offer you initially declined Asking for a job back that you've rejected is a tricky mine field to navigate. Which is why we've given you this advice to help you along the way.
How to shut down the office gossiper (your co-workers will thank you)
How to shut down the office gossiper (your co-workers will thank you) Office gossip happens no matter what type of office setting you're working in. How you deal with it makes the difference.
Effective strategies for dealing with a backstabbing co-worker
Effective strategies for dealing with a backstabbing co-worker If you love your job but have a co-worker that makes work life particularly miserable, try these tips to improve the situation.
You'll never guess how celebs really want to be treated (if you're lucky enough to work with them)
You'll never guess how celebs really want to be treated (if you're lucky... It's hard to stay professional when a celeb graces your office with their presence. Do you really have to act as co-worker even when you're a big fan? Here's the truth.
Ways to reinvent yourself in 2017
Ways to reinvent yourself in 2017 Building a strong professional reputation while staying true to yourself can be hard work. We can help..
Can my tattoos jeopardise my job hunt?
Can my tattoos jeopardise my job hunt? Does having a tattoo still hurt one's chances of being hired or getting a promotion?
The most effective ways to ask for your job back
The most effective ways to ask for your job back There are a few land mines you may have to navigate when asking for your job back.
4 things that (contrary to popular belief) you can get away when you're new
4 things that (contrary to popular belief) you can get away when you're ... Settling into a new job can be somewhat tricky when you're the new kid in the office...
How to write a resignation letter
How to write a resignation letter Writing a resignation letter is never an easy task to do. Use these tips to make sure you don't burn any bridges.
5 things you do that makes your disabled co-worker uncomfortable
5 things you do that makes your disabled co-worker uncomfortable Regardless of their skills and knowledge, people living with a disability still encounter attitudinal and physical barriers.
10 types of co-workers every single person hates
10 types of co-workers every single person hates Do you know anyone that has these awful habits? Or maybe, it's you...
5 ways to promote yourself in 2017
5 ways to promote yourself in 2017 Here's how not to overstep the self-promotion fine line in the new year.
4 things you can get away with in a new job
4 things you can get away with in a new job Settling into a new job can be somewhat tricky when you're the new kid in the office...
Foolproof ways to write a CV that will get you noticed
Foolproof ways to write a CV that will get you noticed Here are a few clichés you should never include on your CV. Ensure your CV has the IT factor needed to land an interview.
Here is a simple way to avoid workplace miscommunication
Here is a simple way to avoid workplace miscommunication Avoiding miscommunication will save your career.
The secret to effectively promote yourself with confidence
The secret to effectively promote yourself with confidence Here's how not to overstep the self-promotion fine line in the new year.
3 simple steps to write a killer resignation letter
3 simple steps to write a killer resignation letter Writing a resignation letter is never an easy task to do. Use these tips to make sure you don't burn any bridges.
Little known ways to get rid of office distractions
Little known ways to get rid of office distractions Yes, it is possible to remain focussed in an open office.
Star struck: Keeping your cool around celebrities
Star struck: Keeping your cool around celebrities Do you really have to act as co-worker even when you're a big fan?
9 secrets to make a great first impression everytime
9 secrets to make a great first impression everytime It only takes a few seconds to make a great first impression. Are you pulling all the stops to ensure you impress?
Beginners Guide: How to apply for a South African work visa
Beginners Guide: How to apply for a South African work visa If you’re considering working in South Africa, or setting up a business here, you'll need a permit to do so.
6 no-nonsense steps to beat the mid-year slump
6 no-nonsense steps to beat the mid-year slump Half of 2017 is gone and those New Years' Resolutions are long forgotten, along with your zest for life in the office. Here's how to get your oomph! back in 6 quick steps.
Local celebrities give their take on social media management
Local celebrities give their take on social media management Local celebrities tell us why social media is important for their careers.
5 simple ways managers are keeping their staff inspired (and reaching targets effortlessly)
5 simple ways managers are keeping their staff inspired (and reaching ta... We could offer you a lengthy explanation about why motivated employees are important for the success of your business... but you already know why. Rather, we offer 5 practical tips ...
How NOT to behave after you've resigned
How NOT to behave after you've resigned The right way to resign is by preparing a professional resignation letter. What you should not do is act out by employing these ridiculous antics.
Can you really fake it until you make it?
Can you really fake it until you make it? Faking it till you make it is a mantra that works for some, and not for others.
How important is company culture?
How important is company culture? As a talented individual, you’re able to pick and choose from the country's top employers, so how do you choose the best for you?
5 of the absolute worst topics to bring up at work
5 of the absolute worst topics to bring up at work We all know that religion and politics are topics not to be discussed in the office. But inappropriate personal issues start creeping up too. Here's when personal becomes too person...
Are you a horrible boss or a great leader?
Are you a horrible boss or a great leader? 12 annoying characteristics of a horrible boss and 12 outstanding personality traits of a great boss... Which one are you?
How damaging is job hopping?
How damaging is job hopping? Is job hopping good or bad for your career? The debate rages on...
5 things your boss should never ever say to you
5 things your boss should never ever say to you Real leaders know they should never say certain phrases or words. If your manager is guilty of saying these things, perhaps it’s time for a change.
10 horrific ways managers are killing off their staff
10 horrific ways managers are killing off their staff As a manager, you could be killing your team's motivation. Luckily, there's a way to save them before it's too late.
5 obvious signs your company does not appreciate you
5 obvious signs your company does not appreciate you There's no need to stick around if it doesn't.
The best (and only) way to deal with the office oversharer
The best (and only) way to deal with the office oversharer Many hours spent in the company of your colleagues can blur boundaries. You go from acquaintances to friends to besties. Next thing you know, they're asking for favours...
What should you do when your employer stops paying you?
What should you do when your employer stops paying you? Wage non-payments can cause a severe rift between you and your job.
3 tell-tale signs you should reject a job offer
3 tell-tale signs you should reject a job offer Not all job offers are great. These three signs will help you decide to either accept a job offer or run for your life.
Can you really “fake it till you make it"?
Can you really “fake it till you make it"? Pretending to feel confident even if you really aren't is a mantra that works for some, and fails for others. Can it work for you?
7 real money lessons every twenty-something year old should learn
7 real money lessons every twenty-something year old should learn Because we can all do with some money tips from time to time...
Career habits that will cost you your job
Career habits that will cost you your job If you’re doing any of these things, you’re sending your career on a downward spiral.