The perks and pitfalls of freelancing

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By Wilma Bedford More and more big companies have started scaling back their teams because it’s cheaper to hire freelancers. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has inadvertently created a “new normal” where working from home has become the norm and those who may have lost their jobs or out of sheer boredom because of being “locked […]

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Mental health in the workplace

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By Wilma Bedford Naomi Osaka, the tennis superstar who withdrew from the French Open after being fined because she boycotted a news conference, drew attention to mental health issues caused by stress in the workplace – in her case by the media in the sports world. Osaka, who also suffers from depression, chose to prioritise […]

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How millennials see the world of work

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By Nico Strydom Millennials are those who belong to the demographic generation (Generation Y), i.e. people born between 1981 and 1996. This generation is often stigmatised as lazy, egotistical and self-righteous. Millennials grew up in a world of technology and this is often offered as a reason for their search for instant gratification. Technology is […]

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Office trends in the Covid-19 era

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By Dr Eugene Brink Covid-19 has certainly spurred the work-from-home trend and this is set to continue. However, offices will not vanish altogether and will probably evolve into some kind of hybrid (albeit rejigged) model incorporating office life and home offices. Let’s take a glimpse into what office workers should expect in terms of the […]

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Your Checklist A Year Before Retirement

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By Anja van den Berg You might be looking forward to punching in your card for the very last time, yet, the thought of retiring can be unnerving. Uncertainty about finances and concern about health problems often cause anxiety as people head towards their golden years. Preparation is vital, and here we aim to outline […]

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