Covid-19: How to look for work

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By Nico Strydom The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent period of isolation resulted in thousands of job losses, which means that many people now have to go job-hunting. “Periods of isolation have had serious consequences for the world economy, and South Africa is no exception. Unfortunately many people find themselves in the labour market again,” […]

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How to handle a layoff

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By Nico Strydom With many businesses having to reduce their labour force or close their doors, layoffs are also some of the Covid-19 pandemic’s sad side effects. First of all, it is important to know what your rights are when you’re laid off, says Antoinette Crafford, human resources expert at 21st Century. “According to law […]

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Employee engagement trends post-Covid-19

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By Anja van den Berg Research has repeatedly shown that only genuinely committed employees truly contribute to an organisation’s future. The rapid spread of Covid-19 abruptly forced many employers to rethink the way they manage employee commitment. The routine of nine-to-five in the office gave way to working remotely from home. A feel of camaraderie […]

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This is what your colleagues who’ve lost their jobs need most from you

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By Anja van den Berg The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, and millions of people around the country are feeling the impact. The workforce is facing mass lay-offs and temporary suspensions, while countless small businesses are permanently closing their doors. Colleagues are continually dealing with the stress and sadness of seeing their […]

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What to do if you lose your job

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By Essie Bester From a career perspective, losing your job is certainly one of the worst things that can happen to you, especially if it’s unexpected and not your fault. Your first instinct might possibly be to panic. However, there are active steps you can take to protect your financial position and determine your way […]

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Start your own business blog

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By Essie Bester Blogging, especially in combination with social media, is a powerful way of promoting your business online. And it is not as difficult as you may have imagined. It is easy and fast to set up a blog and to introduce the first information about your business. All you have to do is […]

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3 Ways to Demonstrate Your Value — Remotely

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By Anja van den Berg Proving your productivity when you’re working remotely can be tricky. However, there are ways that you can make yourself and your accomplishments more visible to your manager, even when you’re not in the same building. Elizabeth Grace Saunders says that you can take concrete steps to increase your odds of […]

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Easy etiquette for virtual meetings

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By Dr Eugene Brink Covid-19 has forced many of us to hold virtual meetings – quirks and all. Whether you love or loathe it, virtual meetings are now something that many of us will have to live with in the foreseeable future and probably for the rest of our working lives. This has led many […]

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How to work safely online from home

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By Nico Strydom The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many more people working online from home and the emphasis is once again on awareness regarding cyber safety. According to reports, cyber crime has risen sharply ever since people started working from home in large numbers due to the countrywide lockdown. Jodi Hardy and Cindy Leibowitz […]

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