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With all the uncertainty affecting each and every one of us in some shape or form at the moment, it’s important you continue to maintain your wellbeing – especially when our personal and work lives are changing and transitioning, what feels like, constantly. Here are six essential psychological wellbeing tips. 1. Focus on what you have control over It is important to ensure where possible...

Since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our work and personal lives have drastically changed. Boundaries between the two have become increasingly blurred, as many of us have been forced to work from home for an extended period of time. For those who are also parents, the added pressures of juggling childcare and homeschooling with leading their teams through this time, has been...

Back in May, in the midst of lockdown, we asked employers and their employees to share their sentiments about the world of work. Now, as government restrictions continue to ease, we surveyed almost 1,500 professionals in July to discover their views as we move to the new era of work. So, how have these views have changed and what’s in store for the future? 1. More employers don’t have all...

Did you intend to start looking for a new job shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak, and are now wondering whether or not you should resume that search? Or perhaps you’ve been forced to seek a new role due to a change in circumstances, directly caused by the coronavirus disruption? Either way, it’s important for you to remember that it is possible to find a new job during this time – or...

The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the vast majority of industries and, of course, the roles which function within them. This is particularly true of the tech space. The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of most businesses. As such, IT roles have become even more integral to ensuring organisations are able to adapt in an agile and effective way throughout...

The world of work as we know it has changed forever and the impact of COVID-19 has meant that we as business leaders have had to adapt the way in which we manage our employees. As we continue to embark on this new era of work, being open and transparent with our staff is more important than ever. In fact, it will be crucial to the success of organisations going forward. At the beginning of...

Nothing I could have learned at business school could have ever prepared me for the past four months. While these weeks have undoubtedly been some of the most challenging of my career, they have also been some of the most valuable in terms of lessons learned. This period of time will be ingrained in my mind forever more. I will never forget it, and nor should I. The world will never be the...

Choosing which employer you want to work for, and whether or not you want to accept a role, has always been a crucial decision that’s potentially life-changing. It’s a personal choice that’s rooted in both your values and aspirations for the future. However, it’s likely that during the coronavirus lockdown, you’ve been afforded more time to reflect on your career trajectory and contemplate...

With so much uncertainty about what tomorrow will bring, it is understandable that many people may be feeling anxious about their job security. However, there is also every reason to be hopeful and optimistic. The coronavirus crisis is revealing a world of new opportunity and a new era of work. It will be different, but that doesn’t mean it will be worse. Of course, feeling anxious at this...

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused business models to pivot in record time. As a result, leaders are facing the challenge of their careers and are juggling more priorities than ever as they navigate their organisations through this crisis. Despite their busy schedules, it’s never been more important that leaders ensure diversity and inclusion remains high on the agenda as we transition...


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