80/20: Time Management

Routines are effective in helping us compartmentalize our time. However, how do we know if the way we divide our time is productive? If you are looking to restructure your time usage, perhaps the 80/20 Rule could be a go-to. What is the 80/20 Rule? According to John Reh from TheBalance.com, the 80/20 Rule refers to ensuring […]

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Communicating Across Generation

Workplace generation gap is not a myth. With baby boomers working well into retirement and millennials making their mark in the corporate world, the workplace has a diversity of assets, knowledge and competencies to harness. Different cohorts do indeed have different working styles, expectations of the work environment and energies. According to the Burns & McDonnell Career […]

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5 Basic Skills to Grow In Order to Become a (Better) Manager

Whether you are preparing yourself for your first managerial leap, or learning how to become a better manager, it remains beneficial to zoom in on the key areas of leadership and work on them along the way. According to Victor Lipman from Forbes.com, these are the five areas where it’s easy to stumble, but where […]

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5 Personality Tests That Help Companies Find The Right Fit

Recruiting teams or executives are looking for ways to ensure the candidate is the right fit, not only in professional competency but also in office culture and community. Many companies are turning to personality tests, which rely more on data than on gut feeling or instinct, to find the right employees. These tests can locate the […]

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5 Ways Digital Technology Is Changing Your Job

The rise of digital has ramifications for every job, and the transition to a digital economy will carry its share of pain in terms of individual long term career planning. Jobs have been speculated to be replaced or supplanted by artificial intelligence — from truck drivers to journalists to doctors and even lawyers. At the […]

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How to Plan Ahead at Work

You arrive at work Monday morning eager to write that report your boss has been waiting for but, by 10:15 a.m., you’ve already wasted 30 minutes tracking down a hard-to-find fact for a colleague and now your boss wants you to return a call for her. Suddenly the two hours you hoped to spend writing […]

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7 Dimensions of Self-Improvement

We all need to grow — not only to stay engaged in our work but also to keep up with our employers’ changing needs. And this is the perfect time of year to set personal development goals and start making progress on them. No matter what skills you’d like to improve, it’s important to know […]

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How is the role of a HR professional changing?

The role of a HR professional is transforming at a fast pace and no longer is their function limited to operational duties. In organizations that strive towards resilience, agility and customer-orientation, HR professionals are expected to wear multiple hats. Dr. Dave Ulrich, author of Human Resource Champions and professor at University of Michigan, writes that HR […]

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Embracing Innovation: Part 1

Innovation has become the currency of success among companies today. Often, companies that perform the best are the least consumed by imitation and emulation, but rather they focus on creating something new and leveraging on new technologies for efficiency. Innovation and its pressure on the labour market and workplace requires adaptability and resilience, behaviour that many workers […]

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Can we talk ‘Business’ with Family?

Are you considering a career in a firm or organization where your family members have established a foothold in? Or even accepting an job offer extended by a relative who owns his or her own business? Although bringing family ties into business settings can be a potential source of disagreement or present a conflict of interest, […]

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