Vision isn’t everything: Lessons from a Global Crisis

The crisis has shown that goals can quickly become obsolete. What you planned and prepared for in January, suddenly became irrelevant or on hold. You had to survive some way or other and came up with an impromptu plan and a change-management strategy to face the challenges in place - such as switching to remote-working…

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Upskilling & Reskilling

One takeaway from the coronavirus pandemic is that there is a growing need for digital skills. Digital literacy isn't simply an asset now - we've realised that it is rather a requirement, a requirement which was accelerated by the pandemic. Whereas up until a decade ago, digital literacy was a matter of access and resources,…

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Meaningful work post-crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live in the last few months. It has gotten us to rethink our priorities, and evaluate what is important and what is less so. Being stuck at home with family or being alone under lockdown has underlined the importance of a good work-life balance and has…

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Getting it done: an agile mindset

This article is part of our RE:FOCUS Resource. Read more here. Agile, born out of software development in the early noughties is a project management mindset that has a lot to teach us about how to work efficiently and effectively when we're faced with sudden changes or a crisis. Although it initially served many an…

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Remote working: (probably) here to stay

One of the realisations that came out of the COVID-19 business is that we can do more of our work remotely. We've realised that even in a time of global crisis, uncertainty and unanswered questions - people still got work done, in the name of business continuity and because they were trusted to do so.…

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Starting a new job from home

Despite what it may feel like, the job market didn't come to a halt. Whilst there has been a shuffle, with some industries taking the biggest hit and others a small tumble, the employment market didn't come to a halt. Some segments are recruiting more than ever, with some jobs seeing an increase in demand.…

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The Middle Manager right now

This article is part of our ‘RE:FOCUS’ resource pack. View more here. There is pressure on middle managers all year round, but it takes special skills for a middle manager to tackle the pressure in a time like this. The quality of your leadership is reliant on how you perceive stress, how adaptable you are,…

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Offices of the future: Healthy & Safe

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. As the novelty of #wfh (working from home) wears off, and life seems to be going toward a more positive, "normal" direction, companies are preparing their employees to get back to work; but what are they doing to prepare their…

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