Virtual Networking

Typically, many of us network through conferences, corporate events, industry mixers or dinners. The present situation leaves much to be desired when it comes to networking opportunities. However, we can still network virtually through the array of tools available to us in this day and age. So how can you make and sustain professional relationships…

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What makes a great place to work?

To maintain a healthy workplace and retain employees, it is crucial to avoid toxic habits that break employee confidence and the group's collective efficacy. When employees are working in a toxic climate, employees tend to lose confidence to adequately perform given tasks as fear and anxiety sets in. So what makes somewhere a "great place…

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Looking for a job right now

It's a known reality that unemployment levels have spiked globally - a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. The unemployment rate in Malta for the month of April 2020 stood at 4.0% vs 3.4% in April 2019 (NSO). If you have found yourself jobless or if for any other reason you may be looking for a…

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Common interview questions right now

Preparing yourself for an interview can be daunting even in the best of times. As the hot topic du jour, going for an interview in these times will probably lead to questions related to your COVID-19 experience. What questions can you be asked and what is the best way to answer? Read on as we…

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Learning to ask for help

People are often worried about asking colleagues, or their managers, for help. They perhaps fear being rejected, or are concerned that they will be seen as a nuisance to be adding to their colleagues' already full plate. They may feel like they're taking up resources or be perceived as weak. These concerns may stop us…

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How to: Stay motivated when communication is sparse

We've discussed how remote work can cause employees to feel disengaged if there a lack of communication within teams. As they are physically distanced, there are no chance encounters in the corridor and as the popular adage goes "out of sight, out of mind". Disengagement will then lead to workers feeling demotivated, especially if feedback…

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Overcoming the challenges of remote-work

Like all new things, remote working will face some hurdles until it becomes ingrained in mainstream office culture. For companies whose workers have had to work remotely out of necessity brought about by the pandemic, adjustments had to be made in a short period of time. Managers who have never handled remote workers, or never…

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