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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Popular COVID-19 Myths: Debunked!

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. Fake news is the order of the day. Make sure you fact check anything you hear. If you heard from someone who heard it from someone else who knows someone who might know something - chances are it's untrue. If…

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Stopping uncertainty from stopping you

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. When you're uncertain of what the (near) future will hold it can stop you from functioning effectively and being productive. The "when will this end?" is the question at the top of everyone's mind. Not knowing what lies ahead often…

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Making an impact from home

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. Having a 9am meeting no longer means having to battle traffic and an extended commute. That's one good thing out of COVID-19. However, this means changing your mindset from 'home' mode to 'work' mode just as the clock starts ticking.…

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Communicating through a crisis

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. The coronavirus felt far away when it started and when it suddenly started getting closer and closer to home we finally started to believe this was getting serious and decisions had to be taken. Questions began to surmount. Should we…

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Managing yourself in a crisis

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. It happens to the best of us. Although we plan and plan it's not easy to keep yourself motivated at a time like this. An unprecedented global crisis as the one we are witnessing has brought about an array of…

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Covid-19: How to avoid burnout

This article is part of our 'Covid-19 & the Job Market' resource pack. View more here. Living amidst a pandemic means not taking the usual comforts foregranted. It also means having to deal with a constant bombardment of negative news stories, calls to pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill, improve your…

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Positivity in times of crisis

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. In dire times, when uncertainty is a given, it's easy to fall into the trap of negativity especially when we are constantly being bombarded with unpleasant news. However, it is essential to practise not just staying physically healthy but also…

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Adapting your strategy: Remote hiring

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. What we know for sure, is that nothing is certain in these times. COVID-19 has left its mark in the job market and companies are facing unprecedented sudden changes. Another side to this is recruitment. Many companies still need to…

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Covid-19: What you should know

This article is part of our ‘Covid-19 & the Job Market’ resource pack. View more here. Please note that the information provided below is relevant for residents of Malta and Gozo. There are a number of government helplines which should help with questions you may have in these uncertain times. We advise you to use these…

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Preparing for a Covid-19 free future

This article is part of our 'Covid-19 & the Job Market' resource pack. View more here. Thankfully, no storm is forever. Although the Coronavirus ordeal will bring change in its aftermath it is in our own interest to prepare ourselves for a Covid-19-free future and come out on top. We've thought of a few things…

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Looking for a job in the midst of a global crisis

This article is part of our 'Covid-19 & the Job Market' resource pack. View more here. If you're looking for a job in the midst of a global crisis, do not stop searching. Many companies are still looking for the right candidate as work will still be required especially once all this is over. However,…

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Covid-19: Changes in the job market

This article is part of our 'Covid-19 & the Job Market' resource pack. View more here. It is without a doubt that no one perceived this. The sudden onslaught of this global crisis compelled businesses to make quick decisions to safeguard the health of their businesses and employees, while also attempting to navigate this unknown…

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4 Hidden Difficulties of Working from Home

Working from home has long been considered the peak of businesses-related achievements, shortly beneath raises and a corner office in terms of bragging rights. People who work from home get to structure their day around their normal work routine, and they’re not staggering into the house at some hour past 6PM to cook a ready…

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