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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5 Things That Are Not Company Culture (And Why It’s Important)

The process to starting a new career is something that pretty much anyone who’s held a job in their life is going to know: it starts with an application, moves onto an interview, and then you join a new company. In an ideal world, that would be the end of it - you find your…

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Five Leadership Skills You Graduate With

It’s all fun and games until the buscade ends. Right until that moment, the reality of graduation hasn’t really settled in: it’s something that doesn’t seem possibly, after three years of living a 9-5 routine of studying, coffee, more studying, more coffee. Then - once the post-celebration dust settles - a lot of graduates find…

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5 Tips for Mind-Mapping for SMEs

Mind-mapping is a way of presenting ideas visually in order to clear the brain, boost productivity, and help clarify conversations about that piece of work you just can’t get your brain around. Mind-mapping techniques can help put things in a different light so that you’re not left spinning your wheels while you wait for inspiration…

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Benefits of Seasonal Work in Malta

Seasonal work in Malta is practically designed for university students. Everyone knows that university students have it tough: the endless assignments, the short deadlines, and the expenses can all add up to make the ‘best years of your life’ feel like an uphill battle. Add in the rising cost of living, and the meagre amount…

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How to Know it’s Time to Terminate an Employee

When you’re at the helm of a business, you should continually be on the lookout for the best interest of your company. At times, your workforce may seem to be debilitated and unfortunately, the origins of dysfunction could be one of your own team members. As you might develop emotional ties towards specific employees -…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Wage Negotiation

Negotiating for an increase in wage is outright naggy, right? Wrong! Over half the typical population will shrink away from asking for a pay-increase for fear of being perceived negatively by their superiors. The average employee will work at their 9-to-5 for a number of years and resign from their position before mustering up the…

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Streamlining Applications to Find the Ideal Recruit

As the end of year approaches, employers set out to hire long-term, full-time employees to kick off the new year on a strong footing. The average job listing attracts an average of 35 applicants in Malta and therefore, it is important to have a solid plan in place to streamline applications and pick the best…

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Soft Skills – the Key to Standing out

If you’re out of a job, or looking to ace that one promotion you applied for a few weeks back, you’re probably attempting to better your resume to earn a shot at standing out from the crowd. The average Joes will focus their efforts on listing all their qualifications and merits; these are the hard…

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What Makes a Great Leader in 2018?

Millennials have joined the workforce with a completely different mindset to the generations before them. They are often looked at negatively, being called 'entitled', 'spoilt' and the ‘me me me’ generation. This is not new; older generations have always looked at the generation after them as worse off than they were. Regardless of your opinion…

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Terrible Reasons for Quitting your Job

You've clocked in 9-5, Monday to Friday (or Saturday), every day without fail, and you're tired of the routine. As the excitement of a new job fades, and routine settles in, the lure of making a big, dramatic change could make a serious argument for leaving your regular job and trying something new. While this…

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How to Avoid Recruiting the Wrong Person

Let's begin by considering the costs involved An employee resignation heralds a decrease in productivity. Between the employee's personal feelings - if they are unhappy at work, they won't be fully productive - and their resignation period, work tends to get pushed to the wayside as no new projects can be started. Add the manager's…

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