Challenge Yourself: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone for Personal Growth

This is a guest article by Liana Naudi. “When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. Otherwise, you end up staying in the same place your whole life.” Abel Morales. The Comfort Zone Trap In life, the allure of staying within our comfort zones often holds us back from realising our…

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From Typewriters to AI: Technology as a Tool, Not a Threat

Times have changed since the clickety-clack of typewriters. The evolution of technology is a relentless march forward, reshaping industries, economies, and societies in its wake. From the humble typewriter to the sophisticated artificial intelligence systems of today, we've witnessed a paradigm shift in how we work, communicate, and innovate. Rather than fearing this transformation, we…

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Not Just a Paycheck: The Skills You Can Gain from a Summer Job

Summer’s here and it surely feels like it.  For students, it's a time for relaxation, adventure, and maybe even a little travel. But for many, it's also prime time to land a summer job. Whether you're waiting tables at a café or assisting a marketing team at a startup, those summer gigs can offer much…

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Future-Proof Your Career: Why Upskilling is Non-Negotiable Right Now

The workforce is undergoing a seismic shift. Automation, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation are reshaping industries and job roles at breakneck speed. So, how do you stay ahead of the curve and ensure your career is future-proof? The answer is simple: upskilling. Why Upskilling is So Essential If you want to future-proof your career, there's…

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Is Your Job Secretly Awesome? 8 Signs Your Job is Not So Bad

Ever feel like you're stuck in a work rut, daydreaming about greener pastures? We often focus on the negatives of our jobs – the demanding boss, the tedious tasks, the long hours. Hold your horses! Before you start updating your CV, let's take a closer look at your current job.  What if your current job…

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When to Take a Break: Signs You Need a Work-Life Reset

In the daily hustle of work, it's easy to lose track of keeping a healthy balance between work and life. However, ignoring the signs of burnout and stress can seriously mess with your productivity, health, and even how much you like your job. Knowing when to hit the pause button and understanding it's time to…

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The Myth of ‘Having It All’: A Realistic Look at Work-Life Balance

The idea of "having it all" – a fulfilling career, a thriving personal life, and time for everything in between – work-life balance can seem like an unattainable dream. We're constantly bombarded with images (mostly thanks to social media) of people who seem to effortlessly balance work, family, hobbies, and social commitments, all while maintaining…

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Show Me the Money! The Benefits of Salary Transparency in Job Postings

Let's be honest, job hunting can be a bit of a drag. Endless scrolling, vague descriptions, and the dreaded "salary commensurate with experience" line. It's enough to make anyone lose their motivation. It may also be endless rounds of interviews to discover that the pay is not, in fact, competitive. Lo and behold - there…

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Your Part to Play: Employees Shape Company Culture

While company leaders undoubtedly play a crucial role in establishing the overall culture of a workplace, the truth is that employees hold significant power in shaping company culture - the day-to-day vibe and feel of their work environment. From attitudes and interactions to collaboration and communication styles, employee actions and behaviours collectively contribute to the…

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Leadership Shapes Culture: It Starts at the Top

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Beyond the Perks: Figuring out Company Culture at Interview Stage

Company culture, the invisible force that shapes an organisation's soul, is often overshadowed by flashy perks and benefits. You may think it’s tough to figure out company culture at interview stage, and perks listed in the job description (if listed) offer little insight into the true essence of a workplace. Sometimes, they can be more…

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Small Budget, Big Impact: An Employer Brand That Attracts Talent

Think you need a huge budget to build a standout employer brand? Think again! There are many ways to show off your company's awesome culture and attract the best people, without spending a fortune. Let's dive into some seriously effective (and seriously affordable) tactics.   1. Let Your People Do the Talking Your employees are…

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Don’t Just Talk the Talk: Prove Your Company Culture Is the Real Deal

Let's be honest, "great company culture" is one of the most overused (and sometimes misleading!) phrases in the corporate world. It's time to ditch the vague promises and prove that your company's focus on its people is more than just lip service. Let's explore how to showcase your culture in a way that resonates with…

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Analysis Paralysis: When Overthinking Sabotages Your Work

If you've ever found yourself staring at a blank screen, drowning in a sea of research, or endlessly debating the pros and cons of different approaches, you're not alone. This can happen in your personal life and at your place of work, when a project deadline is looming and you still haven’t started. Analysis paralysis…

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Tech for Good: Apps and Tools to Support Sustainable Work Habits

Nowadays, it's really not just about getting things done – it's about doing them in a way that's both productive and mindful of our resources. AI is emerging as a powerful force for sustainable optimisation across various industries. Here's how AI and tech, in general, can help you make smarter choices for your workflow and…

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Conquering Distractions: Staying Mindful in a Noisy World

In our always-connected, fast-paced world, finding focus amidst the chaos can feel like a superhuman feat. Emails, instant messages, notifications, open office chatter – modern workplaces provide an endless stream of potential distractions. Yet, maintaining focus is crucial for productivity, job satisfaction, and overall well-being. So, how do we train our brains to stay on…

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The Power of ‘No’: How Prioritisation Fuels Sustainable Productivity

Many may feel the constant societal pressure to constantly achieve more, faster, leaving many of us with the feeling of running on a never-ending treadmill.  We say 'yes' to every project, and take on every extra task – sometimes out of fear of seeming mediocre, or “lacking initiative” if we choose to say ‘no’. This…

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Building a Culture of Belonging

Attracting and retaining top talent is every company’s priority – and, if it isn’t, it should be. Beyond competitive salaries and benefits, what truly sets an organisation apart is its company culture. A key element of a thriving culture is a strong sense of belonging, where employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their…

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From Me to We: Fostering Collaboration in a Diverse Team

Today's business landscape is fast-moving and we recognise that its difficult to keep up with every facet of leadership, sustaining a diverse team is one of them- but this also means that fostering a collaborative team spirit is more important than ever. When you bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages, cultures, and genders, you…

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Demystifying Performance Reviews: What to Expect

Performance reviews – those scheduled chats with your manager about your job performance. Whether you're new to the workforce or a seasoned veteran, they can be a bit nerve-wracking. It's natural to wonder how you're doing and whether the feedback will ultimately be positive or leave you feeling a little apprehensive. Let's break down performance…

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On Women’s Day: Gendered Language in the Workplace

In the realm of leadership, the words we choose hold immense power.  Unfortunately, the vocabulary used to describe women in positions of authority often differs starkly from that used for their male counterparts. This is not just a thought, gendered language in the workplace is very much alive and kicking. This subtle but pervasive form…

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