Optimising a Job Description

A candidate's first point of contact with your company is probably the job description. Even if you're an established, well-known brand, the job description is directly addressing your potential employee and it is, in many ways, a sales pitch for your company as a great place of work. First impressions count and this is your…

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Integrity at the Workplace

Many may often confuse the term 'corporate integrity' with 'corporate social responsibility'. The latter is only a small part of corporate integrity. One could say there has been somewhat of an ethical revolution as companies are being called out for their errors and are being made accountable for their actions - the environmental impact, treatment…

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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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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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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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Getting it done: an agile mindset

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 IT department, it has now been adapted by functions across organisations.…

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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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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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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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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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