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

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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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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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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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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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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When is it the Right Time to Promote Employees?

Who, When and Why? The rise of 'job hopping' means that a promotion at the right time could avoid you having to put out a 'Help Wanted' ad if you desperately want to keep your employee. When employees feel they have given their all, and are not progressing, it is increasingly likely, in today's business…

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Writing a Job Description

A job description is a snapshot of your company culture, and might make the difference between a wide pool of applicants or candidate radio-silence. Applying for job interviews is already a stressful experience for many applicants because most of them will have doubts about whether or not they'll fit into the company. A succinct and friendly…

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