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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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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