What happens when you feel so sad at work that you want to cry, yet you don’t? Or you are verbally abused by a client, get angry but still smile and listen? Or you find something outrageously funny during a stakeholder meeting but stifle your laughter to maintain the expected decorum? It’s all emotional labour! Find out about this super power you possess in my latest article! Continue reading Emotional Labour: Managing your Emotions for a Wage
Join me explore the skills, occupations and industuries that will define the future of work in Zambia. Continue reading Skills for the future of work
Employability is a set of achievements skills, understandings and personal attributes. It’s the difference between being good at a subject and being good at doing a job. Continue reading EMPLOYABILITY 101
I’m assuming you have Facebook account and you have probably noticed the memories notifications, where Facebook feels the need to remind you about all the things you have posted on that date throughout the years. If you’re anything like me half of those posts make you cringe, laugh or wonder about your own state of mind. However, what is of concern is that recruiters are … Continue reading Social Media Screening for Recruitment: Yay or Nay?
The next time you go for an interview, make sure that the first impression is the best impression by avoiding these interview blunders. Continue reading We Speak HR: Instant Interview Turnoffs.
Imagine walking into your bank, favorite restaurant or phone service provider and the person serving you is covered in tattoos, has bright pink hair and metal sticking out of their lip, nose and eyebrow. Would you trust this person to service you? Continue reading Tattoos, Piercings & Hot Pink Hair in the Workplace.
Imagine your house keeper, children’s nanny, security guard or gardener (basically someone who personally works for you) came and talked to you about the 6 hour work day, and mentioned how it would increase productivity, reduce presenteeism, reduce their sick days and increase their job satisfaction. Would you give it to them? Continue reading Need to Have or Nice to Have: The 6-Hour Work Day
Did you know you are a part of the ‘Gig’ Economy? Remember that internship you did for 3 months, what about that once-off article you submitted or the event you helped publicize for free ticket? Yup, all Gig Work. Since you’re a part of it, find out how to survive it. Continue reading The ‘Gig’ Economy and how to survive it.
New beginnings are stressful at best. Meet Belinda, she’s a determined and enterprising 20 something , and this is the story of her first 30 days at a new Job. Hopefully she can help you navigate your’s or make your next 30 better. Continue reading Meet Belinda: How to survive your first 30 days at a new job.
Career paths are no longer as straight forward as they used to be. Individuals, swing from industry to industry, across different career trajectories. But whose more likely to take this swing; men or women? Continue reading Sex, Ladders and Jungle Gyms.