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03.06.2020 | 12:16 PM

Here’s why brands can no longer just sit back and watch racial injustice

02.06.2020 | 02:17 PM

14-day quarantine may be a thing of the past for travellers with this new 20-minute test

02.06.2020 | 12:13 PM

How CEOs and business leaders are responding to George Floyd protests

01.06.2020 | 04:20 PM

5 sites to help you brush up on your job skills

01.06.2020 | 11:45 AM

#DigitalBridge: Donate your old devices to support e-learning in South Africa

29.05.2020 | 03:51 PM

Brainline & Fast Company SA virtual event: Online learning is the way of the future

29.05.2020 | 01:52 PM

Jeff Cao leads innovative mobile smartphone brand vivo into South Africa

29.05.2020 | 12:15 PM

Boeing to lay off more than 6000 employees

28.05.2020 | 04:01 PM

How to ensure your immune system is ready to fight Covid-19

28.05.2020 | 01:05 PM

The fight against Covid-19: How Africans are embodying the true meaning of Africa month

28.05.2020 | 12:14 PM

Finding it hard to breathe in an N95 mask? This may be the solution

27.05.2020 | 03:24 PM

A 2-metre social distance may not be enough to avoid Covid-19

27.05.2020 | 12:49 PM

6 steps to get re-employed if you’ve unexpectedly lost your job

26.05.2020 | 03:13 PM

This copper jacket is designed to kill viruses and bacteria

26.05.2020 | 12:15 PM

There’s more to Facebook’s work-from-home policy than meets the eye

25.05.2020 | 04:14 PM

Live Music is on Life Support, Streaming may be the Industry Life Saver

25.05.2020 | 11:29 AM

How to Take Control of your Zoom Meetings

22.05.2020 | 03:11 PM

Here’s how to play with the elements to bring nature into your home

21.05.2020 | 03:49 PM

Re-opening of schools in SA a contentious subject

21.05.2020 | 12:29 PM

Is the content you consume “digitally nutritious” for your brain?

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3 things job-seekers should know about the growing tech-driven hiring process

Searching for a job is stressful. Searching for a job in the age of AI résumé reviewers, online assessments, and automatic “no” piles is excruciating. And we haven’t even scratched the surface of anxiety around […]

7 apps to optimize your work from home life

Going into the office sure isn’t what it used to be. All right, so my quarantine-time transition might not be as dramatic as some, at least when it comes to work hours. I’ve been working […]

How to keep networking during quarantine

Grabbing coffee or lunch with a friend or colleague probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon, at least not in person. But self-isolating doesn’t have to mean social isolation. In fact, since we’re all in […]

Miss the buzz of a lively office? This office noise generator could be the solution

Before shelter-in-place orders were issued across the globe and people started working from home en masse, many employees used noise-cancelling headphones at the office. Whether to block out colleagues talking about their weekend plans, building […]

How to separate ‘work’ and ‘home’ life during remote employment

With the sudden imposition of remote work, coupled with the potential for partners, housemates, children, and parents to also be in isolation, you need to be able to set the same kind of boundaries that […]

How to answer the single most challenging interview question with confidence

“So, why are you looking for a new job?” If you’re searching for work, you’ll likely be asked some version of this common interview question. And, if your reasons for leaving your job are unrehearsed, […]

5 ways to make your mornings less stressful

You snoozed your alarm one too many times, so your morning has been a frantic dash. You gave up on finding matching socks, forgot your lunch, almost missed your train, and arrived to your first […]

Is having a university education still a necessity in the workplace of the future?

Back in 2015, Heather Terenzio was giving a talk at a vocational school. After she provided an overview of the US-based software development company she founded—Techtonic Group—a young man who helped cater the event came […]

5 most common office injuries

Even if you love your job, spending eight-plus hours a day, five days a week, in an office chair doesn’t do wonders for your body. In fact, The Mayo Clinic has linked prolonged sitting to a number of […]

Why doing the easy part of your to-do list first can be a bad idea

It feels good to cross things off of your to-do list—especially when you’ve got a heavy workload. Taking care of quick tasks, such as answering email or sending invoices, at the beginning of the day […]

Does your social circle need an upgrade in 2020? Here’s how to make the change

You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with, motivational speaker John Rohn once said. If you’re not happy with your current situation at work, you may want to take a […]

The slow death of open offices

Employees don’t like them. Research proves they’re ineffective. Why is it taking so long for us to get rid of them? First, you tear down the walls and dispense with the soulless cubicles. Then you put […]

How organisations can manage stress in the workplace

Given the fast pace and scale of change in our modern world, chronic workplace stress is on the rise. Digital disruption, global market fluctuations, hyper-competitiveness and constant introductions of the next new thing demand a […]

How to be mindful and proactive at the same time

Mindful means being in the moment, while proactive means thinking and working ahead. Both are important for your career, but they seem to contradict each other. Can you be mindful and proactive at the same […]

How to maximise your productivity when traveling for work

If you travel regularly for business, you’ll know how much time can be spent simply getting to and from your destination. This, together with time out of the office, can be a huge dent in […]

Rise of the gig economy: How South Africa’s work-life dynamic is changing

These days, the pace of life online is now met by an equal expectation for work-life balance becoming both a health and success imperative. South African estates, and not just inner cities, are waking up […]

Stop letting fear control your decisions: Here’s how

When I turned down a role at McKinsey & Company to start Flyhomes with my cofounder Steve Lane, I confronted a looming fear of failure. I asked myself, what if I fail as an entrepreneur and derail my career […]

7 critical factors for remote work success

Call it what you want – distributed organisation, remote work, outsourcing – these overlapping terms have been go-to buzzwords in business parlance for a while, almost as de rigueur as diversity and transparency. Globally, ​one […]

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