‘Burnt out, overwhelmed and out of alignment.’ That, was my narrative when I approached the 5 amazing women featured in this article. Like the old adage goes ‘it takes a village’ and my goals & ambitions were my proverbial child. Thus I went to my ‘village’ and they did not disappoint, they never do. This is what I came back with.
Meet Mubanga, Mubanga has theoretical knowledge about sales and is excited to do her job, but she doesn’t know how to handle difficult clients. Also Meet Choolwe. Choolwe has theoretical knowledge about sales and he knows how to apply it, clients always feel comfortable around him unlike Mubanga. But Choolwe is perpetually late and sometimes takes naps in the break room. Should we be managing their performance in the same way?
Does the phrase ‘people skills’ in a job ad drive fear down spine, odds are you’re not the most extroverted of people. Find out how other introverts are navigating their extroverted worlds in this article.
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.
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The next time you go for an interview, make sure that the first impression is the best impression by avoiding these interview blunders.
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?
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.
[Mwaba and Tina are in their 20s. In their tiny cottage, Tina walks out of the bathroom holding […]
“I’m not sure what to expect and if I’ll succeed. I’m on probation and if I mess up they’ll fire me, I should have stayed at my old job!” On-boarding is the process that combats an employees initial anxieties when they join an organisation. Find out ‘how-to’ in this article.