While the South African government is working on new sick leave rules during the Covid-19 epidemic, countless businesses from start-ups to corporate are faced with unprecedented challenges. Restaurants and bars have reduced business hours resulting in financial challenges, factory workers are laid off, domestic workers are told to stay at home, often without pay. The…Read more COVID-19: CAN I BE RETRENCHED, DISMISSED, DO I GET SICK LEAVE?
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By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. I’m sorry, are these numbers right? I’m not 100% sure, I hate numbers. One of the non-threatening leadership strategy tips for women, advertised in the latest The Cooper Review post. It got my blood boiling. Don’t take me wrong, I love their sarcastic sense of office humour – and as Holly…Read more Do you climb the mountain to be seen, or to see?
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. Hiring managers are employees who not only manage an existing team, but also actively manage the hiring of new employees. While not all hiring managers source candidates and advertise vacancies themselves, they are certainly all involved in the selection of job applicants for interviews. They are key in conducting the interview and managing the…Read more 10 avoidable slip-ups hiring managers make
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. If you are expecting a baby, or if you are adopting one, you will be able to stay at home for an entire year, most likely on full pay, and raise your child. That is, if you live and work in Croatia. You don't even have to be the mom - as a…Read more Mothers are not the only ones who can raise children: let’s share parental leave
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. In line with the idea of “the new workplace”, core competencies such as the ability to show and apply empathy are more regularly requested of job applicants as well as employees. Human capital trends show an increasing demand for emotional intelligence, integer social behaviour and empathy at the workplace. One may…Read more Artificially induced empathy – if it helps, why not!
By Barbara du Preez-Ulmi. Only 2% of us who are blind can read braille. There are 285 Million of us who are visually impaired - that is of 4% of the 2014 world population. So, while making your workplace documentations available in braille, does not mean you have created a disability-friendly environment. This for two…Read more Why we need to create an enabled workplace