Reflecting on 2018

Although 2019 has already started and people are furiously writing about trends, goals, and everything future-gazing, I wanted to take the time to reflect on 2018. As I sat down to write an end of year Facebook post I realised that I simply had too much to say, so why not turn it into aContinue reading “Reflecting on 2018”

Different ways to learn on the job

We hear a lot about learning & development in the workplace, and it’s something we look forward to (or at least I do). And if you’re really lucky, your company may have a special allowance or is well-known for providing training opportunities. But most of the time (at best), it’s a once a year courseContinue reading “Different ways to learn on the job”

How to make sure employees are engaged and committed?

Employee engagement is a huge buzzword nowadays, right alongside company culture. A simple Google search reveals a first page full of articles with tips. A lot of companies are out there battling to win  “best place to work” and rightly so. After the big tech companies set the example with their fun workplaces and flexibleContinue reading “How to make sure employees are engaged and committed?”

How to know when to quit your job?

I’m pretty sure that at least once in your life you’ve thought to yourself: “that’s it, I quit!” If you haven’t then you are one of those very fortunate people who gets to do a job they love, or else perhaps you’re delusional… Just kidding! More seriously, I don’t think there are many people whoContinue reading “How to know when to quit your job?”

The importance of learning & development at work

As the book Strengths Finder 2.0 revealed, my number one strength is learning. It therefore comes as no surprise that I am huge advocate of learning & development at work, and by that I do not mean on the job learning (even though it’s important). I’m talking about taking courses, attending conferences, watching presentations etc.Continue reading “The importance of learning & development at work”

Mental health – how to address the issue with your boss?

As I’ve been talking a lot about mental health in the workplace, it seemed natural to cover talking about it with your boss/manager. This is a difficult topic: on the one hand mental health is still stigmatized, particularly in the workplace. On the other hand, I believe in the importance of speaking about these issuesContinue reading “Mental health – how to address the issue with your boss?”

5 questions to ask yourself when in a difficult job

Over the years, a good number of my friends have been in difficult job situations which have made them unhappy. Difficult can be anything from being overworked, to having a problem with a co-worker, having a bad manager or even being harassed. Sadly, this is a reality and one that many more people are facedContinue reading “5 questions to ask yourself when in a difficult job”