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Let All Employers Make It Normal For Mothers To Breastfeed At Work

Let All Employers Make It Normal For Mothers To Breastfeed At Work

The annual World Breastfeeding Week is usually marked on August 1-7. This week aims at creating awareness on the enormous benefits of breastfeeding to the welfare and health of babies. This is in addition to a bigger drive for maternal health focused on food security, good nutrition and poverty reduction. This year’s theme is “Empower […]

Are You Smart Or Do You Work Hard?

Are You Smart Or Do You Work Hard?

To be honest, I’m a bigger fan of McDonald’s than Burger King. But, when Burger King’s CEO Daniel Schwartz talks, I listen. (After all, he turned things around for his restaurant chain, and brought it to the same league as McDonald’s.) In a New York Times interview, Schwartz shared the one question he poses to job candidates, to […]

Reasons Why You Should Consider Soft Skills Before Experience

Reasons Why You Should Consider Soft Skills Before Experience

It’s no secret that business owners are struggling to find good employees these days. According to Patrick Valtin, a talent acquisition and retention consultant and author of No-Fail Hiring 2.0, the problem is not that there aren’t enough qualified candidates—it’s that employers are defining “qualified” all wrong. The Importance of Soft Skills “Many small business owners are […]

Wage Fight Sets South Africa On Course For Engineering Strike

Wage Fight Sets South Africa On Course For Engineering Strike

South Africa’s metalworkers union said on Friday it has requested a certificate to strike in the engineering sector after wage hike talks deadlocked, and expects a decision by 15 July. The union – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, or NUMSA, wants wage hikes of 15 percent across-the-board in the metal and engineering […]

Arik Air Resumes Flights After Disruptions By Aviation Unions

Arik Air Resumes Flights After Disruptions By Aviation Unions

Arik Air has resumed operations after its flight schedules were disrupted earlier yesterday by members of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN). The scheduled flights resumed following a meeting called by the Nigeria Civil Aviation […]

Dealing With A Toxic Boss Or Co-Worker

Toxic bosses are not an endangered species.  In fact, their prolific breeding puts rabbits to shame.  If you have never had a toxic boss or a co-worker, somewhere down the line, you will soon – unless you have reached complete retirement stage and you are your own person. We all know them. The supervisor, who […]