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Writing a curriculum vitae (CV) is one of the most important career management tasks for any job seeker. However, as the workforce and ways of working continue to evolve, the way a successful CV is written, developed and presented has also transformed.

People management experience is a valuable skill that can propel your career forward in many ways. 

Providing a customer experience that wows customers is difficult enough. Then add the stress and business of holidays along with a temporary workforce, and the task can seem nearly impossible. 

From those just starting out in their careers through to executives, the benefits of coaching can help individuals to identify and develop their core strengths and eliminate liabilities. But how does one become coachable, or talk to a career coach?

Traditional solutions alone can no longer fill the gaps –  it will take creative ways of problem solving.

Although it sounds cliché, flattened organisational structures mean today’s professionals are expected to accomplish a lot more with less resources. 

Similar to an individual’s view of the clear night sky, every organisation has a unique “constellation” of stars that constitutes its universe of talent and defines its competitive advantage over other organisations. 

As the world of work continues to change, employees and job seekers are prioritising flexible hours and working structures more and more – and businesses are having to work this into their strategies in order to remain relevant and competitive when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.

Leadership development would be far simpler to manage if leadership were a singular, finite competency or set of competencies that applied in all situations across the organisation.

As the business landscape continues to evolve, retrenchments and downsizing have become a reality for many local businesses – across sectors, industries and organisation sizes. 

In the past, workers were more than willing to trade autonomy for job stability. Staying with one company for life and building skills while progressing through the ranks was the dream

While freelancing is a viable option for many professionals with the right skills and experience, and becomes more popular as businesses undergo pressure to outplace staff, it is not without its challenges.  

It is no secret that professional networking builds competencies and creates strategic relationships, while also expanding an individual’s visibility and credibility. However, not all networking has the same effect. In fact, you can think of networking in either one of two ways: bridging or bonding. 

Workplace flexibility as a talent management policy is no longer an option; it is an essential practice that enables organisations to attract and develop skilled talent. 

According to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, South African employers report cautious hiring plans for the third quarter of 2019. 

According to ManpowerGroup research, the most in-demand skills in the world currently include sales representatives, project managers, information technology professionals, office support and financial analysts, among others.

What all employers need to know about the next generation’s preferences around NextGen work. 

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