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Companies to train matriculants?

“Six out of 10 matriculants would be unable to find jobs as a result of the failure of the education system to prepare them adequately for the market…” What is the responsibility of recruitment specialists and businesses in preparing our youth for the world of work? Do you agree with Kay Vittee, CEO of Quest Staffing Solutions, one of SA’s leading recruitment agencies when she said that companies need to provide programmes to enable learners to learn about possible careers?

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World of Work in 2025

BOOK REVIEW: The Shift - The Future of Work is Already Here by Lynda Gratton “Fascinating and infuriating, this book provides a glimpse into what the world of work is likely to look like in 2025. However, it was only once I had accepted it for what it is, and not what I expected from a scholarly book with such a title, that I benefited from its insights…”

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Gift of the Introvert

“There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” Why do introverts get passed over when it comes to leadership positions, if research found that introverted leaders often provide better outcomes than extroverts? In this informative and passionate talk, Susan Cain argues the case of the introvert and highlights the gifts of introverts without disrespecting extroverts.

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The divided brain and Making of the Western World

During this RSA Animate clip, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist emphasises that the left brain and right brain are not as separate as we think. There is consensus that the left brain is responsible for reason and the right part for emotions but on the contrary, both the right brain and the left brain are strongly involved in emotion and reason.

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Could your body language be costing you the job you want?

Most of what we intent to communicate to other people is portrayed through our body language. It therefore makes sense that the interviewer is tuned in to what you are saying with your body posture, your hand gestures and eye contact.

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When leaving your company is a bad idea

There’s an old saying “change is as good as a holiday”, but changing to a new company could be detrimental to your career if you don’t assess the situation carefully. Find out why 40-50% people at management level fail in their new companies within the first 24 months and how you can prevent this from happening to you.

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