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Are You Valued at Work?

Research indicates that when employees are recognised and appreciated for their contribution to an organisation, they are motivated and consequently more productive at work. However, not all supervisors and bosses provide ongoing positive reinforcement and feedback, even to employees whose work is of the highest quality.Here are three questions to ask to determine if you are a valued employee:Does your opinion matter...


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9 Tips to Craft an Impeccable Resume

I have been involved in hiring for several years and have seen thousands of resumes tossed aside at first glance due to multiple reasons.Here are some tips to help you craft an impeccable resume:Although this might sound obvious, most resumes are deleted because they have not been formatted properly, or because they are full of poor grammar and typos. Avoid these red flags at all costs.Another resum...




Five Mistakes Smart People Make

Smart people make serious workplace mistakes that can have lasting implications on their career. Here are five common mistakes the smartest people make at work and which can prevent them from actualising their true potential.Impatience. Smart people tend to have unrealistic expectations of others. They fail to realise that their subordinates may take longer to do a task than them. As a result, they may push people too hard a...




Five Habits of Unproductive Employees

We all have unique strengths and weaknesses and while most people seem to be aware of their strengths, unfortunately, only a few recognise their weaknesses, and as a result they are unable to overcome them. Here are five of the most common habits that unproductive and negative professionals tend to have:Holding grudges. Disagreements at work are the norm, but if you allow yoursel...




What is Salary of Stenographer in Pakistan (Pay Scale 2017)?

Stenographer (known as steno typist in federal government departments of Pakistan) is a technical post of Basic Scale 14 for both male and female individuals. The technical qualifications requirements for stenotypist are computer, shorthand and typing and the minimum educational qualification required for this post is Intermediate (for provincial government departments) and Bachelors for federal government departments of Pakistan.So if...




How to Negotiate Your Salary

Have you found your ideal job and now want to get the ideal salary? According to conventional wisdom, salary negotiations should be numero uno on your agenda. You weren't going to automatically accept the first figure they offered, were you?Here are a few tips to ensure you get the compensation you deserve:Be bold. The first step in negotiating your salary is to be confident that what you are asking for is the correct...




4 Tips for Winning Over Your New Boss

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review titled 'Surviving your New CEO', employee turnover increases by 33% when executives aren't able to work well with their new bosses. The way to prevent this is by establishing a positive and productive working relationship with the new boss. Here is how you can do so.1. Research. This is the first thing to do; find out where your new boss has worked (Lin...




Working Mums

There is perhaps no greater controversy than the ongoing feud over the effects of a mother's employment on the quality of family life and the children's well-being.Generally, the decision to work and raise a family is perceived as a zero-sum game for women, one where the gain in one area is followed by a loss in the other.Women are usually presented a choice between divergent paths: traditional homemaking roles or entering the wor...




Set Priorities for Your New Job as Manager

Starting a new job as a manager can be hard. You walk in a new place, you hardly know what's going on, and you want to show everyone how good of a hire you are. Rushing and pushing to make a positive impression quickly can backfire, however.Similarly, trying to revamp processes and procedures before understanding why things are being done the way they are can undermine that positive impression you're trying to build quickly.In the ...




13 Tips for Students to Improve Vocabulary

Learning and using the most accurate words in your language will make it easier to think, write and communicate. Have a read of the below tips and we are sure you will find a lot of helpful these tips to improve your vocabulary!Read voraciously: Once you leave school, you won't get word drills and homework assignments that force you to learn new words. It can be easy to stop reading. If you want to build your vocab...












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